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December 28, 2004

Tsunami

http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/. Need i say more?

December 23, 2004

SUN revokes FreeBSD's SCSL License

Read more here : http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/press/20041221-newsletter.shtml

December 01, 2004

Inching closer to a better "open source"/"free" java using Apache Gump

Q: What is Apache Gump?
A: Apache Gump is a continuous integration tool, famous for building most of Apache's java-based projects and their dependencies (which constitutes several million lines of code split up into hundreds of projects)


Q: How can Gump help improve Open Source Java offerings?
A: Gump can use any JVM, on brutus we use JDK1.4.x, JDK 1.5.x and Kaffe. If we can compare the output of JDK1.4.x and Kaffe and see if they are comparable. We can say that Kaffe is as good as JDK1.4.x.


Q: How can Gump help Kaffe?
A: We can set up a cron job to get CVS HEAD of Kaffe, build Kaffe on brutus and THEN make gump use THAT new Kaffe instance, we can continuously check Kaffe's effectiveness and find bugs early.
Q: So what have you done so far?
A: We've built Kaffe from CVS HEAD and the results of the latest gump run using Kaffe is at http://brutus.apache.org/gump/kaffe/

JSR for WS-Addressing

Now that W3C Addressing WG is hard at work. Java community is not too far behind...We've (Apache) joined the EG for JAX-WSA (JSR 261: JavaTM API for XML-based Web Services Addressing (JAX-WSA))