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 kungfooguru on Wed 31st Oct 2007 15:14 UTC in reply to ""Richer" = "Wasted Cycles""
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Its not suppose to use your CPU cycles... Thats one of the points. Move desktop graphics to your GPU and that frees up cycles on your CPU, and also can give you a more fun looking system, new ways to interact with applications and give more cycles to whatever you are doing that wants all your CPU cycles.

And, no one is forcing anyone to use this stuff. But innovation comes through experimentation. Although a lot of the "bling" has no practical use yet, its what the future holds that is important. I'm sure a lot of the conveniences you use on your desktop take up memory that could go towards your data crunching.

I have none of the desktop "bling" stuff running on my desktop, but I do not discourage developers from trying new things and users from liking it. That is just showing your lack of imagination.

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