Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Portal with a splash of Dash?

Been feeling that you just don't know what has been going on with the Portal? When was the last time you trolled through the open Portal bugs? Seems harder and harder to keep in touch these days.

Well fear not because the Portal has become part of the Dash project and now it is even easier to keep track of what your good friend the Portal has been up to. Check out the 'new and noteworthy' section every month to see all the great new features and refinements for the Portal.

The first M1 milestone has a little bit for everyone. For those how have left the fold there is the committer emeritus page. Project leads now have a new component to help them expand the list of committer emeritus by managing inactive committers. To replace those lost committers we now have a refined election process that requires a valid email address. And for those who like rounded corners we have made you happy too.

Till next time,
Darn Good Developer

Monday, April 28, 2008

Bugzilla and the Portal sitting in a tree...

There has been allot of work going on in the background on the Portal infrastructure to get it ready to take on even more tasks. The first thing you might have noticed (and was blogged about early) is the Portal has got some curves, but the progress hasn't stopped there.

Now you can login into the Portal with your Bugzilla login. There is one caveat to this, your Bugzilla email address must match your committer email address. The next obvious question is 'how do I know if my email addresses match?'. Simple log into the Portal with your committer login and scroll down to find your personal information widget. If the email address on file matches your Bugzilla email then you are good to go. If they don't match then you are only two clicks away from fixing it.

If you want to talk about multiple email addresses please leave those comments in bug #209838.

Darn Good Developer

Thursday, April 24, 2008

How Babel can work for you

For those of you out there that don't read the Babel developers mailing list there is a great blog post over at about JRules Rule Studio setting up their own Babel server in house. As one of the Babel developers it is great to see someone else out side of The Eclipse Foundation making good use of the Babel project. They have even managed to extend the server code to import projects stored in SVN as opposed to just CVS. Now if we can only get them to donate a patch to get SVN working for the rest of the Babel community.