Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 15:58 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Qt Trolls (the Trolltech ones) are blogging about a technology preview of the UI designer for QML, integrated to Qt Creator. A youtube video is provided. QML, accompanied by an UI designer, provides an open alternative for piecing together flash-like high-FPS programs with heavily customized and animated user interfaces, built on QGraphicsView framework. While QML allows authoring the whole program in QML markup and Javascript, QML can be incorporated to Qt C++ programs with relative ease.
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RE[7]: Amazing
by siride on Sat 30th Jan 2010 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Amazing"
siride
Member since:
2006-01-02

Or I can just use Windows or OS X where the drivers work from the beginning and I don't have to wait 5-8 years to get working drivers.

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RE[8]: Amazing
by Yagami on Sat 30th Jan 2010 14:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Amazing"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

5-8 years ??

ok , i am trying to be helpfull.... but i give up.

go ahead , use windows or whatever or compiz

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RE[9]: Amazing
by siride on Sat 30th Jan 2010 14:45 in reply to "RE[8]: Amazing"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I'm just speaking from experience. I had a Radeon X300 in my T43. Still to this day, 6 years after the release of the laptop and I think about 7 since the release of the card, all of the features STILL aren't supported and performance is subpar compared to Windows XP on the same machine. KDE4 still sucks on it, though it's better than it was (runs like a turtle instead of an inchworm). So maybe I'm biased, but then again, the results have been abysmal.

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RE[8]: Amazing
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 31st Jan 2010 02:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Amazing"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Or I can just use Windows or OS X where the drivers work from the beginning and I don't have to wait 5-8 years to get working drivers.

Then try to install Vista (or Win7) on a PC that has a Radeon 9200 GPU and see how great your beloved Windows' driver support is...

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RE[9]: Amazing
by siride on Sun 31st Jan 2010 02:45 in reply to "RE[8]: Amazing"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Who cares? It's easier to get a new GFX card anyways.

But aside from that, if I really have some ancient machine that I can't run modern Windows on, then yes, I guess I'd put Linux on that. That's such an edge case that I don't consider it a legitimate argument here.

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RE[8]: Amazing
by aaronb on Sun 31st Jan 2010 20:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Amazing"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

It does not take 5 to 8 years to get working drivers. I currently have an ATI 5770 card and its working fine.

It has only been a few months since the card has been released and already the following drivers versions in Linux support the card:
9.10
9.11
9.12 (I currently use this version)
10.1

Later this year we will hopefully see some open drivers for that card.

The problem with totally going with past experience is that you are blind to todays developments.

I can remember the days where the Mozilla browser and Open office would take an eternity to load and now they both load from cold in under 3 seconds (Subsequent launches are quicker).

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