Friday, June 27, 2008

Here's that BeeeP banner (12.24 KB)
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 Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Here is the Joomla template used on the IEEE prototype. Our IEEE blog doesn't let us upload zips. (52.01 KB)

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 Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Do you use Eclipse? This is a neat event .... I went to it last year. Rapid-fire presentations (10 to 15 minutes each) about local Eclipse projects. It's a great way to find out what's happening locally in the Eclipse community. And a great way to check out volunteer opportunities. See you there!

Eclipse Foundation / Instantiations
Eclipse DemoCamps 2008 – Ganymede Edition/Portland
June 24, 2008
7pm – 9pm

McMenamins Kennedy School, Parsons Room

Complimentary; attendance is limited

To register, complete one of the following:

Content will evolve as presenters sign up, but visit to see what is being offered so far.

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 Thursday, April 10, 2008
I found myself needing to do this after not having done it for several years. So I had to refresh my memory and here is a PDF that contains my notes. In fact, what I really wanted to do was have an ant file that automatically tagged what I just built with the date (an ant file that runs under CruiseControl). And that's working (I think), but the PDF contains my preliminary notes.

cvsDocs.pdf (352.81 KB)
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 Friday, February 22, 2008
I've been trying out Joomla on a prototype site. It's called It uses Joomla 1.5RC4.

I hosted it on GoDaddy. It costs $6.99 a month. It's basically a streamlined version of the web site at

I chose to download my own copy of Joomla rather than use the one provided by GoDaddy. I don't know what version of Joomla GoDaddy has, but in December (when I started the site) I suspect it was not as recent as 1.5RC4.

There were some problems getting 1.5RC4 up and running, specifically with the JEvents package. First of all, the JEvents component would just not work with 1.5RC4. There was a name change in the code that was not thoroughly propagated. JEventDispatcher was changed to JDispatcher in most but not all instances. So you have to make that change explicitly.

There are other event packages. I used this one because it was the first one that worked for me; but then, as I said above, it didn't work right way.

The files I downloaded were the following (these are alpha; a beta is available):

These consist of the component, a calendar module, a latest module, a legend module, and a search bot (Joomla calls bots plugins; the term bot here seems to be left over from Mambo). I'm not using latest and legend; but they work. At first both the calendar and legend modules appeared twice on the page. Fix the duplicate calendar by removing some duplicate lines in mod_events_cal.php. Fix the duplicate legend by deleting (or commenting out if you're nervous) what for me is line 48 in mod_events_legend.php. It's a line that says if your version is >= 1.5 echo the content.

I've also been working with ReMOSistory, but I'll talk about that another time.

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 Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I saw these going to pick up the mail this morning

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 Saturday, December 08, 2007
The Eclipse Portland DemoCamp is scheduled for 12/10/07 at the Kennedy School. Details (list of presenters and attendees, schedule of demos, directions) are on .

I'm giving a demo on setting up an automated build system (continuous integration) for the Eclipse ECF project.

Here are my slides.

AutoBuild.ppt (1.16 MB)

Here is a writeup.

AutoBuild001.pdf (2.65 MB)
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 Thursday, November 22, 2007

Here is another demo for a prototype website

ieeeDemoB.wmv (1.15 MB)
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Here is a demo for a prototype web site

ieeeDemoA.wmv (433.57 KB)
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