enjoying salad since 1978.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Libraries in OS X

Libraries in OS X seem to be a point of confusion with some developers. Hopefully these links will explain things a little bit.

"Gamasutra - Porting Games to Mac OS X".

"dyld and the Darwin Linker".

"Mac OS X: Re-routing Dynamic Library Calls".

Alternatively, you could read Linkers & Loaders and never be confused by libraries ever again. A really excellent book.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Xerox Unistroke Patent Invalidated.

The Xerox patent in question is U.S. Patent No. 5,596,656, which covered unistroke symbols. The court held that the patent was invalid because, "The prior art references anticipate and render obvious the claim," or that the unistroke system was not a unique invention.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

SubEthaEdit uses BEEP

SubEthaEdit's network protocol is based on open standards, namely the "Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol" (BEEP). [via Ted Leung]

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

DCR-TRV20 Camcorder

I've been offered one of these to trade for my vaio. I'm really tempted. We'll see if the excitement goes down tomorrow.