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Sunday, August 22, 2004

TTimo Interview

Linux Games interviewed id's Timothee "TTimo" Besset. TTimo does the Linux and Mac porting for id's games. They talk about how he got the job, why id makes their games portable at all, and (perhaps most importantly) how far off the Linux binaries for DOOM3 might be.

Friday, August 20, 2004

KDE 3.3 Released

The KDE team has released version 3.3 of their popular Linux desktop, the official desktop (tm) of A.T. Hun. I used the contributed Slackware 10 packages to upgrade. The changes aren't as dramatic from 3.2 to 3.3 as they were from 3.1 to 3.2, but they are still nice. I want to use it for a few weeks and really run it through its paces before I say much more.

Gnome Button Rage

OK, whoever the brain cell is in the Gnome/GTK development team who thought that it would be a good idea to have the "OK" button on the right and the "Cancel" button on the left should be thrown in front of a speeding locomotive. News flash! In English, we read from left-to-right. The button I'm going to use most often should be the one I read first. This wouldn't be a problem except the builds of Firefox and Thunderbird that I use are compiled with GTK2, which is the default (and, AFAIK, the only supported) toolkit. Maybe they've just had too many ceremonial bong hits with RMS.

The Master comments: My take on this is that the some developer managed to sell handedness as the reason for switching the button order, but I personally think this is an anti-Microsoft "they do it THIS way, so we do it THAT way" kind of thing. While this is sometimes necessary (due to patent and copyright bsreasons), I doubt M$ would really want to press the issue, since they had a UI look-and-feel bruhaha with Apple (who deserves the credit, if anyone does, for the graphical UI as it lives today).

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