Archive For December, 2008

15 articles

Predictions for 2009

By Doug SchaeferI'm not usually one to make predictions. It's hard for me to tell the difference between a prediction and wishful thinking. But this article over at the Inquirer (still the best place to get an honest take on the industry along with /.) got me thinking about a couple of things I think are going to be important…

A look at WebKit

By Doug SchaeferA few days ago, I was playing with Google's V8 JavaScript VM library and got it compiling with MinGW in Wascana. I submitted the patch to make it work but I haven't heard back. I guess it could be the Christmas break.But one thing that struck me odd recently was an announcement that the next rev of Android…

I’m addicted to information

By Doug GaffOver this lovely holiday break, I have decided to catch up on {everything}. Starting next year off with a clean to do list seems like a good idea. Before I left work for the holidays, I managed to get my inbox down to 3 or 4 items. (If you think you're one of those 3, you'd better remind…

VirtualBox 2.1 and assorted Christmas Fun

By Doug SchaeferJust some random thoughts on this Saturday after Christmas. My family and I had a good Christmas, despite a little "Fun with Autism" moment with my Autistic son, but it's all better now (patience is a key survival technique in our household). Yesterday was Boxing Day in Canada, which is a holiday here despite all the stores being…

I could have had a V8, oh wait, I do

By Doug Schaefer I've always been intrigued by programming languages and what makes them tick, and what is the best one for what situation. That's why Dave Thomas's keynote at ESE still has me thinking about the mix of JavaScript and C++. So much so that I spent a few hours this weekend while waiting out the snow storm to…

Fun with FEEDJIT

By Doug Schaefer I'm not sure if you noticed, or are reading this blog from one of the syndication sites it gets copied too (like Planet Eclipse, or the Wind River Blog Network). But if you check back to the original site and scroll down a bit, you'll see a new panel called the FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed. I know…

December 2008 Board Meeting

By Doug Gaff Eclipse Board of Directors just completed our Q4 face-to-face in San Francisco. This was a 2-day meeting jammed with topics. I've focused this tome mostly on the committer-related issues. Watch for the official board minutes, and my apologies for the length. Board topics: Project Plans and the Roadmap Industry Working Groups and the Eclipse Mobile Working Group…

Fun with my little VIA console

By Doug Schaefer At the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose this year they handed out little VIA embedded EPIA systems to the attendees. I'm not sure everyone got one, but I was thrilled. It has a embedded VIA processor with a chipset that includes Unichrome 3D graphics, and also include a hard drive, ethernet, VGA, four USB ports, and…

Time for Distributed Source Control is Now

By Doug Schaefer Imagine this scenario. You're part of a small team that's been following the CDT closely and have adopted it as the IDE for your commercial platform. You grab the CDT source at times convenient to your product deliver schedule and work on a local copy fixing bugs you find as you go through product testing. You're not…

x86, the ultimate applet engine?

By Doug Schaefer I need to watch out or people will start calling me a Google fan boy or something (well, too late). It seems everything they come up with lately grabs my attention. And I guess it makes sense, because they seem to be heading in a different direction than a lot of people, and more in a direction…