Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Netbeans 5.5 is out!!

In the last week i have made a clean install of Ubuntu edgy and was waiting out for the new NetBeans 5.5....It was just released today and boy am i excited :) The netbeans.org website was tottaly redesigned; it is very pretty now. I will post some screen shots and my thaughts soon. Check out the NetBeans site and download NetBeans 5.5 and it's packs!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Edgy is Due tomorrow :) and NetBeans 5.5 is on it's way

I haven't bloged for what feels like a very long time...i was hoping i could update my blog to Blogger beta but unforchantly i do not have the option yet. Just today i completed the main board for my grade 12 computer engineering project. I will explain more about my projects and others in my next post (i promise). Also Ubuntu Edgy Eft is being released tomorrow and i am all set to make a clean install...i currently have been using edgy RC but also did testing on edgy beta. Netbeans 5.5 will be coming out shortly which is also i going to be nice...i would recommend anybody to watch Roumen Strobl's demos "Why NetBeans" (Part 1) (Part 2)...looks very impressive :) Hopefully JDK 6 (formaly known as Mustang) will be release at about the same time as NetBeans 5.5...we will see :)

Sunday, October 01, 2006


After about 6 months of not being able to have DRI (AKA 3D Acceleration) i have got it working in Edgy Beta 1 using fglrx 8.29.6. I am now very excited to finally have XGL on my laptop. I have also installed Beryl which is the compiz fork (it is very impressive especially seeing as it is still alpha). I am also pretty excited to try out my Doom 3 and Doom 3 Reurection of evil in linux. I also just recently bought Half-Life 2 Episode 1 and have yet to play it (because i am windows free :). I do not play games very often but have been missing it...(i have had Doom 3 for almost a year and have not played it for over 4 months...when i last played it i just got to Hell. Anyways this month is a big month for quite a few things: Ubuntu Edgy Eft comes out, JDK Mustang (i know Sun is not going with code names but i still like to name its 'former' code name), NetBeans 5.5, NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.5, Enterprise pack (i am very excited about this pack...i have been hoping for this for a while), Netbeans C/C++ pack (which needs better linux support btw, [i will write a blog about it when the 5.5 version comes out]). I have tried out all the software i have listed above from alpha to now and have seen many awesome changes! Well that is my little bit for the day...all i have to say i check out the compiz fork Beryl and check out NetBeans and its packs along with Ubuntu Edgy Eft (currently beta 1).