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What has to be fast? The correct answer is not... 971 Views / 12 Replies  
What has to be fast? The correct answer is not "everything," from your description I would guess that you don't care about, say, sound input performance. So what are your specific requirements, or...
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 1, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Developer Center
No need to assume. Read the first FAQ: ... 1,854 Views / 24 Replies  
No need to assume. Read the first FAQ:

http://developer.apple.com/java/faq/
Posted by thefamousmred, on Apr 30, 2005 at 03:43 PM, in Mac OS X
They think that average users won't want to... 1,098 Views / 20 Replies  
They think that average users won't want to search for things in the developer docs, even if they're installed. For the vast majority of users, this makes perfect sense. Therefore it's the default.
...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Apr 30, 2005 at 03:40 PM, in Mac OS X
As someone who has the pleasure of working with... 1,211 Views / 29 Replies  
As someone who has the pleasure of working with Gecko in my day job, I can back the assertion that the Mozilla codebase is (still) a massive pain in the ass to work with. Apple made the right choice.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 6, 2004 at 11:17 PM, in Applications
Will there be more than one person in the office... 1,757 Views / 53 Replies  
Will there be more than one person in the office who knows anything about Linux? If not, don't use Linux - your lab shouldn't even be having this discussion. Get an OS X server box and be done with...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Nov 5, 2004 at 11:16 AM, in Mac OS X
But can you use that supercheap PC on an... 7,671 Views / 27 Replies  
But can you use that supercheap PC on an airplane? Buying a PC laptop doesn't help much either; carrying two laptops around is a giant pain (been there, done that).

VPC's not obsolete for everyone.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Oct 1, 2004 at 06:34 PM, in Applications
Re: Java File I/O terribly slow 674 Views / 3 Replies  
This isn't much more than a wild-assed guess, but from looking at your code and the results I'd say it's a buffering problem. You creat ObjectInputStreams with a FileInputStream; any object you read...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jun 14, 2004 at 10:52 PM, in Developer Center
I hear it even works in places that don't have... 651 Views / 14 Replies  
I hear it even works in places that don't have internet access. :stick:
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 19, 2004 at 02:02 PM, in Developer Center
Re: Dock Icon Overlays via Java? Possible? 480 Views / 1 Replies  
NSImage nsImage = new NSImage();
NSBitmapImageRep rep = new NSBitmapImageRep(width, height, 8, 3, false, false,
NSGraphics.DeviceRGBColorSpace, 0, 0); // 8bpp,...
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 13, 2004 at 12:57 PM, in Developer Center
VPC can't use more than 50% of your processor... 1,306 Views / 27 Replies  
VPC can't use more than 50% of your processor power on a regular basis because the core of the emulator is single-threaded. VPC puts some things (disk/network/video updates) into separate threads...
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 10, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The 9100 was the desktop version of the 9150. It... 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
The 9100 was the desktop version of the 9150. It was developed, but never sold. I never found out why though.
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 5, 2004 at 10:35 AM, in Mac OS X
http://nubus-pmac.sourceforge.net/ 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
http://nubus-pmac.sourceforge.net/
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 4, 2004 at 12:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Some parts of the JVM may be fast. I sure haven't... 1,677 Views / 34 Replies  
Some parts of the JVM may be fast. I sure haven't encountered them though, and my day job is to write software for it.

Like you said, anything UI-related is glacially slow, especially the Aqua...
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 3, 2004 at 02:55 PM, in Gaming
Strange but true: A good chunk of IL2 Sturmovik... 1,677 Views / 34 Replies  
Strange but true: A good chunk of IL2 Sturmovik is written Java.

Given the relative sloth of Apple's JVM, though, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing for porting.

(not to mention...
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 3, 2004 at 12:16 PM, in Gaming
While we're being pedantic, compilers don't have... 689 Views / 11 Replies  
While we're being pedantic, compilers don't have to produce object code. Some compilers produce more source code - many LISP compilers output C, for example. javac doesn't produce object code....
Posted by thefamousmred, on Apr 23, 2004 at 10:11 PM, in Developer Center
What, like the compiler? :D 689 Views / 11 Replies  
What, like the compiler? :D
Posted by thefamousmred, on Apr 23, 2004 at 04:21 PM, in Developer Center
In reporting the bug, I recommend adding a... 845 Views / 18 Replies  
In reporting the bug, I recommend adding a screenshot that shows why the bug should be fixed. If I were a developer looking at the screenshot from the first post, I'd probably ignore the report...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Apr 23, 2004 at 04:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Or it's less important than you think. Not... 845 Views / 18 Replies  
Or it's less important than you think.

