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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RE: Curious view
by TheGZeus on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:26 UTC in reply to "Curious view"
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While I see your point, the same could be said of bitmapped graphics and colour graphics.
Not everyone has 2D acceleration, either.
With the way xorg drivers are moving and the fact that probably 90% of bitmap graphics processing units sold today support 3D acceleration, this is a logical move.
Should it happing quickly? No.
Should it or something similar happen? Yes.

I'm completely disenchanted with OpenGL, though.

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