Thats pretty much it… Ive only used ubuntu before and I like the idea of getting a rolling release but I dont wanna deal with the frequent bugs and lack of community material inherent to a recent version. Would you say the’re any major benefits of using an older version of KDE, and which version would that be?
Massive thanks to anyone reading this.
EDIT: Im new to the forum and I wasnt sure where to post this x.x I’ve read the guidelines tho.
I’m on manjaro kde since about 4 years… and never had really stopping bugs… so I would recomend it.
but it’s just my own experience. there is some bugs at major release of KDE but it never really killed my experience using it… it can be different for other peoples.
Thanks for the quick response. Im looking at nvidia gpu, gaming, raw photo editing, and low latency audio interface and DAW compatibilities. If thats of any help
Edit: Also desktop interface community configs or widgets, I mean do the older versions has any kind of more content available?
Thanks, that subforum works well for me. Althought I dont believe the title to be misguiding. Im asking to the community if a new Manjaro user with little knowledge on rolling distros would find an older release more stable and more suitable for their (my) needs. Which would prefer having the largest possible amount of packages available. Maybe im really just overestimating such ‘inestability’… I really havent found much info on that regard concerning said release.
Been using for a while the KDE Plasma 4 in the past.
Now i’m using KDE Plasma 5 on testing branch and the git version on unstable branch.
There are improvements and there are some regressions from what was possible at some point. Overall i’m satisfied with everything and the fact that i can make it look anything but like KDE Plasma default, is another plus.
The most important thing for me was to be able to make it so that is 100% compatible with my 3 types of workflows. All this with a very small memory footprint.
I would recommend any time to be used
There are pros and cons depending on what you want to get out of a KDE environment as concerns an older and newer version. Stability? I’ve been using KDE Plasma in most of its versions since 2017, and with other distros as well. They’re all pretty much stable as in nearly rock-solid with minor niggles here-and-there from time-to-time. But never anything to be considered a game changer…!
Hey, running nvidia 450xx and kernel 5.4, massive stutters and fps drops, cant get the nvidia configs to save, probably because i chose free drivers by mistake. Im trying to reinstall manjaro but booting from the old usb gets stuck in “a start job in running for livemedia mhwd script”
Know of any different way of reinstalling it?. ive got it on a ssd, with my windows files on a hdd (uefi) mounted on it
ps. im sticking with it if i manage to fix those issues, really slick interface and repositories, havent tried the Real Time kernel yet
Interesting. I know this has nothing to do with the conversation, but as I’m currently running Plasma and I’m planning on building a second rig for gaming any time now, I wasn’t sure about sticking with Plasma or going over to XFCE. Having already bought everything that’s needed, and possessing an NVIDIA GPU getting the right drivers can pose a problems or two… What are your 2 cents on the matter?