Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Okay, then what? (Score 1) 354

The docs roughly say, "POSIX is crufty and a bad API, we're not afraid to not implement those parts in order to get a cleaner interface".

Okay, but what does this new API look like instead? Will the features enabled by these not-implemented APIs be reimplemented in some other, cleaner fashion? Or will that functionality just not be provided at all?

Comment Virtual memory? (Score 1) 148

Question from a layman: Do GPUs have a physical-virtual memory mapping? Ex: Could process A get space on the GPU, then when process B requests memory, the GPU would give process B the physical pages process A used to have (while copying the actual data over) to defragment the physical pages, leaving B with a copy of what A used to own? Or, perhaps process B requests so much memory that the texture space requested by process A gets paged out to main memory?

Comment Re:Sadly.. (Score 1) 352

Isn't that the 80/20 rule? I know I'm guilty of doing the "exciting" stuff on little libraries, then when it comes to the bits like packaging/documentation/etc.., putting it off to "later". It's just not as fun to do those little maintenance stuff as it is the neat parts

Comment Idiomatic Java? (Score 1) 341

I learned Java way back in the 5 days. Obviously things have changed since then (and I was much less experienced). What examples are there of "the right way" Java applications?

For instance, is there a performant HTTP server/proxy that keeps pace with something like nginx whose source I could browse to see the state of the art?

Comment Re:Why to develop anything? (Score 2) 184

People don't magically create software where there isn't a gap to fill (fucking about user interfaces excepted of course).

Everything systemd aside, that's not true. The NIH-syndrome is alive and well. Instead of working on and improving existing software, a LOT of people want to start from scratch just so they can have their braces in the place they like to see them. For instance, I was poking around with protobuf earlier and saw that there are five javascript bindings.

Slashdot Top Deals

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error. -- Weisert