Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th May 2011 21:14 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Qt Since Nokia announced its switch to Windows Phone 7, people have been worried about the future of Qt. Well, it turns out Nokia is still going full steam ahead with Qt, since it has just announced the plans for Qt 5. Some major changes are afoot code and functionality-wise, but the biggest change is that Qt 5 will be developed out in the open from day one (unlike Qt 4). There will be no distinction between a Nokia developer or third party developer.
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RE: Meh
by vivainio on Tue 10th May 2011 07:30 UTC in reply to "Meh"
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There are those who, like Haiku and Enlightenment, choose to optimize their graphic stack enough that it doesn't require a gaming-grade GPU for smoothly drawing gradients and buttons.

You should brush up on how graphics works these days. It's not at all about "optimizing" - it's about creating a graphics model that works as fast as possible on modern hardware, instead of "generic" model that works okay everywhere.

And there are those who just give up, use a slow web scripting language everywhere in the UI for optimal responsiveness, and turn on the battery hog that a GPU is for trivialities. Sadly, more and more organisms put themselves in the second category...

GPU is always on anyway. You can waste it and burn the power on CPU instead, or get with the program and use that GPU. Using GPU over CPU prolongs battery life and makes the applications look better.

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