Older blog entries for mikem (starting at number 3)

C++ templates suck.

i just spent half a day getting Jade to compile, because the damn thing is packed to the rafters with templates.

Of course, every damn compiler implements templates in a different way. Try deciphering this load of trash:

In file included from ../include/CharsetInfo.h:11, from CharsetInfo.cxx:8: ../include/Vector.h: In instantiation of `Vector<RangeMapRange<unsigned int,unsigned int> >': ../include/RangeMap.h:27: instantiated from `RangeMap<unsigned int,unsigned int>' ../include/UnivCharsetDesc.h:73: instantiated from here ../include/Vector.h:50: `Vector<RangeMapRange<unsigned int,unsigned int> >::operator [](unsigned int)' has already been declared in `Vector<RangeMapRange<unsigned int,unsigned int> >'

After banging my head againt the wall for a while, i discovered the problem i'm having stems from template instantiation with consts. The compiler doesn't like two member functions in a template class differing by only a const... Something like

int operation[](int x) const; int operator[](const int x);

It compiles better if i remove the AC_C_CONST check from configure.in, but won't link now...


Wierdness. Realplay streaming seems to not work with KDE2, but work with KDE1. I don't get it.

Apparently the answer to X Z-order problems is to use MWMHints... you can remove the borders and title bar on a managed window that way. Could look cool to make all wine windows work like that... so they are managed, but look like a normal Windows window.

Trying to get X and KDE WM to co-operate with Wine's Z-order is a painful job! i'm really tempted to start writing a new window manager that understands and cooperates with Wine... perhaps hack Wine support into fvwm95?

Jeremy Allison seems a little bit supportive of external access to Samba's named pipes layer. Not sure that he understands that i need dynamic access though...

On the up side, JJJ's streaming is working again :-)

13 Jan 2002 (updated 14 Jan 2002 at 04:46 UTC) »

lkcl vs. the samba team

I implemented basic (non-network) Named Pipes Support in the Wine project. I am investigating how to add support for Named Pipes over the network.

After reading Luke's article on the front page, i have to say i mostly agree with what he says. Despite his bitterness, he does have a point.

Samba is the NetBIOS gateway in Linux, yet the leaders of that project have provided no way for any non-samba code to access NetBIOS functionallity. Windows multiplexes almost all it's network access through ports137 and139. They should at least accept a few basic hooks so that others can get the job done. The Samba teams' attitude is basically just port-hogging.

Perhaps the best solution is to write another port 139 listening daemon that sorts through requests and passes accesses to shares to samba... to get under samba. Such a thing would cause a great performance hit, but maybe then the Samba team would get the message...

my $0.02 worth.

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