Archive For August, 2008

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Where’s Wascana 1.0?

By Doug Schaefer For those who haven't heard of Wascana, it's a lake in the center of my birthplace, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It's a beautiful oasis in the middle of the bald Canadian prairies and my last trip there inspired me to name my Eclipse CDT distribution for Windows desktop programming after it. Around this time last year I realized…

Open Source Handhelds

By Doug Schaefer Quite a while ago now I posted about the open source gaming device from Korea know as the GP2X. At the end of the day, it ended up with a storied history and while I love the concept of a handheld mobile device for which you can write your own applications, their execution as a company out…

Android SDK goes beta

By Doug Schaefer Well, if you follow the embedded industry even from a distance, the news that the Android SDK has gone beta is old news by now. I've been so busy p2-izing our upcoming Wind River products that I haven't had time to write here. Time to get my priorities straight :). Any whoo, there's a lot of competition…

Eye Candy on the Linux Desktop

By Doug Schaefer My crusade for a better Linux desktop continues. After reading a recent rant from someone at the Inq and recent predictions on what Linux will look like in 4 years time, I thought I'd give another shot at improving my Linux desktop. I've been using it heavily from the command line for manufacturing media for upcoming Wind…

How many threads? No way!

By Doug Schaefer Well, I thought I was being sneaky when I googled for the Intel Larrabee paper that is being presented tomorrow at SIGGRAPH and thought you had to be an ACM member to get a copy but then found it on the Intel site. Everyone else seems to have found it too. To save you the hastle, here…

Carmack the Magnificent

By Doug Schaefer (BTW, the title of this blog entry is a spin on one of my favorite TV personalities from many years ago, Johnny Carson) I just finished reading an interview Tom's Games did with John Carmack, the mastermind behind id Software. I love hearing from him. He's very respected in the gaming industry, is a really smart guy,…

I love OCD

By Doug Gaff No, I’m not talking about locking the front door exactly 3 times before going to bed or using a new bar of soap each time I wash my hands à la Jack Nicholson. I’m talking about On-Chip Debugging – using JTAG tools for device software debugging. I got my start at Wind River working on JTAG-based debuggers.…

How’s build working for you?

By Doug Schaefer It's been a crazy couple of months for me. The list of things I need to do has been badly encroaching on my time for Eclipse community work. But it's all been good and we're working on some really cool stuff with p2 internally here at Wind River which should turn into community work as well anyway.…