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 jibadeeha on Thu 14th Oct 2010 20:23 UTC in reply to "..."
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So, after 4 years of almost getting there, now we are going to see another two years of new overhault, more testing, more crashings. Just to use QML. And after those two years who knows if another change will be nessesary.

Will they ever settle up a stable API? a stable desktop?, not in the following two years.

I couldn't agree with you more and will probably get modded down for this, but it is the very reason I moved to gnome as I was sick of the KDE team pissing about.

It might be fun for them to try out new technologies and make radical changes, but I am an end user and I need something stable to work with that doesn't crash.

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