A day's pause to upgrade
In just a few hours, 10AM PDT, CollabNet will beging upgrading java.net to the new edition of CollabNet Community Edition. The upside, once any kinks are worked out, should be better performance and the latest versions of essential tools like Subversion. The downside is that much of the site will be unavailable for 24-48 hours during the upgrade. The front page will still be here, but projects will be unavailable, as will forums, blog authoring, and most "write" access to java.net systems. In our meeting yesterday, it was noted that some users may maintain some functionality as long as their authenitcation cookies stay valid, but we decided it's more consistent and useful to simply say we're going to be down for 1-2 days.
When we come back, we'll update the front page to announce the completion of the upgrade, and at that point, we'll be watching for any problems that crop up. We'll thank you in advance for any help you can provide in issues that you find.
See you on the other side...
We're sending our Java Today links offsite today, rather than link into projects that will be offline during the upgrade.
Yori Mihalakopoulos has posted a first preview release (.dmg, 8.5 MB) of MochaCode, "a new Java IDE designed specifically for developers who like to get their work done on a Mac." Aside from the typically-attractive Cocoa appearance, MochaCode offers context-sensitive code completion, background project building, quick access to project files, editor window/pane flexibility, and more. Yori has also kicked off a MochaCode blog.
Gavin King, project lead of Seam (and Hibernate before that) has posted his EE 6 Wishlist, Part 1. "I wanted to give a rundown on the things that are important to me, and why I think they're important. A lot of these items have come out of our experience with Seam, others have been things that have been missing from the platform for a long time. My wishlist is pretty long, so I'm going to spread it over several posts. First up, I'll talk about session beans." Discussion of Gavin's blog is underway at InfoQ and Artima. Will he get his wishes? The EE 6 Review Ballot just went up on Tuesday.
James Gosling finds himself inCrunch time for JavaOne
in today's Weblogs.
"JavaOne is just a few weeks away and the crunch is already far too intense. We're doing a review of proposed keynote demos tomorrow: it's easlly the longest "cool stuff" list we've ever had. I don't know how we're going to choose."