Monday, August 29, 2005

gap comes along...

Thanks to the keen help of Robert and Gregory I was able to fix so,e s,all but annoying bugs in both FTP and Graphos and thus both applications made a further step towards usability. I think that FTP is almost ready for a first "beta" release, I am waiting for some feedback, especially bug reports.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Kaffe on Solaris/Sparc

Good news! I compiled kaffe on sparc solaris 2.6 using JIT and pthread on my dual-processor box... and yay all regression passed! included te 4 jni tests. I have never seen this on that box since years. Cheers!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Kaffe on Darwin

Kaffe on Darwin is fine again, using interpreter and pthreads. It passes all regressions happily.

last night efforts... wx and DOM

I continued my effort to shape wxMotif in a better form on IRIX but until now no real progress... The code is ugly and although Vadim (vadz) was kind to me and spotted various methods to improve... the output was still none (ok, apparently I didn't break anything either).

The other interesting discussion I had was on IRC with Stefan. The problem is again the lack of applications in some areas and the quality of others. Today's menu was "browser". Apart from the usual talk of porting other engines... the idea of writing our own rised up again. ANd this one it seems promising.
We should start the browser work in making a sort of webcore. That one should be based on a DOM renderer, so that the translation of XML, HTML or whatever into o a DOM can be a separate module. Help in this regard could come from the Iconara DOM framework and the expat library. Makign a simle XML parser should be easy with these tools and so we could concentrate on other issues like the rendering without loosing time in the parser. Once the foundations are set, an HTML->DOM plugin could be done and added inserted into Iconara. Also this approach would force us into a good separation of tasks and thus in the future even iconara itself migh be replaced.
If this talk will have a future I don't know, but I'll think of a project code-name!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The beginning

Everything has a beginning... and so also my blog. After different people showed interest in a potential blog by my side, concerning mainly my open source activities, I decided to create one and see how well I come along with it.
I do not promise regular updates... nor is the life of this blog guaranteed.

I assume that the main focus will be on my development activities in Kaffe, GNUstep... and possibly generic comments about my visions of the world of computing.

Maybe also comment on my current music, photography and vision of the world will find a way here... we shall see.