Monthly Archives: July 2007

A quick intro to the Mugshot data model

One thing I’ve been working on over the last few months is creating a flexible way for software running within the online desktop to retrieve information from the server. I’ve been calling this the “data model”; it’s not a single piece of software, but rather a set of concepts, protocols, and software components that all […]

Widget skeletons, GPU theming

I agree 100% with Tim that using OpenGL directly as a rendering API for GTK+ makes no sense. The OpenGL 2D API is outdated and irrelevant; using the 3D API for acceleration of 2D is possible, but involves a lot of deep hackery; you want something like glitz to hide the details. But does that […]