Archive for March, 2008
OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due in September, and it promises to be worth the wait. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, plans on OpenOffice.org 3. are getting very concrete, and the firts (beta) results are looking promising.
Adobe’s company chief executive Shantanu Narayen said that his company started the development of a Flash player suitable for use on Apple’s iPhone.
Nicolas Lierman from Boulevart, wrote a fancy AIR application which brings the power of Google Analytics to the desktop.
Google Analytics is a web service to help businesses figure out where their visitors come from and how they interact with their sites. Analytics Reporting Suite is an Adobe AIR application that brings Google Analytics to the desktop.
In this article, he talks about his experiences on porting the Google Analytics web version to an Adobe AIR application and also about their plans for the suite’s future.
You probably read about the AIRbus tour in the U.S. Well, it is finally coming to Europe… Oh, it’s not a bus.
First of all: I hate Outlook.
But… Previous(successful) attempts to sync both my employer’s Netscape Calendar, my Google Calendar and my HTC PDA are as follows (no, don’t laugh):
- I sync my employer’s calendar server with an old Qtek 2020 PDA
(The Netscape Calendar server at work can only sync to old Pocket PC 2003 devices… )
- I then run a tool on the good old Qtek called GooSync to sync my employer’s calendar with Google
(GooSync is nifty tool, but the freeware version is limited to about 3 weeksof sync window…)
- I then run the same GooSync tool on my new HTC phone and I end up with 3 nicely synched calendars: Netscape at work, my 2 PDA’s and Google Calendar
(FYI: In GooSync I’m using another userid/password but pointing to the same Google Calendar)
As you can see, not really flexible… Which makes me start to *tolerate*Outlook :o)…
This morning, I stumbled across Google Calendar Sync, which allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. Hmmm… Interesting.
So, I decided to give it a try and yes… 5 minutes later my Google and Outlook (yuk) calendar are up-to-date.
But… where does it leave me with my calendar sync on my HTC ?
It’s only a partial success: I got rid of the GooSync tool on my HTC device and can now sync nicely using ActiveSync without the limitation of Goosync. But… I still need to manually (Goo)Sync my Qtek 2020 with Google in order to get my employer’s meeting bookings.
If anyone out there has a solution, let me know :o)
- Firefox 3 Nightly (PGO Optimized): 7.263ms
- Firefox 3 Nightly (02/25/2008 build): 8.219ms
- Opera 9.5.9807 Beta: 10.824ms
- Firefox 3 Beta 3: 16.080ms
- Safari 3.0.4 Beta: 18.012ms
- Firefox 22.214.171.124: 29.376ms
- Internet Explorer 7: 72.375ms
So what is Profile Guided Optimization?
When building (compiling) Firefox, a set of tests are run and the data from these tests are used to optimize the compiled code. The data from the tests enables the compiler to aggressively optimize code in Firefox. The data represents how the program is likely to perform in a production environment. Basically, it runs the Firefox code to see what functions get used the most and optimizes the final code around that data.
Profile-guided optimization is a relatively new feature in both GCC and Visual C++ that improves the quality of generated code.
IE already doing this
IE7 was build with Profile-Guided Optimizations and gained a 8% performance improvement with no additional code change.
For more information about Profile-Guided Optimizations:
– Profile-Guided Optimizations in Microsoft Visual C++
– Building with Profile-Guided Optimization
Sources: gemal.dk and cybernetnews.com