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, 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 few of the changes introduced with 2008.11; some more information on that to be found

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, it just is exactly what we need at the very moment, and it seems that,

os2008.05#3: supporting „another“ world and some more devices…

Overall insight of this day: If wanting to use OpenSolaris on a daily basis, I need more disk space; 12 GB isn’t just enough so far…

os2008.05#2: working, tweaking, sharing files and paper…

The second day of my „working-with-opensolaris“ week mainly happened to be a day of almost undisturbed / uninterrupted work, not really reminding me that I am working with a different environment right now, just making me stumble across a few minor things I had to deal with but no „real“ problems…

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 surprise, all of a sudden the web is rapidly filling with all sorts of comments,

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Stable desktop and Java developers best friend.

„All operating systems include stuff you’ll never use. For example, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS includes an easy uninstall feature. We know – completely redundant. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS for desktops – you’ll never go back.“ 8.04 „Hardy Heron“, the latest version of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has been released this week, in short sequence as a server version (supported to 2013) and a desktop distribution (supported to 2011), being the Long Term

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 based content management solutions out there…) and/or take ages to get set up and started

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 version, time’s right for a new „stable release“ already, but, looking at the current pre-release

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 mainly into development work as the distribution comes packed with a whole load of servers,