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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during August 2008

While I should be officially on vacation since ten days, some job troubles have pursued me for a few days. Nevertheless, working in an enjoyable environment definitely boosts your productivity. In these days I'm pushing hard on fixing bugs and closing some tests for the next release of blueMarine (for instance, I've solved some problems with OpenJDK), but of course I'm also working on some future...
If you have read comments to my previous posts, you should have understood what happened. For people not reading them, I'm posting a recap. For details, please refer to previous posts. In a few words, I've discovered that running my application with OpenJDK on Ubuntu I get a blocking issue, that doesn't appear with Sun JDK. I was somewhat puzzled by the fact that the bug was reported on the...
A few days before the summer break, at JUG Genova I was able to attend one of the most amusing meetings of the year. Gianpaolo Melis showed how to control NASA World Wind with a Wii remote control (not used as you would expect: the remote control was lying on a table, and Gianpaolo just put a few LEDs on his hands - the remote control detected the hands gestures and translated into control...
After fixing my trivial but severe error described in my previous post, other problems occurred with OpenJDK and blueMarine. One turned out to be a third party library (svgSalamander) using some com.sun.* classes - this has been fixed by replacing it with another library for the same functions (Batik). For the record, these projects implement SVG rendering that I use for some icons of blueMarine...