They *just now* implemented OpenMP 3.1, a standard 4 years old. OpenMP 4.0 which is now more than 2 years old is unaddressed while GCC has had it for some time(indeed, they recently added support for OpenACC).
Somehow I don't think scientific users are going to be lining up to use it
On most distributions, cross-compilation is often handled by special-purpose tools, entirely separate from the distribution’s package manager. This presents a number of difficulties, including having to deal with how building a package for the target architecture may require additional tools on the host system – an obstacle that must be resolved manually. And, while the tool can resolve dependencies on the target and the package manager can do the same for the host, neither can interoperate with the other.
Exherbo’s new multi-arch strategy instead adds cross-compilation as a built-in feature of the package manager, enabling seamless handling of such issues. This permits a single host system to compile packages for any supported target architecture (which can also be incompatible), without requiring the user to provide manual intervention or custom-built toolchains.
Multi-arch has been worked on for about three years now and the final merge was prepared over the last month. Work continues towards converting packages to take full advantage of the new technology, and all contributions are welcome.
People nitpick the submissions and never complement the good ones.
Speaking of nitpicking, it is "compliment". If we were "complementing" the good ones, we would be adding to the submissions rather than merely commenting on their inadequacies.
Since this operator exists in C/C++, Java and Perl at least, it's hardly obscure
It's called the ternary operator.
You need citations for Congressional use of the "power of the purse"? Really?
Here in the United States, the term Power of the Purse refers to relationship between Legislative and Executive branches of the same government.
The relationship discussed in this sub-thread is between different governments: Federal vs. local ones...
An excellent example is that of the federally mandated minimum drinking age: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...
Briefly, Congress threatened to cut specific funding to states unless they followed the federal government's leadership in setting the drinking age at 21. This despite Congress having no direct authority in the Constitution to make the states obey them. It's a pretty clear-cut case of federal overreach.
p>Laptop: Asus Zenbook UX41LA
After pissing around for half an hour with bios settings, I finally managed to get it to get farther than the grub bootloader. Things seem to work, but KDE crashes randomly, Cinnamon and Unity don't remember window locations and have their own oddities. None of them let me control screen backlighting, even after trying all the 'hacks' posted around the net.
Then I find out that video performs even worse with the open source Intel video drivers.
I know this won't help you now, but in the future you should know that Lenovo Thinkpads have some of the best out of the box linux support I have ever seen. All the little details work seamlessly and effortlessly.