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MDR is not DFSG-compatible

Wolfgang was right about SPL not being free. MDR is a library that ArgoUML will use. ArgoUML is in contrib at the moment because of Swing issues so it can't be built and run with free software, but there are a lot of progresses in free Classpath based runtime. But now that ArgoUML will switch to MDR, we have another problem: SPL. It seems that SPL is not DFSG-compatible. Bad. I filed an issue on the Netbeans website (Issue#73161) to ask if they could change the license to one DFSG-compatible. If it's not possible, I'll have to package MDR to non-free and leave ArgoUML in contrib.

Syndicated 2009-02-15 14:10:00 (Updated 2009-02-15 14:10:39) from Arnaud Vandyck

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

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