Most of it is going forward, if you read some of the links you'll see that very thing discussed, converting native widgets to WebUI where possible.
dllhell has always been a problem, you just don't realize it because you hide the process behind a package manager and you update all of your software at once most of the time. Since the repos at the package manager get all the software working together and built, you don't see the problem. Its there. Someone else does it for you.
Generally doesn't work when you start using closed source apps on Linux, which people in the real world do.
Or when you need to use an old version of some software and the new version of some library that some jackass (like the gtk team) went and changed function names and class names
Firefox is an app that runs on XULRunner. XULRunner uses no native widgets, it has its own widget set and its own interface definition language, XUL. Firefox's entire user interface is written in XUL. The widget set in code is the same for OSX, Windows, Linux, Solaris, and whatever else it runs on.
The interface only looks different between windows and linux or mac because the default CSS theme for the application is auto detected and selected at startup so the widgets 'look and feel' native, but again - they aren't.
You can make the widgets look like any OS you want, make it act a lot like most other OSes as well, though some functionality is different such as the file open dialogs and such, which I guess you can count as 'widgets', which are actually native depending on OS/features.
At Mozilla, there is only XUL - http://www.mozilla.org/keymast...
Seriously though - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X...
The could have just used SWIG like the rest of the planet.
Is Qt licensed in a way that benefits Google (or me)? No.
Hence why they are rolling their own.
GPL and LGPL are just too much of a distribution pain in the ass for companies that have real size to them (i.e. targets of raving fanboys and lawyers).
Okay, Google could pay to license Qt like a normal company, or they could just make their own minimal (for now) toolkit
They still do, but just not this one.
We've had that for years already, and no, its not all that useful in computer chips. You need very specific directed communications almost exclusively except for the clock pulse.
Still want to know why their 'useful' content delivery platform won't run on my case-sensitive OSX partition
And no, I don't give a shit that I can make a case sensitive partition and play symlink hell games to get it to work. Its fucking ridiculous that it doesn't support case sensitive filesystems.
Of course not, do as I say, not as I do!
So some people made donations, then followed all the rules for editing their own stuff
No one is even bitching that what they wrote was misleading. The entire complaint is simply that it happened at all.
Thats fucking retarded, shut up and crawl back in your scumbag, drag others down to your level hole. Slashdot should go with it for posting this kind of crap.
What the fuck is wrong with you people, most of the big donators are fucking editors, these people are 'in to' wikipedia, of course they edit stuff THEY KNOW ABOUT
Unless they are lying, misleading or misrepresenting, then whats the problem? Come up with an actual problem with what they did before you blow it out of proportion.
They followed the rules and aren't a problem, STFU FFS.
Drones are autonomous.
RC planes/helis/quadcopters are not drones unless they have autonomous flight systems on them.
I have 2 electric RC helis, 3 RC aircraft, and 2 quadcopters. All of them are R/C aircraft until I flip the switch on the transmitter that puts them in auto mode and they go off and do their preprogrammed course.
One aircraft can be both, and almost certainly are.
And do what? Shoot maybe 10 people
Its not like the gun is going to actually get them through the 20 or so doors that are locked from the outside using electronic locks controlled by men who have been trained not to open the doors in a hostage situation?
This isn't NCIS or CSI, all these silly cute little ideas you have and post on slashdot
You aren't coming up with anything new.
My glider is silent when the motor isn't running and I have absolutely no reason to land if I'm just dropping off a package.
Its called 'dropping' off for a reason.
Considering my glide slope is something like 150 horizontal to 1 vertical, I can travel a LONG ways silent with just a little altitude extra.
Not on a scale thats large enough to matter without running a foul of the USG and its related subordinates.
Its illegal as all fuck to jam GPS for many public safety reasons, and jamming doesn't stay contained to the tiny area above the prison.
Likewise, my drone will simply use inertial navigation data if the GPS goes out until it can recover a GPS signal. After an extended period if it doesn't have GPS its set to land, for safety, but it does fine on its own with a simulated failure for several hundred feet, can't imagine it would have problem hitting a prison yard even if they jammed GPS.
What prison have you been in (not on TV) where the guards carry guns?
Whats that? None of them? Because they don't want the prisoners to have the ability to steal a gun? Oh, duh.
I love how slashdot gives all these silly willy nilly ideas