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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.

Playing with JDK 5.0 and Tomcat 5.5.2

I did some experimenting this evening with JDK 5.0 and Tomcat 5.5.2. The good news is that AppFuse compiles fine with JDK 5.0 and runs on Tomcat 5.5.2 nicely too. Here's a couple of things I found:

JDK 5.0
I received a number of interesting errors from the new JDK. Here's one of them:

   [javac] Note: Some input files use unchecked or unsafe operations.
   [javac] Note: Recompile with -Xlint:unchecked for details.

I received a few other messages that were deprecation warnings. The wierd thing is that it was telling me what's deprecated in HttpServletResponse, rather than what's deprecated in my code. Huh - what's the point?

Unfortunately, I found that Cactus won't run on JDK 5.0. Too bad, everything else seems to work fine.

Tomcat 5.5.2
I like the speediness of the new Tomcat, but I was disappointed to find out that they changed the DTD for the context.xml file. The old one works fine on Tomcat 4.1.x and 5.0.x, but you have to make some modifications for it to work on 5.5.x. To be fair, the new syntax is shorter and more concise. I've updated AppFuse's build.xml to detect Tomcat 5.5 and swap context files as appropriate.

Because of the Cactus bug, I think I'll be sticking with JDK 1.4.2 and Tomcat 5.0.28 for now - but it's cool to know that everything else will work once Cactus is fixed.

Posted in Java at Sep 30 2004, 11:32:03 PM MDT 6 Comments

Disk Space love from .Mac

I'm getting close to filling up the 200 MB quota on my .Mac account. That was before I got the following e-mail:

Dear .Mac Member,

We're excited to announce that every full .Mac membership now comes with 250 MB of combined .Mac Mail and iDisk storage. We want to say thank you for your past purchase of additional storage by immediately increasing your total storage to 1.2 GB for the duration of your current membership.

Wow - very cool! It's wierd that my PowerBook only reports 512 MB available in System Preferences -> .Mac -> iDisk. Oh well, it'll be another year or two until I max that out. Is it possible that unlimited disk space will be the way of the future?

Posted in Mac OS X at Sep 30 2004, 01:22:56 AM MDT 3 Comments