Archive for category Q
A nice saturday afternoon, sun is shining, 26Â°C outside and myself is working…
btw: if you know a working solution for the trac ticket spam problem, say having a barrier for spam robots to create and comment tickets, please let me know! Having the ticket section disabled although it could be really helpful in collecting bugs is not very amusing.
We all met in Paris to visit Apple Expo on Friday and Saturday. Andi even made 3 unique Q t-shirts for us! The expo was not what we expected but at least we all met in real world! We had nice 2 days in Paris and already made a plan to visit WWDC next year..
A detailed article with photos of evidence will show up on Q blog in the next days.
So far, cordney*
I know it’s quite some time since the Q Update February ’06. I intentionally wanted to post an update report about the work behind Q at least once each month, but got lost in time and study. It’s been happening quite a lot since February, so I want to sum it up here:
We now have a pretty much stable universal binary, the emulation part works very nicely and we have more time working on features making the user experience with Windows and other systems better. It’s also been happening quite a lot in software, mainly Parallels and BootCamp from Apple.
First is BootCamp: Although it’s only BETA software it works pretty nice from what I have heard. Most of you probably don’t want to switch off your Mac to quickly boot into Windows, I am sure. For those who want to play some games or do some heavy graphics processing (e.g. CAD software) it is a really viable option and we have to thank Apple for this!
Secondly Parallels: The speed is pretty much impressing, it runs at native speed (except for graphics)! The user interface is not very Mac OS X like, but they can work on it. Of course it runs faster than Q atm I have to admit. Work on the virtualizer for Q has been done but got stuck at the end of March. We will give more info on the current status of the virtualizer soon. All I can say is that we are still there and working on Q!
Apart from this many work has been done for Q in the last week. I finished my secret FreeOSZoo downloader for free operating systems that can be downloaded and then started right from within Q (thanks to the developers of the great Transmission Bittorrent Client I had to incorporate into Q for this). We now have our own dedicated server with an own domain running with a subversion versioning system, Trac project management including a wiki and many more to maintain Q development. The most important thing is the wiki included with Trac. We already started working on articles explaining the features of Q and howtos for installing several guests but there is a lot more work to do. We would be happy if you could help out so we can fully concentrate on Q development. If you want to help out drop us a mail and we will give you an account for writing.
I think that’s all for now. For all of you who are curious about the new domain, the wiki and the subversion system: kju-app.org. Also if you have suggestions for the wiki and wanted topics drop us a mail or comment this article.
Have a nice weekend, cordney*
The binaries of Q are now available on a mirror here.
Some people (mainly from China) asked for it, because they cannot access Mike’s kberg.ch domain.
The mirror is updated by me manually everytime there is a new build available.
Now I’ve been part of the Q development team for 3 weeks, I give you a little feedback here.
Q is now evolving much faster than I thought caused by the Universal Binary, Mike is so quick with builds so they are almost nightly Working with Mike is really nice, not only because we can speak our native languages! … I implemented the QemuX importer and found some bugs in Q’s code. Now I am working on a really nice feature, but I will not tell you until it’s release.. hehe, that’s secret!
Q on Intel-boxes is somewhat not quite stable, Mike is working on that, but it’s not quite easy sticking into the QEMU code…
I am currently writing examen in 6 courses, the first one managed today, puhhh! BUT I am working on Q at least two hours a day in the evening. Hope I can order my new iBook (“MacBook”?) next week right after the next Apple press event (please, Steve…!) so I can work on Intel soon.
So long, cordney*
P.S.: Oh man, my English is really bad, should write more articles here to practise it!
Update: Oh and forgot something, from Apple Downloads :