Weblog entry #1 for forrest
I think it's unfortunate that the weblogs here don't allow comments like the articles: I might mention something like "I had such a hard time doing X", not thinking that the passing comment was worthy of a real question in the articles section, but someone might still have an easier way.
For example I'd like to make a comment on Steve's observations about article popularity (oh, you can't link to individual blog articles either ... not that I want to pick on this exellent site too much. Who knows what will or won't be useful when you first start out?)
Anyway, Steve, I found the java article useful even though I had already installed java "the old way", and had no clue about the existence of make-jpkg, which sounds much easier.
I may in fact upgrade to java 1.5 with that knowlege, which is something I was hesitating to do.
OTOH, I've been running clamav for as long as I've had my mailserver. I glanced at that article and quickly saw there was nothing new for me there. (I've also been running sa-exim as well: that might be a good article topic. Yeah, what are people doing to fight spam?)
BTW, has anyone installed an up-to-date tomcat (5.0.x or 5.5.x) to with a mod_jk connector to a debian-installed apache2? How about a decent install of an up-to-date (3.x) version of the Eclipse java development environment?
I've been using debian since hamm, and I'm loath to change now, but I'm doing more and more java development in my day job and I'd like to have those tools available to me. I'm going to give Ubuntu a try and see if they have better java development support.