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[3]: Curious view
by TheGZeus on Fri 15th Oct 2010 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Curious view"
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No, it's more that I'm... disenchanted with OpenGL.
Considering the time it took to make D3D work with Gallium3D vs how long it took to get that far with OpenGL, and their comments on it, the fact that it's really only designed to work with C-family languages, and still works with pixels and triangles, I think it's crap.
I think X is crap, too.
I can't actually think of a current windowing system that I don't think is a long-term dead-end.
I'm not a fan of ├╝ber-static languages like (Obj)C(++ et al) that have no built-in means of interactive development or run-time modification.
I hate GTK.
I hate that to write a 'web app' I'm supposed to write it in 3 different languages with vastly different syntaxes.
I hate that there's still C in Emacs.
I hate that Common Lisp won't give up or improve, but instead stagnates and produces a ton of disparate efforts to extend the language, rather than remove the cruft.
I hate that Clojure doesn't care how huge the JVM is memory-wise.
I hate that OpenFirmware/OpenBIOS was ignored by the people that became LinuxBIOS/CoreBoot because they didn't like Forth, and OpenFirmware was extended to emulate enough BIOS calls in under a year, but CoreBoot works on a small handful of mobos.
I hate that FreeBSD makes a claims that are patently false, like supporting the Sun Fire V880 (the SCSI DVD-ROM doesn't work with any known version, the bug's known, it's still listed as supported. what am I supposed to do? install over USB 1.1?).
I hate that OpenBSD doesn't want to have a real installer.
I hate that NeWS was proprietary and _expensive as hell_.
I hate Ruby.
I hate George W. Bush's entire administration and everyone that backed him.
I hate homophobes, racists, and pedophiles.
I hate red Twizzlers.
I hate driving, or rather, how amazingly dangerous it is.
I hate that weed is illegal.

I'm allowed to hate things I'm well-informed on, and believe to 'be of sucks', to paraphrase Henry Rollins' impression of bad English.
So, yeah. The next time you're going to assume something, spell it out.

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