Wednesday Feb 03, 2010

Java Entrprise System 7 and Sun GlassFish Portfolio localized documents are now available.

We are glad to annouce that the localized Release Notes and Installation and Upgrade Guide for Sun Java Enterprise System 7 and Sun GlassFish Portfolio has just been posted @ Here are the different links:

821-0843 - Sun Java Enterprise System 7 Release Notes (ja only)

821-0844 - Sun Java Enterprise System 7 Installation and Upgrade Guide (fgs only)

821-1014 - Sun GlassFish Portfolio 2009.12 Release Notes (ja only)

821-1015 - Sun GlassFish Portfolio 2009.12 Installation and Upgrade Guide (fgs only)

Tuesday Jan 19, 2010

Java Entrprise System G11n Prague team is looking for a new student !

Hi everyone. It is a pleasure to announce that we are from now one looking for a new student to help is in our testing !

Here is the position description. Please note that this is a part-time job position. The languages we are interested the most right now are German, Spanish and Italian.

Please contact us on if you are interested !

Looking forward !

Tuesday Dec 08, 2009

CTI second survey - bugs/RFEs

Ales Cernosek, together with a student team, created a survey about bugs/RFEs that should go into a new incoming release of OpenCTI.
More info at or/and

The goal of this survey is to:
\* select at least 6 the most important bugs that should go into OpenCTI 1.1 - a selection process and decision is done by CTI users
\* let people decide and influence an openCTI development
\* let people know that we take their feedback seriously

If you are keen to see some bugs fixed in CTI, now it the time to raise your voice !

Friday Nov 13, 2009

Sun Open CTI officially released !


Sun Open Community Translation Interface (Sun Open CTI) was officially released yesterday !

The idea is that Sun Open CTI is a new release of the CTI tool, but does not replace it: both versions are still running in parallel, sharing the same data. Users can choose between the two versions. So why having a new version ? New look and feel and new features ! And those are the one that was requested by the community, so they should really improve the usability:
- Fuzzy matches
- Terms Proposals
- Terminology Database Access
- Search
- Comments Addition
- History
- Password reset

Everything is well explain on CTI blog:

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

CTI ver. 1.2 - New Release

A new version of CTI was released last Friday: CTI ver. 1.2. 'Generate and Download' is the key feature in this releases, so everyone can download (or generate) target files.

Info about this version is available at CTI blog:

For those who don't know yet what is CTI, it stand for Community Translation Interface. It is a tool that allow contributers to easily translate Open Sourced products files. We used in JavaES world already for OpenDS, OpenSSO and lately with GlassFish for the V3 Beta.

Monday Oct 05, 2009

Interested in Java ES Interoperability ?

If you are interested in Java ES Interoperability, check out this wiki:

It's not about G11n, but still very interesting for Java ES. Check out as well some technical tips:

Tuesday Sep 15, 2009

Do you want some updates about Sun & Oracle ?

Sun & Oracle

If you are interesting in getting some updates about Sun & Oracle, you can find some there:

Tuesday Sep 08, 2009

CTI's Survey !

CTI has just launched a survey to gather feedbacks from users: what you like, don't like, what you want to see, etc... It is a 14 questions survey, ~10mins, straightforward, simple. Even if you are not familiar with CTI, you can still fill it, it helps the CTI guys to know which kind of people (beginners, advanced) are having interest in this tool. Moreover, there are 20 Globalization T-shirts to win !

It's available from the main page of the CTI tool or directly at:〈=en

See as well or for more details.

The survey will be closed on Sep, 16th, so still 8 days to go !

Friday Sep 04, 2009

European Commission needs more time to examinate Oracle acquisition of Sun

Here are some fresh news regarding Sun acquisition by Oracle:

The European Commission has decided to seek more information regarding Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems by conducting a Phase Two inquiry. The U.S. Department of Justice approved Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems without conditions and terminated the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act on August 20, 2009. Sun's stockholders approved the transaction on July 16, 2009. Closing of the transaction is subject to certain conditions, including clearance by the European Commission.

See this page on Oracle side

Monday Aug 24, 2009

Date, time and other formats for many many languages !

Which is the format German use for dates ? dd MMMM ? No I meant the long date format for Spanish.... And what about the French one !? And are the month name starting with an uppercase letter in Spanish ?

All those little questions can quickly become problematic to answer since there are always some little differences between the languages.

I found this page very helpful:

It is in German, but even for non-German speakers it is quite east to understand. The list of languages is really complete, and there is a lot of information. On little minus, not always the same info is shown for different languages... But that's only a little drawback comparing to how helpful it can be !!!

