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Google to replace GTK+ with its own Aura in Chrome

sfcrazy (1542989) writes | about 6 months ago

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google‘s Chromium team is working on an alternative of Gtk+ for the browser called Aura. Elliot Glaysher, a Google developer explains, “We aim to launch the Aura graphics stack on Linux in M35. Aura is a cross-platform graphics system, and the Aura frontend will replace the current GTK+ frontend.” Free Software community is debating is Google trying to do Canonical? Couldn't Google just switch to Qt which is becoming an industry standard?"
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That reminds me.... (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 6 months ago | (#46461441)

This reminds me that some early AT&T/Samstung phones did not
ever take advantage of the GPU. Some phones do not use
multi core hardware well if at all.... there are many places
where the hardware capabilities far exceed software development
and battery life.

The dumbest choice I see hardware vendors of smart devices
is battery life. A device with a dead battery is not even a
good paperweight.

Those that care about user experience need to control this stuff.
It seems that Google is making it clear at many levels that graphics
API and ABI design is important....

At one obvious level the need to use and manage the GPU is
glaringly important and under appreciated.

I think this is important and valuable work... .but the proof is
in the doing. Many good ideas fall flat.... some have legs.
Some more importantly kick the stubborn in the back end
and stuck projects move again.

Time will tell.
The sad point is this will not be soup in time for my
next hardware selections... One can hope that vendors
will have honest bake offs and good will win out and software
refreshes will bring improvements to my devices.

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