Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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RE[2]: Future of Compiz
by Radio on Sat 15th Jan 2011 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Future of Compiz"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

I'd be interested by why they ditched EFL, though. It seemed to be the right libraries for the job.

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RE[3]: Future of Compiz
by puelocesar on Sat 15th Jan 2011 22:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Future of Compiz"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

Well, maybe it's because EFL it's nearly abandoned if compared with QML and it will never be stable software?

I don't know what other developers think, but I had my bad time already working with non-supported libraries...

Edited 2011-01-15 22:51 UTC

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RE[4]: Future of Compiz
by Elv13 on Sun 16th Jan 2011 00:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Future of Compiz"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Well, they are finishing version 1.0, it look like it will actually be released after all, and soon. But yea, nobody use it apart from some obscure Japanese phone and E17

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RE[4]: Future of Compiz
by vtorri on Sun 16th Jan 2011 03:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Future of Compiz"
vtorri Member since:
2007-03-05

"Well, maybe it's because EFL it's nearly abandoned if compared with QML and it will never be stable software?

I don't know what other developers think, but I had my bad time already working with non-supported libraries..."

We are releasing the EFL next week or in 2 weeks.

comparison with QML (on set top box) : QML couldn't just draw and scroll a list with 6 items (with no graphic options, that is, it was roughly just a list of strings). No problem with the EFL and a bunch of graphics effects.

So, QML is just way slower than the EFL.

The EFL are used in around 2 millions of set top boxes, they are supported by several companies. Not a lot, though, unfortunately.

They are quite stable and not at all abandoned. Thanks for the troll.

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RE[3]: Future of Compiz
by vivainio on Sun 16th Jan 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Future of Compiz"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I'd be interested by why they ditched EFL, though. It seemed to be the right libraries for the job.


Answer here:

http://bfiller.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/unity-2d/#comment-31

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