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[2]: Way too low level
by apoclypse on Wed 31st Oct 2007 03:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Way too low level"
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Macslow is the man. He's done some interesting things with cairo. How about the glitz backend for cairo. If they can get that finalized then using the glitz backend to add opengl support and hopefully smoother animations could be possible. The real liek you posted is that these things have to be easy. I think the OSS toolkits should look at what apple has done with coreimage and core animation. At the end of the day the drawing is still done with opengl, the trick is to abstract it in a way that developers will use it without it being a chore.

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