Monday, July 18, 2005

Ohio and 'new'

This last weekend, I got to meet my first real live KDE developer/hacker. Enter Mr. Jaison Lee. He is the KJots maintainer currently and has worked on some other applications. It appears that we are the only two Ohioans that work on KDE according to worldwide.kde.org. If there are others, please drop a line.

The other thing that I found interesting is that the 'new' operator is very smart. It was in fact so smart that it caused problems. If you 'new' an object, delete that object and 'new' a second object of the same type, it returns the exact same memory location for its pointer. I was a bit impressed by this. It however causes problems when you are using those references to account for some sort of uniqueness in a list of pointers. That is more of a design issue that I'm not going to go into. Needless to say, 'new' is doing its job and then some.


  • I'm from Ohio and I'd like to help but I still haven't found where or what to help on. Not to mention I'm not really a programmer. :(

    People have suggested that I do documentation though.

    By Dustin, at 11:12 AM  

  • I'm another Ohio resident who would like to get involved in OSS. The whole idea of Plasma has caught my attention - I'm just not sure even where to begin. Any thoughts?

    By scarz, at 1:13 AM  

  • @scott: Try visiting kdelook.org and kde-artists.org. The forums on kde-artists is a good place to present ideas, mockups, etc. If you have coding experience, be sure to subscribe to the panel-devel mailing list, or just hang out on irc.freenode.net #plasma.

    By p0z3r, at 8:49 PM  

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