Linked by vivainio on Thu 14th Oct 2010 11:31 UTC
KDE In his lengthy and interesting blog post covering the future of Plasma, KDE's Aaron Seigo proposes Qt Quick and QML (a declarative language that embeds JavaScript) as replacement of the Graphics View architecture currently used by Plasma. This holds a promise of massive speedups and cheap effects as all paint operations become candidates for OpenGL acceleration, contrary to the aging Graphics View architecture that is still stuck with various inefficiencies caused by the underlying QPainter approach. Expressiveness and easy programmability of QML is a nice bonus, of course.
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by miker on Thu 14th Oct 2010 14:13 UTC in reply to "..."
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I don't forget that QML is the "me too" answer to Adobe Air, Java FX and MS WPF, and all those three technologies stayed just on the hype, I don't think QML will be different, anyway, the best of luck.

Spoken like someone who hasn't had worked with any of those technologies.

I used to develop multimedia applications in WPF. I could build complex user interfaces in WPF in a fraction of the time it would take using a more traditional framework.

WPF, FLEX, and now QML truly allow designers to get more involved with the development process. On of the best developers I've worked with was a XAML (WPF xml) guru who couldn't write a line of code in any language.

If you want to develop ugly boring business apps, the go ahead and code in MFC or Winforms.

Edited 2010-10-14 14:14 UTC

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