11 Aug 2003 Nelson   » (Journeyer)

Right now I have decided to throw some time after the TenDRA project and see what happens.

Doesn't SCO have claim to the copyright of TenDRA? Or some of the libraries in it? I could have sworn that a company they own did a chunk of the work. I'd never sabotage a project or wish a compiler team anything but luck (more is better in my book, I like choice) but with the current SCO situation I'd be cautious, you never know if they may wish to excercise their right as copyright holder to re-license a project. Should it ever become a GCC: GNU Compiler Collection competitor and useful I'd half exepct it from them right now. You could always fork but they seem to take a fairly liberal view of their rights. I'd think SUIF and Open64 would be safer choices if you insist on not working on GCC.

Speaking of, Pascal is included in the Mandrake GCC RPMs anymore. It warms my heart and brings back fond memories. I'm not sure if GPC is mainlining in to GCC of it Mandrake is patching their own cut. As I understand it, GPC has been a work in progress for clse to 15 years so it's nice to see it getting put in to some more popular places. Hopefully this addition will make Pascal and Ada (which has been in the main GCC tree for a while now) more popular choices for some projects.

Hacking

I've been playing with Python and ORBit a bit lately. I'm impressed. I've never seen CORBA so simple before. I've heard it talked up for the last 12 years and it looks usable now. I've dorked around with SOM but it was a nightmare compared to ORBit now. Especially with Python, 15 minutes and I can clients and servers talking to each other. Very sweet.

Other stuff

I'm still high as a kite on cycling, the season usually starts to get a little depressing after the Tour but I'm riding a lot and still loving the bike all the time.

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