Subject: Re: KDE3 - jsut to make sure
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/07/2003 10:32:47
On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 01:09:35PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> is that thing AS SLOW or i configured something wrong?!

It is nice and fast on my systems. :-)

> i tried it on P133 with 192MB RAM, RAM is more than enough but it's
> incredibly slow.

You should probably only consider running modern applications on modern
hardware.  Obviously if you compare apps that run "fast" on a P133 to
something like KDE3, then KDE3 looks like a big slow pig.

Run it on a > 1Ghz cpu with 512MB+ and a fast drive.  You'll notice a
significant difference.

But... If you're not willing to throw hardware at these new Operating
Environments, you should probably stick with simple window managers,
XF86 3.3, etc.

> especially i can't understand why any KDE app needs 10 seconds to load.
> is it because dynamic loading? or whole KDE is really so bad?

Is this with -current and the ld.elf_so speedups?