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WvStreams 4.2

  • 17th Nov, 2005 at 11:28 AM

I feel compelled to tell you that I've released WvStreams 4.2.

I was going to tell you how wonderful WvStreams is, what new features it has, and how excited you should all be. Except you'd only be really excited if you're a C++ programmer. And need a library that does what WvStreams does.

But if you do, it's just grand.

A couple of months ago, the server at work which hosted a lot of our Free Software things was pulled off-line. So I think I shall try to get our mailing lists working; we have a new machine in the corner that seems to be a likely candidate for this sort of thing.


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17th Nov, 2005 16:51 (UTC)
I for one am excited, even if the only real connection I have with WvStreams is that it made CS 246 five million times more fun.
17th Nov, 2005 17:05 (UTC)
I would be curious to see more of these fun metrics. Unless CS 246 is precisely 0 fun, in which case I will be sad.
17th Nov, 2005 18:24 (UTC)
Usually, the fun metric for CS246 scores close to zero. However, last fall, Craig Kaplan parachuted in, raising the fun metric to a high point rarely seen in second and third year CS courses. He had us use WvStreams to write MUSHes in small groups (you could telnet in and everything), which changed the project from horrific (for students who have never really used C++ before) to possible.

Sadly, his ideas for the course have all been abandoned, and it has returned to its previous low score. Most students hate it (and I probbaly owuld if I had taken it with anyone else), but it's been my favourite CS course so far.
17th Nov, 2005 18:46 (UTC)
Yeah, I conversed with Kaplan and a few random students in that class back when it was running. I thought it was pretty neat that they were using WvStreams, and I was happy to help whoever asked, as I'm sure Simon was too. I'm sorry to hear they've abandoned that direction for the course. Maybe they'll try it again some time.
17th Nov, 2005 19:23 (UTC)
I hope they do. I spent a lot of time hacking on the Solaris port.
17th Nov, 2005 21:45 (UTC)
I, for one, welcome our new B.CS overlords.
6th Aug, 2010 20:53 (UTC)
Compiling on Solaris is still pain 5 years later.
Compiling on HP-UX is.. well, i really gave up :-(
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