TYPO3's default search extension called "Indexed Search" is fine for small web sites, but if your web site is bigger (> 500 pages), it is getting very slow. Fortunately, you can replace it with a search extension that uses the ultra-fast Apache Solr search server. This tutorial explains how to use Apache Solr with TYPO3 on Debian Wheezy.Read more »
Since I have been maintaining sun-java6 packages for a year and half, I am following the rhythm releases (security is one of the reasons).
A few days ago, I pinged on Twitter Dalibor Topic, who is, AFAIK, the person in charge of this at Oracle, he replied with a blog post Retiring the DLJ.
The main information from this blog post is:Read more »
Before casually clicking on that "Install Adobe Flash Player/Reader" button, think twice. Then don't do it! You'll be inviting every cracker and his dog to invade your network.Read more »
You want to fork the OpenJDK. If you don’t care about calling it Java, you can, under copyright law and the GPLv2, just cut the release, publish it, and go about your business. The catch is that there are tons of patents all over the JVM, and the GPLv2 does not include any patent protections.Read more »
The aftermath of Oracle's purchase of Sun and the subsequent forking of a number of open source projects, has highlighted the necessity to protect the integrity of the commons and to keep commercially sponsored open source projects honest, and true to the principles of free and open source software.Read more »
CMU Sphinx is one of the most popular speech recognition applications for Linux and it can correctly capture words. it also gives the developers the ability to build speech systems, interact with voice and build something unique and useful.Read more »
A comparison of some elements of coding style for many Open Source projects: Linux, GNU, Qt, Gnome and others, with useful links.Read more »
The Apache Software Foundation concludes that that JCP is not an open specification process - that Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses; that the commercial concerns of a single entity, Oracle, will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem; that iRead more »
Oracle's decision to block Apache's Harmony project from being recognized as standards-compliant falls afoul of the rules that govern Java standardization and has raised serious questions about the openness of the programming language. The non-profit ASF intends to fight back by using its seat in the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee to vote against the approval of Java 7, the next major version of the programming language.Read more »
Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use.Read more »
After my controversial Droid post, it's time for me to strike back with another hot topic, namely the Java or C# trap for that matter.
The JVM and the .NET CLR are birds of the same feather and they kind of flock together; like it or not.
Most of the time when RMS makes his position clear concerning issues like this very early, everybody is like:
"Arrgh, ignore that old man ..."Read more »
Oracle is going to control the future of Java. I don’t know what will happen to the Java Community Process, but I lack any faith in it continuing.Read more »
Today, IBM took the pragmatic decision to end hostilities over Apache Harmony and move on. This is clearly a good choice for IBM, and probably the best we could hope for Java. It does mean that Apache Harmony is effectively dead.
But frankly, Sun, now Oracle, have got away with murder.Read more »
Oracle – the gigantic database corporation that up swallowed Sun Microsystems – has made a wide-ranging patent and copyright infringement complaint (pdf) against the mighty Google Inc. that may or may not indicate that the world will soon end.Read more »