Apparently they are getting really desperate and are behaving like SCO now. If you have tons of getters, setters and other small functions, it is easy to have the same implementation in all cases.
An anonymous reader writes "Nokia announced that moving forward, MeeGo would be the default operating system in the N series of smartphones (original Reuters report). Symbian will still be used in low-end devices from Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson. The move to MeeGo is a demonstration of support for the open source mobile OS, but considering the handset user experience hasn't been rolled out and likely won't be rolled out in time for its vague June deadline outlined at MeeGo.com, could the decision be premature?"
If they really want to make a stament just don't release Photoshop and their other apps for Mac. Sure this will cost them quite a bit of money but for a part it can hurt a lot of professional Mac users and lure them back to Windows (I don't like Windows either but I prefer it above crApple) or let them release Linux versions of their products
The steam client binaries are needed for running a dedicated server. It has been a long time since I used them but from what I remember you needed a steam account (you didn't have to pay) in order to be able to run the server and I think the client was for downloading the data as well (but don't remember it too well).
This is no evidence at all. Valve has released dedicated Linux servers for their games for years including steam. Come on don't take phoroCRAP serious. They make news of nothing.
To give an idea to non-OpenGL developers, OpenGL 4.0 closes the feature gap with Direct3D11. If you want to use OpenGL 4.0 you need to wait a couple of weeks before drivers will be out. In case of Nvidia, the drivers will be launched together with their new GTX4*0 GPUs which are the first Nvidia GPUs with Direct3D11/OpenGL 4.0 support. AMD might release new drivers before Nvidia since their hardware is Direct3D11 capable already.
Thunderbird2k writes "Today Khronos has released OpenGL 4.0. This new version adds a lot of new functionality and closes the feature gap to Direct3D11. Next to OpenGL 4.0, also 3.3 was released which adds new functionality for current Direct3D10-level hardware."
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Demos should run well but from the main menu they don't work for some reason. During development I always ran them from the quake3 console (so 'demo four') and that works fine.
The iphone 3gs has one other advantage it uses the PowerVR SGX 535 instead of the 530 which is used in the Milestone and N900. The 535 is about twice as fast.
Yes I'm compiling kwaak3 using -ffast-math but in all cases it uses libm. It is only a hypothesis on why perhaps a generic soft-float build is not that much slower than a floating-point optimized build. You would expect that a soft-float version is a lot slower because quake3 uses floats for most of its math.
On my project page I mention that Android 1.6 is required since I used the Android 1.6 NDK (previous versions didn't support OpenGL).
As of NDK 1.6, OpenGL is supported.
An anonymous reader writes "Over the last two months I ported Quake 3 to Android as a hobby project. It only took a few days to get the game working. More time was spent on tweaking the game experience. Right now the game runs at 25fps on a Motorola Milestone/Droid. 'Normally when you compile C/C++ code using the Android NDK, the compiler targets a generic ARMv5 CPU which uses software floating-point. Without any optimizations and audio Quake 3 runs at 22fps. Since Quake 3 uses a lot of floating-point calculations, I tried a better C-compiler (GCC 4.4.0 from Android GIT) which supports modern CPUs and Neon SIMD instructions. Quake 3 optimized for Cortex-A8 with Neon is about 15% faster without audio and 35% with audio compared to the generic ARMv5 build. Most likely the performance improvement compared to the ARMv5 build is not that big because the system libraries of the Milestone have been compiled with FPU support, so sin/cos/log/.. take advantage of the FPU.''