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.
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 :)
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.
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.
This is a first review of my thoughts and prototypes of a new build system framework for CDT to replace the existing Managed Build. It's much simpler and more flexible, in theory. You can be the judge and set me straight :).
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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...
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.