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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during February 2009

Just to point out that the NetBeans plan for new releases has been changed - instead of two major releases per year, we're going to see more frequent releases with incremental improvements. The next one will be 6.7, in June (6.6 has been skipped because maybe we italians aren't the only superstitious people around ;-) More information here. Technorati Tags: NetBeans
Sun gave a small contribute for the NetBeans Demo Camp that was held at JUG Genova past November, to celebrate NetBeans' 10th birthday. The JUG decided to spend all the money in books that have been set as the prize of a small bingo. After quite a few time (because of a number of issues) in the past days winners just got their prizes. The books, that were choosen by winners out of a list of...
A good number of times when I've been asked about the module facility (NBM) in the NetBeans Platform, I've been also asked whether there is compatibility with OSGi modules (which, BTW, are the technology used by Eclipse Platform). Some times the customer isn't really interested in OSGi-specific stuff (NetBeans' modules have the same features), but he has heard about OSGi in some other places (...
In these days I'm writing a draft for a post whose temporary title is "Two things that I don't like in JPA (and Wicket)". The post is about an architectural vision and some code to address it, but it's still too cumbersome to be published; in the meantime, NetBeans Dream Team fellow Adam Bien blogged about JPA and DAO, which generated some reaction by Scot McPhee. I'm inviting you to read both...
So far, I've maintained compatibility with Java 5 for my stuff (all the "blueMarine cluster": blueMarine, Mistral, jrawio, ForceTen, OpenBlueSky and the young blueOcean). Given that people who upgraded to Java 5 don't have much troubles in going to Java 6 - I mean, the big jump is from Java 1.4 to 5 - the reason of this choice was to continue supporting PPC Mac OS X and 32-bit Intel Mac OS X,...
About ten months ago I announced that blueMarine was going to use some semantic web technologies. I planned to start blogging about that in May 2008, but indeed this branch of development was delayed, then frozen for a couple of months, then resumed, so it's beyond schedule. But now it's here. Technically, blueMarine itself isn't using yet semantic web because of some problems in the integration...