Thursday, July 31. 2008
"KDE 4.1 will rock" said Aaron on his twitter. And this time he was absolutely right.
So if you have hesitated to switch to KDE 4 yet... KDE 4.1 is an entirely different world. Give it a try!
My favorite feature is the great folderview: Now I can have several folders visible all the time from the desktop: My desktop folder, my current projects folder and the Firefox download folder.
Thursday, July 10. 2008
However it is also a fact that Groovy became very popular in a very short time and I find it very astonishing that Sun seems to ignore it. It's even more astonishing since Groovy as way closer to Java than any other of the scripting languages and therefore more natural to Java programmers. This makes Groovy an ideal choice for the fluid glue layer in projects, where most developers are Java experts with little knowledge of other scripting languages.
Continue reading "Sun Announces Support for JCobol"
Thursday, July 3. 2008
Just seen this demo below on YouTube about a prototype of a real 3D desktop. Using mouse gestures you can stack your files on a 3D Desktop, move them around and when hitting other files they adhere to physics and also move like real object on your desk that you hit with your coffee cup. At least this desktop does not make it possible to spill coffee over the desktop.
The demo looks cool - really cool. But one thing came to my mind pretty early: Do I want to work with something like that? Just because it looks cool it does not mean that it is efficient. And efficient file management is essential. And this desktop looks more like a bouncing balls game, where you don't have balls, but files. Oh... and there seems to be something the developers forgot: Working with applications on these files. How do I manage and start applications?
Hm... ok... it's just a prototype and maybe they already have an idea how to actually accomplish doing work with that. But judge yourself...