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  • #11
    The compositor works, I've tried it, but it slows down 2d rendering performance a lot, even for my fast r500 card. They're trying to resolve that now.

    Gnome definitely needs more capability, and more customization available from the gui. Totem needs a decent smart streaming media buffer. Project Ridley needs to be in full swing to bring some important stuff (Like GTKGLEXT) under the umbrella of gtk. Cairo will soon get a scanline rasterizer, I think, which should close the performance gap with QT. Compiz is nice, but it has no graceful fail for computers without fast 3d, and it eats gpu resources in a fashion reminiscent of Windows Vista (although not quite that bad.)

    Oh, and going with the compositor, metacity themes should become argb-visual-capable. The age of the jaggity 1-bit alpha round corners is long gone.

    I'd also like it if gtk were a bit easier to work with, perhaps being event-based rather than having a main loop (all the nitty-gritty doesn't really need to be handled by the app developer, and it would make it less complicated to get started with an application.)

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    • #12
      if gnome devs finally decided to make a big change, something big is brewing for gtk as well. that's what i suspect anyway.

      probably gtk3 is likely to be announced within a few months.


      edit: actually gtk3 is already underway : http://live.gnome.org/GTK%2B/3.0/Tasks
      Last edited by yoshi314; 07-11-2008, 07:37 AM.

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