is KDE dead - did Gnome win?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Thu Jan 1 16:57:03 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> I tried to find out the current state of this, for you.

The echos I got from upstream are that it should be way better in 4.2 than
4.1. They implemented a new library called Kephal in kdebase-workspace
which is designed to improve multi-monitor support.

> explaned me that if you start KDE and after you plug-in the monitor and
> you configure it from the System Setting you are using XRenderR

That would be XRandR (X Resize and Rotate - its original functionality was
to allow "resizing" (i.e. switching the resolution of) or rotating the
screen without restarting X11, support for adding/removing screens has been
added later).

        Kevin Kofler

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