They have been working on low-level details, so this is a surprising turn-around and it is wonderful news.
I'm not sure if it will make it into C++17, but my fingers are crossed.
That said, I want to ask Dice why they are so eager to kill off Slashdot.
Is there a secret buyer somewhere waiting to grab this domain, Dice ? Just tell us. There are those amongst us who can afford to pay for the domain. What we want is to have a Slashdot that we know, that we can use, that we can continue to share information with all others.
Please stop all your destructive plans for Slashdot, Dice.
"I was just telling Pat this morning as I made sweet Nixon love to her that what the web needed was a whitespace-riddled atrocity. Slashdot Beta is the Tet Offensive of discussion sites, so screw you, you stupid hippies."
Henry Kissinger was said to have been very pleased as well. Dr. Kissinger was quoted as saying "In Soviet Russia, Slashdot betas you!"
Can we do the same for Classic?
I'm a nerd. I read. I'm the one in the museum ignoring the display and reading the description. I want text, easily accessible, clearly laid out, and plenty of it. I'll pay to keep the UI I know and love.
The Beta has none of those characteristics. The Beta site is repellent, unusable, and unneeded. I won't use it, and if ``Classic'' goes away, I won't visit
How much do you actually receive in revenue for each user? I suspect I'll match it to keep the status quo. Ask us what it's worth to us. I'd certainly pay $1/month, and would think about $5/month. I bet that I'm not alone.
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If people didn't grow old and die, we'd turn into a society of stodgy, inflexible people lacking dreams and unwilling to compromise over anything.
That is a remarkably pessimistic view of yourself and others. Do you really think that you have become inflexible, lost your dreams, and are less willing to compromise as you have grown?
I speak for myself, but as I have grown to better understand myself and the world around me, I have become far more confident and flexible. I have figured out how to steadily improve my condition and that includes improvements to the speed and efficacy with which I learn new subject matter.
I mean to never stop trying new things and taking on new risky endeavors. It's just that with advancing age and knowledge, I can do so with a better chance of success.
Digia and the Qt Project has been exploding with great new work.
Qt 5.1 is adding initial support for Qt Quick Controls formerly "Desktop Components". These are packaged Qt Quick controls such as sliders and tables with skins for each of the different platforms.
The Qt Project has just recently started shipping the Qt Installer Framework which is a cross-platform installer framework (that is used by the Qt installers). After managing multiple installers on different platforms for my own open source work, I'm really looking forward to digging into this.
Another huge project is the new Qt Build System or qbs. This is a replacement for QMake and I'm really excited to see how it shapes up against CMake.
With the recent advancements in the C++ standard and Qt, it is a very exciting time to be a C++ developer.