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Sunny FATE

May 6th, 2008 by Multimedia Mike

Sun recently released a live CD for their OpenSolaris operating system. What’s one more platform for testing FATE? They’re all virtual anyway. Live CDs make us so spoiled these days.


OpenSolaris logo

I got the OS installed in a VMware [Fusion] session. But the operating system wouldn’t boot after the boot loader told it to. I have not had a chance to troubleshoot the issue further.

I wonder what development tools are available under OpenSolaris? Does it just provide gcc? Or is there a proprietary Sun compiler for x86_64? I know Sun invests heavily in compiler optimization, but for their own Sparc hardware; I can’t imagine they would pour any money into making code run well on other CPU architectures.

Posted in FATE Server | 9 Comments »

License-Free SWF Spec

May 1st, 2008 by Multimedia Mike

Today is historic in the grand timeline of technical multimedia documentation (near and dear to my heart): It’s the day when Adobe released — without any questionable license restrictions — documentation for their SWF, FLV, and F4V file formats.

More details at my corporate blog.

Posted in Open Source Multimedia | 2 Comments »

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