Another weekend, another alpha-decay burst coming out from this lone star. Or else. Alpha, because Qtractor is still on such a phase of development. Decay, well, it should apply to bug counting, sure, that's it. However, as all things in software life-cycle, major bugs only get noticed right after the release party. So there it goes, bug hunting season is now open again:
Qtractor 0.0.8.762 (twelfth tight) has been pre-released!
Dang. One year has gone by, since the ancient Halloween Files have popped out from the Qt4 migration tomb. Yes, Qtractor was once a Qt3 application, and today we see the light of a new alpha pre-release from this pet-project that I'm doing in the spare time, in that good old "just for fun" fashion. And that just seems to be the best reason I'm taking so damn long to put something together. And it's not really finished you know and guess what? it will never be :) As most (good) software projects, it takes several years, sometimes a decade and what it will ever come to be is just something more or less broken.
Once again there comes the time when I figure out that yet another month has gone through since the last one of those so called pre-releases, the kind I name this sort of alpha sneak-previews of crappy-buggy software. But that's just me ;) Sometimes, when you just know about too much too well the gears and stuff of something ingenious, you get that strange feeling of somewhat shallow confidence, to say the least. Hey! Am I under some kind of depression or what? My own answer is what :)
After a very long period of judging progress, which practically took the whole summer, the folks from the Qt Centre have come to a verdict with regard to their first edition of the Qt Centre Programming Contest 2007. The contest results have finally arrived this last weekend, and besides the understandable delay I sincerely hope this one won't be the last. Congratulations to the whole organization team, judges, sponsors, contestants and of course, last but not least, to the winners :)