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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Excited about the future of KDE
by subterrific on Thu 14th Oct 2010 19:34 UTC
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QML looks cool and after installing Kubuntu 10.10 in a VM I am super impressed with KDE 4.5. After I figured out that I needed to force font dpi to 96, it looks really nice. I'm impressed with how far KDE has come, I think I like it better than GNOME at the moment. Keep up the good work.

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