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Comment on "Odds and Ends for Oct.21.06"
by Tony Arnold — Oct 21
Harvey, if you've ever had a good look at CoreImage transitions vs. "The Real Thing" (private Quartz APIs), you'd understand why it's necessary. Apple is doing a good thing with the Core* frameworks, but CoreImage is nowhere near as fast for those fancy effects as raw Quartz/OpenGL is.

Yes, it's hacky. Should people use it in their text editors or IM clients? In my opinion, hell no, but there are valid uses - look at the virtual desktop managers (*cough*VirtueDesktops*cough*). Still, there probably need to be disclaimers around using this code given how it tends to change with each major OS release.
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