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 Soulbender on Fri 15th Oct 2010 01:46 UTC in reply to "Curious view"
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Once upon a time there was only monochrome displays. I think it's incredibly rigid that todays desktops require colors. And not just something simple as 8 or 16 colors, we are talking thousands and millions of colors.

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