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.
Thread beginning with comment 445217
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[8]: Just admit it...
by WereCatf on Fri 15th Oct 2010 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Just admit it..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

correctly finding that they leave something to be desired

Uhh, it's an opinion. Not everyone has the same tastes and thus claiming that people are correct by default whenever they say there is something to be desired from GNOME or GNOME applications.

Like e.g. I have still not found a single KDE application that I'd prefer over GTK+/GNOME ones. I still don't go around claiming KDE is inferior or something, it just doesn't suit me, personally.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[9]: Just admit it...
by DeadFishMan on Fri 15th Oct 2010 17:32 in reply to "RE[8]: Just admit it..."
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

Sorry, it sounded a lot harsher than I intended. What I meant to say is that in some cases, the criticism of some GNOME applications or the desktop per se might be somewhat valid but it is weird that some people leave it at that, as if the alternative was not worth mentioning as in the aforementioned case of comparison between Evince and XPDF and the omission of Okular. That's all.

I certainly don't want to imply that GNOME/GTK applications are inferior by default - in fact, I am a heavy user of certain GTK apps even on Windows - and apologize if that was the impression that I gave.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[10]: Just admit it...
by WereCatf on Fri 15th Oct 2010 17:42 in reply to "RE[9]: Just admit it..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

as if the alternative was not worth mentioning as in the aforementioned case of comparison between Evince and XPDF and the omission of Okular. That's all.

Okay, I understand your point. It could of course be that the reviewer just isn't familiar enough with the KDE-alternatives? If I was writing a review I'd probably omit mentioning them too since I have no experience of them and thus it would be unfair of me to say anything. Though yeah, there are biased people in all camps and they are sometimes willing to do almost anything to promote their own camp..

I certainly don't want to imply that GNOME/GTK applications are inferior by default - in fact, I am a heavy user of certain GTK apps even on Windows - and apologize if that was the impression that I gave.

It did sound like you were giving the impression that GTK+/GNOME apps were somehow inferior to anything else by default, but thanks for clearing up the misunderstandin! ;)

Reply Parent Score: 2