Vista Is A Coming
Comparison of environments
GUI Design - and how to make computers easier to use
Today I have had the pleasure of working on a 23 inch Apple Cinema display. It runs at a lovely 1920x1200 resolution - that is a lot of desktop real estate. The reason I wanted a larger monitor more than a new computer was that I was struggling to use the ...read more
KDE Happenings and Version 4
More on STLPort and Microsoft STL performance
Just a short post to add some clarity to my previous post on the subject of using STLPort with Visual Studio 2005 instead of the Microsoft STL implementation.
The code used in my observations is a C++ MFC based application. The STL used are mainly containers with virtually zero iostreams ...read more
OpenGL In Python
pyOpenGL provides access to OpenGL in Python.
PyOpenGL includes support for OpenGL v1.1, GLU, GLUT v3.7, GLE 3, WGL 4, and Togl (Tk OpenGL widget) 1.6. It also includes support for dozens of extensions (where supported in the underlying implementation).
Related (and unrelated) 3D libraries are also ...read more
GUI Toolkits - For Python
I'm depressed as today, I had an extended demo of a MacBook Pro. One of the guys at work has just bought one, and now I want one...
It is astonishing simply how good OSX is. During the demo I saw how much it works like the way I ...read more
For the creative types - Ubuntu Studio announced
It is a multimedia creation derivative of Ubuntu. It "is aimed at the linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional". Sounds interesting, lowering the bar for peopel creating content ...read more
Windows Vista - Superprefetch
Vista has a new Superprefetch feature which is supposed to help launch applications faster because it is supposed to predict the future.
Essentially it will give a perceived boost in performance to the user by predicting which applications may be run next and prepares for it.
I don't know ...read more
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
Crystal Space 1.0 Released
Back in the olden days when I was at university I remember one of the projects I had a play with was Crystal Space. I think I discovered it through the old 3D Engines List.
Finally after ten years version 1.0 of the Crystal Space library has been released ...
GUI Toolkits - wxWidgets - The Future?
Game Programming - Management Games
One of my guilty pleasures is Football Manager (and previously Championship Manager), it is definitely my favourite type of game - open-ended, considered, and graphics are not the most important part - it is gameplay.
On the SI Games website there is a forum with a programmers corner. There is a great ...read more
Linux on PS3 with a bootable CD
Vista Gaming - Not so friendly for Indie developers
This article describes the problems ahead for indie developers on the Vista platform.
The new Game Explorer feature seems to be the new point of call for games on the system. Unfortunately the price to get certificated for it can be substantial when someone is coding in their spare time ...read more