eclipse+maven2: still a rough ride…

Once you get back to trying… After using NetBeans IDE for the past couple of years mainly (even though not only) for its excellent support of projects based upon the maven2 build tool, right now I am into developing an Eclipse RAP based user interface, thus using (obviously) Eclipse IDE for this purpose. As running two IDEs in parallel has some drawbacks (the code you need always is in “the other tool”), I wanted to figure out whether, by now, it makes sense to use Eclipse altogether exclusively just for this project, thus being back to maven2 tooling again. Oh well, let’s see…

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Soundtrack: Halo Effect – “one million lights” don’t know why, the mood of the song just somehow seemed to fit… I remember playing with the same picture before, but this time the result seems more what I had in mind when taking this shot. new light through old windows? does even light corrode in a … Read moreabandoned/corroding


Surprised by the nearly all-white appearance this site suddenly does have? Well… somehow, the last couple of days, my old dark theme ceased working as expected, despite having all the wordpress plugins installed to it consequently disabled. Which is bad, especially given that at the moment I don’t really have the time to track down … Read morewhite-out?

a strange kind of cross-over: Botany Bay – “grounded”

Wow, looking at the timestamp of the last entry, it seems it’s been a while, vacations and project business included, since I wrote anything here. Anyway: As a regular follower / user of jamendo, I am by now pretty much used to stumbling across new and interesting music and average quality on seems pretty … Read morea strange kind of cross-over: Botany Bay – “grounded”

opensolaris-yet-again-notes, #2: tools and packages

Faster than I thought… Fixed my broken X server pretty quickly, and by the way learning how to boot up OpenSolaris into maintaineance / single-user mode (as this unfortunately is not there as a default recovery option in the grub configuration but rather easy to do nevertheless). Using the xorg.conf I copied off my Xubuntu … Read moreopensolaris-yet-again-notes, #2: tools and packages

opensolaris-yet-again-notes, #1: post installation impressions

Following an extensive discussion on evolving around the question whether Suns OpenSolaris distribution is just a bad GNU/Linux distribution, I once again did a chance downloading a recent build off, installed with the motivation of trying to use it in everyday work for a couple of times to see where it gets me. … Read moreopensolaris-yet-again-notes, #1: post installation impressions

On community contributing documentation and the benefits of “intuitive use”

As some might know, I have been involved with the NetBeans Community Docs project for quite a while now. I have been using NetBeans IDE same way for quite a while, and I used to contribute a couple of documentation and articles on “interesting” topics to the NetBeans Community Docs project in the past. By now, however, I can’t help feeling the project slowly loosing momentum, I have a couple of vague ideas why it is this way, and even less ideas what to do about that…

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