Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we look forward to a new release of LibreOffice, but have no news about the next release of the Pear OS, if ever. Two JSF tutorials and three Bash scripting links for you, as well as a survey of over 1800+ Java Developers revealing the most popular Java Development IDE.
LibreOffice Keeps Rockin’
I’ve been using LibreOffice exclusively for quite a while and really enjoy using it. A new release of LibreOffice is coming out in a few days and Softpedia has a great headline. “Prepare to Remove Microsoft Office, LibreOffice 4.2 Arrives in Six Days.”
Pear OS Current Status: Unknown
Principal author of the Pear OS Linux project posted on Google+ that Pear is no longer available for download. “It’s future is now in the hands of a company who wants to remain anonymous for the moment.” Whatever that means. I’m one of those guys who chooses the Elementary Mac flavor over Pear, so it’s not a personal loss. Still, a curious development for sure.
Ajax and JSF
Avoiding postbacks whenever possible feels good. Damned good. Here’s a tutorial on using Ajax with JSF to accomplish exactly that.
Using the Latest JSF 2.0 in Eclipse
A reminder to pull down the latest JSF 2.2 modules rather than use the Eclipse default JSF 1.2 for your next Java Server Faces app. This Java Beats tutorial walks us through it.
Bash Directory FOR EACH script
Really digging the Linux bash shell and how much you can do with it. Here’s a forum thread and resulting script of traversing a directory file list with the bash For statement. Here’s another one.
Excellent tutorial covering pretty much everything you need to know to use arrays in Bash.
Adding Filename Extensions in Bash
I’ve used this tip several times to add an extension to files that have no extension, and ONLY files with no extension. Files that do have an extension are not changed.
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