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This fall has been a hectic time as we juggled Summit and the preparations for the release of Alfresco One Enterprise Edition 5.0. In the middle of Summit, our team completed the scheduled 5.0 features and got Community Edition 5.0.b out the door in order to receive feedback.

Unfortunately we failed ...

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As we near the release of Alfresco Enterprise Edition 5.0, Community Edition has evolved a lot. Community Edition 5.0.a was an opportunity for the Engineering team to get feedback on the improvements in the 5.0 source tree. Though it was a solid release, there was still a lot of new development ...

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Two Alfresco tips that I keep meaning to write down.

Fresh Install Error

New machine, fresh install of Alfresco, and the repository won't start.

Very early in the log file, after the sysAdmin few subsystem has loaded, this error shows up:

org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating 
bean with name 'avmRemoteService' defined in ...

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 A Great Pair: Easy Tomato and the Asus RT-N16

For my home firewall and server I used to have an old laptop running Debian. It was a source of geek pride that I had configured by hand all of the necessary services (DHCP, DNS, iptables, Apache, Samba) and knew how everything worked. When that laptop died, I decided I was too lazy to keep ...

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When did it get so hard to buy a Linux computer? From 2004 to 2010, every computer I bought had Linux pre-installed. I purchased from Dell and Lenovo, but HP and Asus also had them on offer. Sure, I had to make compromises, but it was possible.

I was unpleasantly surprised when in the summer of ...

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I was pretty successful moving to my new house without breaking anything valuable, but unfortunately the old HP Pavilion laptop I have been using as my web server / firewall for the past several years did not make it. Shortly after hooking it up in its new home, the hard drive gave up the ghost. I ...

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I am about to start a big project for work, and I wanted to get the latest tools on my machine because I know I won’t have the opportunity for a while. Unfortunately, my install of Kubuntu Hardy 8.04 is starting to feel behind-the-times and the latest versions of my applications are getting ...

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Banjo Six Months Later

Banjo is a good foundation for a blog engine, but it needs some work. It is certainly quicker to implement than writing your own blog engine, but it is not as finished as I had hoped. I fixed a number of bugs, and the banjo maintainer was nice enough to give me ...

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Summary: Herein the author finds that Django-cms is a pretty decent content management system.

I’ve finally gone live with the site for my new initiative: coopercate.org. As part of my effort to research the Django ecosystem, I decided to give a pre-packed CMS a try. There were two contenders: django-cms and Ella. Though Ella ...

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Summary: Cron doesn’t run files with dots or underscores in them; remove that .sh!

Did you put your file in /etc/cron.daily or /etc/cron.weekly and it doesn’t run? Does cron just skip right over your file? Check that you don’t have a period or underscore in your filename. I ...