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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A bit off topic but ...
by IrDA on Thu 14th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
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I am a KDE user since the 1.x days back in '99 and it serves as my sole desktop environment for the last couple of years. I really believe that KDE SC is one of the greatest and most innovative open source projects yet.

Aaron and the rest of the guys thank you and keep up the good work.

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