Monthly Archives: August 2003

Urgh, Hurrah, Lucene worked out

So after my two previous posts on the joy of indexing with Cocoon, I hit the same problem with indexing yesterday morning – the fated Too many open files error message. I spent most of the morning crawling through thousands … Continue reading

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MS legal trouble

This just in via Slashdot and the AFFS IRC channel: Microsoft is in trouble in the courts again. Short story: Microsoft stole some technology, a company is suing them. Microsoft didn’t hand over all relevant emails in the case. The … Continue reading

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On XSLT and Cocoon

Russell Beattie writes: I’m not totally against XSLT, I just think that it’s not a programming language which is what many apps – like Cocoon – make it into. It’s best for transforms only, in my opinion, anything beyond that … Continue reading

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Hurrah!

Index has been created. Total Count Of Documents 2228 The fact that 2.0.5 took at least twice as long to index as 2.0.4 I will look into later. First, I think I need some sleep.

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Urgh

I’m trying to convince Cocoon’s built-in search engine, lucene, to index a site of some 3000 documents. Not a particularly challenging task, but unfortunately it keeps blowing up: org.apache.cocoon.ProcessingException: Exception in numDocs()!: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /usr/local/jakarta-tomcat/work/Standalone/some.site/_/cocoon-files/index/_a.tis (Too many open files) This had … Continue reading

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Patents postponed?

Looks like the current patent proposal has been withdrawn – for the time being, at least. The fact it has been withdrawn doesn’t mean that it won’t be back again – it just means they are being asked to think … Continue reading

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Software Patents

Software patents are bad. Don’t let them come to Europe. When a patent is approved, it’s claims are not made public for 18 months. A company could have a new piece of software in widespread use before it’s even possible … Continue reading

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Steven is having problems with

Steven is having problems with a dead hard disk. I must get into the office today and run the backup on my laptop. (When I work 20 hour days I tend to do it from home, so I don’t have … Continue reading

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Defeating SoBig.F

I was struggling to keep up with the flood of SoBig.F emails hitting my inbox, and getting quite concerned for my chances of any mobile computing. Downloading an inbox with several hundred 100k attachments via your mobile phone is not … Continue reading

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Dublin

I spent last weekend in Dublin with Nic, as she was singing in Dublin cathedrals (including St Patrick’s). While we were there, we visited the Castle, and discovered a sand sculpture exhibition was on. The sculptures were really cool, like … Continue reading

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