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[News] Serious Progress for Free Software Programming: Pyhton, Eclipse, and Qt

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Python goes Mercurial

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| Python is moving to a distributed version control system (DVCS), but unlike 
| many projects which have moved to Git, Guido van Rossum has selected 
| Mercurial, also known as Hg (the chemical symbol for mercury), as the DVCS 
| for Python   


Not A Product

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| Continuing in my "State of Eclipse" retrospective, today's column is about 
| Eclipse's bipolar nature as both a framework and a product. I think this is a 
| mistake and that we're doing a disservice to both our users and our members.  
| By providing packages and pre-compiled binaries on the eclipse.org download 
| page, we are promoting Eclipse to our users as a product. It's a product like 
| Firefox or Visual Studio: one click to start the downloader/installer and 
| then, moments later, we're running a slick looking integrated development 
| environment for Java or C++ or PHP. As an Eclipse user myself, I admit that 
| this product-packaging is very convenient.     
| But by providing easy-to-install packaged binaries, we're also entering a 
| social contract with our users. In today’s web world, the "download now" 
| button implies a tested and supported product, neither of which we offer.  


Integration Watch: Qt: suddenly resurgent

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| For many years, the Qt toolkit has been the best GUI toolkit available on the 
| market. Better than the Java client libraries (Swing and SWT), better than 
| Microsoft’s libraries, better than the excellent third-party component 
| libraries for .NET, and superior even to Apple’s Carbon and Cocoa GUI 
| frameworks. As to OSS products, such as GTK or wxWidgets, there is no 
| comparison whatsoever.     
| What makes Qt so demonstrably superior are the scope of the library, the 
| quality of implementation and its portability. I’ll get into each of these 
| attributes shortly. But for the moment, I want to discuss the product’s 
| perceived limitations and some recent developments that are of interest.   



Study: Java still top programming language

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| Java has its detractors, but according to a recent reading of the Tiobe
| Programming Community Index, it's still the dominant programming language,
| with little change in its overall popularity since August 2007. Runners up?
| C, (Visual) Basic, C++, and PHP.

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