Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Eclipse 3.0 is out

In this press release, the Eclipse Foundation announces the availability of Eclipse 3.0.
From the release plan this was not anticipated as RC4 was due on 25th and the final release only at the end of the month.

Interestingly enough, at the time of this writing, no download is yet available.

So was the press release only launched at (summer) solstice to announce another eclipse? :-)

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Stuttgart Lauf

Today I did the 7km running at the 11. Stuttgarter Zeitung-Lauf.
The Stuttgart-Lauf is a mass competition: in total around 18.000 people were running, inlining or even driving wheel chairs.

I did run in the 7km run (which actually is 7.6km) and am happy that I was able to completely run through without pausing, although I did not do any practising at all.
As usual (this was my third participation), there were supporters all around the track, making noise, music and just having fun.

The following picture will give you an impression on what you see when you are actually on the track
Runners at Stuttgart-Lauf

Update: there have been 19.622 starters in total of which 9600 did the 21km run. (Reference: Stuttgarter Zeitung).

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

heise online - Mario Jeckle ist tot / Mario Jeckle is dead

Mario Jeckle is dead -- this is very sad news. Unfortunately I only met him once (at the
iX Conference last year). Mario was really a nice, cool and knowledgable guy.

He died on 2004/06/11 while he was trying to help others.

One reference amongst many:

heise online - Mario Jeckle ist tot

Sunday, June 06, 2004

heise online - Sun will Java-Quellen freigeben

Heise writes that Sun wants to put java into open source: heise online - Sun will Java-Quellen freigeben

EJB 3.0 steered by politics? A conpiracy?

There are various articles like Forums - EJB 3.0 steered by politics? that express that EJB 3.0 must be the result of a conspiracy or of politics or what ever, but in any case not the result of technical discussions.

I don't think so. I have to admit, that I am pro JBoss, so I am biased.

The voices that come up are from the usual suspects in the established commercial market like commercial app server vendors or JDO vendors that really fear their market share being taken away by Open Source like JBoss. But not only JBoss, but also new frameworks from Apache etc. The biggest difference between Apache and JBoss is probably, that JBoss Inc. is now a company, while all Apache stuff is always hyped no matter what good it is.

It might be good for EJB and J2EE that someone from a different viewpoint is now leading the technical discussion. Who knows - perhaps in EJB 4, IBM will be the technical lead. Or Macromedia. Or ...