So to our answer our questions:
- German format for dates: dd.MM.yyyy
- Spanish format for long dates: dddd, dd' de 'MMMM' de 'yyyy
- French format for long dates: dddd d MMMM yyyy
- Spanish month names: lowercase (enero, febrero, marzo, abril, mayo, junio, julio, agosto, septiembre, octubre, noviembre, diciembre)

Easy hum ? :)

Monday Aug 10, 2009

KDE on OpenSolaris -> good job Pavel and Honza !


The title is quite self-explaining ! KDE is now available on OpenSolaris thanks the hard work of Pavel (you know him from this blog), and Honza Hnatek. More details on,  from Thur Aug 06 2009:

KDE on OpenSolaris has always been popular - but Suns' decision to go with Gnome left the KDE community to fend for themselves - which they have done with aplomb! :) Today we are pleased to support the OpenSolaris K Desktop Environment Project and make available the Korona live DVD distribution, based on OpenSolaris 2009.06, which boots right into KDE version 4.3 RC3. tryit After downloading, please verify the checksums. Project Korona details are available here. Many thanks to Pavel Heimlich (aka hajma) for his help with getting this content to Genunix.Org!
Please provide your feedback to the project authors. Remember - it's always nice to get a "Thank You" from a stranger.

Friday Jul 17, 2009

Since it concerns us all: Approval of Oracle Merger Agreement


SANTA CLARA, CA July 16, 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) announced that at a special meeting of stockholders held on July 16, 2009, its stockholders adopted the merger agreement entered into with Oracle Corporation, under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. Approximately 62% of the shares of Sun common stock outstanding as of the record date for the meeting voted to adopt the agreement.

The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. For more information regarding the proposed transaction, please visit

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and the Network is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

(see original article @

Wednesday Jul 08, 2009

Terminal lines overlapping ?

Often when dealing with long commands and having resized the window of konsole or gnome-terminal, the line was not wrapped correctly and I was writing over the previously typed characters. Usually resizing the terminal back to default size helped so I was not really pushed into finding the culprit. But today I got really upset and spent five minutes googling around :-)

And it appears this is a bug/feature of bash itself. In short, when setting the shell prompt, bash can count some non-printing characters into the length of line text. It can be easily cured by adjusting the .bashrc file, as explained in the fine documentation.

Monday Jun 15, 2009

Garbled characters in the Windows command line?

Do you use OpenDS, Glassfish, Directory Server Enterprise Edition or other Java applications on german, french or spanish Microsoft Windows and see the accentuated characters like ùûüÿàâäçéèêëïîñóôöœßÙÛÜŸÄÀÂÇÉÈÊËÏÎŒÑÖÓÔ garbled in the command line interface? Here's why and how to fix it:[Read More]

Monday Jun 01, 2009

Screenshots on Virtual Box

Today I did quite a lot of work on my Solaris 10u7 Virtual Image. I wanted to be safe and use the screenshot functionality to save it.

I already had a screenshot done, so I just did another one:

VBoxManage snapshot JesSol10u7 take test02 -desc "this is the 2nd screenshot, testing purposes"

OK good. I then wanted to try out and see the if the screenshot worked well by restoring it: few modification on the image -> Google, "VBoxManage snapshots restore select" =>

There I found what I wanted: "With a stable snapshot in hand, go ahead and play with the system. If you get in trouble and your machine won't boot or starts behaving abnormally, you can revert to the snapshot of the stable machine. To do this, first power off the VM with VBoxManage controlvm "Fedora" poweroff, then revert to last snapshot with VBoxManage snapshot "Fedora" discardcurrent -state. If you have multiple snapshots, you can revert to the last but one snapshot with the -all switch instead of -state."

Ohh, what is this "-all" option ? Going back not to the last screenshot but to the pre-last one ? Interesting... OK ! Let's give it a try, restore the 1st screenshot, and then I'll restore the 2nd one...

VBoxManage snapshot JesSol10u7 discardcurrent -all

Wrong ! At least wrong for what I wanted to do: the 1st screenshot got well restore, but the 2nd one disappeared !! Oh no, all the work I specifically saved lost ! Grrrrr...

Well, that's it, those VirtualBox screenshots do not save the state of the machine at some point, but the differences between two states. The advantage is that screenshots take less place, but you the different screenshots becomes inter-related... If you "go back" of 2 screenshots, you can not go back anymore to the screenshot you skipped... At least that's what I understood.

So just be aware of it when you're using the "-all" option !


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