Archive For September, 2008

10 articles

Commercial Unmanned Vehicles

By Alex Wilson Well, it's been some time since my last blog - I guess I suffered from a severe case of blogger's block :-) What prompted me to blog today was my experience flying home from Amsterdam this week, and an unusual news story. As usual I started to doze as the aircraft taxied out to the runway, but…

A cool multi-platform CDT use case

By Doug Schaefer I previously blogged about the VitualBox SDK and the capability it provides to build some really interesting emulation environments, 3D graphics being the one I'm most interested in at the moment. And this is something I'm seeing in the embedded industry a lot lately. Hardware is expensive. These boxes we have on our desks are very powerful…

September Board Meeting

By Doug Gaff The Eclipse Board just completed our Q3 face-to-face in Dallas. We covered the following topics: Miscellaneous general business, including welcoming Genuitec, Obeo, Sonatype to the Strategic Member roster. Update on the Eclipse Strategy Discussion on Industry Working Groups Continued discussion on the dual licensing of runtimes Sustainer and Committer Member representative issues The usual KPI's (Key Performance…

Another legend has eyes on the future

By Doug Schaefer I just finished reading an interview with another legend of the game programming industry, Epic's Tim Sweeney (Mr. Unreal). First it was John Carmack from id (Mr. Doom) wondering how game developers will be able to harness multi-core technologies to improve game performance. Now I see Tim has a very interesting vision for how these technologies are…

VirtualBox 2.0 gains an SDK

By Doug Schaefer When you're an Eclipse developer like I am who is taking advantage of Eclipse's cross-platform capabilities, you need to have a bunch of platforms to test your work on. The incredible growth of virtualization on the desktop over recent years has been a huge help for us who don't necessarily want their offices filled with a dozen…

Time ripe for a Linux console?

By Doug Schaefer I was watching my son the other day on our XBOX 360 that's tucked nicely in our cabinet under the TV with our DVD player, digital cable box, and receiver. He was playing Halo 3, which looks great on our LCD HDTV, BTW. He'd break out once in a while and go back to the Dashboard and…

Get out your lambdas – C++0x

By Doug Schaefer I saw a video of a talk by Bjorn Stroustrup, Mr. C++, who people I work with know I call "Barney", affectionately, of course. In the video, he mentioned how badly he wanted to keep the name of the next major version of the C++ standard as C++0x and not have it slip into the next decade.…

exit() is your friend

By Doug Schaefer I was just reading the Google Chrome cartoon book (an interesting way of presenting designs). One of the things they talked about was how having browser tabs in separate process helps with memory consumption because memory gets cleaned up with the process exits. Otherwise, the constant malloc/free cycle ends up with memory fragmentation that is hard to…

Coming Live from Google Chrome

By Doug Schaefer Well, it's live and I've downloaded it and am using it to write this blog entry. It's Google Chrome. It's a beta, but from what I've seen in the couple of minutes I've used it, it's delivering as promised. Very fast and smooth, even typing here. Better than Firefox? Seems like it, but maybe it's the chrome…

Google has their own browser!???

By Doug Schaefer Apparently the word leaked on an unofficial Google blog site and they followed up with an "oops" official blog post. Either way, the word is out and the web browser "industry" is in for a shake up. Google is releasing their own web browser called Google Chrome. Apparently it includes pieces from Webkit (I'm guessing the browser…