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 :-)