December 3, 2009

Dear *,

I am glad to announce you that we  have a JBoss room for FOSDEM’10 – slots of 50 minutes -.

JBoss Room availability:
For 1 day, on Saturday 6th February from 13:00 to 19:00.

Now, I am looking for JBoss Speakers on the following subjects :

  • Infinispan
  • JBoss Application Server
  • Seam
  • Drools
  • Hibernate
  • jBPM
  • Hibernate Search

See also the following URL : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FOSDEM_2010_Technical_Talk_Propositions#JBoss_Talks_or_Subject_Propositions

Thanks to  http://jbug.be/ for there help.


As I am currently working with JBoss seam, I had to install JBoss Tools on my Fedora Eclipse 3.4.2 – Fedora 11 -.

So in order to share the procedure to every one and mostly to avoid to forget or lose it I decided to write it on this blog.

In addition, it permit to avoid eclipse/JBoss Tools problems dependence such as :


And Errors such as :

Cannot complete the request.  See the details.
Unsatisfied dependency: [org.hibernate.eclipse.feature.feature.group 3.2.4.v200909151014R-H192-GA] requiredCapability: org.eclipse.equinox.p2.iu/org.eclipse.wst.xml.core/1.1.0

So these are the steps :

I] Install Eclispe on your Fedora.

I.I] Open a terminal as standard user – here mine “fhornain” – and be root.

[fhornain@localhost ~]$ su –

[root@localhost ~]# yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel

[root@localhost ~]# yum install eclipse-platform

II ] Launch eclipse.

II.I] Indeed you should select in you Fedora main menu bar  Applications > Programming > Eclipse

If not, launch a terminal and run the following command :

[fhornain@localhost ~]$ eclipse -vm /usr/bin/java

Rem: Change the path /usr/bin/java if it is not your java default location

Then you should see the eclipse starting banner – see below –


II.II] Then eclipse should ask you where you would like to save your projects – see image below –

Screenshot-Workspace Launcher

The default location should be fine – well, for me 😉 –

II.III] Then Welcome screen appears – see below -. Close it with a click on the top left cross.

Screenshot-Resource - Fedora Eclipse

III ] Install JBoss Tools

III.I] When Eclipse starts, go to Help > Software Updates. The following window should appears :

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons

III.II] Then click on the tab named “Available Software” – see below –

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons

III.III] Then click on button “Add Site” on the right of the window – see above – :

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons -1

III.IV] You see appear a new window where you are going to past the following URL : http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/stable/ which is the offcial JBoss Tools URL – see below –

Screenshot-Add Site

Then click the OK button.

III.V] Then do the same with http://download.eclipse.org/releases/ganymede/ and http://download.eclipse.org/birt/update-site/2.3/ as mentioned for JBoss Tools in points III.III] and III.IV]

III.VI] You should see appear a new line in the “Software updates and add-ons” window – see below –

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons

III.VII] Then click on the link “Ganymade Update Site” as show in the above picture :

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons -1

III.VIII] Then go down and choose “Web and Java EE Development”

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons

And click on the install button – see above -.

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons -1

Then the installation start – see above – :


Then click on next button, accept the term of the licence and click on  the finish button.

Screenshot-Install -2

The packages installation starts – see above – :

Screenshot-Install -3

Finally the installation finish and the following window appear in order to reboot the eclipse IDE application – see below –

Screenshot-Software Updates

Click on the Yes button

III.IX ] Now we’ll do the same steps for JBoss Tools and Bitr as we did for Ganymed “Web and Java EE Development”.

You should see the entered JBoss Tools links done during III.III] and III.IV] steps then click on the JBoss Tools arrow and select JBoss Tools line – see above –

Screenshot-Software Updates and Add-ons -2

And do the same procedure as we did for Ganymed “Web and Java EE Development” at step III.VIII].

Let’s hope it clear.

Now you can play with seam and other JBoss projects… 🙂

IV] Launch Seam project with Eclipse and Jboss Tools.

IV.I] Indeed you should select in you Fedora main menu bar  Applications > Programming > Eclipse

If not, launch a terminal and run the following command :

[fhornain@localhost ~]$ eclipse -vm /usr/bin/java

Rem: Change the path /usr/bin/java if it is not your java default location

You should see appear the following window :

Screenshot-Resource - Fedora Eclipse

IV.II] Then click on the main menu bar File > New > Project and the following window appears – see below –

Screenshot-New Project

Then Choose your new JBoss Seam Project and name it.

BTW, do not forget BIRT otherwise you will not have JDBC Connectors

Enjoy !

Related links : http://www.jboss.org/community/wiki/InstallingJBossTools


Dear *,

Following requests from the Fedora community, you will find a presentation on Fedora FOSDEM’10 wiki page explaining the requirements , assumptions, constraints and Business case for the Fedora@FOSDEM’10 project.

For the moment, it is still a DRAFT. So if you have comments, feel free to tell me.

Thanks for reading and you help.


If you are interesting to make a talk in the Fedora devroom at FOSDEM’10 – 6 & 7 February 2010 Brussels/Belgium -, feel free to summit your proposal at the following wiki page :

or leave a comment to this post with you email address and I would add it for you.

Thanks for your time and reading.


We had a great “Fedora at FOSDEM’10” project preparation Kick Off with Bert. We discussed a lot and listed things did not work from the previous years in order to improve it for the next edition.

We listed as well what we would like to have and created a action plan. You can have more details about that at the FOSDEM 2010 Organization wiki page.

Now, we are currently preparing the charter of that project and are looking after interesting innovative technical subjects. So if you are interesting to do a talk a FOSDEM’10, please make a proposal at the FOSDEM 2010 Technical Talk Propositions wiki page.

For more information about this, you can go at these following links :
FOSDEM 2010 Organization
FOSDEM 2010 Technical Talk Propositions
FOSDEM 2010 Accommodation
FOSDEM 2010 Booth Attendance

Thanks for reading.


A new FOSDEM is coming and as every years it is time to prepare this Famous Open Source Event.
Details would be published regularly on the Fedora wiki – see link below – as well as on my Blog.

Links :
FOSDEM 2010 Fedora wiki page

As no official FOSDEM’10 banner has been published yet so I created one.
In advance, my apologies for this to the FOSDEM Team.

Gains to be Greener.

July 1, 2009

GainsTobeGreenerHere are some arguments and good reasons to adopt green solutions…

Learn more…

greenopensource2Finally, we did it. www.greenopensource.org is born.

Following an inquiry from the physician Alex Wissner Gross from Harvard University which told that web surfing emits between 0,02g and 0,2g of Co2 – And this is just one example of Co2 emissions due to the Information Technology. – , we decided to create www.greenopensource.org. Our primary goals is to find IT green oriented open source solutions and publish them via this web site in order to reduce these emissions.

if you are interested to join us or make a donation. Feel free to contact us.