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GrapeVine Voice: JCF Author Responded

This morning I received a mail from Anthony, JCF’s author. Because he is so busy, a final reply is going to reach me maybe next week. And if you know Chinese culture, next Wednesday is Chinese New ...

Go Big or Go Home?

I joined BEAWorld 2007 Shanghai last December. Before that event, Oracle had already offered to buy BEA. And in January, BEA finally became an Oracle company. On the same day, SUN acquired MySQL. A...

GrapeVine Voice: Chinese New Year Present

I was planning to release 6.0 Final as a X’mas present. And then I delayed it as a new year present. However, even now I am not sure whether I can be on time to deliver it as a Chinese new year pre...

Building HTML Help on Windows

Microsoft released two versions of HTML help in order to replace its popular WinHelp format. And it seems Microsoft is so confident with these two new formats that it removes WinHelp support from W...

Product Review: MyColors Trial

Stardock Object Desktop is a collection of applications that beautifies your Windows experience. But not every bit of OD is a must. For example, a free set consisting of ObjectDock, CursorFX makes ...

Dynamic C# Extensions Are Coming

DLR enables Python and Ruby on .NET platform. But the Java/Groovy issue comes again. Although IronPython and IronRuby can call C# code, the reverse is not possible now. According to this post, in ...

GrapeVine Voice: Further Delay

Even though there are still ten days left in this month, I am not sure whether the CJF issue I posted can be fixed. So further delay of 6.0 Final release is quite likely to happen. Stay tuned.

GPL 3 Adoption

Even though Linus denies to put Linux kernel under GPL 3, we continue to see other projects moving to GPL 3, a special upgrade of GPL 2 after Novell and Microsoft agreement. Two latest examples of ...