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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RE: Curious view
by mart on Thu 14th Oct 2010 19:49 UTC in reply to "Curious view"
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So a user should choose a *full desktop environement* according to whether he has hardware accelerated OpenGL or not??
It seems incredibly rigid!

This won't happen for a while.
Right now, QML is based upon QGraphicsView, that has pluggable backends, software or opengl.
this is a blessing abd a curse, since using opengl here helps but only so much, at some point you hit a wall, where you can't improve the visual quality/effects unless a big cost in terms of performance, unless the graphics system is designed towards the opengl (or direct3d for what matters) api.
it may be sad, but you don't find modern 3d games with software rendering

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