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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diegocg
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2005-07-08

Yeah, every Linux user wants a toolkit that avoids completely using modern hardware-accelerated functionality. We all should aim for mediocrity.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

There is a world between avoiding something and forcing its use.

Take cairo : it can use hardware acceleration when available, but does not ask you to emulate a GPU in software (which is pretty much what an OpenGL software renderer does, applying GPU-optimized rendering techniques to hardware that has a fully different set of capabilities) when no reliable driver is around.

This is how things should work when one cannot assert the presence of a decent GPU driver, as is the case on any minority OS due to the broken way GPUs are designed today.

Edited 2012-04-09 16:25 UTC

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