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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during November 2007

Landon Fuller has released the R3 version of his preview of the Java 6 port for Mac OS X. This simplifies the setup of NetBeans 6 and I've fixed a final problem with it. Now, to run NetBeans 6 with SoyLatte, you just need: run setenv DISPLAY :0.0 (or similar commands for other shells) launch X11 from /Application/Utilities patch $NETBEANS_HOME/etc/netbeans.conf with the appropriate L&F...
This is my most probable agenda for the incoming JavaPolis. Of course, I'll change something on the fly, in any case these are the talks that look most interesting to me. As usual, I'll have some problems with late evening BoFs, because of the meetings at the restaurants. Please be aware that some talk titles have been shortened. Monday 10 Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12...
Well, one of the most recent scoops is SoyLatte, Landon Fuller's port of the FreeBSD version of Java 6 to Mac OS X. He has just released a binary distribution, so I just gave it a try after lunch (too bad I don't have other time at the moment...). First, the thing installs by just untarring an archive in the appropriate place (Landon suggests /usr/local/soylatte16-i386-r2) - and remember to fix...
After some refactoring, I've polished my ant tools for improving a bit the way NetBeans RCP projects are built. In a previous blog post I've told you that I think a good way to distribute the sources of your NetBeans RCP project is to bundle the platform it requires to be built against (of course, if it's not the default NetBeans Platform). I proposed the following directory layout in the...
Guido Scorza, attorney with a specialization in laws concerning computer science and a quite a reputable profile, writes on his blog that there would be some special "escape" clauses on the italian law about contests that would make it possible for Google to extend the Android Developer Challenge to italian residents without getting into much troubles. I'm not going to quote the details as I don'...
This is a quick list of the next meetings and conferences where I'll talk (and the arguments): 20/11/2007: JUG Genova meeting (NASA World Wind) 24/11/2007: JavaDay in Novara (NASA World Wind) 1/12/2007: JavaDay in Rome (NASA World Wind) 12/12/2007: JavaPolis in Antwerp (blueMarine) Technorati Tags: JUG Genova, JavaDay Novara, JavaDay Roma, JavaPolis, blueMarine, NASA World Wind
The news about Italy being excluded by the Android contest have circulated a lot, and made their way - at the moment - up to three major italian newspapers: La Repubblica, La Stampa and Il Sole 24 Ore, in addition to a large number of blogs. Most of the posts have described the "local restrictions" that prevented Google to open the context to Italy (some quoted my blog). BTW, I have to thank the...
Everybody is talking about Google Android and - as usual - there's an interesting context with $10M dollars in prizes. Excellent news for people and corporates who want to play with innovation. And as usual Italy is excluded from the competition (and I see Quebec too). Looking at the FAQ, you learn that:The Android Developer Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, and business...
I had different plans for posting on my blog today, but a failure to my ADSL connection that occurred a couple of days ago has prevented me from publishing to the Subversion repository all the stuff I was going to blog about (I'm on a sloooow analog backup connection). So let me post a talk-like blog, waiting for Telecom Italia to fix my connection problems (oh my God...). Yesterday Joshua...
Yeah, that's true, I'm not joking. Read Landon Fuller's blog. Why is it partial? Because there are some problems and it's based on X11 rather on Cocoa. If you want to deploy a desktop application on Mac OS X, you'd never do it with an X11 port, or tons of Apple users will complain about how crappy Java is. But's is fine for people deploying server application; it's a good starting point for the...