What’s the point: Cloudflare, CNCF, Qt Design Studio, Cheerp

What's the point


Cloudflare will soon offer a subdomain to deploy serverless workloads on. The offer is a reaction to customer feedback and targeted at those looking for a chance to try Cloudflare Workers from scratch without actually having a domain with the provider.

The company snapped up fancy workers.dev from Google’s new top level domain for that purpose, so developers interested in this kind of thing can go ahead and claim a subdomain – one per user – at said address. Cloudflare will notify you via email once you can deploy your first Worker.

CNCF no longer ARM-less

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, steward of projects such as Kubernetes and Prometheus, has a new member: semiconductor and software design company Arm. As a gold member of the CNCF, which is one of the Linux Foundation’s child organisations, the company will make sure to continue the investment in Fluentd and help to ensure Kubernetes will run on any Arm-based platform.

While the most noteworthy Arm contribution to the CNCF to date seems to be the one to the Packet platform, it has been a prominent member of the Linux community for a while, working on the kernel and support initiatives such as LF Networking and the Yocto Project.

Qt Design Studio makes some noise

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Qt Design Studio 1.1 has landed with bug fixes and a couple of additional features. The UI design and development environment now supports more JavaScript functions as well as enums in .metainfo files, offers custom colours for timeline bar items, and contains a description for converting studio projects to applications.

Once updated it also knows how to handle negative lengths of zoom blur, the dash pattern or cap style in components. A complete list of the issues taken care of can be found in the project’s wiki, but includes fixed for the local record button, clamping keyframe positions, and irritating error messages (yay!).

Cheerp pet….

After four years of improvement, C/C++ compiler for HTML5 web applications Cheerp is now available in version 2.0. The project can be used to compile C and C++ code to WebAssembly, JavaScript, or a combination of the two and should be noticeably faster than major competitor Emscripten.

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