Seems the Trolls made it, qt-project.org is online 😉 Grats.
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie died at home this weekend.
Even today, 30 years after their initial creation, many people work on Unix like systems (like Linux or Mac OS) and develop in (Objective) C(++).
For me C was one of my starting languages for my real programming work and even today I analyze the whole day software written in C for embedded systems that control our modern world, be it the flight control of airplanes or engine control of cars.
Without his initial ideas and work, today there would be no Linux kernel, no Mac OS, …
We all owe him a lot. He changed the world.
Thanks for your great inventions! You won’t be forgotten.
Just two impressive Ritchie cites:
“Unix is simple and coherent, but it takes a genius – or at any rate a programmer – to understand and appreciate the simplicity.”
“The greatest danger to good computer science research today may be excessive relevance. If we can keep alive enough openess to new ideas, enough freedom of communication, enough patience to allow the novel to prosper, it will remain possible for a future Ken Thompson to find a little-used Cray/1 computer and fashion a system as creative, and as influential, as Unix.”
Finally some sustainable announcements about the future of Qt and its open governance project:
I hope this will be well received and we will see yet another increase in contributions to our Qt/KDE ecosystem 😉
Thanks for all the effort to all people who made this possible!
Christoph and me cleaned up the visualization of the code folding for KDE 4.8 a bit. In the snapshot, the left image shows the old behavior, and the right one shows the new behavior. The background highlighting appears as soon as you hover over the code folding bar. We hope you like it Mockups of how to make it even better are welcome, of course! You can try it by building Kate yourself, if you want.