Finally had time again to read. I can really recommend the books of J.M. Coetzee, Boyhood and Youth. Also bought Paul Graham his book Hackers and Painters, which is a very inspiring book giving hackers lots of hope. Also very recommended.

Please run to your magazine store to get a copy of Linux Journal which has the Native Eclipse article. The paper version has cute little pictures of the authors John Healy, Andrew Haley and Tom Tromey, so you can finally see how the heros that worked so hard on a free, native and fast eclipse look like.

Boudewijn Rempt wrote a follow up to his earlier article on Creating ‘native’ Qt applications with Java in which he examines creating a natively compiled shared library with gcj so it can be called from C++. The lesson to be learned from this article is that we need to add more examples to our manuals.