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 nt_jerkface on Thu 14th Oct 2010 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Like what? Apart from the fact that Winforms to WPF is a hell of a lot harder to migrate to than this will be.

Vector graphics, hardware rendering, Win7 integration, better printing framework to name a few.

Is WPF needed for business applications? No, especially when most desktops are still running XP. Winforms to WPF is expected to be a very slow migration. Not only have most companies built around Winforms but a lot of small and indy developers will continue to use Winforms since it leaves the option of porting through Mono.

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