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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Neolander
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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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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Counter accepted, though I'll believe it myself when I see it.

Also, it's not as if Microsoft *needed* a software rasterizer in Windows : they have the luck to be able to pressure GPU manufacturers into writing decent drivers. Perhaps that's a way to address the issue of missing features in old chipsets, like Apple does since OSX Leopard, though.

Edited 2012-04-09 18:32 UTC

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