Centralization of graphical awesomeness

DJDAS djdas at djdas.net
Wed Oct 28 11:00:01 CET 2009

Xavier Cremaschi wrote:
> DJDAS a écrit :
>> rixed at happyleptic.org wrote:
>>> The problem is : on the freerunner we merely need something to display some
>>> simple widgets, scroll the screen smoothly (because on a small display you
>>> always need to scroll) and be reactive to user finger pressures. If E, because
>>> of an ambitious design, is unable to perform this on the freerunner, then it's
>>> simply not a good fit. You can say that the hardware does not fit E or that E
>>> does not fit the hardware, the fact is we have much more free software to run
>>> on the freerunner that free hardware to run E.
>> Finally! This was my point of view nothing else! :) Thank you for 
>> explaining in a simple manner :)
>> Bye
> But E *is able to perform this*, in a better way than the other solutions.
> You seem to think E is an ambitious/too complicated/too slow piece of 
> software. You are obviously wrong here.
> E is an optimized piece of software, probably the best one when you have 
>   hard constraints (like on mobile devices).
> Use a theme with -- as you wrote -- "some simple widgets" and you will 
> see that E is the fastest one.
> And stop comparing E in SHR/Om2009 (complicated multi layer theme for a 
> not so good look) with QtMoko (simple theme for a good look), because 
> being 2x faster when you display 3x simpler widgets is not significant.
> Xavier :)
Sorry but which part of "from the user's point of view doing complicated 
calculations that result in a slower display is useless" is not clear?
I don't care E optimizations and beautiful algorithms if I simply CANNOT 
USE THEM or use them at the price of speediness and smoothness, they're 
simply useless! You can't tell me you've written the best software in 
the world if I can't use it or I have to limit it to the worst software, 
it's a loosing approach, you dropped your energy in something useless.
This is what I claim Raster is wrong, nothing more (maybe using rude 
words ok, but this is the point). He says "if you run on a limited 
hardware my software, to obtain the SAME results of Qt you cannot use my 
calculations and optimizations" so what? This is equals to say "you 
cannot use my software" not "my software is well written", do you agree 
with this?

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