KDE 4.11 Gets Impromptu Memory Use Decrease Across KDE PIM, Others

KDE developer Sergio Martens went on an emergency bug fixing marathon recently, discovering and fixing several bugs related excess memory usage across many core KDE applications and KDE PIM. These improvements are expected to land in KDE 4.11. Why impromptu? It turns out that Sergio’s quest for additional DDR ram locally, fell short of expectations. Since he was not able to procure the needed ram, he decided to instead go on a bug hunt, finding inappropriate memory use in many places. Those changes and findings are as follows:

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