Another year has gone way too quickly, so it’s that time of the year to look back at the past 12 months, but also forward to the next year. This year has been a great year for the POCO community, as we now have a great community that drives things forward. I’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone who contributed to POCO this year, especially Francis, Franky, Rangel, Marian, Pascal and of course Alex. Let’s continue the great work in the new year. Personally, I hope to have more time again to work on POCO next year; there is a lot of work waiting to be done. My biggest goal for 2016 is to bring POCO to C++11/14. A lot of work to achieve that goal has already been done by Marian and Rangel, but there’s still work to do.
Merry Christmas and a best wishes for 2016!
Yesterday I saw Peter Gabriel’s Back to Front live show in Graz, Austria. Apart from it being an excellent show, there is a little connection to the POCO C++ Libraries in there as well. A big part of the show are the visual effects, including live video, which for some effects is heavliy processed. A little digging around the net reveals that these effects were done with openFrameworks. And for some time now, POCO has been a part of openFrameworks. I don’t know if any parts of POCO were directly involved here, but the connection is nevertheless cool.
Merry Christmas from the POCO C++ Libraries and Applied Informatics teams and all the best wishes for 2013!
For the 1.4.5 release, I’ve for the first time put the downloads on GitHub in addition to SourceForge. Since it took a very long time for the downloads to become available on SourceForge (and my frustration with SourceForge has been growing lately, especially after the upgrade disaster), the download page links to the files on GitHub. This lead to an interesting observation. While SourceForge download statistics show around 5.900 total downloads per month for October (which was a new all-time high), as of today GitHub shows a total of 8757 downloads for 1.4.5 after only a week. So where do these contradicting numbers come from? Ideas anyone?
As posted earlier, I will spend this summer in Silicon Valley from beginning of July to end of September. This is a great opportunity if anyone is interested in a POCO training, as I can offer these with significantly reduced travel expenses. I’m also available for occasional consulting services during that period. Please contact us if interested.
I will be in Silicon Valley this summer (July 3 to September 26) and I’m looking to rent a furnished one-bedroom apartment in or near Sunnyvale. If you know or can recommend a place for me and my family to stay at please let me know (guenter at appinf.com). I’ll have an office in the Plug & Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, so anything within about 30 minutes of driving distance would be great. Looking forward to spend this summer in California and to meeting all you POCO users in Silicon Valley!
My best wishes to the people in Japan affected by the recent natural disaster. My thoughts are with you.
Come and meet us at Austria’s Long Night Of Research, Friday November 5. Set the sails with an iPhone in a virtual sailing regatta and win a sailing course on Lake Wörth. See a new innovative system for automatic weighing of trucks on highway bridges. Including our new Reverse HTTP technology for easy remote access.