Not every bug gets fixed. Some are deliberately left unfixed, since there are more important ones out there.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Apr 22, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Mac OS X
There is. Tag #0x0112, named "orientation". ... 1,169 Views / 13 Replies  
There is. Tag #0x0112, named "orientation".

More info here (http://park2.wakwak.com/~tsuruzoh/Computer/Digicams/exif-e.html)

For whatever reason it's often set incorrectly, unfortunately.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Mar 31, 2004 at 06:59 PM, in Applications
The distinction *is* artificial. The analogy is... 11,687 Views / 120 Replies  
The distinction *is* artificial. The analogy is perfectly valid, and that validity is why businesses treat software the same way they treat other manufactured goods.

Hardware does NOT always cost...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Mar 8, 2004 at 06:15 PM, in Mac OS X
You are wrong. My analogy is perfectly valid. I'm... 11,687 Views / 120 Replies  
You are wrong. My analogy is perfectly valid. I'm comparing manufactured goods to other manufactured goods. Like it or not, software is manufactured. Software also has a marginal cost associated with...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Mar 8, 2004 at 04:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Whose fault is that, exactly? It is YOUR wallet.... 11,687 Views / 120 Replies  
Whose fault is that, exactly? It is YOUR wallet. If you're not in control of it, you have bigger problems than paying for an OPTIONAL upgrade every 16 months.

<rant>
Why shouldn't people have to...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Mar 8, 2004 at 02:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Hey look! I'm addicted to macnn. Therefore I... 1,185 Views / 19 Replies  
Hey look! I'm addicted to macnn. Therefore I think I have something to say!

la la la la la

Seriously you two...get a room.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Feb 10, 2004 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes and no. The short answer is that Apple can... 971 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes and no. The short answer is that Apple can use a lot of what Sun provides, but Apple also has to (and chooses to) do a lot on their own.

Long answer:
Apple licenses the Java source from Sun,...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 17, 2003 at 07:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: when Java 1.4.2 for Mac OS X??? why so long? 971 Views / 11 Replies  
To expand on this, most Java impementations *don't* come from sun. Most are done by hardware vendors (like Apple, HP, IBM (for mainframes)) or by independent 3rd parties (MochaWorks, Apogee, etc)....
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 17, 2003 at 02:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Perhaps it's because the mac-specific installers... 1,519 Views / 28 Replies  
Perhaps it's because the mac-specific installers contain things like the files for a double-clickable executable (the .app) that aren't useful on Windows? Be thankful that these programs are written...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 9, 2003 at 11:09 PM, in Mac OS X
While I understand the sentiment, proper... 1,519 Views / 28 Replies  
While I understand the sentiment, proper multiplatform design + coding takes a hell of a lot of time + effort. That effort isn't necessarily the best use of resources. Think of it this way: factoring...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 9, 2003 at 03:56 PM, in Mac OS X
That's not entirely correct. There are... 1,519 Views / 28 Replies  
That's not entirely correct. There are applications (primarily containers like JBoss and Tomcat) that require the development tools for some operations. Tomcat, for example, requires a compiler to...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 9, 2003 at 12:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Is that bad? Downloading it from Sun wouldn't be... 1,519 Views / 28 Replies  
Is that bad? Downloading it from Sun wouldn't be a good thing, especially considering that Sun doesn't (and won't ever) provide a Java for OS X.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Dec 7, 2003 at 09:09 PM, in Mac OS X
you are truly wise in the ways of software... 1,279 Views / 18 Replies  
you are truly wise in the ways of software development. I congratulate you on your insight and wisdom.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Oct 16, 2003 at 10:26 AM, in Applications
System requirements aren't on the website AFAIK.... 911 Views / 12 Replies  
System requirements aren't on the website AFAIK. But that doesn't mean Art is wrong. In fact, he's very much right. Panther won't run on anything that didn't come from the factory with USB.
...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Sep 19, 2003 at 03:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Many Connectix engineers moved to MS, yup. 1,932 Views / 51 Replies  
Many Connectix engineers moved to MS, yup.
Posted by thefamousmred, on Aug 27, 2003 at 10:32 AM, in Applications
What, you think you're entitled to free upgrades?... 3,285 Views / 52 Replies  
What, you think you're entitled to free upgrades? The world doesn't work that way...

