Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Upgraded to Roller 2.2

I spent some time this afternoon and upgraded this site to the soon-to-be-released Roller 2.2 (release notes). Please let me know if you see any issues.

Upgrading Roller is the first step in preparing for tomorrow's CSS Reboot. I don't know if I'll have time to create a new theme and use it on this site, but I hope to give it a try. I'm on the plane for 4 hours tomorrow, so I should be get something done.

As part of the upgrade, I fixed search for this site. The problem was caused by using $dateFormatter when viewing search results. My guess is that variable is not in Velocity's context after searching.

Posted in Roller at Apr 29 2006, 06:26:02 PM MDT 4 Comments

Hi Matt - the new features in Roller 2.2 looks nice. I used the test id to try some Chinese characters but they're not making it through, they end up as question marks. I've seen that happen to Unicode stored in MySQL when it's a pre-4.1.x version, it's a post 4.1 with a non-Unicode character encoding, or it's using misconfigured MySQL Connector/J. Any chance you're using MySQL with a latin (or some other non-utf8 or ucs) character encoding?

Posted by Sean Montgomery on April 29, 2006 at 08:02 PM MDT #

Chances are I'm using latin character encoding. If you'd like, I can have my ISP change my database to use UTF-8 and see if that fixes anything.

Posted by Matt Raible on April 29, 2006 at 08:05 PM MDT #

Hi Matt - that's very kind of you to offer. If it's not too much bother, it would be interesting to see if that fixes it. I've tried some Roller blogs that don't have any trouble with Unicode and some that do (mainly JRoller, where my blog is) and I'm trying to figure out what's up. I hope CSS Reboot goes well :-)

Posted by Sean Montgomery on April 30, 2006 at 07:34 AM MDT #


I'm using IE 6 sp2 on a windows XP machine and the js menu below the banner is skewed to the right of the main page area. I'll send you a screenshot. I'm also getting a js error: is null or not an object. Line 238, char 9.

Posted by Troy Kelley on May 01, 2006 at 12:22 PM MDT #

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