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[4]: Just admit it...
by Carewolf on Mon 18th Oct 2010 23:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Just admit it..."
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KDE 4.0 was problematic, and the change in attitude turned some people of. I personally believe people turned off by the first 4.x release should give the new ones a try. (Ditch the crappy nvidia drivers first though, or you will be disappointed.. but there is nothing KDE can do about NVidia's unusually crappy binary drivers).

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