Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 11:03 UTC
Qt "The Qt development toolkit is undergoing a major overhaul. The developers behind the project announced the availability of the Qt 5 alpha release this week. It's a key milestone on the path to the official launch of Qt 5, expected to occur later this year." The kind of stuff to read Ars for.
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Sweet, more javascript and OpenGL...
by Neolander on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:24 UTC
Neolander
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I wonder how badly the KDE project will be hit once Qt starts to mandate the use of OpenGL.

I mean, they will have to deal with either buggy Linux GPU drivers or ridiculously slow software OpenGL renderers, neither of which sound like a very attractive option.

Maybe, being KDE, they will try to provide users with a honest choice between both, in a dialog that shows up on first run : "We're very sorry, but it seems that you didn't get lucky as far as Linux GPU support is concerned. So, would you prefer your desktop unstable or sluggish ?".

I guess I'll have to learn wxWidgets on my side. Too bad, Qt4 was a nice toolkit...

Edited 2012-04-09 14:26 UTC

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