Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Java 6 Port on Leopard

Recently latest Java has been partially ported to MacOSX. Still no sound support, UI libraries still require X11, no mach thread priority and other odds. However, if you run JRuby or JPython on top of it, it works faster than originally written implementations on C++.

I did not tested JRuby, but latest JPython 2.2.1 runs Fibonacci test 10% faster than CPython 2.5.1 on the same machine.

Links:
1. Java 6 port for MacOSX: http://landonf.bikemonkey.org/code/macosx/ 
2. Jython: http://jython.org/

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Input Switch For Leopard

In Leopard 10.5 my option for International support that stays for "Allow a different input source for each document" no longer exists.

Why, Apple, why?! Steve, along with 3D dock you gave me that I pimp myself, what's wrong with multi-language support on each window separately and why I have to switch between four keyboard layouts all the time?..

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pimp Your Dock

I've just found yet another pimpizer for things and this time it had pimped my dock. Twice. Maybe previous arrows was better?

Mmm... No, I am not sure. This one is slightly better try:


Now, if you want, go and pimp up yourself. ;-) Here is the link: http://www.malcom-mac.com/pimpmydock/

Friday, November 02, 2007

If you drink too much, then next morning, after Halloween party...