Microsoft open sources .NET

Microsoft open sources .NET, takes it to Linux and OS X NEW YORK—Earlier this year, Microsoft open sourced a big chunk of .NET, publishing its new compiler, Roslyn, and many .NET libraries under the Apache license. Today, the company took that same open sourcing effort a great deal further. Microsoft announced that its full server … Continue reading “Microsoft open sources .NET”

LGPL License Option Added to Qt

(LGPL License Option Added to Qt) Espoo, Finland — Nokia today announced that its Qt cross-platform User Interface (UI) and application framework for desktop and embedded platforms will be available under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5, scheduled for March 2009. Previously, Qt has been made … Continue reading “LGPL License Option Added to Qt”

Get the Current Hour in Batch files

(from the I dislike Windows slightly less than I used to dept.) In a project I’m working on, I needed a way to get the current hour from within a Windows batch file. This sort of thing is trivial on Unix like systems (or using Cygwin with Windows, which wasn’t an option in this case). … Continue reading “Get the Current Hour in Batch files”

Converting ISO-8859-1 data to UTF-8 (and back again)

Recently I had to convert ISO-8859-1 data to UTF-8. The quick and easy way to do this is to use iconv from the command line. Unfortunately this had to be done from within a Visual C++/MFC application on Windows (so Cygwin wasn’t really an option). Fortunately, I found libiconv-win32. I installed the source and built … Continue reading “Converting ISO-8859-1 data to UTF-8 (and back again)”