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Fedora 8

Anthony was in town this past Thursday, and after talking to him I was inspired to follow his example and upgrade to Fedora 8. Like him, I did a live upgrade; but I only upgraded my laptop, which was running Fedora 7. My main machine still runs 6… I’m more cautious about upgrading it, but […]

GCC 4.2

GCC 4.2 was released a few days ago. Here’s the list of changes. Congratulations to everybody who worked on this, and especially to Mark Mitchell for once again doing the release engineering work. Different parts of GCC evolve at different rates, and due to some quirks of timing, it turns out that the gcj parts […]

Post Java One

I’m back from Java One — what a crazy week! I’m a bit wary of thanking people; there are many people deserving appreciation and I would hate to leave someone out. I suppose I must try, and bear the consequences. So, special thanks to Tom Marble, Onno Kluyt, Rich Sands, Mark Reinhold, Simon Phipps, and […]

Java One

Java One is huge, much huger than I’d imagined. The opening keynote had a steady stream of corporate luminaries onstage to talk about their Java-related plans. Many thanks to Bruno for saving us some great seats — and also to Tom Marble for making the effort to include me in the various goings on. The […]

Java GUI Stuff

There seems to be some action in the Java GUI world right now. I was quite surprised by how many Swing talks there are at JavaOne. AB5K is desktop widgets in Java, using JNLP — one of my favorite under-used technologies. The web site looks nice but they don’t seem to have many widgets yet. […]