news.com recently reported that A W3C committee is recommending that the group create a standard for a binary XML format. The problem they are trying to solve is the inherent inefficiencies of text.
Is this a memory lapse?
In Chris Adams' recent blog entry titled "Why Mac Developers are Concerned About the J2SE 5.0 Wait" the case is made that Mac OS X is at risk as a viable development platform for Java because of the historical delays in up to date Java support within the operating system.
The NetBeans open source project has announced that the NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta 2 is now available.
65 of the 900 bugs fixed are performance related. Some of the cool enhancements include:
- J2SE 1.5 - The tiger is in the tank of this release!
Lavigne (l2fprod) is the winner of the 2004 java.net Fairness Board Election. The current Fairness Board now consists of:
The first java.net Fairness Board Election has resulted in a tie between two of the candidates. Out of the total of 6 candidates in this election both Fred Lavigne (l2fprod) and Alex Winston (thealexwinston) tied for the most amount of votes.
The java.net Fairness Board Election is happening this week. Voting is for java.net members only and the voting period ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, July 17, 2004.
The java.net Fairness Board is a 3 member impartial panel that acts as oversight for java.net to ensure the community is run fairly. Elected Fairness Board members serve a term of 2 years.
The java.net Advisory Board is a group of well-known and well-respected academics and industry experts who advise the communities, projects, and participants of java.net on issues related to Java technology and community building. This panel of experts operates in a purely advisory role. They communicate with the java.net community both directly and through the Community Manager.
java.net celebrates another milestone with the approval of our 1,000th project. The javafirmware project became # 1,000 when it was approved for the linux.java.net incubator.
Nominations begin this Sunday for a seat on the java.net Fairness Board. Here is a description of the Fairness board and how the election process works.
What is the Fairness Board?
java.net's governance defines several Boards to help ensure the community runs smoothly and fairly. One of them is the java.net Fairness Board.
One of our Fairness Board seats is up for election this year. The seat has a two year term and we will start the nomination process next week. We have created a voting project to facilitate the election.