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Rich Unger

Rich Unger is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at, working on their cloud computing platform. He is also a contributer to the NetBeans open source project.


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photographic proof!

Posted by richunger on May 23, 2006 at 12:12 PM PDT

I have been sent (anonymously) photographic evidence of the netbeans/eclipse summit ... err ...

The netbeans and eclipse developers get along just fine

Posted by richunger on May 22, 2006 at 12:39 PM PDT

I saw this javalobby discussion on roumen's antics today, and I thought I'd put my 2 cents in.

Yes, the products compete.

JavaOne registration page bites

Posted by richunger on February 15, 2006 at 2:55 PM PST

Today's the last day to get the early bird alumni discount. So, I went over to to register.

Problem 1: The price for a pass with the alumni discount is $1495.

Native (JDIC) browser on

Posted by richunger on February 7, 2006 at 12:51 PM PST

At Geertjan's prompting, I've submitted the windows version of the JDIC browser to I don't know what their turnaround time is, but keep a look out...

Module Suite building tips (part 4)

Posted by richunger on December 21, 2005 at 2:42 PM PST

Today, I'll be taking the stock Module Suite build files, and creating a nightly build process.
My process does an update on the source tree, builds it, runs unit tests, publishes the result to
our intranet, and labels the source tree.

My particular project uses ClearCase as the source control repository, though this should be simple
enough to tweak for CVS, subversion, perforce, etc.


Module Suite building tips (part 3)

Posted by richunger on December 20, 2005 at 1:32 PM PST

In this installment, I'll be solving 2 issues with the building of a distributable application from a NetBeans Module Suite:

  1. Including a custom conf file (instead of the default etc/netbeans.conf)
  2. Including the JDK with my distribution

First, let's take a look at my vbuilder.conf file:

# ${HOME} will be replaced by JVM user.home system property
# ${APPNAME} w    

Module Suite building tips (part 2)

Posted by richunger on December 19, 2005 at 6:38 PM PST

I think I'm one of the first people to make a netbeans module suite with a large number of modules, so as a followup to my last entry on module suite building, I thought I'd continue putting up some of my build script hacks.

The problem I'm solving here is in having a canonical netbeans platform to bui

Crying Wolf With Keyguard

Posted by richunger on December 14, 2005 at 12:41 PM PST

This is going to be the most off-topic post I've done yet, but it's a UI issue, and a potentially very dangerous one, and I thought my few readers might get a kick out of this.

Yesterday, I received a call on my new cell phone from the police emergency switchboard. They said, "We have an open circuit on your cell phone.

NB Module Suite building tip

Posted by richunger on October 24, 2005 at 12:45 PM PDT

I have a module suite with many modules in it, and the default run/debug/profile targets depend on the 'build' target. This makes sense. You can't run it if you haven't built it, right?

My wonderful new toy

Posted by richunger on October 24, 2005 at 11:16 AM PDT

I would have just commented on Tim's blog entry, but he seems to have commenting turned off.

I, too, am marveling at a nice, shiny, fast ultra 20.