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Comment: Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (Score 1) 365

by SMOKEING (#48064471) Attached to: Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Gtk+/glib comes to mind at once, with their GObject infrastructure.

Curious in this context is a quote I read somewhere by someone giving reasons why Gtk+ could absolutely not run faster (than Qt, iirc): "Because there is a whole lot of strcmp() which cannot be dispensed with." Now I see why in more specific details: Because this is how classes are identified in Gtk+, whereas in C++, they become integers.

Comment: Re:Bad luck and trouble (Score 1) 51

by SMOKEING (#43803193) Attached to: Meet Pidora, the New Official Fedora Remix For Raspberry Pi

This is a perfect example of brand blunder. No offence to the Canadian team, but a perfect brand blunder it is. It's probably not a direct equivalent of pushing a product badly mis-named for the target market, but it will eventuate in a whole lot of misunderstandings, all totally undeserved.

A little bit of linguistic research would be appropriate. OTOH, we have GIMP, and everyone is getting happily along with it...

+ - What's wrong with Fedora Raspberry Pi remix?->

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SMOKEING (1176111) writes "New Linux distributions nowadays do not necessarily make breaking news, yet the arrival of a Fedora remix for Raspberry Pi managed to attract unhealthy attention, and for all the wrong reasons (Pidora announcement on G+): for any Russian-speaking bloke the word "Pidora" stands linguistically just too closely to "bugger". It's arguably a serious brand blunder), which it's interesting how the Canadian team is (or is not) going to extricate itself from."
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Comment: Re:What good is compiling here? (Score 1) 173

by SMOKEING (#36201852) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Android Security Practices?
> Seriously, what good are programs you can check and compile yourself?!

When source is open, it's not so much for end users to inspect it (although they very well might), but for them to rest assured that *others did*, and verified it's clean.  That's the whole bloody point of any Linux distribution.

He who is content with his lot probably has a lot.

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