Java SE 6 on Mac (Success)
Posted by ccondit on 11/16/07 @ 4:29 PM :: Updated by ccondit on 11/20/07 @ 8:41 AM
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There appears to be some hope for Java developers on the Mac platform... it is now possible, thanks to Landon Fuller , to build Java 1.6.0_03 on Mac OS Leopard.

I can confirm that this works, at least for non-GUI code. I successfully compiled and ran a 64-bit VM. 32-bit was more problematic; all attempts at building caused a JVM crash which I was not able to overcome.

Details and benchmarks after the fold.

Site update - 2.4
Posted by ccondit on 11/11/07 @ 11:58 PM
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Added feeds to the website. At some point, I'll add RSS 1.0/2.0 feeds and tag-specific feeds, but for now the only choice is the main feed in Atom format.

Let me know if you run into any problems with the feed.

Two new subprojects
Posted by ccondit on 11/7/07 @ 3:54 PM :: Updated by ccondit on 10/15/15 @ 1:40 PM
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Recently I have been dealing with the disconnect between Mac OS X and Java 6 , specifically that Java 6 is not available. This is not intended to be yet another diatribe on the evils (or not) of Apple's approach to this. Rather, it has gotten me motivated to work on some tools to make creating cross-platform GUI code in Java a bit easier to manage.

Site update - 2.3
Posted by ccondit on 5/8/07 @ 1:44 AM
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Updated the download manager to query a local version of the Maven repository. This avoids periodic polling of the web server to read metadata, which was causing a lot of unnecessary traffic.

Site update - 2.2 (Comment moderation)
Posted by ccondit on 2/16/07 @ 5:33 PM :: Updated by ccondit on 3/28/07 @ 2:56 PM
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Comment moderation has now been enabled (both manual and through Akismet).

Hopefully this will put a stop to the comment spam. Tip: Post your comments as a logged-in user. This lets them show up right away (although they will still be processed by Akismet after a few minutes).

Update: It looks like I failed to set some database permissions properly, and adding new comments was failing. I thought it seemed a little too quiet around here...

Site update - 2.1 (downloads available)
Posted by ccondit on 2/14/07 @ 5:08 PM :: Updated by ccondit on 10/15/15 @ 1:41 PM
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The latest version of the site is now up and running.

The only major change in this version is the new Download page ( update: removed in favor of BinTray ). Download pages are always a pain to write, as the content on them changes fairly often. This version dynamically queries sources on the fly (and caches them) so it shouldn't require any manual updates.

As always, feedback is appreciated.

Site Update - 2.0
Posted by ccondit on 1/26/07 @ 7:46 PM :: Updated by ccondit on 1/26/07 @ 7:52 PM
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The latest batch of changes is up. Read more for details.

Comment spam
Posted by ccondit on 1/24/07 @ 4:28 PM
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Just a quick update... Even though I haven't posted anything to the site recently, development has been proceeding along.

Unfortunately, it looks as though the next update to the site is going to be delayed just a little bit longer due to the need for some comment spam handling. I made the mistake of assuming that this site was small enough to allow open posting. Currently, I'm looking at several options:

  • Forcing logins to post
  • Comment filtering
  • Moderation
  • Reputation

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

On unit testing
Posted by ccondit on 12/1/06 @ 9:10 AM :: Updated by ccondit on 12/1/06 @ 9:11 AM
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Unit testing is something that I agree with in principle, but seem to have a problem with in practice...

Site update: Comment system now live
Posted by ccondit on 11/3/06 @ 1:10 PM :: Updated by ccondit on 11/7/06 @ 1:19 PM
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Another site update. There are several minor changes, and one big one: comment posting. It's pretty basic for now; as the site evolves new capabilities will be added.

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