Winnipeg, right from Guelph

Started a new project at Wawanesa Insurance and already love it. It’ll give me the challenge I have been looking throughout the last part of my stay at the previous project. Although it was a fantastic client and I had absolutely no problem with the team, the work had gone from somehow interesting to almost boring which wasn’t their fault, a well planned project is always boring right before production deployment.

The new client is in Winnipeg (may be the only down side) which I haven’t had time to explore and also weather doesn’t let us to walk may be more than 100 meters. It’s a fairly straight forward implementation which my experience with Cooperators makes it more like a walk in the park (I should knock on the wood). Same issues, same integrations and same challenges. If all goes well, this will be a lot easier than Cooperators and we move much faster than that project. All said, I still miss that team, I had some good friends there.

So let’s see what Winnipeg, Manitoba has for me.



Eclipse 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.1

I decided to move to Ubuntu for my Android development and for this, I installed Eclipse 3.5.1 but noticed Eclipse is behaving strangely. The buttons didn’t work properly and install new software was completely useless.

After spending hours searching Net I found that this is an issue with the new GTKWindows which. To solve this, you need to use "export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true" in a terminal and then start Eclipse in the same terminal.

This off course is an interim solution till Eclipse team figure out what has been broken.