Archive for June, 2006

Eclipse 3.2 & Callisto Now Available for Download

June 30th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Eclipse 3.2 & Callisto Now Available for Download

Callisto, the Eclipse simultaneous release of Eclipse 3.2 final as well as 10 sub projects became available for download this afternoon. The goal of the simultaneous release is to eliminate uncertainity about project version numbers, and cross-project compatibility. The milestone also coordinates and organizes the different development groups together.

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Precompile Jasper Reports with Maven 1.x

June 28th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Because any Maven 1.x plugin exists for this task and because I did not find a complete well written code on the Net, I wrote my own little goal. This code will precompile *.jrxml Jasper Report files to *.jasper files.

In my case, the *.jasper files are to be packaged in a war. So the goal is called as a war:webapp preGoal. The goal simply use the Ant task (visit this link for more options).

Here it is:

    classpathref="maven.dependency.classpath" />

Astonishing calculation

June 28th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

111.111.111 x 111.111.111 = 12.345.678.987.654.321

R.A. Wilson’s hands are back !

June 19th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Few days ago, I present you Wilson’s hands playing the Flinstons’ song. Now, he is back with this incredible William Tell Overture. Visit his web site for more songs.

Terrible F1 crash

June 17th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Terrible F1 Crash

Babies laughing

June 16th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Google offering Picasa Web Albums

June 14th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Google is still expanding all its tentacules around the Web. Now, they are offering a “Flickr killer app” called Picasa Web Albums.

For the moment, you can use PWA only if you got an invitation (I’m waiting mine), but

Once you have an invitation, you’ll be able to download the latest version of Picasa with the web uploading feature. And actually, it’s not just about web uploading — there’s also downloading. We wanted to make sure you can keep enjoying the photos your friends have shared with you. With this in mind, when viewing others’ galleries, you can download an entire album of photos directly into Picasa with just a couple of clicks. For uploading and downloading to and from Picasa Web Albums, you’ll need the new version of Picasa – again, it’s only available to invited users for the time being.

as said in the Google Blog. Also:

Finally, you may be wondering if this costs anything. No, and no hidden fees either. Picasa is free as always, and Picasa Web Albums comes with 250MB of free storage space. That’s enough for approximately 1,000 wallpaper-sized photos at 1600 pixels each. We also offer an easy-to-understand storage upgrade option if you have a whole lot more pictures to share.

250 Mb … enough for testing ? (again something to test) 😉

Flock Browser Beta 1 released

June 14th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Flock is a free web browser that makes it easier than ever to share photos, stay up-to-date with news from your favorite sites, and search the Web. Take our tour to learn what’s different about Flock, then download the beta to get started – and please tell us what you think.

Flock — The web browser for you and your friends

Flock Browser Beta 1 has been released and I’m currently testing it. Based on Gecko renderer (in fact, Flock is “Firefox based”), this browser is Web 2.0 oriented.

He is offering several (many) services allowing you to share pictures (through Flickr), share your bookmark (through, read and organize in a smart and really convivial way your RSS feeds, write and publish blog’s post easily (as this post was – comment at the end is an option).

Well, my first impression is … really good ! Enough to make me leave Firefox ? We’ll see.

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Comic Soccer

June 8th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

Devil’s day

June 6th, 2006 by Pascal Alberty

After a special 4th may, today is the devil day.

Early in the morning, you could read this on your digital clock:

06:06:06 06-06-06

The perfect devil’s day 😀