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Marina Sum

Marina Sum, having been a writer for Sun since 1989 and a staff writer for Sun Developer Network for several years, blogs mostly on Sun-sponsored open-source projects.

 

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New Features in OpenDS 2.0

Posted by marinasum on July 27, 2009 at 1:22 PM PDT

OpenDS community manager and architect Ludo Poitou has posted a series that highlights the new features in OpenDS 2.0, which he announced on July 17.

OpenDS 2.0 Ships

Posted by marinasum on July 19, 2009 at 9:07 PM PDT

OpenDS community manager and architect Ludo Poitou has announced that OpenDS 2.0 is now available along with Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0. Among the many enhancements and features are a graphical administration panel, an administration connector, and support for binary transfers.

Running the OpenSolaris OS From a Browser

Posted by marinasum on June 25, 2009 at 1:09 PM PDT

Interested in exploring the capabilities of the OpenSolaris OS? A Sun Learning Services beta program makes it really easy: You can run the OS from a browser—with no downloads or installations, for one hour at a time.

OpenDS and OpenSSO on FISL's Presentation Agenda in Brazil This Week

Posted by marinasum on June 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM PDT

This Friday, June 26, architects Ludo Poitou and Pat Patterson of OpenDS and OpenSSO, respectively, will present at FISL [Forum Internacional Software Livre in Portuguese for International Free Software Forum, "South America's biggest open-source conference," according to Pat],

OpenDS 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2 Ships

Posted by marinasum on June 15, 2009 at 8:12 AM PDT

OpenDS community manager and architect Ludo Poitou has announced the release of OpenDS 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2. Besides bug fixes, the release includes many new capabilities, including enhanced multimaster replication and recurring tasks.

Transcript of OpenSolaris Slashdot Chat

Posted by marinasum on June 10, 2009 at 3:28 PM PDT

Have a look at the transcript of the May 28 OpenSolaris live chat, at which several senior OpenSolaris folks answered questions posted by the attendees.

Catching Up With OpenDS Community Manager at JavaOne

Posted by marinasum on June 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM PDT

LudoPoitou.pngIt's always a pleasure to visit with Ludo Poitou, community manager and architect for OpenDS, Sun's open-source project for a next-generation directory service.

An Eye-Opening Talk on UI Design

Posted by marinasum on June 4, 2009 at 9:28 AM PDT

I much enjoyed listening to Ben Galbraith of Mozilla expound on user-interface design at JavaOne yesterday afternoon. Not only is the title, Creating Compelling User Interfaces, eye-catching, the content is well supported by quotations from experts.

The Importance of UI

Technical Session on SOA's Deployment Challenges

Posted by marinasum on June 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM PDT

The presentation by eBay distinguished architect Sastry Malladi at JavaOne on Tuesday afternoon illuminated the benefits, misconceptions, and deployment challenges of service-oriented architecture (SOA). He also described how eBay tackles the issues.

On Java University at JavaOne

Posted by marinasum on June 2, 2009 at 6:35 PM PDT

Java University at 2009 JavaOne was held on Sunday afternoon, May 31, and all day Monday, June 1. Earlier today, I caught up with Joe Boulenouar, senior Java specialist at Sun, and asked him how everything went in those 1-1/2 days.

"Wonderfully," Joe beamed.