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TopDev 2006

Yannick Boogaerts, un de mes collègues à l'Université de Liège et moi avons participé au concours de développement Top Dev One. Le concours a réuni 771 participants venant de 65 pays. Nous terminons à la première place.

Syndicated 2009-02-15 14:09:00 (Updated 2009-02-15 14:09:25) from Arnaud Vandyck

First Xen experience

After the Xen presentation at the FOSDEM, I did want to test this wonderful concept. I google around and found a very good page: http://julien.danjou.info/xen.html. I did not read all the document and install and start configuring everything. The first problem was network. It was hard to know exactly what was wrong because the machine is on a NAT, behind a firewall and it's a friend/co-worker who manage it and he really block everything! :-)

I went to OTFC#debian-xen trying to find some help and chatted with 'jd_'... the author of the link above. Some of the best mistake where not configuring /etc/fstab, bad MAC Address, and change the tty1 entry with 'console' in /etc/inittab. Julien also gave me another very good documentation in french: http://wiki.gcu.info/doku.php?id=linux:xen.

The Xen experience is smashing! You have two independant Debian system (with two different IP's) on the same box! Maybe the experienced admins will laugh reading these lines, but I'm very impressed by my Xen experience.

Julien also invited me for a dinner on a wendsday evening because he said "I'm a winner" :-D.

Many thanks Julien.

Syndicated 2009-02-15 14:08:00 (Updated 2009-02-15 14:08:16) from Arnaud Vandyck

IBM to release Java6 (early release)

Sun is now going Open Source for their JDK and that's a very good thing. A lot of people participate in this and I enjoyed when Mark and Dalibor called me to share the news. I thank every people who worked on open sourcing Java but it's not the point here.

The first thing that makes me not so happy was that Sun has no plan for PowerPC (and I can understand, Apple does not use it no more and it's an IBM product!).

The second thing is IBM not announcing their SDK to be open source. IBM also does a lot of things in FLOOS, in Java, IBM is behind projects like Eclipse or Harmony. But there is nothing for Linux on PowerPC at Harmony: platforms; downloads.

IBM release Java 6 (I read it on developers.Slashdot.org) but IBM fails at open sourcing their Java. It's really strange (in my point of view) and I'm sure there is a lot of employee at IBM who are FLOOS advocate and Java devs and are also disapointed because they maybe feel like IBM does not recognize the excellent work they are doing.

I really hope IBM is going Open Source with their SDK... or they will help Harmony for Linux/PPC.

Syndicated 2009-02-15 13:57:00 (Updated 2009-02-15 13:57:09) from Arnaud Vandyck

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released

I'm sorry to be unable to spend more time to Debian and I congratulate to the Debian team: http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090214

Syndicated 2009-02-15 13:41:00 (Updated 2009-02-15 13:42:27) from Arnaud Vandyck

Comprendre unicode


Syndicated 2008-09-22 07:41:00 (Updated 2008-09-22 07:42:12) from Arnaud Vandyck


I've just seen the appframework @ java.net. I'll try this framework and maybe integrate it in our cursus. It seems pretty cool to design Swing based applications. Introduction article. Article at JavaLobby

Syndicated 2008-06-05 08:01:00 (Updated 2008-06-05 08:04:41) from Arnaud Vandyck


A friend told me about Renoise, and browsing their site, I click on that page http://www.renoise.com/songs.php?pg=artist&id=19 and I listened to all the titles, really cool! ;-)

Syndicated 2008-03-26 20:31:00 (Updated 2008-03-26 20:34:52) from Arnaud Vandyck

No FOSDEM for me this year

I intended to attend to the FOSDEM as past years but it won't be possible :'( I'm too late for too many things and I have to spend my weekends trying to catch with those things.

I wanna attend to the Java DevJam but I removed my name. I hope I'll be able to fix things and meet another time or next year.

Syndicated 2008-02-19 20:53:00 (Updated 2008-02-19 21:00:25) from Arnaud Vandyck

Will Alexendria support XMLRPC or SOAP interface

I've just tried the Mylyn Eclipse plug-in and it's really a great plug-in to manage tasks, bugs and so. It's capable to show only files you shoudld be working on, count time you spend on a task and update task note or comment it. I did not try the Bugzilla or Trac connector but the Generic web connector to interact with Sourceforge.

An very good feature would be a better interaction with Sourceforge, but reading bug reports against Mylyn, the blocker is an XMLRPC or a SOAP interface to the Sourceforge bug tracking software. That's why I filed a bug at Sourceforge

Syndicated 2007-12-04 09:56:00 (Updated 2007-12-04 10:11:49) from Arnaud Vandyck

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