We got a new Prius about 5 months ago. Since it seems that at least once a week somebody asks me about it, I decided to write a longer answer...
To begin at the end: Yes, we like it very much and I would buy it again. It is not a perfect car, but it is a pretty good one, it gets great mileage and most of the tradeoffs of previous hybrid and electric cars are gone.
First about the mileage...
I meant to get this one out earlier but I got distracted with getting our
JDLs and TCKs
out and I forgot. Tomorrow [Wednesday (Dec 15th) at 10 am PT (GMT - 8)] Anita and Ramesh are giving a free webinar at
JavaOne Online. You can register from the link at JavaOne Online,
or directly at this
link (if I got the URL right).
I rediscovered JavaOne Online a few months ago, and I think it is...
Some of you observant types may have noticed that some recent JSRs, like
JAX-WSA list JRL and JDL in section 2.18, "Terms and Conditions". The JRL we knew, it is
Java Research License introduced
at J1 '03. The JDL is a new license, the Java Distribution License.
IANAL and all disclaimers apply, but, here is my operational micro-summary of these two.
JRL and JDL are much simpler that some...
JAX-RPC projects at Java.Net develop the Reference Implementations for these specifications. The source code for these projects has, until now, only been available under JRL, the Java Research License.
JRL is intended for research and internal prototyping and does not allow for
modifications intended for deployments. This is a problem for those
groups that want to do their own...
There is a new JSR-261 for
JAX-WSA: Java API for XML-based Web Services Addressing. This JSR was submitted by Sun with the formal endorsement of Apache Software Foundation, BEA
DevelopMentor, JBoss, Novell, Oracle, SAP, Sonic Software, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Tmax Soft, Inc.
The JCP EC will be voting on this proposal in the next couple of weeks. If the proposal is approved, we expect a...