I agree that it's the only decent one out there, though, which is a real bummer. Fortunately old versions don't...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Aug 13, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in Applications
There's another interesting possibility for... 1,632 Views / 36 Replies  
There's another interesting possibility for Windows-on-OSX: Wine. Wine is a compatibility layer for Linux that lets you run Windows apps without running Windows. Wine was recently ported to OS X,...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Aug 8, 2003 at 05:49 PM, in Mac OS X
*bump* I can't find any references to... 2,384 Views / 39 Replies  
*bump*

I can't find any references to softwindows/powerwindows/whatever on their site anymore....
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 21, 2003 at 12:17 PM, in Applications
That sounds like the Vell-Os storyline, which is... 760 Views / 17 Replies  
That sounds like the Vell-Os storyline, which is quite restrictive. To your credit I don't think I'd appreciate the game as much if that were my only experience with EVN either.

There are a...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 20, 2003 at 12:12 PM, in Gaming
Excuse me? How is explaining the costs of selling... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
Excuse me? How is explaining the costs of selling software in the real world "disingenuous?" I've explained what I know based on my experience selling real software to real people for a living....
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 20, 2003 at 12:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Car dealers have clearance sales just as often as... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
Car dealers have clearance sales just as often as CompUSA does. New stuff comes in, so you have to make room for it by getting rid of the old stuff. In each case the seller is trying to get rid of...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 19, 2003 at 02:40 PM, in Mac OS X
The point is that the platform is already... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
The point is that the platform is already splintered and has been for well over a decade (almost 2!). There are legacy 9 systems still out there, legacy 8 systems, legacy 7 systems, and so on. Apple...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 18, 2003 at 12:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm game. Re: splintering the platform: ... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
I'm game.

Re: splintering the platform:

For starters, the platform has been "splintered" since the very first update to MacOS came out (System 1.1 or whatever). You say that splintering...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 18, 2003 at 11:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Does Honda give upgrade pricing on cars? After... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
Does Honda give upgrade pricing on cars? After all, their new cars build on stuff developed in previous versions....right?

Why should software be different? Sure, I'd *like* it if things were...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 18, 2003 at 12:19 AM, in Mac OS X
What does that have to do with anything? OS X... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
What does that have to do with anything? OS X still contains code from 1984, at least on a superficial level: Carbon, which is the legacy API. If you include Classic as part of the OS, that's even...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 17, 2003 at 04:40 PM, in Mac OS X
9.0 wasn't just an update. It was a BIG update.... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
9.0 wasn't just an update. It was a BIG update. In fact, it was more of a rewrite than an update. Just because you didn't see many visual changes doesn't mean a bunch of stuff didn't change under the...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 17, 2003 at 10:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, by that logic......Panther is a new OS! OS... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
Well, by that logic......Panther is a new OS! OS X is built on top of a BSD-like OS called Darwin. Darwin is currently at v6.6, which is what's used in 10.2.6. Panther/10.3 will use Darwin 7.0. So...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 14, 2003 at 02:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Panther isn't an upgrade. It is a new operating... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
Panther isn't an upgrade. It is a new operating system that happens to be backwards compatible (in most cases) with previous operating systems.

It is a completely new product in the same way that...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 13, 2003 at 07:12 PM, in Mac OS X
postcount++; Panther is a new operating... 4,617 Views / 119 Replies  
postcount++;

Panther is a new operating system. It happens to be compatible with your existing operating system (Jaguar). Your existing operating system will continue to function if you don't...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 11, 2003 at 02:44 PM, in Mac OS X
<rant> Can we please stop asking this... 4,623 Views / 37 Replies  
<rant>



Can we please stop asking this question, and the related one (why not just get a real PC)?

There are many cases where a physical PC is not an option. For example, someone pointed out...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 7, 2003 at 01:57 PM, in Applications
Google is your friend:... 463 Views / 4 Replies  
Google is your friend: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=xlr8+closes&btnG=Google+Search

For example, Google led me here: XLR8 Inc. closes doors...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 3, 2003 at 11:01 AM, in Applications
....and don't forget that you can run MULTIPLE... 1,785 Views / 18 Replies  
....and don't forget that you can run MULTIPLE virtual PCs at the same time. If I need to test something on (say) Linux, Win 98, WinME, Win2k, WinXP Home, and WinXP Pro, does it make more sense to...
Posted by thefamousmred, on Jul 3, 2003 at 10:55 AM, in Mac OS X
VPC is fine. Most of the whiners I've come across... 832 Views / 18 Replies  
VPC is fine. Most of the whiners I've come across who hate it were either using v5 on OS X (which was dog slow, 6 is much better) or were trying to play Doom III or whatever.

I used to use VPC as...
Posted by thefamousmred, on May 27, 2003 at 11:12 PM, in Applications
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