In 100% Java Quercus PHP engine running in GlassFish Java EE 5 Application Server... is a big of excellent news. Caucho, the maker of the Resin app server, has developed a pure-Java PHP execution engine. The engine is under the GPL and last fall I'd tested it using the Drupal content management system.
I mentioned in my previous blog entry that I attended the FOSDEM conference last weekend. That meant traveling from Silicon Valley to Brussels. I took the opportunity for travel to make an almost around-the-world trip.
Last weekend was FOSDEM 2007 .. it's a rather large meeting, in Europe, of open source developers and others interested in open source. I honestly did not know about this meeting until recently, but I did attend (with other OpenJDK team members) and wow it was a wonderful event.
It's been awhile since I last blogged here, I apologize for being so quiet but I've had quite a lot of things to think about. I want to kick off regular blogging with one of those things ... namely what would a quality team look like in the open source world.
Now that we've open source'd Duke, it's possible to use the Duke Mascot (technically Duke isn't a Logo but a Mascot, as I understand it) for any aspect of the Java ecosystem. Way back in the mysts of tyme, in the 1.2.2 and 1.3 timeframe, I helped to put the java.awt.Robot class into the platform.
In Concerns about GPL-licensed Java goes into some well known issues with copying code from one project to another.
The first concern, 1) When code is GPL, the license tends to infect things that arenâ€™t intended to be GPL. is indeed why we chose the Classpath exception.
Okay, we're finally public with what we're doing. Maybe I'll find time to resume posting on my blog. Especially as we have some interesting Quality Team plans cooking in the background.
Anyway I'm reading through the slashdot thread and it seems worthy to post a few responses to what I see there.
Saw Is Sun's Bug Fixing Policy a Failure or Success? which refers to Horrible JComboBox regression in b99 with WindowsXP L&F ... There's a whole lot to this discussion to consider.
Recently my friend Ed Bennett died. I'd lost track of him, and it was interesting that I learned about his death because of a comment left for me on this blog. He and I had in the 1980's led an open source project which I've written about before.
Mark Reinhold: Source-code management for an open JDK, Kelly O'Hair: Teamware, Mercurial, and SCCS revs that go bump in the night and Martin Englund: Migrating from Team