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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I approve transition plan
by another_sam on Sat 16th Oct 2010 14:20 UTC
another_sam
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2009-08-19

"The plan is to make the transition over a number of KDE releases, during which more and more parts of Plasma are moved over to the new framework."

Wise decision. Sort of a new "KDE 5.0" revolution would ended up in a new shiny but useless product as it was KDE 4.0.

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