Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Managing multiple maven versions

I just upgraded to the latest version of my favorite development OS by means of fresh install.

This means that I pretty much have to start from scratch setting up all my development tools (Eclipse, maven, nexus, etc etc).

I immediately realized that I have the need to move around between multiple versions of maven, sometimes in separate shells. For this setup, a single symlink to the correct maven install just does not cut it.

Then I came across an article written by Chris Custine on the topic.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blogging from my HTC Desire

I have just started experimenting with blogger clients on my android-based HTC Desire.

Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.0

Friday, September 24, 2010

Apache Karaf 2.1.0 Released!

Apache Karaf 2.1.0 has officially been released.

Here is Jamie Goodyear's blog entry about it:

The official announcement can be found here:

Well done Jamie and team!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Karaf 2.1.0-RC2 Available For Testing

Seems some people are juggling the-art-of-emptying-the-pool-in-your-basement and cutting Apache Karaf Release Candidates. :)

Jamie Goodyear managed to get a Release Candidate of Apache Karaf 2.1.0 out in the wild. Best you head over to the Apache Karaf staging repository, get the bits and give it a little test run before the release hits the shelves. ;)

Good work Jamie and the rest of the team!


Open Source Software Packages on IBM AIX

I was busy preparing an AIX 6.1 LPAR to act as a Hudson slave today when I needed to have certain open source packages (git, subversion, python, perl, and a whole bunch of other development tools) installed to make my life a bit easier.

I browsed over to IBM's AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications only to realize that some of the applications there are *REALLY* out of date and some applications (Git, Subversion) does not even feature in the download listing. *sigh*

After some more browsing I came across this gem:

It has relatively up to date packages ready for install on AIX using rpm. It also includes packages thats not available for download without a login on the IBM site (Open[SSH|SSL]). And, as a bonus, it links to other sites containing up-to-date packages if it just so happens that you cannot find what you are looking for.

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