Day: November 17, 2002

  • Apache Axis 1.0 Not Compatible with Red Hat 8.0?

    This one stumped me for awhile.  I had been able to install and run Apache Axis 1.0 (under Tomcat 4.1.12) on my Red Hat 7.3 testbed.  The server and examples ran just fine, but I was not able to use Axis to build a client.  No big deal, as this was before I had done a lot of reading on Axis and web services in general, and before the Web Services DevCon.

    After upgrading all of my Red Hat boxen to 8.0 (one desktop for fun and one stripped down server for test), happyaxis gave me a 500 internal service error.  I tried installing on both boxes, thinking that I had done something incorrectly.  Neither installation worked.  This evening I decided to reinstall Red Hat 7.3 on my testbed, and now happyaxis no longer throws a 500 internal service error, and is quite happy.  I am currently installing some optional components, but everything seems to be running just fine on the server side.

    This was quite aggrivating.  It worked just fine under 7.3.  I upgraded to 8.0 and pulled my hair out trying to make the damn thing work.  Turns out it wasn’t me, it was my distro.  Has anyone else been able to run Axis 1.0 on Red Hat 8.0?  If so, let me know.

  • Drag ‘n Drop in .NET

    O’Reilly’s ONDotnet:

    One of the benefits of using a windowing system is the ability to drag and drop objects from one window to another. Such is the functionality that we have taken for granted when using Microsoft Windows. Though it seems such a trivial task, not much has been written about how to implement drag and drop in your Windows application. In this article I will discuss how you can use Windows forms using the .NET Framework to develop applications that support drag and drop operations.

    [via Phillip Pearson, who got it from Rick the techno-weenie]

  • A Framework for Open Source Projects

    Gregor Rothfuss has put his masters thesis online at Advogato:

    I recently completed my masters thesis A Framework for Open Source Projects (1.5MB PDF). By announcing it here, I hope it can be useful for someone. Feedback welcome.

    I consider the thesis to be a 1.0 document, and plan to update / extend it as I learn more. The goal of my thesis was to establish a framework to support open source project participants and leaders. Im aware that each project is different, but I still believe that there are some common themes that reappear in most projects. Im trying to work these out, and to offer help for the most common problems encountered. So, if you think I’m full of it, or have corrections / addendums, send them my way.

    I’m definately going to check this out as soon as I get a chance.

  • Good Applets ‘n Shockwave: NFL.COM

    NFL Applet Screenshot Thumbnail

    This is a very cool applet that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago.  I was trapped in my room, my radio does not get local American) football coverage, and I wanted to check on the local team.  I headed over to NFL.COM, and popped up something that said ‘Gameday Live!’  Lo and behold, it gives my near-realtime updates, play by play, stats, field position, other scores, and all kinds of good stuff.  I had stumbled upon a similar system last season while trying to check out a baseball game, but it looks like MLB.COM has made that service for-pay.

    My hats go off to the team that put this Applet and the supporting infrastructure together.  I also thank whomever is reponsible for keeping this app ad-supported.  The Washington Redskins are currently on top of the Giants 17-10.  Now back to your regularly schedule techblog…

  • Microcontent

    Anil Dash:

    It’s time for the microcontent client.

    Also Phil Wolff’s summary is good.  Also check out his ideas on a converged client.

  • Contradiction

    XMLHack: SOAP Web Services: built on a contradiction?