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Blog Archive for joconner during November 2008

Several months ago, I submitted a bug against NetBeans 6.1. Sure, I expected someone to see the bug, but I didn't expect the real and substantial interactions that followed. After logging the bug, I received an email thanking me for my submission. A couple days later, when a NetBeans engineer was able to evaluate the problem, I received another email...this time with comments and even questions...
I was just perusing the Google Pack Software page, Google's free software downloads. I noticed something remarkable. OpenOffice is no longer there. OpenOffice has enjoyed the partnership of Google for a while, being part of the Google Pack Software. But no more. OpenOffice just isn't there. I suppose Google prefers the online document editor hosted on its own site...its very own Google Docs. Eh...
Jersey is the reference implementation of JSR 311, the specification for creating RESTful web services on the Java platform. NetBeans 6.1, the existing, current version of NetBeans, contains a copy of the Jersey library, but it may be outdated now. Recently, the Jersey implementation reached version 1.0, and NetBeans 6.1 contains a copy of an earlier 0.8 release. If you're already using the...