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Entries published on March 3, 2008

2 entries published on this date. See also: all entries published in March 2008, full archive.

Victory for the web

Standards” means “standards”. Thank you for listening.

Now. Anybody out there who’s relying on version-specific quirks, get off your ass and fix your sites. It’s 2008, for crying out loud.

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Once upon a time, I was doing a server setup at work, installing all the various prerequisites and utilities to support the things we use. One part of that involves installing Jing, which we use for XML validation; Jing is written in Java, and so we use gcj (the GNU Java compiler) to compile it for use, ending up with a nice little binary we can call from anywhere.

Now, we’ve standardized on Ubuntu for our servers, so installing gcj should be as simple as apt-get install gcj (or, more often, aptitude install gcj, since aptitude is …

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