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Doug Schaefer
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Great point on the configuration wizard being task based versus feature names. Will make a lot more sense to users. Need to figure out what the task list should be and then pick which features implement those tasks.
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Got Wayland working on one of the desktops I have at home. I started with a minimal install of Fedora 18 and then built up from there following the instructions on the Wayland website. It's not much yet but it's a good start.

I've mentioned this many times in the past, but I consider Wayland the future of the Linux Desktop. Getting rid of X and it's madness will make it easy to build new and innovative environments.

This matters because great environments drive productivity and that's why we have these powerful machines on our desks or on our laps. I know how much they improve my productivity. Both Mac and Windows give me that. Having it on Linux would give me that experience on a great workstation-class OS on any workstation-class hardware I choose.

BTW, yes, I'm trying to bring the term "workstation" back to clearly differentiate it as more than just desktop. And to bring back visions of those great workstations we had before Wintel came and wrecked everything :)
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I want to disavow few of my website on your blog 

http://cdtdoug.blogspot.com/2012/01/change-sometimes-it-just-happens.html

My websites are, angeljackets, movieleatherjackets and hollywoodleatherjacket
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Let's see, some CEO of a company building a cloud dev environment thinks cloud dev is better desktop envs. Really? Really?

http://readwrite.com/2013/04/16/why-cloud-development-environments-are-better-than-desktop-development

Don't get me wrong, cloud dev environments will continue to grow in importance, I want to be able to develop code from my mobile device, as long as it has a mouse and keyboard mind you, but I'd like to see a good analysis of how and when the transition should happen.
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I don't know why but I loathe the thought of writing here instead of blogging. But with Google out to kill RSS, I wonder if I have much choice. And I have a few things I'd like to say. But can anyone see this? Or more accurately how hard is it to discover? And how do I get this on Planet Eclipse? And why are paradigm shifts so hard? ;p
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I have the same concern that killing RSS means killing blogs (especially small ones). This feels like a strike against the open web.
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Oh, hi Google+. Long time no see. What's new...
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And now with screenshots. Interesting how Blogger and Google+ are working together.
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Wow, blogged for the first time in a long time, but this is important to me.
There was an interesting comment on an old CDT bug that raised my eyebrows. it's only been 3 years. other eclipse bugs that I reported are are still open after 9 years. https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=76646 http...
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Very interesting post.
I don't personally use it but I know many who do.
I don't think they would do much without it.
you may say its dead in development but is well alive in use.
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Don't come here much, but every time I do I leave with the same feeling. Google+ blows. Planet Eclipse is even better.
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On a G+ post maybe, but I've seen more on my Blogger blog, which is my point ;)
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The highlight of EclipseCon for me, well, other than the great people there, was the Bling IDE from l33t labs. Game developers using Eclipse to build the game development environment for their engine. It's what Eclipse would look like if it was built today by a bunch of 20 somethings, like the Blender 3D model editor. Inspiring to say the least.
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No, I'm searching hard to see what I can find. Nothing out there. Gonna have to ask them nicely to do a YouTube video or something.

I can't get it out of my mind :). I want that look. But if they don't contribute it, what's our fastest path to get there. Does JavaFX make it easier? Any new UI needs to be rendered on the GPU. They found a way going directly to OpenGL. But then again, they're game developers and are good at that.
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As mentioned in my blog, started working on a grocery list app for me and my wife. May let others use it too. But that's not the point. The more I dig into it, it's a great opportunity to learn about web development.

Tech like node and mongo let you start working locally on your laptop and then slowly scale upwards as you need. First to a PaaS like nodejistsu, then maybe to your own VMs on AWS or whatever, and then maybe to your own data center. If you architect your app right, in theory, you should be able to grow without changing much. In theory...

Anyway, very cool stuff. Way too much fun. 
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I didn't had Internet for two weeks at home. Helps also to get stuff done. :-)
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Finally a new blog entry.
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Maybe Start a community?
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  • QNX
    Developer Tools Architect, 2012 - present
  • Wind River Systems
    2007 - 2012
  • Nortel Networks
    1990 - 1996
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Eclipse CDT Project Lead and Developer Tools Architect
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I am the Eclipse CDT Project Lead which I perform as part of my duties as the Developer Tools Architect focusing on the Momentics IDE at QNX/BlackBerry. My thoughts are my own.
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Been doing Eclipse CDT for a very long time for three different employers.
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    BSc, MSc in Computer Science, 1984 - 1990
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