Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2007 20:38 UTC, submitted by Hiev
GTK+ "Ars was at FOSSCamp this weekend. Think of FOSSCamp as an 'un-conference' without a set agenda where the minds behind open source projects get together and plot world domination (and, err, ways to improve their code). One fascinating session (and one that shows how FOSSCamp works and why it's so productive) was given by Mirco Muller, who discussed using OpenGL in GTK applications. Muller - the developer behind Cairo-Clock and the LowFat image viewer - talked about the state of OpenGL support in desktop applications and described various techniques that developers can use to make OpenGL content integrate better with conventional GTK user interfaces."
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RE: Way too low level
by destraht on Tue 30th Oct 2007 22:55 UTC in reply to "Way too low level"
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Right, I agree. I think that it would be better if all of the widgets supported acceleration automatically. Then effects (that could be customized by each distro) could be added. So you would be able to turn off all effects and if you turned them on then opengl would kick in to make sure that the effect could be processed regardless of your 3d card support.

So KDE plasma is really going to up the level or what? From a distance it seems like those guys have been doing the hard work that others are just hacking around.

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