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[6]: Curious view
by 0brad0 on Sun 17th Oct 2010 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Curious view"
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I want sensible defaults and clear, concise explanations.
Sysinstall and Debian Installer are lovely.

Try the installer with 4.8 or -current. It has been simplified even more so than it already was.

I hate both of those installers.

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RE[7]: Curious view
by TheGZeus on Sun 17th Oct 2010 20:43 in reply to "RE[6]: Curious view"
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I wish d-i would ask me all the questions up front, and it's got its roots in sysintsall's interface, so that's got similar issues.

However, I could hand it and a readme off to a friend who's never installed an OS and they'd probably walk away with a working install, and I can use it to do most install tasks.

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RE[7]: Curious view
by phoenix on Tue 19th Oct 2010 03:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Curious view"
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Then you should find the new pc-sysinstall in FreeBSD 9.0 to be almost perfect. Text-mode, answer a bunch of questions, an install script is generated, then the install script is run. Every install is a scripted install, so you can manually tweak it as you see fit. And you can build any kind of TUI/GUI over top that you desire.

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RE[8]: Curious view
by TheGZeus on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:49 in reply to "RE[7]: Curious view"
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Wow, that sounds awesome.
I'm fighting with the results of OpenBSD "hmm. I'm not liking this. I see why people would. I don't. I'll try freebsd" sysinstall can't write to MTA-formatted drives...
_trying_ to dd them away from MTA formatting, but I may have to do something less brute-force-hack.

In any case, I now see the benefits to both install methods. I just have different priorities from OpenBSD, and I think FreeBSD embodies the philosophy of this particular project. If I was building a NAS or wanted to see how far I could get with vanilla 'real' Unix, I'd totally be on OpenBSD.
FreeBSD has a few more bells and whistles I want, and more focus on performance.
Strokes, folks, etc.

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