Monthly Archives: November 2004

A New Automated Build Engine For Java?

This is at least new to me. luntbuild appears to be a new entry into the field of automated build software for Java projects. I’ve only used the free version of AntHill but CruiseControl is a popular alternative.
Could anyone comment on luntbuild? It looks very nice and the support for subversion and more control over tagging of a build are appreciated. Anybody out there familiar with several of these who could give a comparative review?

New Red Hat Magazine/Gearing Up For Fedora Core 3

I like this new online Red Hat Magazine. The premiere issue starts off with an overview of what’s new in Fedora Core 3 (FC3) and there are other articles about SELinux (an extensive security system that is embedded in FC3) and how Red Hat Packages fit in with software installation on a FC3 system. It’s a house organ but that doesn’t automatically make it bad. Check out the articles if FC3 is of interest for you.
It certainly is of interest to me. I used my newly made FC3 DVD to install to my Linux partition over the weekend. I’m looking forward to starting work on a new version of my Fedora Core Getting Started Guide as it has been the first or second most popular page on my website ever since I wrote it. A lot of people seem to think that my graphics heavy, simple instruction format for moving from Windows to a user friendly Linux system works well for them so the new version will definitely be more of the same. My goal is only to make it bigger, easier to navigate and offer much more help.