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Wednesday Apr 23, 2008
By octav on Apr 23, 2008
NetBeans is widely distributed nowadays. You can get it from
java.sun.com as part of the Java SE or EE bundles, as well as from
netbeans.org. Ubuntu makes it available in Universe (starting with
Hardy) and the community contributed NetBeans to the Debian
repositories (for more details on the Linux distributions that include NetBeans, take a look here).
The latest open source product that makes NetBeans (version 6.0.1) available is OpenSolaris (2008.05). I am in the process of kicking the tires of the RC2, that was recently produced in anticipation of the Community One event which takes place next month in San Francisco. I am still struggling with the OpenSolaris install, however I have an atypical configuration: MacBook Pro, partitioned with Boot Camp; I am trying to install in a partition where I previously installed Windows Vista.
Here are some of the issues that I am running into:
<snip from installation log>
Set fdisk attrs
fdisk: fdisk -n -F failed. Could't create fdisk partition table on disk c5d0
Couldn't create fdisk partition table on disk
Could not create fdisk target
TI process completed unsuccessfully
</snip from installation log>
Thursday May 31, 2007
By octav on May 31, 2007
Everyone (especially in the US) loves a winner and at every Java One you have one product, technology or event that makes the biggest splash. 2007 is shaping up as the year of Java FX. In a nutshell: "JavaFX comprises a comprehensive set of runtime environments, widgets,
development tools, and scripting environments At the 2007 JavaOne
Conference, Sun introduced two products in the JavaFX family: JavaFX
Script and JavaFX Mobile." You owe to yourself to kick the tires on Java FX Script, so here are some pointers to some resources on the web.
- Get started
- Java FX Script Language Reference
- Participate, this is your opportunity to influence a technology that may end up revolutionizing the next 10 year in the area of desktop and mobile development
As far as I am concerned, this year's conference was one of the better ones, that I've attended (since '96). I have not been so excited since 2003 when we previewed Java Studio Creator. One of the cool things about the conference is the social networking aspect. You end up having a beer with entrepreneurs that will become the next Jeff Bezos, renowned technologists and lot's of other folks with who you collaborate during the year, but they always at the end of the phone line or just a name in the CC list.
Thursday May 03, 2007
By octav on May 03, 2007
May 7th, Moscone
- NetBeans Day Opening Session: Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green
- Lunch with the Java Posse
- NetBeans 6.0 IDE
- Partner Showcase
- CollabNet, YASU Technologies
- Swing GUI Building With Matisse: Chapter II
- JRuby: Understanding the Fuss
- Partner Showcase
- Intland, USDA, Xoetrope
- Closing Session: James Gosling
The first 400 attendees will receive a free copy of Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform. We will also be giving out 1 GB USB flash drives, loaded with the latest NetBeans 6.0 Milestone. Throughout the day, we will be giving out special edition NB 6.0 T-shirts and NetBeans cubes. Pay attention, you may have to earn your T-shirt by asking or answering a question.