I have started yet another open-source project: Too-OneBee. It’s both an embeddable and standalone web console for monitoring a J2EE application. It lives at Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/too-onebee/
It embeds a javax.scripting console for running scripts within the webapp, a JMX browser, a session/request/application/server context viewer, a JNDI browser.
I would like to add pluggable handlers so that, for example, one could add Spring integration, a JDBC tool (a la phpMyAdmin), etc.
I regularly use Thunderbird 3.0 betas on my Karmic via the Ubuntu Daily Mozilla PPA. Unfortunately the PPA also contains snapshot builds of Firefox 3.5 and XulRunner 1.9.1, which I want to keep at their standard Ubuntu versions. To make apt-get upgradeing as painless as possible I am using package pinning to stop unwanted packages from other repositories to override the defaults.
I have added this to my /etc/apt/preferences file: Package: *
Pin: release o=Ubuntu,a=karmic
I recently took the plunge back into 64-bit Ubuntu after I originally ditched it two and a half years ago mostly because of desktop Java stuff. I am now using Eclipse 3.6M2 so that compatibility with GTK+ 2.18 is good, but I’ve encountered a problem with native proxy support: my proxy settings were completely ignored from within Eclipse. I have contributed a (very simple) patch to Eclipse’s Bugzilla and it will hopefully appear in Eclipse 3.6M4.