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Comparing Qt's QML vs. Enlightenment's EFL

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Published on 19 March 2013 03:52 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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For those developers looking for a technical comparison between Qt's QML against the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), here's a comparison.

A Qt/KDE developer has posted a technical comparison of the competing tool-kits to his blog. Looked at are various factors when developing a simple mine-sweeper program in Qt QML and Enlightenment EFL.

Compared is the development experience, development time, source code size and languages, memory consumption, start-up time, and other factors.

The conclusion? "Taking these points into account it is surprising to see QtQuick app performing similarly to C-based app made in EFL. In addition, QtQuick introduces useful features not present in the EFL app (binary-independence, network transparency, safer memory operations) without sacrificing performance (compared to EFL). Furthermore these tests can be repeated for Qt 5/QML2 which is reportedly even more optimized."

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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