After using and I guess supporting the Eclipse IDE now for almost 10 years, it’s finally failed badly enough that I’ve dragged into the Trash. Why? The last straw was simply the irritating and annoying unstable editor scrolling performance on a variety of platforms. It’s no longer worth it.
As mentioned at the past few Oracle Coherence Special Interest Group (SIG) and Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, we’ve been busily working away at opening up (open sourcing) the entire Oracle Coherence Incubator for the Coherence Community. I’m very pleased to say that this work is now “almost” complete!
It’s been in the works for a number of years, more than a decade, but finally we’re making some solid process moving the JCache Specification forward, hopefully for inclusion in Java EE 7.
Yesterday the JCP made the important step of posting the Early Draft specification and API for JSR107. See http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=107 for details.
Just uploaded the latest fix patches for Coherence Incubator 10. While mostly minor fixes, there’s also a few new additions, like the new @LiveObject annotation. Check out the Coherence Incubator project pages for more details. http://coherence.oracle.com/display/INC10
Finally upgraded to OS Lion 10.7.2. Hooray! All known issues I seen have resolved, including the random mouse pointer jumping. Now to upgrade other machines and devices.
Hmmm… Mysteriously Print Preview now crashes with OSX Lion It worked perfectly in the beginning.
After about an hour or so of searching/reading, I found the following forum details a related permissions problem:
For some reason the “root” user doesn’t have read/write permissions to the Libraries folder! Very weird.
Updated to 10.7.1 last night. Unfortunately the mouse pointer acceleration issues aren’t resolved, but network connectivity seems to be way smoother (over the past week I’ve occasionally had to reboot the machine to get the network to work).
However I’m now completely “sold” on the new scrolling (reversed like the iPhone/iPad). :P. That and the new Mail.app are nice. Really looking forward to 10.7.2 or what ever the version is that will resolve the erratic mouse pointer acceleration.
Upgrading from OSX Snow Leopard to OSX Lion has so far been somewhat of a disappointment, especially when compared to previous upgrades. Actually I’m glad it only cost $29, as any more and i would have probably returned it. The upgrade process itself was fairly smooth and seamless (apart from one complete hang/lockup requiring a reboot). It’s the post upgrade, i.e.: adoption, that’s caused the most, or be they “slight” frustrations.