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 oiaohm on Sat 16th Oct 2010 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
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Now let me write plasmoids in PostScript, and your journey to the dark side will be complete.
NeWS for eh VER.

Ok TheGZeus where have you been. PostScript is a dieing breed. The printing stack on Linux and others is moving over to PDF. Now a PDF plasmoid could be scary.

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