Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friends paying friends for helping friends

You don't need to pay your friendly Webmaster for saving your butt... But the funds will be put to good use (no, not drinks...)  BTW, bug 292476 was initially called "Oops, I'm a dumbass!"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

git repos at Eclipse!

I'm in the process of setting up read-only git repositories of Eclipse CVS projects.  You can see the list on this temporary page, and you should be able to use all the repos listed.

Feel free to read (and comment) on bug 280583.

Friday, October 09, 2009

An open SSH port means SSH attacks

If your Internet-connected computer accepts SSH connections, chances are half the planet is trying to get in to hax0r you -- literally.  Using Zeemaps and IP geolocation, we can easily plot the values on a Zeemaps.

I'm just kidding about Eric Rizzo..  But Eric, if that is you, don't count on me for free beer at EclipseCon  :)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Nice project website

I stumbled across the AMP project website this morning.  The first thing that caught my eye was the terrific layout.  The second thing I noticed was the context-sensitive top navigation that they are using.  This is the first time I've seen a project override our $Menu object with some context-sensitive links.  Cool!  You can see how it is done by looking at the _projectCommon.php file.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Community Forums takes #3 spot for most popular URL

The Community Forums homepage has taken the #3 position as the most visited URL at, surpassing the main Downloads page.  Here's the new short list:

1. "Find a mirror"

2. Home

3. Community Forums

4. Main Downloads page

5. Resources

6. Categories

7. Documentation

8. EMF downloads

9. PDT downloads

10. Ganymede SR2 downloads

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Five years @

Today is October 1st -- my fifth anniversary working at Eclipse.  To celebrate, I thought it would be appropriate to compile a THEN and NOW table of, as seen by an IT guy.  As the years go by, some things changed, and some stayed the same...

There is a picture here.

I'm sure that list doesn't even scratch the surface of everything we've done in the past five years, nor does it hint at all the awesome people I am privileged to work with on a daily basis.  Here's to another 5 years of supporting this great community and helping projects pump out the coolest stuff!