Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:44 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Graphics, User Interfaces KDE SC 4.5 is about to be released and KDE SC 4.6 is being discussed. However, Martin Graesslin has revealed some details about what they are planning for KDE 4.7. According to Martin's blog post, they are looking at OpenGL 3.0 to provide the compositing effects in KDE SC 4.7. OpenGL 3.0 provides support for frame buffer objects, hardware instancing, vertex array objects, and sRGB framebuffers. Read more here
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Jul 2010 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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That sounds like a Archlinux issue more than a GNOME issue given that officially the only thing still requiring HAL these days GIMP (whose maintainers refuse to replace the HAL depedency with something else). What ever the case maybe HAL is an ugly translation layer that would be best replaced with udev/upower/udisks as soon as possible for the sake of creating a smoother desktop without the many hicks up I've faced at the hands of HAL bugginess.

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