Saturday, June 7, 2008

GlassFish and Cactus Unit Tests

I started creating Cactus unit tests for a number of servlet filters in openEPRS.  I didn't get far before encountering a number of strange problems.  For the life of me I could not get the cactifywar ant task to add a FilterRedirector to my project's web.xml.  I posted a number of questions to the Cactus user's mailing list and although I received excellent support from Petar Tahchiev, we could not determine what was causing the problem.  I decided to RTFM and to make a long story short...

Updated: Ubuntu 7.10 and Gateway 6400 Server Stability Issues

Since upgrading my ancient Gateway 6400 server to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy), the system has experienced a number of random lockups. I have been working on trying to resolve the problem for a solid week with limited success. I hope this article may be of some use to those experiencing similar problems with the latest Ubuntu server distribution.