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Hans Muller

Hans is the CTO for Sun's Desktop division. He's been at Sun for over 15 years and has been involved with desktop GUI work of one kind another for nearly all of that time. He's been involved with the Java project since its earliest days and led the Swing team and later all of the client Java work at Sun.


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Teach the Children Well

Posted by hansmuller on November 3, 2003 at 8:23 AM PST

Last night my sons and some of their friends were visiting and one of the boys took me aside, said he had a question. He's 15 years old, very bright, and growing up in a world that's somewhat different then the one I remember. There are some similarities. There's a war on although fortunately there's no need for a teenager to worry about being drafted.

Is the Future Going to Happen Somewhere Else?

Posted by hansmuller on September 16, 2003 at 3:51 PM PDT

I noticed that

Chris Campbell's blog

often includes a note about what music he was listening to as he
wrote. This seems like a nice personal touch so I thought I'd copy

LinuxWorld Tradeshow Shows Desktop Java

Posted by hansmuller on September 3, 2003 at 7:45 AM PDT

A few weeks ago I attended LinuxWorld up in San Francisco. I marched
around the tradeshow and took notes about what I saw, notably the
impressive collection of desktop Java applications on display. If I
was a good blogger or even a disciplined one, I would have immediately
collected my impressions and published them.

Selling Snakes with Huckster

Posted by hansmuller on August 4, 2003 at 8:35 AM PDT

Disclaimer: I wrote most of this blog about a month ago. Before I
finished, a combination of vacation and other distractions kept me from
completing it. So finally, here it is.

At Sun Microsystems, we're all required to take vacation during the
week of July 4th. I think it's more of an economic requirement than a
patriotic one.

Why Java is not Open Source: One Cowboy's Opinion

Posted by hansmuller on June 26, 2003 at 11:44 AM PDT

How many pubs are there in Dublin? Parachute out of a plane over
Dublin blindfolded. After you've landed, walk 10 paces in any
direction without removing the blindfold. There's a 90% chance that
you'll be within earshot of a publican, so order a pint. If the
atmosphere doesn't suit you, just walk 10 more paces in any direction.
You'll either be in another pub or the restroom.

Sharing a Week With the GUADEC Generation

Posted by hansmuller on June 20, 2003 at 2:18 AM PDT

I'm here at Trinity College for the 4th annual GNOME users and
developers conference (GUADEC)
in Dublin Ireland.

Dublin Ireland time is eight hours ahead of PST back in Silicon Valley
however I've mostly overcome the jet lag. Except from 1-2 PM every
day when I feel like a narcoleptic.

Traveling Under the Watchful Eyes of the Big Brotherhood

Posted by hansmuller on June 16, 2003 at 8:05 AM PDT

I'm in Dublin Ireland this week for the
GNOME Users and Developers
(GUADEC, pronounced "gua-dac"). It's a long way from Santa
Clara California, not just in terms of hours and miles but in terms of
queues and security checkpoints.

Intersperse Savage Raid

Posted by hansmuller on June 13, 2003 at 9:47 AM PDT

I finally got a chance to wander around the JavaOne "Pavilion" trade show
floor. If you trot out to the edges, you'll see that the Pavilion is
flanked by huge arrays of tables covered by white table cloths and
little isolated clots of laptops and sandwiches attended by glassy
eyed hackers trying not to give in to jet lag.

Opening the Door to

Posted by hansmuller on June 12, 2003 at 11:17 AM PDT