Friday, June 5, 2009

jUDDI Release-3.0.0.beta

I'm proud to announce the release of jUDDI-3.0.0.beta. Since the alpha release the implementation has shown stability and performance, and it implements the final two UDDI API implementations targeted for the 3.0.0 release; "Subscription" and "Custody transfer". Subscriptions allow you to register for updates in the Registry. The registry will send out the notification by calling an endpoint defined at registration time. The generic UDDI client now supports InVM transport to allow jUDDI to run in embedded mode. For a complete overview of what went into this release see the release notes:

Finally, we also started work on the console.

The console is Pluto portal which plugs in uddi-portlets. The portlets are GWT based. We'd have one to Publish, Search, Browse, Subscribe etc.. Right now you can see a tree of services under the publisher you log in as. You can download the portal-bundle from the following url if you want to see it all in action.


Synergy rocks (for once)

Whenever companies merge great "Synergies" are promised by upper-management. I hate that word. It's a red flag for me. So for that reason alone I had not tried out Synergy until yesterday. However I really like working on the mac, and this way I can; I can simply move my mouse across to the other machines. This is really pretty sweet. Finally a good use of the word synergy! Great work guys. Thx.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Setup of a Wireless Connection on a Lenovo T400 running centos 5.3

I recently installed Centos 5.3 on my Lenovo T400, and everything pretty much worked except for the wireless connection. I had a hard time finding instructions on how to get it working but this blog entry was most helpful.

First make sure the RPMForge repo is installed

rpm -Uhv
yum clean all
yum update

Next install the driver for the PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN[Shiloh] card from Intel

yum install iwl5000-firmware

The wireless device should now be working, and you can enable the NetworkManager to start using it

chkconfig NetworkManager on
service NetworkManager start

and you may want to save yourself some wait time at boottime by disabling the network since you don't need that anymore

chkconfig network off

Next you need to configure your wireless connection settings by going to System > Preferences > More Preferences > Network Connections

Select the Wireless tab and click on Add, and fill out your connection settings.