"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." (Robert A. Heinlein)

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

JavaFx on EEEBuntu

The newly released version of Sun's JavaFx also comes with a Linux version. Even it's still a beta version I decided  to try it on the EEEPC 900
Why JavaFx on EEEPC?
I know that EEEPC is not the best choice for programming because of the small keyboard, the small screen and so on ... but the high portability of EEEPCgives you an ever-ready programming environment good for little experiments and for just having some fun programming.
Java SDK update
I first downloaded from Sun site the latest Jdk version, JavaFx requires at least 1.6.14 version while the currently installed version on EEEPC was 1.6.10.
I extracted Jdk files by executing its installation file
chmod a+x jdk-6u14-linux-i586.bin sudo mv jdk-6u14-linux-i586.bin /opt
sudo /opt/jdk-6u14-linux-i586.bin
then I configured the newly installed Java as default virtual machine by first adding it to the udate alternatives list (the whole command goes in a single line)
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java
      /opt/jdk1.6.0_14/bin/java 30
I at last selected the just installed Jdk as the default one using the command
 sudo update-alternatives --config java

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Some blog layout changes

I decided to follow the advice of a more expert blogger and to make some layout changes to my posts. I Also moved  from the profile page to a regular posts sections about me and my machines.
Let me know if you like the new layout.