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High Performance Linux News for Oct 01, 2000

  • SunWorld: Scripting Qt [Includes Coverage of GNOME's Piper] (Oct 01, 2000, 12:52)
    "Bizzaro explains, 'Piper is actually a new name for a collaboration between four older projects: Overflow, Generalized Messaging Service, The Loci Project, and BlueBox.' Workers in the life sciences seem to have the most enthusiasm for Piper; genetics researchers, for instance, can easily see the benefits of a system that makes it easy to build filters and computations on a remote store for the human genome or other massive datasets. However, Bizzaro emphasizes, 'Piper is general purpose in design. All of the developers appreciate the need for a system capable of very sophisticated operation, yet with a simple facade.'"