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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Released With Major New Features

azi Re:German code comments (238 comments)

Generally it makes no sense to use any other language than English for comments (unless it's some small inside project ). For example, my native language is Finnish and there wouldn't be many programmer around who actually could read those comments if written in such rare language. Therefore I'm wondering, why they used German language in first place.

about a year and a half ago
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ARM In Supercomputers — 'Get Ready For the Change'

azi Re:Does it really matter? (238 comments)

It really doesn't seem like portability should be a huge goal for writing code for top-100 supercomputers.

It depends on what are you doing. If you have relatively short term project (say less than couple of years) you are right. But if you do some serious long term research, portability comes with huge impact. Especially if your project has relatively large code base. Thing is, architectures comes and goes and you can't count what architecture you are going to use five years from now. Another thing is that you might use wide variety of computing sites, when portability is essential, really.

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME 2.12 Released

azi Re:Waiting for apps isn't annoying, focus stealing (495 comments)

Why is it different to start applications from the terminal? I just tested it with KDE (version I use is 3.3.1 if anyone cares) by launching kate (text editor) from terminal and it didn't steal focus. Did I just miss some point?

more than 9 years ago

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