... Chrome Browser, Mozilla Ubiquity, JMX Events, WSRP and Liferay, xVM Server EA

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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The biggest (technical) news of the day is the Google announcement of a WebKit-based Chrome browser (Blog, Cartoon). I have mixed feelings about this; competition is usually good for users/consumers, but I like that FireFox is an independent party, generating things like Ubiquity and Smart Location-Bar...

From the OpenPortal folks, WSRP Consumer in Liferay (it was already in WebSynergy) and progress on the NetBeans 6.5 Portal Pack.

From Eamonn, a description of the JMX Event Service in JDK 7 Snapthots, including things like more flexible notifications and the ability to use additional transports. Eamonn and Shanliang are asking for feedback on the design.

And from Steve and update on the next phase in the xVM Server Early Access.

Comments:

From my (selfish) point of view, the more Webkit-based browsers out there, the better - less sites that are 'just use Firefox' compliant :)

And Firefox isn't really independant, they get a lot of funding from Google anyway.

Posted by Dick Davies on September 01, 2008 at 06:50 PM PDT #

re: standards-based browsers -- I agree, that's one of the (strong) benefits of multiple implementations, but I do not see any references to standards in the Chrome blog announcement.

My concern is the usual Monopoly situation. It was not good when MS controlled all the access points via their desktop dominance; ditto applies to Apple, Google, or whoever.

IMHO, etc. - eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on September 02, 2008 at 12:46 AM PDT #

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