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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity qt4 port?

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:16:05 +0100
On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:45:22 -0800 (PST)
Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:

> Same article, I read the following:
> "The next major version of Qt will be Qt 5. It is expected to be
> released in 2012. This new version will mark a major change of
> paradigm in the platform, with hardware-accelerated graphics...."
> I wonder whether than means hardware graphics acceleration will
> become a requirement to use Qt5 based apps. The GNOME developers
> traveled that same road with GNOME 3.
Apparently it will:
But OTOH GLSL is a high-level language, and llvmpipe enables
compilation from shaders to optimised x86, so doing the rendering with
OpenGL ES shaders rather than custom C++ is not necessarily a big
performance loss even without hardware 3D acceleration (we'll have for
example the advantage that LLVM will target the exact available CPU
GNOME 3 mandatory compositing/OpenGL reportedly already works without
using hardware GPU acceleration:
Obviously we'll have to see how it actually works with Qt5.