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: "Richer" = "Wasted Cycles"
by jessta on Wed 31st Oct 2007 02:28 UTC in reply to ""Richer" = "Wasted Cycles""
jessta
Member since:
2005-08-17

Part of the enduring appeal behind many open source systems to me is the lack of visual bling: my system isn't being bogged down by CPU-intensive glitter that contributes nothing to the actual task I'm trying to accomplish.

Well, the great thing about FL/OSS software is that you have choice. Everyone else has choice too, if they want glitter in their application interfaces when they can have their glitter. It won't make any difference to your experience.

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Tweek Member since:
2006-01-12

It is not like he is a linux user to begin with. He just wants to trash what others are doing as if every project not aimed at him should cater to his every wish and desire.

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