May 19, 2012

Coming To KDE 4.9: DreamDesktop Live Wallpapers

Here's something to look forward to for the upcoming KDE 4.9 release: DreamDesktop Live Wallpaper! I know, I know, it seems so 90's, right? But here's the thing: It's flat-out beautiful. Seriously. Don't believe me? Ok, here's a video:

According to the author, it is set to be included in the upcoming KDE 4.9 release. As for system performance, we're going to go out on a limb here and say that you'll likely need a newer PC with a dedicated graphics card to truly get your money's worth out of these live wallpapers. 

The author maintains a development blog where he does include some performance specs for those who are curious. Here's an excerpt on performance (translated via Google Translate):

At a resolution of 1920x1080 on the configuration equipped with a processor i5-2500@3.30GHz, playback at 25 frames per second, load average quad stands at 16%.

The blog, translated to English, can be found here, while the original link, in Polish, is here.

For those with adequate systems, DreamDesktop looks to take a modern and beautiful spin on an old classic. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. 16% for that simple video is too many. As I know this is because of Plasma, it requires to redraw the whole screen for each frame, or something like that, thus such features can't have good performance in KDE.