Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2009

Only good news ;)

Tomorrow my holidays begin, after my bachelor thesis presentation I will hold at the computer graphics institute at the Technical University of Vienna and an exam two hours later.
Its basically the same presentation I held at Fosdem09, spiced up a bit with the most boring parts removed. Needless to say I prefer a 15min talk a lot over a 30min talk ;)
A big thank you to Hans-Peter Bernhard, my previous informatics teacher, who made all this possible.

Furthermore the xcb guys seem to have found the reason why the pure-java backend blocked (thanks a lot to Jamey Sharp). I haven't had the time to try it out, hopefully it will solve the problems and make the pure java backend finally useable after all.
If somebody would tell me tiered compilation would be enabled in JDK7 for sure, along with saturated cast instrincts (6850613) my day would be perfect ;)

So far ... only good news :)

Samstag, 6. Juni 2009

Rewrite ... finally

Finally the rewrite version is available in the repo.
It is not production ready and still has a few known bugs.
At least it builds ;)

Took me ages to start fighting with mercurial, however turned out to be a lot less horrible than expected.

The rewrite version features two different backends, for now only the native backend is functional.
You can find more details here.