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 renox on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:11 UTC
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>> Seigo does note, though, that eventually everything will move to OpenGL, and he's right. That's called progress, and cannot (and should not) be stopped. There's enough choice in the Linux world when it comes to less demanding (hardware-wise) desktop environments. <<

So a user should choose a *full desktop environement* according to whether he has hardware accelerated OpenGL or not??
It seems incredibly rigid!
IMHO, the users should only have to choose whether he wants to enable "shiny effects" or not, this is not progress..

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