I'd love it if it was open source or at least public in some way considering the security questions. I realize that's a bit of a pony request but it is one of the things I've come to rely on in the community, that someone is curious enough to dig in and relay their findings.
Volt implements the radio alone, without the car, but accesses all the stations you otherwise get by running each one's propietary car.
"Originally Volt app was written in Go, but after a couple of weeks of development I decided to re-write it in C for two reasons: easier integration with existing C graphics and UI libraries and much smaller binaries. The app size reduced from ~5 MB to ~100 KB.
C development is not very productive, so I spent two weeks in October 2017 to create a very light and minimalistic language that can seamlessly interop with C. I called it V (the name is not final).
V compiler is written in V. The language will be open-sourced later in 2019."
Nowadays a simple calculator app takes like 30 or 40 megabytes of space.
Developer here. An unexpected surge of traffic => I'm on HN front page again:)
V and Volt got lots of attention 5 days ago. Thousands of people downloaded the beta version and I've been working hard to fix all the crashes and bugs people reported.
I was planning to release the Windows beta by the end of the day. So hopefully Windows and Linux (wine) users will be able to try it out today.
beside Stallman do people not using anything that contain at least single line of closed/proprietary code really exist?
not every closed source stuff is evil, really
It's not just that. The existence of source code doesn't mean the binaries are uninfected. You'd have to actually build it yourself from source. And even then, unless you've audited the source, you're still not sure. Of course, you'd have to build that compiler from source (that you've audited) using...? And all that on an OS with libc, libdl etc that you've built yourself.
But how do you know that this closed source software isn't evil? You can't distinguish without an audit by a competent person you trust. Most closed source software isn't audited to a level that I'd deem sufficient for my security.
The problem is even worse: proprietary software has a single owner that can be coerced into including (even targeted) backdoors by state level attackers.
If I really want to run proprietary software I typically try to containerize it or even run it in VMs.
Looks cool, can't wait for support for the other websites.
For me everything works fine, but this is complex stuff. I'm working hard on fixing things. I wish people would wait a couple of weeks before posting this.
download size is the least of mine concern, speed and memory usage matter more.
Anyone care to compare the two...?
they say they will open the code in 2021
Talking about reinventing the wheel!!!
Who decided which web services are major? There are certainly a number of "major" services that aren't included depending on how major is really defined.
This is not an official definition of the word "major", it's just a list of services the client is compatible with. They're not insulting a race/religion/nationality, it's just a list of web services you have probably used.
Slack, Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, Discord. You've definitely heard of at least one of them.