Linked by Diego Calleja on Fri 15th Apr 2005 20:49 UTC
X11, Window Managers Some Trolltech programmers are doing some optimization work in the RENDER extension. RENDER has been used with COMPOSITE to make "transparency" and "shadow" effects, and its slowness has stopped it from being widely adopted. Hopefully, this optimization work will make things better, although it's not clear in the email if this addresses the "XAA sucks, someone needs to take KAA to" problem which is often said to be the real problem of render slowness. RENDER is also often used to do more things, like AA fonts, so this will be good for X desktop in general.
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Zack and Lars
by anonymous on Fri 15th Apr 2005 21:11 UTC

These two are among the best programmers that the KDE/Qt community has produced. Lars wrote the bulk of KHTML and Zack's contributions are legion. Zack is now going to be working on X11 and Qt4's graphics subsystem full time and Lars already has been the main guy behind Arthur.

KDE in particular and the entire free desktop community in general are going to be on the winning side having these two devoting attention to