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dave j

Member Since 11 Oct 2002
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2014 05:02 AM

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In Topic: CMake - Force Boost.Python to link python 2.7

20 October 2014 - 04:53 AM


It seems to find both versions of the library, but FindBoost.cmake will choose the higher version and there's no way to tell it to do otherwise.

Currently, I'm using the following as a workaround in my own CMake script:

# hack to force boost to use python2.7string (REGEX REPLACE "[0-9].[0-9]" "2.7" Boost_PYTHON_LIBRARY ${Boost_PYTHON_LIBRARY})

Your regular expression is searching for numeric any numeric - you need to escape the period - i.e. [0-9]\\.[0-9]

You should be able to use EXACT when searching for the package to specify a specific version:

find_package (PythonLibs 2.7 EXACT REQUIRED)

In Topic: 2D Terrain Random Generation

13 October 2014 - 03:43 AM

I also want to post a paid resource (a great one) because in one interview there was a pretty interessting talk about procedural map generation:
http://aigamedev.com/premium/interview/sir-you-are-being-hunted


There's a blog post on the Big Robot site describing how they generate the landscapes in Sir You Are Being Hunted which likely covers the same topics as in the talk.

In Topic: Serious Bash Exploit on Unix

27 September 2014 - 12:33 PM

I can not speak for Mac OS


MacOS uses bash and so is also vulnerable. Apple have yet to release a fix but people can download the bash source code and compile up their own versions with the partial fixes.

In Topic: NVidia launches patent lawsuit

11 September 2014 - 07:38 AM

Yes, that's kind of my non-too-subtle point; if this was just about protecting IP then ARM Holdings would be in the firing line too and not Samsung (as they would more than likely be covered by any license agreement with ARM Holdings) and if it was just about IP protection well, depending on the terms they tried to dictate it could still be a dick move but less so.


There's also the small matter that NV license ARM's CPU technology. Presumably they'd like to be able to access any future updates to this technology - something that may become difficult to do if they sue ARM Holding themselves. If NV finds it difficult getting people to buy its mobile platform now, imaging how much harder it would be if they don't have access to the latest CPU technology.

In Topic: Next Generation OpenGL

12 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

There's not even much in the way of evidence of that.

I'm going on what I remember from reading the ARB meeting notes at the time.

In fact all of the evidence is that Microsoft badly wanted to break into the graphics workstation market with Windows NT, and for that they needed OpenGL. It doesn't seem to make much sense that they'd try to kill OpenGL based on that, does it?

The CAD crowd weren't too interested in the suggested new features that made OpenGL more suitable for game developers and maintaining backward compatibility for them caused many of the problems in the Longs Peak era.

Microsoft weren't trying to kill OpenGL - just trying to stop it being a viable platform for producing Windows games (which would then be relatively easy to port to other platforms).

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