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FastTurtle
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Need Replacement for KATE and other KDE features Reply with quote

I'm using KDE and have found Kate to be very useful but due to I/O lag (nepomuk/akonadia) problems, I'm starting to look for a replacement.

What I need is a multiple tab setup like Kate for text files. For programming, Kate's wonderful but I can live w/o it if there's anything available with as wide a language support as it has. Biggest thing I need is syntax highlighting as I'm just beginning to dive into programming as I know just enough to screw things up but not enough to fix.

The other feature I like in kde that needs replacing is mount drives (flash/external disks) as I haven't seen to many that work outside of gnome or kde. Any suggestions for tools that work in icewm, fvwm and fluxbox would certainly be appreciated and no don't bother with xfce or lxde (tried pacman and found it buggy as heck - crashed was to often for me) as to a file manager, heck I can easily stand mc (midnight commander) and it's got the benefit of working on the console.

Another that's a problem is Kopete - I don't use it much but I do need it's video chat and the otr plug-in. A replacement for it would also be appreciated.

The last and biggest one is Digikam - needed due to size of image collection and I'm trying to reduce. Anything similar that's not KDE (kuickshow needs not apply)

For those thinking I'm completely dependent on KDE here's what I use
Firefox, Sylpheed for email, qmmp for music, vlc for media playback, Rednotebook is my journal with drivel for blogging. I've also got libreoffice so that's taken care of
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry you're having KDE issues.

Nepomuk/Akonadi etc. can be mostly disabled at compile-time (USE="-semantic-desktop") and many of the IO-intensive features can be disabled at run-time as well.

If you're still keen to ditch KDE, there's no reason you can't continue to use digiKam, Kopete etc. with another desktop environment - they only pull in the minimal dependencies required to work.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can live without knode,kmail,kopete

at /etc/portage/make.conf
-semantic-desktop

and
emerge -DN world
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