The first draft of JSR 255 is out! This defines version 2.0 of
the JMX API. We're planning to integrate it into the Java SE 7
platform. Here's a summary of the important changes.
LinAlg API is now finished and also offers mobile and 64 bit ports from the linalg.dev.java.net site.
Todays Editors daily blog references Properties Get No Respect .. and something clicked in my mind and communism started running through my mind. Property is highly valued by the ruling class ... something like: The bourgeoisie keeps more and more doing away with the scattered state of the population, of the means of production, and of property. It has agglomerated population, centralized the...
I've got a few minutes before heading off to a meeting, and see a few blog postings on approximately the same topic. Should Java (the language) strive to be the perfect be-all-end-all language? Or should it simply strive to be good enough?
On the #openjdk IRC channel one day last week we had an impromptu debate along these lines. One or more people were claiming Java (the language) sucks, that...
LinAlg API is now finished and there is a new stable release avaiable.
So, hey, there's a new open source project, PDF Renderer: a 100% Java PDF renderer and viewer which was just announced by Joshua Marinacci. This is the big secret he's been hinting at for awhile. Okay, that's cool. I remember seeing something in the JavaFX demo's about a PDF renderer there, and with the new scenegraph project one should be able to make a very interesting PDF viewer.
Today i have tested the Mercurial CVS System on my local Windows XP system. Having tried some basic commands i think it would be nice to have a sort of batch scripts performing some jobs or even better a GUI that will display the repositories and their files.
I have started adding some graphics tools to LinAlg API using Java2D. As a result i have a simple 2D coordinate system that is scalable and can be customized to your personal needs.
Hip Hip Hooray!
JDK7 Build 24 has been promoted (no raise, just a promotion :^).
Remember, Build 24 should not differ from Build 23, in fact if they don't behave exactly the same, please report it as a bug.
The only difference is that Build 23 was built from sources that lived
in TeamWare workspaces, and Build 24 was built from those same sources living in Mercurial...
My two cents on extension methods or why i hate use-site extension methods.
I found an InfoQ article, What is Needed for the Next Level of Browser Applications?, which brought to mind a couple recent postings I made. The InfoQ article is very well thought out and discusses how to improve the state of applications running inside a web browser.
Ian Roughley starts with: The current level of Ajax toolkits are a result of IE winning the browser race, and all browsers...
A couple weeks ago I jailbroke my iPod Touch and had this strange epiphanette looking at a root shell prompt on a fracking iPod. This morning I allowed iTunes to update it to v1.1.2 and now my iPod is trapped again as being just an iPod. All the extra icons went away, I can't play Pig Shooter, Labrynth, can't use Stumbler to see nearby WiFi access points, etc. Hurm. And I did a bit of...
Ok ok, call us snails if you want... but things are progressing, really.
We are currently going through a "dry run" event of having team
integrators and developers learn Mercurial, clone the experimental repositories,
push fake changes, and verify that the repositories work and the servers are stable. If you are on the firstname.lastname@example.org alias you may have seen the emails...
This Blog is on the development advancement of LinAlg API and the problems to keep track of java.net project membership.
Funny how we all have different names for this day. For Tom Marble it's l'anniversaire du Java Libre, for Rich Sands it's November 13 is Java Liberation Day, the same name used by Mark Weilaard ... but I like to think of it as Java Freedom Day. In my mind there are two Java Freedom Days, the first is November 13 (today) and the second would be the opening day of JavaOne.
Java more than any...
Ever thought that Java Swing will remain this nice little API you can use for writing these nice GUI apps? Well, yes and now. Reading the last Blogs on Swing i found myself trapped in a whole bunch of new APIs from SUN and third party developers.
I really am beginning to think the idea I posted a few days ago is very real. In Freeing the Internet from the Web 'jail' I talked about how The Internet can be so much more than The Web ever was. I mean The Web to be confined by The Browser with the capabilities offered by The Browser. The Internet has a whole range of other protocols besides HTTP, and The Internet can transfer tons of other...
The Javaposse has been using a specific song as their theme song. It is credited to "Loose" Bruce Kerr, one of Sun's lawyers. I found this blog post: Java Jingle from 1997 which gives an MP3 of the whole thing.
The song was written in 1997.. as I noted yesterday that was in the thick of the issues with Microsoft. It's interesting what the rest of the song is, that is the part after where the...
There is a first 64 Bit Version of LinAlg API available. Demos for this 64 Bit version will soon be provided
As development moves i will provide weekly builds of LinAlg API.