January 5, 2016

Adobe and MIT Create Algorithm to Optimize Old Source Code for Modern Hardware Specs

Adobe and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have teamed up for Project Helium, an initiative to help developers update older software for modern-day hardware. 

Software rot, also called bit-rot, is a term used to describe software that was abandoned by its creator or was not updated to support the latest hardware specifications on which it runs. It is a common problem, not only for abandoned or neglected open source projects, but also for bigger, closed-source...

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