Monthly Archives: April 2010

>Roll up your sleeves…and Pitch in.

>The image above was taken on April 28, 2010 around 10:54pm ET. As of that date, the number of Active Individual committers was the same number of Active IBM committers. This says two things, that IBM keeps reducing it’s overall … Continue reading

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>Random Cramps

>This is just a set of current cramps floating around in my brain: It is still amazing how Validation with Models is still misunderstood. It doesn’t matter what type of model, the common conception is that it slows down performance … Continue reading

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>IDE Agnostic Builds

> Many of us use IDEs, and most IDEs have some kind of build management process within them. However these files are always proprietary to the IDE and often fragile. Furthermore they need the IDE to work. It’s okay for … Continue reading

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>Keeping Chuck Happy

>This is not a picture you want to see when you visit your build. I unfortunately have been visited by an unhappy Chuck for longer then I should have with the XSL Tools build on Hudson. The culprit in this … Continue reading

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>Freudian Slip???

>I was checking out the eGit project’s main web page, because I was looking for some new and noteworthy items for the last release. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything from their front page. However the following did catch my eye: … Continue reading

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>Local Continuous Integration with Hudson – Part II

>I’ve found that having a local CI build is actually very beneficial, beyond the the fact that one can truely verify everything is working locally before committing to an upstream repository. It also comes in handy when somebody asks if … Continue reading

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>The Simplest Thing

>There is a great page on Ward Cunningham’s Wiki page entitled “Do the Simplest thing that Could Possibly Work“. Often times we try to over complicate items or don’t take the time to do the simplest thing. I recently had … Continue reading

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>Using Eclipse CVS Git Mirrors for builds

>CVS is notoriously slow when it comes to dealing with large repositories and checkouts. For example, in the wst.xsl component, we have a couple of plugins that approach 75 meg in size, and for CVS to check for changes on … Continue reading

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>Hudson 1.354 Installed

>Due to an SCM polling bug that was introduced in Hudson 1.353, we have upgraded the build machine’s Hudson instance to 1.354 which fixes this bug. If you still notice polling issues, then please provide feed back on bug 309295. … Continue reading

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>XML Tools Project at Eclipse

>There has been a growing need to have an XML Tools project at eclipse. The thought is to keep it under the Web Tools Platform top-level project. Why a separate project? Mainly because it helps raise the visibility and the … Continue reading

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