Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Simple QML vs EFL comparison

Filed under

I found this blog post about complete minesweeper clone - elemines - based on Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. As EFL are designed to efficiently work even on PDAs, I came up with an idea to implement similar clone in plain QML/Javascript (QmlMiner) and perform simple comparative analysis. I wondered how the QML version would compare with the EFL one.

Following areas were analyzed:

1. Developer experience
2. Source code size and used languages
3. Memory consumption
4. Startup time

The comparison was concluded with a limited performance check.

You can look at it from many angles. Just note that I was comparing virtual-machine-based runtime (Qt4/QML - QtQuick 1.1, JavaScript) with EFL app that is coded in C and compiled into a native binary to see how much advantage the low-level C programming has over more modern technology such as QML.

full story

More in Tux Machines

Debian-Based Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Gets First Test Build, Ships GNOME 3.22

Today, October 21, 2016, the developers of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system proudly announced the availability for download of the first test build of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" release. Read more

Open source where possible in Polish Gdańsk

The city of Gdańsk, Poland’s sixth largest city, is using open source software applications where possible. Open source is called an ‘important element’ in the Operational Programmes, made public in August. This document describes the tasks and activities set out by the city to achieve the goals it defined in the Gdańsk 2030 Plus Development Strategy. Read more

Fedora 26 Linux to Retire the Synaptics Driver for a Better Touchpad Experience

Today, October 20, 2016, Red Hat's Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informed the Fedora Linux community about an upcoming system-wide change proposal for the Fedora 26 release. Read more

Meet Remix IO, All-in-One Android 7 Nougat-Powered PC, TV Box & Gaming Console

Today, October 20, 2016, Softpedia was informed by Jide Technology, the team behind the popular Android-x86-based Remix OS operating system, about an upcoming device called Remix IO. Read more