At the time I was a bit mono-maniac

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So as I am boxing things up, preparing for the upcoming move, I stumble upon a lot of old documents, photos and knick knacks I accumulated over the years.

Once upon a time, you’ll remember, I was heading a team that was intent on writing a book about Mono. Addison Wesley had signed us up for a book called Linux Application Development with Mono and I was under contract for a five book series focused mostly on Mono. Though the project looked fun at the time, the team was loosing interest and our editor at AW got laid off, we never heard back from Addison Wesley and didn’t push it.

Tomboy for Mac OS X

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I find it interesting that the most common search that take people to my site is some variation on Tomboy+Mac. The second most common search group has to do with Open Source Session Initiation Protocol phones (SIP) but more on that later. I wonder what it is in Tomboy that Mac OS X users crave… Read more »

Better late than never

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gregdeck of Fedora fame officially clears up why Redhat suddenly greenlighted Mono’s inclusion in their community distro. I talked about it in January. P.S. I wonder if ClassPath is on that list.

Missing the point

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AIGLX, wow, what a shiny waste of time. When will you guys realize that what’s missing in Linux is not cool visual effects but solid applications and hardware support. That’s where you should shine. Who cares if I can play a video on the edge of a cube when there is no decent Video Player… Read more »

Mac OS X for developers ?

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Wanted to make a quick note before I forget but I noticed recently that more and more developer tools (Java mostly but even Perl/PHP/Python/Ruby for example with Komodo) are made available for Mac OS X: IntelliJ Eclipse (of course) Sun Java Studio Creator (for JSF – Java ASP.NET-like technology) YourKit Java Profiler And on the… Read more »

Novell Summer Collection

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Don’t be surprised if you see a few homeless people sporting sweet Novell shirts this summer in Boston. I went through all my soft wear this week-end and will be bringing two dozen Novell shirts to the salvation army this week.The unlucky ones will be wearing the spandex tan conference shirts we all hated. Note… Read more »

It is the pen that gives immortality to men

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Well, it’s a week full of good news. I’d like to make official something I’ve been dying to tell you since we signed the contract this summer. Joe Hummel, Geoff Norton, Niel Bornstein, Brian J. Sletten and I are co-authoring a book about Linux Application Development with Mono with Addison Wesley as our publisher. Here… Read more »

Suspension of disbelief

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Connect the dots…

Borked again

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sigh my mono is so borked: ================================================================= Got a SIGSEGV while executing native code. This usually indicates a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries used by your application. ================================================================= Stacktrace: Native stacktrace: /usr/local/bin/mono(mono_handle_native_sigsegv+0x7c) [0x813dd1c] /usr/local/bin/mono [0x8110d5b] /lib/ [0x400d65f3] [0xffffe440] [0x40bc04fa] [0x40bc04a9] [0x40bc00fb] [0x40bb71ae] /usr/local/bin/mono(mono_runtime_class_init+0x10c) [0x809039c] /usr/local/bin/mono [0x812b416] /usr/local/bin/mono(mono_magic_trampoline+0x12) [0x813ee62]… Read more »