Thursday, December 20, 2007

monodevelop 1.0 beta 3 on mac

The team at Novell just released monodevelop 1.0 beta 3 . Beside the usual bug fixes, it seems that some effort is being put to improve the support on mac. It can now run on a mac without X11 using gtk-quartz. I hope that the monodevelop team will put as much effort at stabilizing the project as they do at adding new features. Having a lot of features advertises well, but stability and reliability of an IDE are more than mandatory for it to be used in a professional environment.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dell shipping new ubuntu

It seems that dell updated its product line, and now ships ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) with its inspiron 1420N. As the proud and happy owner of one of those laptops, I would only encourage the linux enthusiasts to vote with their wallet and purchase one of dell ubuntu computers. It's cheaper than with windows, has supported hardware and comes with ubuntu preinstalled :-). Needless to say that it's the best way to show support for your favorite distribution.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Experimenting virtual box

So I decided to give a try to Virtual Box, and install ubuntu hardy-heron in it to see how it looks. The experience is really positive so far. Virtual box makes it just so easy to experiment new operating systems. The interface is verry intuitive , so you just have to follow the instruction on screen and it does its job.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Build monodevelop within monodevelop


There is a monodevelop solution in the monodevelop svn tree. It allows you to build monodevelop from within monodevelop, pretty cool. Look at the screenshot, it shows opening the replace dialog from the monodevelop GUI editor called stetic.
Monodevelop seems to be shaping up verry nicely. It will be cool to finally have an IDE that allows you to create gnome apps without having to read tons of documentation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

No title when posted from gnome-blog 0.9.1

So it seems that the little gnome-applet I use to post entries on blogger.com doesn't set the title of the entry. I tracked down the bug and it seems that gnome-blog 0.9.1 uses the old XML-RPC interface to blogger.com, that doesn't support setting the titles of the entries. There is a new API to blogger.com that hopefully will solve that :-)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Netbeans visual webpack, loops and condition in pages

It seems that there is no built-in way to have a loop statement or a if statement in the jsf library that comes with netbeans visual webpack (prefix webuijsf: and f:). So imagine you have an array of Strings in your session and want to render a list of buttons that have these Strings as text, well you can't do it with the provided libraries. The other idea was to use a table, but it's documentation explicitely states:
" If your application needs to iterate over the same components as in jato:tiledView, use a custom tag. The JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) forEach tag might also be useful, but there are interoperability issues with JSTL and JavaServer Faces, so use with caution."
So I guess custom tag it will be...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

First post from ubuntu...

So, right after creating my blog on blogger, I figured adding an applet to my desktop to make adding entries to my blog easy would be a good idea. And that was an easy task! I just fired synaptic, searched for blogger, installed the gnome applet that allows you to blog from within your desktop and that was done :-)

Hello world

Hey, this is the first post of my new blog on blogger.com :-)