Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 8 declined, 1 accepted (9 total, 11.11% accepted)

+ - FCC's Net Neutrality Plan blocks BitTorrent->

Submitted by master_p
master_p (608214) writes "The FCC's formally issued draft net neutrality regulations have a huge copyright loophole in them; a loophole that would theoretically permit Comcast to block BitTorrent just like it did in 2007 — simply by claiming that it was "reasonable network management" intended to "prevent the unlawful transfer of content." The new proposed net neutrality regulations would allow the same practices that net neutrality was first invoked to prevent, even if these ISP practices end up inflicting collateral damage on perfectly lawful content and activities."
Link to Original Source
Programming

+ - Simple gui toolkit for native C++ apps?

Submitted by master_p
master_p (608214) writes "What is the best GUI toolkit for the following requirements?
  1. C++ native app
  2. only one library to manage
  3. can be written using a simple text editor and the compiler — no UI designer or preprocessing tool
  4. has native-looking widgets
  5. follows established C++ programming principles
  6. is cross-platform
  7. supports OpenGL
  8. supports Unicode
  9. has reasonable online support
  10. has a reasonable API (geared towards simplicity)

It seems to me there is no such GUI toolkit for C++.

Qt is an extremely good C++ gui toolkit, but it has some problems: a) it requires the MOC, b) its signals and slots mechanism is not an established way to do signals and slots in C++ (no static type checking, no binding of parameters etc), c) its memory management mechanism is limited to object ownership; it does not use shared ptrs.

WxWidgets is another good option, but again there are some problems: a) lots of libraries to manage, b) it's programming model does not follow established C++ principles (for example: custom deletion rules, message maps)

There are lots of other toolkits out there, but it seems none of them fulfills the above requirements. My question to the Slashdot crowd is: is there somewhere such a beast or I am looking in vain?"

Software

+ - Open letter to warez sites by mobile app developer

Submitted by master_p
master_p (608214) writes "Alex Kac, CEO/Founder of WebIS, a small software company which makes mobile phone applications, has posted a letter to warez sites explaining how WebIs is deeply hurt by software piracy. Other mobile developers strongly agree with that letter. Alex pretty much begs warez sites not to copy their software, because otherwise he will be forced to close down his company. Big companies like Sun or Microsoft are not really hurt by software piracy, and they have occasionally been helped by letting their products copied freely (and illegally) by almost everyone, but what about small software developers? Is it viable for a small company of under 20 developers to live on writing closed commercial software? And how will warez sites respond? finally, how will RIA/MPAA/SBA can offer protection of small software developers, if any?"

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman

Working...