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by Tuxman
2017 Oct 26, 14:55
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: manage static websites with visual studio
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: blog: manage static websites with visual studio

Sounds like something you actually should not do. Not every abomination is a worthy achievement. But I love how this discussion has an entirely different headline ( topic ) than its related blog article. Should we talk about "managing static websites with visual studio" or about "managing static web...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 13, 14:48
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully

While I'm against the common programming doctrine about using "the right language for the right job" (what a load of tosh - we don't need 20 programming languages - a single one is just fine as long as it's C :wink:), I am a big fan of having 20 specialised applications hackysacked-together to do t...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 11, 22:35
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully

That said, I couldn't live without superficial nonsense like astyle ; a personal weakness, to be sure, but what's a cup of tea without a scone? :D What a coincidence: Clang has clang-format which seems to do just that . You, being someone who continuously adds weird stuff into a file manager, shoul...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 11, 06:43
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully

Clang really does like to warn about every little floating piece of dust possible... Which is one of the reasons why I like it and usually add /Wall to the clang-cl calls (old habits etc. etc.): Meaningful style and compatibility warnings with random suggestions how to make them go away - with colo...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 05, 15:34
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully

Beta versions are fine for me as long as they work as intended (or, in some cases, at all - keeping expectations low won't disappoint you at so many points in your life). I've read that GCC, in general, is far from being a decent compiler, it tends to over-optimize your code by removing deliberately...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 05, 14:33
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Khronos: A Plugin for Ageing Gracefully

Doesn't the inclusion of "efficiency improvements" basically tell us that previous versions were not efficient ; or are you a knight of the Order of Relative Efficiency which I have just imagined to exist and which religiously assumes that efficiency isn't binary ? Also, how is Version 7.1 of (MinGW...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 02, 15:06
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v3.5 final released
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: xplorer2 v3.5 final released

are you using some registry cleaner No. :) another simpler explanation is that you UNinstall xplorer2 first then install the new version. I don't - but this "error" has been observed by me for a number of versions now. I thought that maybe something re: default folders was changed, but this does no...
by Tuxman
2017 Oct 01, 13:18
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v3.5 final released
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: xplorer2 v3.5 final released

I didn't even know that there was a 6-month update cycle. I wish more developers would have a 6-feature update cycle instead. ... Now I wonder if I should get a 4K display. Thank you, nikos! edit: And once more it failed to detect my previous installation folder and defaulted to a different one. Why...
by Tuxman
2017 Jul 06, 09:01
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: xplorer2 in the store?
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: blog: xplorer2 in the store?

Time to rewrite x2 in Rust!
by Tuxman
2017 Jun 12, 19:14
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: will xplorer² get support for file history ?
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: will xplorer² get support for file history ?

That's not xplorer²'s fault then.
by Tuxman
2017 Jun 05, 17:01
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Symmetry
Replies: 39
Views: 1008

Re: Symmetry

I already have several rooms and they are nicely filled with computers, vinyl LPs, CDs, whisky and lost hopes. :)
The OP was about symmetry though, and still nobody mentioned Archimedes and/or Euclid. Times are a-changin'.
by Tuxman
2017 Jun 04, 01:28
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Symmetry
Replies: 39
Views: 1008

Re: Symmetry

The GNU LGPL doesn't seem very draconian... (...) I always release code anyway The relevant difference between the numerous open source licenses is not what you do with them, it is what others do with them. GNU's licenses, including the LGPL (which gracefully extends the linking permissions, hooray...
by Tuxman
2017 Jun 03, 22:26
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Symmetry
Replies: 39
Views: 1008

Re: Symmetry

Indeed, the number of C UI frameworks which are not statically bolted upon the Win32 nightmare is small. GTK+ as the standard still has similar issues as Qt has, minus its shinyness but also including licensing restrictions which make redistribution gross, at best. Outside C, the grass is much green...
by Tuxman
2017 Jun 03, 16:37
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Symmetry
Replies: 39
Views: 1008

Re: Symmetry

one of these days I'll look into Qt as a going concern, but every time I sit down and say "Today's the day!" I find some reason to get up and clean the loo. I guess that's not what they meant by "Qt is everywhere". But you would probably like it: Qt-based UIs are shiny ! Its license suggests you no...
by Tuxman
2017 Jun 02, 23:55
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Symmetry
Replies: 39
Views: 1008

Re: Symmetry

Well sure, as part of the compiler (no one ever said you had to use them, or worse, redistribute them). :shrug: I never really felt the urge to use MinGW for something loosely related to application development. I did some Cygwin stuff a few years ago and I vaguely remember that Cygwin always requi...