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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by segedunum on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

Duke Nukem forever? Wishful thinking.

We've been through several releases of KDE4 and it's no different to when Microsoft moves people from Winforms to WPF or Apple with their terrible framework churn - and a damnsight less painful.

But, whatever.

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by Slambert666 on Fri 15th Oct 2010 06:34 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

We've been through several releases of KDE4 and it's no different to when Microsoft moves people from Winforms to WPF


You don't know what you are talking about.

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