What is Akademy? Akademy is the yearly conference for the KDE community, which is a community devoted to creating free software for desktop and mobile. Typically, Akademy takes place in a different city each year. However, due to the pandemic, the conference was online this time around. September 4-11 marked the dates of Akademy 2020. […]
Safety critical drawing with OpenGL SC The main sticking points when migrating OpenGL ES software to functionally safe OpenGL SC
Bringing software into a safety critical environment can be tricky, especially when using the complex APIs needed for modern 3D graphics. That’s what makes OpenGL SC (Safety Critical) so important: it bridges the gap between beautiful displays and functional safety, while trying to remain as close to existing embedded standards that we all know and love. OpenGL SC will only […]
Efficiency Matters! Streamlining your Modern UX with Compressed Textures
Your mobile app is running slowly, crippled by virtual memory swapping and chunks of the UX aren’t showing. The QOpenGLTexture class (a KDAB contribution), provides the APIs to use compressed textures.
Scalable UIs, Scaling the Content
So far we talked about the technical aspects of scaling your application, the dpi, the number of pixels, its nature, the nature of image formats and the implications of all that on the creation of visual elements for your UI. But this is only a part of the problem, for although all this helps you to create answers […]