Archive For July, 2008

15 articles

But Not A Drop To Drink…

By Mike Deliman Congratulations are due to the Mars Phoenix Lander crew.Not only did their mission get it's extension, they found the first part of what they were looking for. They've confirmed the presence of that illusive substance, so critical to life on Earth: WATER! Remember, everywhere we find water on Earth, we find something living in it. Here's the…

Going with the data-flow

By Doug Schaefer I've just been reading articles in Wikipedia on dataflow programming. This programming paradigm captures what I think is the greatest need we face to built the multi-threaded applications of the future. It also explains where a lot of the concepts in UML Actions and Activities come from. From what I understand most of the dataflow languages are…

Wind River Webinar: Q and A

By Mike Deliman Hello All, last week as some of you know I was the featured presenter / presentation for a Webinar. (you may have problems watching that with firefox...) .  During the course of the webinar, we were asked a number of questions, and we ran out of time... Here are some of the questions and answers we couldn't…

Who’s leading anyway?

By Doug Schaefer The LinuxHater linked off to Christopher Blizzard's (from OLPC fame and now at Mozilla) blog on the current state of affairs with the GNOME project. He gives some very eye opening insight into what's happening there and the potential future directions for GNOME, GTK, and friends. It's not pretty, literally. GNOME is getting big in the mobile…

Farnborough Air Show 2008

By Paul Parkinson Earlier this week, I attended the 2008 Farnborough Air Show, one of the highlights of the aerospace industry's calendar. I spent quite a lot of time visiting some of our partners and customers on their exhibition stands, as I'm interested in seeing how Wind River's technologies are used in the end applications. It was also a good…

LinuxHater, a touch of tough love

By Doug Schaefer From now on, I defer all my opinions on the quality of the Linux desktop and the open source projects that work on it to this guy, the LinuxHater. I started reading this blog after I ran across this article on the 'Z' via the 'dot' written by a guy from Google. It really hits home what…

Important safety tip

By Doug Schaefer So when you go to redefine the key sequence in Eclipse to do 'Build All' make sure you're hitting the Ctrl key and not the Shift key. It explained why I couldn't define the CXXFLAGS macro in my Makefile. Instead of Ctrl-X Ctrl-M for build all, I had accidentally defined it as Shift-X Shift-M. Weird (that it…

Now where’s that include file?

By Doug Schaefer Yeah, C++ refactoring is our biggest achievement for CDT 5.0. But here's one I found probably more useful in my day to day use of the CDT (which is getting more and more lately which is awesome). I have a burning need to learn GTK development. I have a little dialog based app that needs to run…

Graphical Skills for BugDay requested

By Martin Oberhuber I just marked bug 238574 for BugDay (July 25 this month) -- but it's a kind of untypical bug: It's asking for a cool Photoshopped screenshot of RSE to make our website look more sexy. The bug has been open for a while now, and it looks like we don't have any committers with sufficient skills in…

A tribute to ObjecTime

By Doug Schaefer As I mentioned recently, I've been thinking of how you could program UML-like actions using C++ in a manner similar to SystemC. As I worked through the workflows of how actions could receive data and signals on input pins and send stuff on output pins, and how they all hook up together, I started to get a…