Mini KDE for a Lightweight Desktop

Do you need a memory hog of a desktop environment simply to run a few essential programs? This experiment says you might not.
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can you provide the mini kde

Anonymous's picture

can you provide the mini kde binary files for download??

vexed by daemons

box opener's picture

so we're talking about saving a few mb of diskspace here?

i'd love to know how to use a KDE app without the intractible 'lag' feeling which occurs on even modern machines, probably due to all the layers of abstraction built up ..first libc, then xlib, then qt, then kdelibs, then the app.. the feeling is similar to running OSX on my G3, and my G3 is a lot slower..

or how to use a KDE app without having to twiddle your thumbs for 30 seconds while waiting for a gravy-train of daemons to startup like kdeinit, kded, kcminit, klauncher, dcopserver, arts, ksmserver, knotify,etc.. it rains on the parade of otherwise-nice apps like konqueror or amarok in a dreadful way.

the problem seems to have been compounded with the move to 64bit, the sheer number of pointers means reading thru a hundred or two mb of libs which on a laptop hd is arduous torture at best.

its just funny to see apps written in "slow" scripting languages like TCL/Tk startup instantly and behave just as reponsively as those in "fast" C++, just due to the sheer number of abstractions that had to be built on top of C to be able to easily build usable/flexible apps like those of KDE..

So what do you recommend ..

Anonymous's picture

So what do you recommend .. ???

Speedup KDE

Anonymous's picture

Use Prelink it greatly speeds up KDE startup and application loading.

http://www.linuxforum.com/man/prelink.8.php

I use it and it halves the startup time.

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