Day: March 10, 2003

  • Eclipse 2.1 RC2

    Thanks to Erik via KurtEclipse 2.1 RC2 is out.

  • Apple Finally Releases J2SE 1.4.1


    Apple takes Java to the next level with the latest, certified release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, version 1.4.1 for Mac OS X. This release incorporates over 60% more features than the previous release, 1.3.1. Improvements include support for new native I/O, XML and Web Services technologies, more security APIs, Unicode 3.0 support and more.

    Bout frickin’ time.  It’s great to have J2SE 1.4.x for OSX though.  Thanks for the hard work Apple, even if it took longer than it should have.

  • Schoolwork

    It looks like I’ll be missing James Robertson’s talk at XP DC tonight.  I’ve just got too much work to get done.

  • Linus on SCO vs. IBM


    MozillaQuest has an exclusive mini-interview with Linus Torvalds regarding the SCO-IBM law suit.

  • Spaces Update

    Diego explains why the spaces beta isn’t out and also outlines the work that he is doing on the storage system.  It looks like he is going to sacrafice a little bit of disk space in order to use less than 64 megs of RAM:

    The new version will take up maybe 10-20% more on disk (with a higher peak usage as well), but will have upper bounds on the RAM used. The goal is, again, never to breach the default maximum JVM heap of 64 megabytes when the number of items stored (email, RSS, calendar entries, etc) is 100,000 (yes, one hundred thousand items).

  • New Packages in the Python Package Index

    There are some notable updates at the Python Package Index:

    • ScientificPython .2.43: “ScientificPython is a collection of Python modules that are useful
      for scientific computing.”
    • MMTK 2.2: “The Molecular Modelling Toolkit (MMTK) is an Open Source program
      library for molecular simulation applications.”
  • Java 1.4.1 Garbage Collection

    Via Java-Channel, 1.4.1 Garbage Collection Algorithms:

    The 1.4.1 SDK was released with at least six different garbage collection algorithms. To understand the differences between these algorithms, you first need to understand that in 1.4.1 (and previous JVMs since one of the 1.2 releases) the JVM heap is divided into two main areas: the young generation and the old generation.

    This article definately raised more questions than it answered for me, but was informative.