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Blog Archive for joconner during September 2005

To make any contribution to the working Java product, you need the source and binary distributions. Turns out you can get that without any sort of group or java.net membership at all. Just a quick review of the license...ahem...a careful study of the license, and I'm just a click away from all that Mustang code. I feel like I should apologize for some reason...I'm using XP Pro for this experiment...
I feel like I may have started the experiment unfairly by locking some of you out of the experience. My steps so far to contributing to Mustang worked for me, but they may not work for you. Why? Because you may not be a java.net registered member. I decided to logout of java.net and follow my own instructions. There were immediate road blocks when I tried to apply for the jdk.researcher status....
Sun wants the community to contribute to Mustang (Java SE 6) development. The call to arms is all over the java.sun.com website with click through icons that send readers to the Mustang community site. I'm a developer, and I want to contribute. Starting today, I'm going to blog my way through the process and share the experience with you. There is a process, and I'm going to follow it starting...
Considering that the event is actually in Tokyo, Japan, it's no surprise that most information about the event is also in Japanese. Hmmm...that may be a little problem for many gaijin (外人) or foreigners. Trying to be helpful, I'm sharing what I know about how to get to Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム). If you're already in the country, I'll assume you can already get...
When you get a chance to go to JavaOne, you don't pass it. And when you get a chance to go to JavaOne Tokyo, well, you really make an effort to make the most of it! On assignment in Tokyo from Nov 8 through Nov 10 2005, I'll attend the JavaOne conference, cover as many sessions, attend as many BOFs, and discover as many new, cool Java toys as possible. Just how many things can a single person...
On a recent trip to Blogger, I noticed a new tool: a blog toolbar for Word. How convenient! You can review, edit, and even post new blogs to Blogger from Word...nice. There's only one problem...what if I can't use Word? What if I don't want to use Word? What if I want to use OpenOffice instead? What if I want to blog to java.net instead? I've been hunting the internet for an OpenOffice plugin...
You know I have a soft spot for the internationalization APIs. So, whenever I see or write something that might help you to internationalize your application, I like to pass it on. Yes, I wrote it, but don't hold that against the article...or me. Want your app to be a hit in Japan, Germany, or even China? It all starts with an understanding of Locale. Read Understanding Locale in the Java...
I was poking around recently and found out that JavaOne in San Francisco isn't the only big time party/conference for Java enthusiasts. It turns out that the Chinese like a little Java fun too. In what may be the biggest Java conference in the world, JavaChina took place just this week! I can't believe I missed it. Sounds like it was huge...as in simultaneous conferences in 8 cities across China...
Members of Sun's Java internationalization team were present at International Unicode Conference (IUC) 28 this past week. They described several of the new features in Mustang, Java SE 6. locale sensitive services spi normalizer api ResourceBundle enhancements Japanese calendar support New supported locales IDN support Locale Sensitive Services SPI Sun already provides date, time, and number...
Does Sun's use of the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler limit participation in the funfest that is the Mustang Collaboration effort. The Linux and Unix guys have free development tools. The Unix and Linux builds utilize open and free compilers. Not so for Windows. Windows participants must use MS VC++...nothing else will do. That means that if you want to help out in the Mustang effort, you must have...