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 tsuraan on Sun 17th Oct 2010 01:37 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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what parts are you concerned about not getting the necessary attention?

This is a bit of a late post, and I'm not the person you were replying to, but the state of kdepim does concern me. I haven't heard any updates from them on planet kde, their website ( hasn't been updated since February 2008, and Gentoo is still blocking KDE 4.5 until there is a 4.5 pim release. What's going on there, anyhow?

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