Linked by vivainio on Thu 14th Oct 2010 11:31 UTC
KDE In his lengthy and interesting blog post covering the future of Plasma, KDE's Aaron Seigo proposes Qt Quick and QML (a declarative language that embeds JavaScript) as replacement of the Graphics View architecture currently used by Plasma. This holds a promise of massive speedups and cheap effects as all paint operations become candidates for OpenGL acceleration, contrary to the aging Graphics View architecture that is still stuck with various inefficiencies caused by the underlying QPainter approach. Expressiveness and easy programmability of QML is a nice bonus, of course.
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Just admit it...
by jbauer on Thu 14th Oct 2010 14:56 UTC
jbauer
Member since:
2005-07-06

KDE's nothing but a tech playground these days. You don't seriously expect anybody to use it.

Edited 2010-10-14 14:57 UTC

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RE: Just admit it...
by emilsedgh on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:17 in reply to "Just admit it..."
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

Despite the fact that you are a huge troll and i dont like feeding trolls, i have to answer.

KDE is among biggest FOSS projects and is seriously used worldwide. However, its one of the few projects which are brave enough to be early adopters of new technologies. And also take part in developing them.

Since the beginning everyone complained why FOSS always 'follows' and never takes the lead.
Well, guess what, it takes some courage to develop new technologies and use them, before anyone else does.

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RE[2]: Just admit it...
by jbauer on Fri 15th Oct 2010 07:59 in reply to "RE: Just admit it..."
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

Despite the fact that you are a huge troll and i dont like feeding trolls, i have to answer.


A huge troll that until the KDE4 debacle, used to enjoy KDE.

Nice to see that the standard FOSS answer to everything is still to label people as trolls. Perhaps that's why 99% of computer users are just trolls and wouldn't touch an open source desktop with a ten-foot pole.

Keep it up, you're doing just great.

Edited 2010-10-15 07:59 UTC

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RE: Just admit it...
by segedunum on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:38 in reply to "Just admit it..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Yer I know. It's the only open source desktop competing with the proprietary competition on development and the frameworks they have at their disposal. When it isn't done open source desktops are playthings no one can use and when someone attempts to move things forward people shout that things should stay the way they are.

Go figure.

Edited 2010-10-14 15:40 UTC

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RE[2]: Just admit it...
by lemur2 on Thu 14th Oct 2010 22:35 in reply to "RE: Just admit it..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

It's the only open source desktop competing with the proprietary competition


Precisely. This, and this alone, is the reason why you get such a lot of spiteful hate-filled criticism of KDE ... you can tell this because when you boil it down and analyse what is actually being criticised ... it is nothing.

KDE is criticised only because commercial software interests need it to be criticised.

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RE: Just admit it...
by lemur2 on Thu 14th Oct 2010 22:22 in reply to "Just admit it..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

KDE's nothing but a tech playground these days. You don't seriously expect anybody to use it.


Despite the best efforts of some people to disparage KDE, there are some objective measures available for its rate of use right now compared with GNOME.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=lgs_2010_results...

Compiz 3131 : Kwin 2133

GNOME sppears to have a 50% larger use base right now compared to KDE according to these user-submitted survey results.

This despite the many years of continual sniping at KDE that some people have endlessly and uselessly been engaged in.

The design of KDE 4 was a very significant departure from KDE 3, and it took a fair effort to switch over, with a noteable drop in feature support during the transition. But now people may be able to see the benefits ... due to the cleaner design of KDE 4, we can now contemplate a significant change in the presentation layers, bringing with it the benefits of multi-threading and more extensive GPU acceleration, without serious impact on other parts of the desktop software.

Given that KDE can now move with the times WITHOUT significant regressions or disruptions gives the lie to your original claim.

So much so that one has to wonder at your motivations for making claims that are so obviously wrong.

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