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snikulin (889460) writes "My 6-year old embedded SW happily runs on kernel v2.4 for XScale CPU.
The SW gets a bunch (tens of megabytes) of data from FPGA over PCI-X bus and pushes it out over GigE to data-processing equipment.
The tool chain is based on somewhat outdated gcc v2.95.
Now, by certain technical reasons we want to jump from ARM-based custom board to Atom-based COM Express module.
This implies that I'll need to re-create new Linux RAM disk from scratch along with the tool chain.
The functionality of the SW will be essentially the same.
My question: is it worth to jump to kernel 2.6 or better to stick with old and proven 2.4?
What will I gain and what will I loose (besides modern gcc compiler and the other related dev tools)?" top
snikulin (889460) writes "Venerable FAR Manager (File ARchive Manager) was released under the revised BSD license.
From the project web site:
Starting from October 26th 2007 the unicode development version of Far Manager 1.80 is distributed with its source code under the revised BSD license. We hope that with the help of our community this long awaited project will spring to life.
snikulin (889460) writes "This [livejournal.com] Russian blogger ran a chess match between Mac OS (X?) and Vista's chess programs.
The claimed result: Mac OS beat Vista in 14 moves.
Can someone please repeat the match with all moves recorded?" top
snikulin (889460) writes "Optimus Upravlator keyboard has been announced [livejournal.com].
From the original web site [www.artlebedev.com]:
The Upravlator keyboard is an input device of a new type. Within the case, a 10.8 LCD screen with a resolution of 800×600 pixels is enclosed. Over the screen, there is a board with 12 transparent buttons. Every button features four contacts (at the top, at the bottom, on the left, and on the right). Pressing the button in the middle is possible, too ("fifth contact")."