Showing posts from August, 2012

Apache Karaf 2.2.9

The Apache Karaf team is proud to announce a new version on the Karaf 2.2.x branch. The 2.2.9 version is a major bug fixes release. We fixed 52 issues in this release, and we are inline with our release cycle (around every 2 months). Especially, it includes: Work with the latest JRE/JDK 1.6.0 and 1.7.0 updates : some changes in the Java Virtual Machine resulted to issues in previous Karaf releases. It’s now fixed in Karaf 2.2.9, allowing Karaf to work with Java 1.6.0_33 or 34 for instance, but fixed in Karaf itself and an upgrade to Aries Proxy 0.3.1. New OSGi frameworks : this release upgrade to the latest minor versions of the OSGi frameworks, especially Apache Felix Framework 3.2.2. Dependencies minor version updates : in order to fix several minor issues, some dependencies have been upgraded (javax.mail 1.4.5, ServiceMix bundles, etc). Stopping the shell console doesn’t stop the OSGi framework : previously, when you stopped the Karaf shell console bundle, it also stopped the OSGi f

Dell Vostro with Ubuntu: use the AMD Catalyst drivers

I have a Dell Vostro 3550 with Ubuntu 12.04 since around one year now. The laptop worked fine, it was pretty fast, building a lot of projects in the same time, etc. I complained with: the temperature was really hot (sensors said between 80°C and 95°C all of the time). Sometime, the temperature was critical and the system shutted down. due to the previous point, the fan was very noisy the battery autonomy was average This laptop use dual graphic cards: Intel SGI graphic card (to reduce energy consumption), and AMD Radeon HD 6600M (for 3D enhanced graphics and HD videos). When I got this laptop, I tried to install the fglrx open source drivers a couple of times. Without success: it seems that the Radeon card was not fully supported. As the laptop ran really fine (unity was fast, vlc was able to read HD videos without problem, etc), I stayed with the Intel Xorg driver. Yesterday evening, watching a movie, the laptop was so hot that I have to use a pillow to avoid to burn my legs 😉 So tod