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Posted by editor on December 10, 2008 at 7:43 AM PST

One day left on the CommunityOne CFP

It wasn't that long ago that we were pointing out the novel announcement that a second CommunityOne developer conference would be held in New York in March 18 and 19, in addition to its traditional San Francisco incarnation preceding JavaOne on June 1-2. But this is December, and March isn't that far off, so we're fortunate for a key reminder from the forums: it's submit it or forget it time for would-be C1 speakers.

Paul Sterk has details in his post

Reminder: CommunityOne - Call For Participation.

Reminder, the deadline to submit your session, panel or lightning talk
is fast approaching. Share your knowledge. Speak at CommunityOne 2009 in
New York and/or San Francisco. Submit your application by Thursday, Dec

In 2009, CommunityOne will focus on the free and open platforms, tools
and services that can be found powering the Internet, running
enterprises, and enabling high-performance computing. We're open to all
your ideas but are specifically looking for sessions on cloud computing
and virtualization, dynamic languages and scripting (PHP, Ajax, Python,
Ruby, JavaScript), databases (MySQL, postgreSQL), web and application
servers (GlassFish, Apache), operating systems (OpenSolaris, Linux),
mobile development (Java ME, Android, Symbian), and tools (NetBeans,
Eclipse, Sun Studio).

Paul has more information in his original announcement blog, and of course, the official details are on the CommunityOne site.

Also in today's Forums, topcoder1 wonders
which java mobile device to choose. "I need to write an custom offline application that will be able to sync with the pc to transfer its data. The app provides some data entry capability, then the user connects it to the pc and view these data i a desktop version of the app Which mobile device would be the best choice? I researched several mobile devices and not sure which one to choose? Gphone, BlackBerry smartphones, palm, or others? Which one provides the best interface for syncing with pc and proprietory data transfer?"

umesh_kacha asks
How to change JMenu popup menu mouse event handling behaviour???
"I have designed one customized JMenu. At the time of clicking in menu item I dont want that popup menu should hide itself but at this time I want to add some menuitems inside popup and I want to update popup immediately. Same like Microsoft Word one Expand menuitem is there when we click on that item popup menu updates itself without hiding Please help. How to customize JMenu popup so that at the time of clicking any of its menu item it should not hide itself but is should stay there in menu."

gullet has some questions about the timing of
Display.init() in LWUIT. "I recently updated the old (August) release of LWUIT to 274 and had a big issue with getting the System fonts in the resource file to initialize. I found that LWUIT can't create the System fonts unless the LWUITImplementation is initialized which is done upon Display.init(). Is this the intent? It means that Display.init() has to be called before loading the themes and resources, otherwise System fonts will not load. Am I missing something?"

The latest Java Mobility Podcast is
Java Mobility Podcast 63: Sprint Titan (JSR 232 OSGi), which features Jon Bostrom of MobiNoir Consulting, who is currently engaged on the Sprint Titan Project, bringing OSGi to Mobile.

In Java Today,
Kelly O'Hair has announced the availability of OpenJDK 6 Mercurial repositories. The seven repositories, created from the TeamWare workspaces and a set of patches and documentation on those patches, are experimental and read-only, with official repositories expected next week. Kelly's post has specific caveats about changesets made in the interim. If you're interested in checking it out, see the OpenJDK Developer Guide for more information on how to setup Mercurial and the forest extension

The Aquarium reports that a release candidate of the multi-lingual version of GlassFish v3 Prelude is now available. "Ming Dong reports
the Release Candidate localized (ML) builds are now available.
Go to the
Java.Net Download Page and
check the column labeled "ML" in the first table. Sun provides translations into
French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean,
but we encourage your participation if you want other translations -
check out the
Localization Site
and the
Contribution Page."

Writing for JDJ, Joe Winchester wonders Should Java Assert that Network I/O Can't Occur on the UI Thread? Inspired by a JavaOne demo that failed because slow I/O froze the UI, he writes "a colleague of mine who was watching the demo suggested that the Java language should assert that network I/O cannot occur on the user interface thread. At first I thought this kind of extreme, but the more I thought about it the more sensible it seems."

Felipe Gaucho writes about Footprint BRU released during Devoxx 08 in today's Weblogs. "I just finished my presentation on Devoxx 2008, a Quickie to introduce the features of the new release of the Footprint Project."

Also from this week's big Java conference in Antwerp, Jean-Francois Arcand's Missing JavaPolis/Devoxx: Follow Grizzly, GlassFish and Atmosphere live on offers "live updates on Grizzly, Atmosphere and GlassFish by following us using Twitter."

Finally, Carla Mott shows off
Adding custom handlers to GlassFish v3 loggers.
"In this blog I will describe how to add custom handlers to GlassFish v3 Prelude."

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