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Fighting for Mobile Mindshare

By Doug SchaeferThe more I look into what's happening in the mobile scene, the more excited I get. The smartphone platforms really are the computers of tomorrow. They all have big (enough) screens with touch, most of them have keyboards, connectivity is excellent with both wifi and high speed 3G (Rogers in Canada says it has 3.5G, even better). Heck,…

Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders

By Warren KurisuFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) just kicked off the 2009 FIRST Robotics Championship in Atlanta Georgia.  If you aren’t aware of what the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is, check out this cool video.  I first became aware of FRC when I was visiting a key customer and partner, National Instruments, who asked me if…

Fun with Qemu/Qt

By Doug SchaeferJust for fun (and maybe profit), I thought I'd try and get Qt running on the mini ARM Linux setup that I used for my tutorial at EclipseCon. Low and behold, all I had to do was build it with the compiler I got from CodeSourcery for ARM and it worked! Now there isn't a whole lot of…

WolfenQt: Proof in pudding

By Doug SchaeferAn update to my previous post. As proof I got it working, here's my blog from earlier today. You can't see the flash since apparently the adobe flash player bypasses the widget set and opens a native window directly. Wonder where it showed up... At any rate, lots of fun. And with OpenGL mode turned on, performs quite…

Widgets in 3D: WolfenQt

By Doug Schaefer As the shiny balls spin around in my world, Qt has jumped back into the foreground. My Fedora laptop is busy building 4.5 as I write this and slowly catching on fire (man these things get hot when they're busy working). While that was going on, I took another look at how you'd implement Qt widgets in…

Putting on my Fedora

By Doug SchaeferWell, I did it, I finally did it. I ordered a 320GB drive and set up a dual boot situation with my old Windows install and my spanking brand new Fedora 10 on the rest of the disk. So far so good. It wasn't a perfect process, including a 4 hour shrink of my NTFS partition. But I'm…

March 2009 Eclipse Board Meeting

By Doug GaffWhile most EclipseCon attendees were enjoying the excellent tutorials or participating in the annual Members Meeting, the Eclipse Board was quietly having our quarterly face to face board meeting. As usual, here is a brief summary of our meeting. Elections. We said goodbye to elected Board Members stepping down at the end of their terms: Robert Day, Mik…

EclipseCon 2009 and git

By Doug GaffAs in past years, EclipseCon 2009 was fun, interesting, and exhausting. Thanks to Darin for organizing 4 days of early morning 3-5 mile runs to offset the food and beer! I'm pleased to have made the top 10 tweeters for EclipseCon. Unfortunately, my friends on facebook (a) know without a doubt I'm still a geek and (b) do…

EclipseCon notes and git

By Doug Schaefer Well, I'm back at my day job at Wind and am doing a little reflection on what happened last week at EclipseCon. Despite the rumored lower attendence, I met with pretty much as many people as I do every year, maybe even slightly more. And hopefully that'll translate into growth in the CDT community. And I guess…

IDE in the Cloud

By Doug SchaeferThere's been a lot of talk at EclipseCon here about the "IDE in the Cloud". I missed it but apparently the Mozilla Bespin demo at the e4 talk was quite impressive. It is easy to set up, and it's pretty fast as a code editor. I guess that makes sense since browsers have been heavily optimized for fast…