Sep 28, 2012

How to create text with a background color instead of changing the foreground color in thunderbird

Thunderbird allows in the compose window to set the foreground color of
a text and the whole background, if composing an HTML e-mail.

So you can set only the foreground color of the text:


But this week, I got an e-mail viewed in thunderbird, where the background
color of a line was set and this was much more readable than the foreground setting the foreground color. The foreground color has to be some "dark"
color to get a readable text.


In Thunderbird it is not directly possibly, by selecting and changing the color, but the tool allows to insert directly HTML-code via the menu:

Insert->HTML....


You have to select your text and open the menu-Item as described above:

Surround the text by

<span style="background-color:yellow"></span> 


After inserting and pressing "Insert", you get the text with a background color:


If the text continues, you can select the text and execute the menu
"Format-> Discontinue Text Styles"

and the next text comes with standard formating.


New Programmers font "Source Code Pro" from Adobe

There is a new TrueType font for Programmers from Adobe.

see the blog entry http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/2012/09/source-code-pro.html

Sep 15, 2012

Java Memory Analyze tutorial found

In one of the last newsletter from IBM was a link to a tutorial about
analyzing java memory using MAT ( Memory Analyzer Tool )

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/training/kp/j-kp-mat/index.html?cmp=dw&cpb=dwjav&ct=dwnew&cr=dwnen&ccy=zz&csr=091412


Sep 14, 2012

VirtualBox 4.2.0 released and installed on OpenIndiana 151aprestable6

Oracle has release VirtualBox 4.2.0.

The Solaris-Package is installable on OpenIndiana 151aprestable6 without
problems.
My Virtual Machine based on Windows XP SP3 runs without problems.

The grouping menu entry is disabled in the GUI, have to lookup, if there
is something special to do for this.


Sep 9, 2012

Virtualbox 4.1.22 released and installed in OpenIndiana151a_prestable6

VirtualBox release 4.1.22 ( https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog ), which is mainly a maintenance release.

Installed this version on OpenIndiana 151a_prestable6 without problems.



Sep 7, 2012

libstdc++.la is not a valid libtool archive - Solaris 10 during compile of Xerces 3.1.1

During the compilation of Xerces 3.1.1 on Solaris 10, I got the following
error:

libstdc++.la is not a valid libtool archive

After some searching a trapped always in a link to a forum on a former sun site,
but here is a link, which helped:

Solaris 10 fixup for ‘libstdc++.la is not a valid libtool archive’. 


Hope this helps also someone else looking for this information.

 

 

 

Sep 5, 2012

Adobe Flashplayer does not support Solaris anymore

Today firefox on my OpenIndiana laptop suggested to update the plugins.

One of them was the Adobe FlashPlayer. After beeing directed to the
Page of adobe ( http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ ), there was a
message saying, that Solaris is not supported anymore.

Very sad decision of Adobe.

OpenIndiana Laptop updated to prestable6

a new Update is released in the IPS dev-repo for OpenIndiana.

Upate was no problem from OI_151a5. I just had to disable the publisher
http://ips.homeunix.com:10906/ because from within the current network
it was not reachable.

root@solewer:~# pkg update                                                     
            Packages to remove:    1
            Packages to update: 1144
       Create boot environment:  Yes
Create backup boot environment:   No
 
DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                              1145/1145   7490/7490  472.9/472.9
 
PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                              6646/6646
Install Phase                              6170/6170
Update Phase                             11502/11502
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                 2289/2289
 
PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                              6646/6646
Install Phase                              6170/6170
Update Phase                             11502/11502
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                 2289/2289
Package Cache Update Phase                 1145/1145
Image State Update Phase                         2/2
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Reading Existing Index                           8/8
Indexing Packages                          1145/1145
Optimizing Index...
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Indexing Packages                          1277/1277
 
A clone of oi151a4-2 exists and has been updated and activated.
On the next boot the Boot Environment oi151a4-3 will be
mounted on '/'.  Reboot when ready to switch to this updated BE.
 
 
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NOTE: Please review release notes posted at:
 
http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Release+Notes
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 I also updated the NVidia-Driver to 303.43 without problems.