Thursday, October 07, 2004

OpenOffice 1.1.3 released

OpenOffice 1.1.3 has been released. It is a bugfix release. Details here.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

New versions of the baseline RIGs (Reach Interoperability Guidelines)

A new bugfix release of the baseline RIGs is now available.


There is still a whole bunch of work to be done on RIG 4 so there will be another release of that RIG soon.

A public "thank you" to those of you who sent in obs. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

XML Pipelining

I have uploaded the slides from my XML pipelining presentation at XML Open 2004. (700k Powerpoint.)

Slides from closing keynote of XML Open 2004

I have uploaded a PDF (950k) of my closing keynote from XML Open 2004. The slides are heavy on pictures and light on text. They probably will not make a huge amount of sense on their own, but here they are anyway.

WSGI server for Jython

Alan Kennedy has announced modjy a WSGI server for Jython 2.1.

The power of Jython in a servlet container has to be seen to be believed. It has a way of leaving you in a giggling wreck thinking about how you *used* to do it before you cottened on to Jython.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Gmail and Atom

So, I'm in my gmail account minding my own business and I spot an Atom icon. Being a click-me, click-me kinda guy, I click and get


<feed version="0.3">
<title>Gmail - Inbox for sean.mcgrath@gmail.com</title>
<tagline>New messages in your Gmail Inbox</tagline>
<link rel="alternate" href="http://gmail.google.com/gmail" type="text/html"/>
<modified>2004-10-04T18:36:54Z</modified>
</feed>


Okay. So I cannot get Bloglines to like it and the help on gmail draws a blank and where/how will I encode the authentication info anway plus its https and...and...

its all very interesting.

I sense a mind bender creeping over the horizon.

Like last night when I listened to someone say - completely seriously -

    "Computational properties of nervous tissue."

That sort of mind bender.

Gmail + Atom/RSS. The death knells of POP3/IMap4? The Web claims another protocol victim?

Remember NNTP?
:-)