I finally received my new laptop and I must say that I am
extremely pleased with it. I spent the weekend setting it
up as a dual boot with Mandrake 8 and Windows 2000. Blew
up the paritioning a couple times requiring me to start
over. I finally found the good install order and now it
works like a charm. I will finally be able to develop when
I am away from the home and office!
I have been working hard on EdenCRM. I spent a couple days
rewritting the message storage and retrieval system in the
mail module only to throw it away because I wasn't happy
with how complex it was becoming. Now I am having issues
with a swing component which seems to be caching its state
in some way. Grr...
I am so stoked about the work which the authors of jEdit
and all of the plugins for jEdit have done. If you want
proof that Java can be used as a legitimate desktop
development language then look no further than jEdit. Now
that Ant integration is provided by the AntHill plugin I
can ditch my commercial development environment and use
jEdit exclusively! I love open source software and would
much rather use it than commercial software.
This makes me wonder - do you think that commercial
software developers are scared of the open source
movement? I would be.
Uhhh...yeah, I have to.