This all started as an effort to solve a problem in getting EasyEclipse to run on my new laptop. The error initially surfaced as a dialog full of JVM output when trying to run Eclipse.
After some digging (i.e. running Eclipse from a terminal) the error was pinpointed to a problem in the JRE install that comes with EasyEclipse. The error was:
Error: no `server’ JVM at `/usr/java/easyeclipse-lamp-184.108.40.206/jre/lib/i386/server/libjvm.so’.
Several searches on Google provided some others with the same problem, but no solutions. Since I’d wanted to run Eclipse under a newer VM anyway, I thought I’d try hacking and see if I could get Java 6 to work.
The solution was deceptively simple:
- Change into the EasyEclipse directory.
- Rename the
jre directory (e.g.
mv jre jre.old).
- Link the JDK supplied JRE as the
jre directory (e.g. ln -s /usr/java/latest/jre jre).
There is some output that comes to the terminal once Eclipse is started, but it doesn’t seem to affect performance at all. For all I know, it might even be normal output…
I had to upgrade my trusty old HP nw8000 since the hardware started to fall to pieces around me (keyboard tuned, lost the soundcard etc.). I liked the HP nw series enough to go for the newest model (it helps that HP is one of the providers we use at work ;) but not quite top of the line model. I also stuck to Fedora Core since that’s the distro I’m most familiar with and my computer is a tool and I’ve done my fair share of tinkering with Linux.
While customizing WP to suit the needs of our public site at work, I noticed some interesting issues with how WP (at least version 2.0.x) handles customized paths. If I start the permalink URL with /current/%category%/… and set the category URL as /current, the category archives will open, but the permalinks don’t work.
This strikes me as odd behavior, if not a bug. And no, I haven’t searched to see if someone else has reported this issue or entered it as a bug. I don’t have the time now.
P.S. randomfire’s been neglected for a long time. Hopefully soon I’ll have the time to work on a new layout and such.