My UAV ground control app #Kirogi is named after the Korean word for wild, undomesticated geese - pro pilots. Here's a WIP sketch for the app's mascot to be used in promo: An adventurous domestic goose who's just as good at flying thanks to his mastery of superior technology! Shoutout to AsmoArael @ https://www.artstation.com/asmoarael for helping me realize this character.
Discussing languages & free software with @BeeslackHigh school students and why they should make #KDE part of their future with KDE neon and GCompris
sway 1.0-rc3 released:
And come check out our /r/linux AMA!
Kirogi progress: Live video feed from connected drone. https://youtu.be/Wagv5xVf764
Well, there is petition about S. Korean censorship and I built petition meter using Grafana and Prometheus.
To bottom-line this for now: For most who aren't users yet + will read the Plasma 5.15 release announcement text, "it's lighter than what you're using right now" is going to be true. This matters because it's 2019 and they're using something. If you're using a desktop lighter than Plasma (that does exist), it's may still be worth trying if it runs well for you without compromises. If it doesn't work well for you - we totally don't mind if you tell us & others about it.
Quantifying #lightweight in numbers can be tough. It's often about architecture and engineering tradeoffs. For example, if your desktop shell is multi-process it's likely to cause some memory and CPU overhead to sync data, but on the other hand your mouse pointer won't stutter because a JS extension is updating a menu that isn't even open. Which feels better? There isn't a single simple number for the quality of the experience.
When we did a performance sprint to optimize #Plasma 5 on #PineBook/#ARM a year ago, we started with 36 seconds from power-on to desktop and ended at 14 (and it's gone further down since). Latency on opening panel popups got cut in half. Battery lifetime went up. Memory use after logon improved 15-20% or so. Disk use? Went up slightly for some new caches. Worth it.
The debate on #lightweight is complicated and badly defined. Different people care about different metrics, and different people have different expectations for what they expect a PC to provide. The metrics we care about the most in #Plasma are UI latencies, steady frame rates, startup speeds, I/O loads, power consumption, memory usage and CPU usage (not always in that order). Installed size not so much.
UI polish on the software joypads of my drone control app: By snapping to the initial touch position before starting to track the finger, the joypads are comfortable to use with any phone size. Video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWM6kv3I94k
To the extent of my testing the game is fully playable, save a few graphical glitches that I'd like to fix, so if you know someone good at C and x86_64 Assembly...
Feedback and boosts highly appreciated 🙂
@EikeHein I'm a huge fan!
I've been using KDE for a *really* long time. When I made the switch to Fedora a few years ago, I was amazed at how smooth and stable my system had become. The refinement and speed of KDE Plasma in recent years make it stand out as well.
Yes, you folks at KDE have indeed been doing an incredible job! Thank you! :)
Fedora also has very wide support, a large user base, and a massive package repository.
It is on a six month release cycle, though you can skip one or two versions if you want to, and upgrading from one version to the next is incredibly smooth.
KDE Plasma & apps hacker. KDE foundation vice president. Blue Systems CTO. Seoul, South Korea.
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