OpenSolaris 2008.11 and “the slider”

Whoever has a look at things to come once in a while noticed that, downloading and running the up-to-date OpenSolaris ISOs available at genunix.org, OpenSolaris 2008.11, the next (and second) release of Suns revamped new(?) Solaris distribution, is on its way rather well… Phoronix had a thorough look at the new system pointing out a

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WebSynergy: portal development renewed?

Quite a while ago, there has been an announcement publishing a collaboration between Sun Microsystems and Liferay in order to create what eventually could be referred to as a “next-generation web aggregation and presentation framework” for use within Java EE environments and beyond. Then and now I’ve had high hopes on this one as, co-incidentially,

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os2008.05#1 : a week with OpenSolaris

Well, what do you know… Time has passed rather quickly it seems ever since I dealt with OpenSolaris here for the first time, and by now, the first “official” release, 2008.05, is available for you to be downloaded or ordered for free, waiting for you to get it started. And, which possibly comes as no

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MeshCMS: lightweight Java cms

Let’s get it straight: Most of the time, I hate dealing with content management systems in my professional environment, as so far I haven’t found the right solution to that: Either they don’t team up that well with the rest of our (Java / tomcat based) environment (there’s a vast load of rather powerful PHP

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NetBeans: Beta, once again…

Oh yeah, time passes quickly… Seems it was only yesterday to deal with the prerelease builds of NetBeans 6.0, by now things are already “beta” once again, steadily heading for the 6.1 release supposed to be released in late April 2008. One might wonder whether, just less than five months after releasing a stable 6.0

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Solaris XDE 1/08, Nexenta Core 1.0

For the first time in 2008, the Solaris Express Developers Edition has seen an updated release which is available both for download (*.iso and VMWare image) and as a DVD kit to be ordered free of charge directly from Sun. Looking at the features list, SXDE 1/08 seems to be right the OS for everyone

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