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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · November
· · · · 19 (1 entry)

The Week After · A few brows­er tabs have built up with follow-ons from last week’s Ja­va source code news. The best sin­gle day-after piece is Mark Reinhold’s There’s not a mo­ment to lose!; I was on that IRC chan­nel for the “Vijay is on it” mo­men­t. Mark al­so points at Ja­va Posse cov­er­age. I lis­tened to it and ten min­utes in was get­ting du­bi­ous, there wasn’t much new news. But about halfway through they start­ed get­ting tech­ni­cal; as in, is build­ing the JDK more like build­ing Lin­ux (easy) or like build­ing OpenOf­fice.org (hard)? Lis­ten for de­tail­s. Then there’s an in­ter­view with me in Eclipse Magazine. Two amus­ing points: when Se­bas­tian Meyen sent me the ques­tion­s, he men­tioned half a dozen dif­fer­ent web sites and mag­a­zines they might run it in, but not Eclipse mag (Se­bas­tian, it’s just fine); al­so, con­trast the fan­ci­ful ar­ti­cle ti­tle and my an­swer to the community-models ques­tion. Speak­ing of Eclipse and snick­er­s, there’s Mike Milinkovich telling In­for­ma­tion Week that we made the open-source move in re­ac­tion to Har­mo­ny. Look, Eclipse is an im­por­tant part of the Ja­va ecosys­tem, and Har­mo­ny is an in­ter­est­ing project with re­al­ly smart peo­ple, but gimme a break. You might want to look past the con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries and in­dus­try tec­ton­ic­s, and con­sid­er a sim­pler ex­pla­na­tion. Mov­ing on: I took my dai­ly glance at Slash­dot to­day and damn if there isn’t a great big honk­ing get-the-Java-source-code ad all up and down the right side­bar. I would nev­er have thought of do­ing that, and I don’t claim to un­der­stand the ad­ver­tis­ing strat­e­gy or tac­tic­s; but see­ing it made me hap­py. Clos­ing note: You have no idea how much work this has been, for a whole lot of our best peo­ple; my hat is off to ’em.
 
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