Sunday, July 13, 2014

XPLAIN : X11 for the rest of us

"... I still field plenty of questions from lots of people about this, and a lot of the time, it's extremely simple stuff: "What is X?" "How does it interact with my graphics card and mouse/keyboard?" "What do apps use X for?" "What is Wayland, and how does it fit into the picture?" "What problems did X have that made us want to write new display server technologies?"
These sort of questions were what inspired me to write "The Linux Graphics Stack" in the first place, but there's really never been a comprehensive, historical writeup of our display server technologies in general. So, I chose to spend my free time at Red Hat writing it. "

Enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to set SQL Developer UI to English

Are you using SQL Developer in German/French/etc but you don't like and you want it back to English?It easy to do this!
Close all sql developer instances, locate the file sqldeveloper.conf (it's in the bin folder of your sqldevloper installation folder), open it with your favorite editor (mine is Notepad++) and add to the end this line:

AddVMOption -Duser.language=en

Restart sqldevelper and go back to work! :)