QEdje will help developers and designers (artists and usability guys) to work together, making it easier to develop rich UI applications. Right now, we plan to do wallpaper plugins and Plasmoids for KDE using QEdje.
QEdje supports most of the elements of Edje, and we are working hard to finish the integration with Qt widgets. Right now we have some code that already works with WebKit (as an example), but it's a little bit hackish ;-)
I plan to join the Plasma team and help them not only with QEdje, but also with bug fixes and to develop new features. Let's try to make KDE even better!
We also plan to support other declarative languages, something like CSS for example. This would make the designer's life even easier and we could support QWidget's styles also.
A good point about Edje's original language is that it has a small memory footprint as we can store everything in binary format (c-structures). This approach is very good for embedded devices, that have less memory and need good performance. The performance on embedded devices today is not so good, but we are working with Trolltech to improve the performance of QGraphicsView. We are almost there ;-)
I was very happy with this year's Akademy. I met a lot of wonderful people, discussed a lot about projects, solutions, and had a lot of fun. You guys really rock!
The screenshot below shows the QEdje Plasmoid in action besides the "Folder View" applet.