GlassFish in Debian

Right before last week's packaging team meeting, Minnesota Tom sent out a note that GlassFish was in Debian contrib.  How it got there we don't know but we're stoked (yes I did grow up in Hawaii during the 70's, why do you ask?)  Ahh, the beauty of Free Software.

Now we haven't analyzed the packages yet but as Tom pointed out the packagers have gotten around the Maven build dependency by replacing it with ant.  So Glassfish is now a part of "Lenny" (all their  release codenames are characters from the movie Toy Story) which is currently due out the second half of 2008. 

The care package

Speaking of Debian, last week I received a care package that they put together for all of the sponsors of Debconf 7.  There were a couple of cool Debian shirts, one from the event and one from HP, a hardcopy of the final report, an O'Reilly book etc. etc.  But what was super cool and now is up on my wall, is a 6" x 10" swatch of the Debian kilt (learn more and see Mr. Steve McIntyer modeling it  here).

 

The current release and the real deal:

 
My room at the W came with the Etch a Sketch and I couldn't pass up the photo opp. 

Pau for now.... 

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