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Android artifacts to be published to Maven central repository?

So I have been dabbling with Android development for a bit and have been using Apache Maven for years. I recently started to provide some patches for the maven-android-plugin and came across the issue that the android.jar is not in maven central.. So something needed to be done.

I contacted Jason van Zyl and then Bob Lee on twitter and got support from both of them. Now I created an issue on google code for the request and I am in the process of publishing the request out to the world. I will track the progress with the comments to this post and potentially further posts. I really hope that this will happen with the push from the community just like it did with spring, jboss and google projects. I hope you will all help and retweet, star the issue or leave a supporting comment there. Lets see if we can get this happening.

Installing Apache Maven – Luxury Edition

As you might or might not know I have been using Apache Maven for quite a few years now and I have come to do all my development projects the maven way although I am probably not a full Maven maven. I am setting up a new development machine at home after being forced to look for a new job so I might as well write down what I do, since it is probably a bit different from the normal install.

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Nearly a year using Twitter – this was 2008

So I found out that Twitter will not keep all my posts forever so I activated the weekly recapture feature on our new wordpress site that will produce a blogpost here each week allowing me to look back later and giving me at least some control over my posts in terms of backing up and stuff. With regards to the old posts I just went and grabbed everything there is with the earliest post from the 7th of August 2008. Not sure if I did any tweeting before that.. so without any more rambling.. Keep Reading

Back on the internet and in the Java world

Wow. After a month away from radio, tv, internet and other distractions in Costa Rica, we are back at home in cold and wet Victoria.
I had a few thousand blog posts in my google reader to catch up on and a well over a thousand emails, not to mention mundane stuff like washing clothes. All that is under control again. Now I just gotta take care of the photos from the trip and our non-functioning gallery on the site. Anyway. It was fun to listen to a couple of JavaPosse, GoogleDeveloper and lugradio podcast episodes in a row. Some really cool things like the release of NetBeans 6, SoyLatte and JBoss Seam 2.0 happened, while I was offline so there are definitely things to catch up to. Good thing we have a hackday coming up at work this Friday. I also have to embark on organising some more upcoming VIJUG events… it never gets boring for me.

Java One: First Recapture

So here I am at an airport yet again. This time in San Francisco waiting for my flight home. The Friday afternoon Java One sessions are still going on, but when leaving at lunch time you could already see that it is getting less busy.

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Java One: Collecting my thoughts after two days

Looking at the clock it is now basically day three of Java One 2007 – it is just after midnight Wednesday with all the Thursday sessions starting up in a few hours. Considering that I should really jump to bed and get a shut eye, but there are just too many things going through my head.

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General Session happings – Part 2

NetBeans 6 was the next victim of the marketing round. Rich announced that the OpenJDK release is completed today! Awesome – this rocks. We got a full open source Java system now. NetBeans is enabled for contributions. The interim governing board for the OpenJDK was announced and is starting with the creating a of a constitution and holding elections. They will also take care of the TCK issue. The standalone TCK will be available to the community. So here go. Sun talked about open sourcing Java and now its done. Now the challenges and opportunities really start. Faster, faster, faster is a new motto for the upcoming JDK. That motto is meant for performance, but it could easily also be meant for getting java packages out there on Linux and more.

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General Session happings – Part 1

Jon Gage starting it all up today stipulating a first rule for the next 81 hours at JavaOne for all of us – Don’t be shy. Fair enough. As a motto for not being shy we should all forget our background. Be a Brazilian and embrace anybody you meet. Moving over we got to see a very good motivational video about being open introducing the motto for JavaOne 2007 – Open Possibilities. That video worked as introduction to bring Rich Green on stage.

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Jave One – General Session Wowness

Holy cow. I am sitting here in the general session hall. It is like a freaking aeroplane hangar. The projection wall is a 16:9 plus to 4:3 screen of massive size. I have no idea how many people are here, but there must be thousands. This is huge. I am sitting beside another Ubuntu user here as well and found out about wifi radar. Just what I was looking for. Stay tuned for more about the general session later.

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