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: Just admit it...
by segedunum on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:38 UTC in reply to "Just admit it..."
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Yer I know. It's the only open source desktop competing with the proprietary competition on development and the frameworks they have at their disposal. When it isn't done open source desktops are playthings no one can use and when someone attempts to move things forward people shout that things should stay the way they are.

Go figure.

Edited 2010-10-14 15:40 UTC

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