Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Tool Guy

My good friend Lahiru Sandakith has the featured blog on tooling in Wordpress these days.

Wow! Congradulations!!

Open Identity Selector

I've been experimenting with xmldap's Identity Selector yesterday. My intentions was to find an identity selector that works on Linux platform. I had several hiccups. First of all you need a new version of firefox. Eventhough the identity selector pops up properly I am unable to send a card.

The impression I got was that it is still under early development stages.

It can be downloaded from here

I am sure it will be a really cool software in the future. Let's just wait and see.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Axis2 Training

WSO2 is conducting a training program on Axis2 in San Jose, CA on 1st of November.

More details can be found here

Filters and Spammers

My mail filters make magic. As an opensource developer I am bound get a lot of mail, but mail filters help me to pick which mail to read,

Lately I've been getting junk mail at an increasing rate. The rate is increasing, acceleration! Spammers are becoming smarter each day. So today I put a another junk mail filter with the highest priority, hopefully it'll keep them away.

The interesting question is ....do spammers believe in their cause?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Key Usage of Digital Certificate

"Key Usage of Digital Cerficate" contains some what actions we can perform using the certificate. For example it can restrict the certificate to to be used for only digital signature and key encryption, then you cannot do data encryption with it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Licencing and jta 1.0.1B

If "jta 1.0.1B" is one of the dependencies of your project and you are trying to include it in your pom.xml, then here is bad news for you.

You cannot fully automate the build. There is no other way but to manually download the class files from here, build the jar file and install it into your local repository.

But why all this trouble? It is a licencing issue!