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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vivainio
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2008-12-26

Other than it's new for Qt, nothing about it is new in terms of technologies. It's just new for Qt.


It may be that SilverLight and JavaFx (and even Flash?) have similar tech, but those are not really available to desktop Linux crowd (or, are widely shunned!).

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