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9 posts from February 2010


Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.29 Released

The apache tomcat team announced the availability of version 1.2.29 of mod_jk, the isapi_redirect and the nsapi_redirect plugins (for the Apache Web Server, Microsoft IIS, and Sun Java System Web Server respectively).

The changelog lists 33 bug fixes, enhancements, and improvements including many for IIS and for the status worker.

Downloads are available at a mirror near you.


Semi-Official Techstacks Tools Launch

I've put up a new site running on Google App Engine:  Techstacks Tools.  Presently, there are a couple of tools there useful for web site administrators and bloggers but I have some ideas for some additional things that should get out on the site soon.  Right now, there are two mini-apps:

bling, which is a port of my blog ping script to run as a web application.  I'm not really sure if developing the command line script will continue unless folks want me to.  I would appreciate any feedback.

smping, which is a subset of bling that is meant for sending out sitemap pings to search engines when a web site has been updated, but the site in question is not a blog (so there is no need to send notifications out to. 

I use both presently whenever I post changes to my blog and to the HOWTO site and they both seem to work well.  I will need to make some additional changes to them in the near future to get a contact form working and to make the required fields actually be required but for version 0.7.5, I'm pretty happy so far.

Groovy 1.6.8 and 1.7.1 Released

Versions 1.6.8 and 1.7.1 of the groovy programming language was released today.  Downloads are available at the main codehaus site.  The release notes for version 1.6.8 list 43 fixes and enhancements.  The release notes for 1.7.1 list over 70.