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Deploy WebSphere Plugin - Working on next release

It is time to return back to work, after a well deserved break. Following the release 1.0 is time to think about the next release. Well, version 1.0 is available and up-and-running but I bet a lot of people wouldn't find it really useful. This because for to use it, you need to disable the WAS security. It can be acceptable if both Hudson and WAS seat in the same (well protected) LAN and, for example the, WAS is a machine used from the developers as Reference box. But if WAS needs to be well secured and/or in production alas.
Now next release should cover WAS 6.1/7 with security enabled. I have already a working proof of concept so it is just matter of polish a bit the code. Here start the "bad news". For having the deploy websphere builder to work with security enabled you need an IBM JRE. This sounds as a big limitation and infact it is. To overcome it you need to install the hudson.war in WAS rather than in Tomcat for example. Well to be perfectly honest though whoev…

Hudson deploy-websphere plugin ready to ship

Ready to ship!
Eventually I have decided to go for a new plugin having a dependency with the existing deploy plugin. This, in my opinion, is the best solution because, being WebSphere a proprietary product and being some jar not redistributable there is a needing of a little extra configuration (just copying a couple of proprietary jar on the classpath) at the end of the plugin installation. Anyway more details will be on the wikis (either my personal one and the one of hudson if I can publish my plugin) once I got the right to check-in on the hudson repository.
So hung on for a little while....


Hudson and WebSphere

It has been a while I have been playing with Hudson. It is way better than any other integration server I have seen and is crazily simple to extend. I'd love to use it at work but for the moment we are still stucked with Cruise Control. Said that, I think the integration with the "WebSphere world" can be kind of improved.
I mean Hudson war file can be installed on WAS; moreover there are already few WebSphere/IBM plugins as the WAS Builder and the RAD Builder. But either these than the out of the box deploy plugin don't support any WebSphere server. The WAS Builder plugin allow you to deploy on WebSphere but for what I undestood you need to write your own script.
I know WebSphere is a proprietary product and is a kind of closed world, and WAS itself has been defined from Hudson users "exhotic" but, being working with WebSphere for a while, and predicting I'll be working with it for yet another while, I'd like to have an out of the box mechanism to …

It made me laugh

Lol it made me laugh:

Too geeky?

On the subject of Facebook

Somebody might think Facebook became and obsession for me. In reality is not true! I do like it. While creating some dummy accounts from my previous post though something caught my attention and I thought it might deserve at list a quick mention.
Basically what I notice is that you can do a lot of things even if your mail is not confirmed. Is true that a lot of options as write on other people walls, send messages and stuff like this is blocked. But you can do at least 2 things that associated with a trusted but not verified mail are potentially dangerous:

add a friendpost on the wallNow as usual I leave you with a question. Would you trust a link in a wall from a user called William (Bill) Gates having his mail

Stay tuned!!

Facebook vulnerability #1.5

Update (to follow all the story see the comments below)

@Tom point taken on board (see the new post title :))... I got a lot of hypothesis about the xxxxxx part but no real solution just yet.. i hope to restore the title to 2.0 though

Apologies for all the people that thought chunck 2 was already being "discovered" if discoverable, my mistake not being enough clear. Still working on it though! :) So, stay tuned!!

Orignal article

Here we go again...I have been playing, at this point, for a while with Facebook's security as you can see here and here. Not too seriously though, also because, as who knows me well knows, that I am far away to be a security expert. I tend to observe though, and do a bunch of questions to myself . Sometimes I am able to find an answer as in the case of this post. You might be aware of the new features of Facebook: Reply to this email to comment on this status. Sean from F-Secure discover that anyone can use the Reply To address, from any e-mail acco…