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 jgagnon on Thu 14th Oct 2010 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
jgagnon
Member since:
2008-06-24

Why not just use PDFs instead? :p

Wait, better idea, have the UI generated with Flash. ;)

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by TheGZeus on Fri 15th Oct 2010 19:10 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Well, considering you can write a plasmoid in JS, and have it rendered using alot of SVG, the main difference between that and Flash is the implementation of the ECMAScript+Vector Graphics, and that all the current Flash implementations are shite.
PS isn't a bad language, really; it's just that most people have only seen non-optimised generated code.
That's all that most people's use-case for PS need! Who cares if it takes twice as long to interpret? That's still milliseconds!

I think PS is a better language than JS, but I'm no mystical programming wizard. Just an opinionated weirdo with a ton of free time and interest.

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