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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Keep Your (Webmail?) Session Open

If you have a website that keeps expiring your session after a while, and you want to work around that, then try out the SessionAlive extension for Firefox. I find it extremely useful, especially for webmail (such as Microsoft Outlook Web Access).

The extension works OK in Firefox 3.6.

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Posted by on 17 February 2010 in extension, firefox, sessionalive, webmail

 

Experimental XINS 3.0-alpha4 Released

>Just now I’ve tagged 3.0-alpha4 on my experimental XINS-fork. Changes since 3.0-alpha3:

  • newer version of Logdoc, which no longer requires a DTD to be set
  • JMX port can be specified on the command line, e.g. “xins run-abc -Djmx.port=2090”
  • APIs using Logdoc actually have proper code (Log.java and TranslationBundle*.java files) generated
  • the 3 Library classes (in common, client and server) actually return the version of the library (instead of null) based on the meta information available from the JAR manifest
  • fixed client-side transaction logging, it actually works now
  • the _GetVersion meta-function now also returns the current Logdoc version
  • the _GetStatistics meta-function now supports a “targetFunction” parameter, to reduce the output to the statistics of one function only
  • the _GetStatistics meta-function now also returns the transaction ID for each call that information is provided for
  • _GetStatistics not only returns the average, but variance as well (compute the standard deviation from that by taking the square of it)
  • fixed and improved the unit tests

Go check it out at http://github.com/znerd/xins/tree/xins-3.0-alpha4.

 
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Posted by on 16 February 2010 in xins.xins3

 

XINS 2.x and my Experimental XINS 3.0-Fork

>After some investigations by myself and a constructive discussion with Anthony Goubard
(maintainer of the official XINS project) we have decided to backport features from my XINS 3-fork upstream instead of the other way around. Features will be discussed and ported one by one. This is the safest approach, leaving the baseline stable and only introducing changes gradually.

Expect some changes to go into the upcoming XINS 2.3 release, while most will come into the picture only after that.

Stay tuned for updates.

 
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Posted by on 11 February 2010 in xins, xins3