Firstly, a quick shout out to the folks on irc://freenode/conary, in particular mkj_wk, jtate, and Tybstar for helping me to quickly get to the bottom of a build problem I was having —
And when I say quickly I mean from the time I logged in to the time the problem was solved was less than two minutes.
NOTE-TO-WWW: If you know nothing about rPath and/or rBuilder — you need to fix that and you need to fix that *FAST* else get left behind by the rest of us that took the time to learn about all the wonderfullness that is rPath, rPath Linux, rBuilder, the conary build and distribution system, and the rPath Appliance Agent (among other things.) To truly understand virtualization and appliance-based computing, you need to get to know *EVERYTHING* you can about all of the above mentioned products and services made available to the world at *ZERO* cost by the good folks @ rPath.
More on the above soon, though I would *HIGHLY* recommend watching this two minute clip and be a smarter, more informed human being because of it. I would alsp recommend learning more about rPath, the company, in general. Contact information is located @ that same link. :)
In the mean time,
As per my recent check-in notes to the nuXleus project repository (*PROUDLY* hosted and developed by the same mentioned technologies by the same mentioned folks).
nuXleus XML Messaging Appliance
Trove information for vsb:sourceTrove name: vsb:source
Change log: Mon Nov 13 16:28:57 2006 by M. David Peterson (email@example.com)
this gives us our VST XBAP application
In case you are left wondering what on earth I am refering to, behold,
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What the above represents is a local instance of Vista Smalltalk running as an XBAP application. Peter Fisk has been working like crazy adding all sorts of wonderful features, including full support for JSON such that any language with JSON support can now easily and efficiently interoperate with VST-based applications.
Of course, this will all be included in the next release of the nuXleus project, which means that amongst LOTS and LOTS of other cool features, you will each be able to quickly and easily get up and running with your own localized instance of VST running applications with the full capability, capacity, and power that your local machine has to offer with all of the wonderfullness that VST and the .NET platform has to offer as well.
More to come… Things are just getting started with all of this. :)
Thanks again to all of the folks @ rPath, #conary, Peter Fisk, and the folks at MSFT, all of which are building some *AMAZING* software that have enabled the above to take place.
Of course this list of folks is bigger than those mentioned above, and as we begin to gear up for our first formal release of the nuXleus project, you will be hearing LOTS more about *ALL* of them.
More when theres more to report :)