Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 11:03 UTC
Qt "The Qt development toolkit is undergoing a major overhaul. The developers behind the project announced the availability of the Qt 5 alpha release this week. It's a key milestone on the path to the official launch of Qt 5, expected to occur later this year." The kind of stuff to read Ars for.
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abdulhaq
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2012-04-07

A slow GPU is still far faster than is needed to render typical application widgets. I feel some sympathy for the wxWidgets developers but when Qt went LGPL it rang the death knell for wx.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I'm not talking about slow GPUs but CPUs emulating GPUs, which is much worse than even the crappiest Intel GMA chip out there.

This is what awaits the numerous people whose GPU does not have proper support on Linux. Unless they are ready to endure the driver crashes.

Edited 2012-04-09 14:40 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Software rastrerization can be fast. Microsoft does it in Windows 8 for Aero using WARP.

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