Thursday Nov 26, 2009

Oracle rdbms 11gR2 available for Solaris x86-64

Oracle Database 11g R2 is available for Solaris x86-64. It an be downloaded from:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/index.html

So I'll be installing it on my laptop shortly.

Saturday Sep 26, 2009

Sandstorms through Sydney

I've cleaned the cars, washed the windows and vacumed the red mud from the bottom of my pool, so of course now they tell me that another dust storm is going to blow through Sydney. When I pluck up the energy I'll post some photos, but it's pretty easy, just imagine everything red and dusty and you'll get the idea (and everything under a thin layer of dust/mud.)


Tuesday Sep 01, 2009

Just a test

Just testing using the Scribefire extention in Firefox to publish to this blog (from www.scribefire.com) Seems to be an easy and portable solution.

Wednesday Jul 01, 2009

Netbeans version 6.7

Always the way, no sooner do I get round to finally upgrading to Netbeans v6.5.1, then out comes v6.7. Once I pluck up the energy to upgrade again, I'll write what the new features etc are like.

Tuesday May 26, 2009

Backups

For those who might be looking for a backup solution, CrashPlan now have a beta Solaris client. You can have online backups for Solaris which is free for individual use. Take a look at:

http://www.crashplan.com

Wednesday May 13, 2009

t shirts

For those who might want a free tee shirt, you might want to look at:

http://developers.sun.com/community/softwarelibrarycontest

The catch is you have to write a review to get the tee shirt.

Wednesday Dec 24, 2008

Firefox 3.1b2 and Thunderbird 3.0b1

Firefox 3.1b2 and Thunderbird 3.0b1 contributed builds on are now available on www.mozilla.com[Read More]

Tuesday Dec 23, 2008

Sybase 15.0.3

Sybase Version 15.0.3 is now available for Solaris (Sparc and x64) Just download the "ASE Enterprise Edition 15.0.3 for Sun Solaris x64 - 64bit" package from:

https://sybase.subscribenet.com

and then do a normal install and you can choose "Developer Edition" from the license options.

Monday Dec 22, 2008

Firefox 3.0.5 & 2.0.0.19

Latest Firefox releases can be found at:

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.19/contrib

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0.5/contrib

Yes, I know this isn't new, I just catching up again now that everything is slowing down for Christmas.

Monday Oct 27, 2008

Flash PLayer 10 Beta

The beta version of the Flash Player 10 for Solaris (both Sparc and x86) is available at:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Thursday Aug 21, 2008

Right time with Solaris on a mac book pro

For anyone installing Solaris on a mac book pro, you'll find the time is incorrect once you boot up. The real time clock on the mac is set to gmt while Solaris is expecting it to be the local time (like a pc normally has.) All you have to do is run:

rtc -z GMT
to tell Solaris that the real time clock is gmt and all will be fixed (you only have to do this once, Solaris then stores the new time zone in a file.)

Wednesday Aug 13, 2008

Bluetooth2

Thanks to Darren Moffat's help, the answer became clear as to why my Bluetooth mouse is working when it apparently shouldn't. The Macbook Pro's hardware is emulating a USB mouse, ie looking in prtconf showed that the mouse was bound to the "hid" driver which is from the USB side of the house. Shame it doesn't emulate the mouse scroll wheel.

Thursday Jul 31, 2008

Bluetooth

I can't explain how or why, but I noticed last night that something was wrong. I realized that a) my mouse wheel wasn't working and b) I was using my Bluetooth mouse on my Macbook pro under Solaris and it was working without any setup. All I can say is your mileage may vary and I have no idea how it worked (Targus Bluetooth mouse model=am806au) but it did. You would want the latest Solaris express community edition to have a hope of this working.

Tuesday Jul 29, 2008

Sybase 15.0.2 Developer Edition for Solaris x86

or those who might be looking for the developer version of Sybase 15.0.2 for Solaris x86, it's no longer a separate package. You now just download the "ASE Enterprise Edition 15.0.2 for Sun Solaris x64 - 64bit" package from:

https://sybase.subscribenet.com

and then do a normal install and you can choose "Developer Edition" from the license options. It's not a separate install these days.

Tuesday Jul 22, 2008

Firefox 3.0.1

Arrgh, so far behind it seems. Anyway, the latest Firefox builds can be found at:

What's new:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0.1/releasenotes/#whatsnew

Download

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0.1/releasenotes/#contributedbuilds

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0.1/contrib/

Monday Jul 21, 2008

Firefox 2.0.0.16

Everyone probably knows this (I'm late in processing my emails) but the Firefox builds for 2.0.0.16 are at

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0.0.16/releasenotes/#contributedbuilds

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.16/contrib/

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