Distributed Revision Control
Linus Torvalds did a talk about source control the other day, more specifically about GIT. Basically he has an immense dislike of centralised revision control. You can see Linus's talk here:
Some Slashdot discussion is available at this link.
This kind of sent me into an Internet whirlpool looking ...read more
Write better code
There is an interesting talk on Slashdot about coding here. It's good to see that there is still occasionally some discussions about programming on there.
The article is about Six Ways To Write More Comprehensible Code. It makes size points:
- Comment well and often.
- Use sensible names not obscure ...
X-Box Media Center - For Linux
The critically acclaimed X-Box Media Center which is a HTPC program for the X-Box is planning to work on a Linux version. Bizarrely some of X-Box Media Center inspired Media Portal, the very good and comprehensive HTPC program for Windows.
They are looking for C/C++ developers to help with ...read more
Good resource for icons, buttons, and so on...
Windows Aero UI Development
There is a new article on the CodeProject about retrofitting Windows Aero UI elements to existing applications. Adding or Retrofitting Aero Glass into Legacy Windows Applications - Stefan Kuhr.
It's quite a comprehensive article and means someone else has done the research legwork for you - one of the beauties of ...read more
Boostcon 2007 Presentations
I've been keeping an eye out for any papers/presentations that will be made public from it. Fingers crossed someone will sort out the general public with copies of all the presentations and ...read more
The Future Of OpenGL
This post is just going to be a collection of links to interesting resources and papers on programming, mostly to do with C++.
First up some interesting papers on programming in gerneral. Notes on Foundations of Programming by Alex Stepanov and Mat Marcus - you can read Part 1 here and ...read more
Future Developments - Subversion
GUI Toolkits - GuiToolkit
Porting C++ Applications To 64-Bit
A couple of recent articles on the CodeProject cover the porting of applications to 64-bit. It does mention the datatype problem where the size changes.
The first one is Problems Of Testing 64-bit Applications. The second is 20 issues of porting C++ code on the 64-bit platform.
The second one ...read more
Boost 1.34 Released
PTC Acquires NC Graphics
GCC 4.2 Released
Random GUI stuff - wxFormBuilder
Microsoft Opens Salvo Against Open-Source
I believe knowledge wants to be free, it never thrives when it is being stifled by secrecy. I am an idealist in that regard although I am willing to admit I fail to do enough about it (hopefully I will get around to changing that).
My TortoiseSVN integration into Visual ...read more
Bugzilla 3.0 Released
My favourite bugtracker Bugzilla has just released version 3.0.
New features include custom fields, an XML-RPC interface, per-project permissions, better UTF-8 support and much more.
I think the reason that I like Bugzilla so much is that it is a developer's bugtracker. it is not the prettiest or ...read more
C++ in Visual Studio Orcas
KDE4 Alpha 1 - Knut
At the link you'll see some pictures, which are not radically different but do contain the spiffy new Oxygen icon set. There are improvements to the backend including ...read more