I was wondering is there a KDE which is optimised or modified for Slackware just like Dropline is for GNOME ?
While I have heard of many things against Dropline GNOME like :
1) How it messes up everything & how its impossible to remove it from Slackware without reinstalling slackware.
2) How it includes PAM & how against Patrick is against PAM.
What would be a better option for KDE ? KDE which was
1) Compatible with slackware packages without breaking anything.
2) Have more Kwin & KStyle Decorations. The Number of Native KDE Styles in Kde-look are many but the number of packages available for slackware a very little.
3) Have more applets & apps from Kde.org which are good for desktop usage ( Network Monitors, misc small utilities )
4) Have more EyeCandy like DropShadows
5) Have optional lite packages i.e Slackware doesn't use the SysV Style of Init, so KSysV is a useless part of KdeAdmin for Slackware in General. Similarly do we really need/want all the apps in kdemultimedia like juk, Kaboodle & Noatun ?
6) Optimized for 686 (just 686 not pentium3 pentium4 or athlon) so as to be protable.
7) Built with Libfam or FAM
which would make konqueror auto-refresh without you having to manually refresh the contents.
I'm learning & dont claim to be an expert on Linux or Slackware . (I dont know anything about PAM & why Patrick doesnt't like it) I have a few questions.
Is there a reason why Patrick didnt use FAM/libfam in Kde ?
I've read many times that gentoo is faster than slackware. Is there a way to actually measure performance ? I cannot justify time spent for compiling everything. I don't want to compile stuff from scratch if the performance difference isnt even noticeable. Honestly, minus the placebo effect, Will compiling Big packages like XOrg & KDE be worth it ? Has anyone done something like this ?
I'm pretty sure that 1-5 can be achieved easily .
I've managed to build kdemultimedia without any of the applications like Juk, Kaboodle, KMid, KMix, KRec, KsCD & Noatun. I used the 'Official' SlackBuilds & i think 2 people have gotten it to work.
I've also compiled the kde Drop Shadow Patch from Kdelook.org & it works fine on my system. I made a tgz which is roughly 700 KB.
The Best part about this is that if anything goes wrong all you have to do is remove a package & go back to the stock slackware ones. What do you guys think?
I Personally dont install all KDE applications like KOffice, kdeaccessibility, kdeedu, kdetoys, kdegames, kdevelop, kdepim or kdesdk. Many Projects come up & go away. Does anyone care about this ? Maybe this can start as a
HowTo to get things rolling. It might also be nice to include other stuff like the Gtk-Qt Theme
& the button order patch from the Goneme project so that Gtk & Qt apps look a little more similar.