Sep 16, 2011

Firefox: Java plugin for Firefox does not work...

Do you have a problem with getting the java plugin running on your linux?
First a site, which checks, if your plugins are installed and up to date:
You should get something like:

But how to add java into this list?
There are many tutorials out there:
  • link jdk1.6.0_23/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/
  • or copy some other libs...
But this will only result in no plugin or a crashing firefox, when you visit a website, which starts this plugin.
The only way to get the plugin running is:
  1. delete all java-lib/plugins in .mozilla/plugins
  2. create a link to YOUR-JRE/lib/i386/
    (do not copy!!!!)
Thats all...
Just check via again:

Sep 2, 2011

Oracle 11g Database Express Edition released

After the beta phase Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 was released:

Free to develop, deploy, and distribute

Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 code base.  It's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.
The installation is only for the following operating systems supported:
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
(only RPM-based 64 bit distributions).

Here some important license statements:
  • If Oracle Database XE is installed on a computer with more than one CPU
    (including dual-core CPUs), then it will consume, at most, processing
    resources equivalent to one CPU.
  • Only one installation of Oracle Database XE can be performed on a single computer.
  • The maximum amount of user data in an Oracle Database XE database cannot exceed 11 gigabytes.
  • The maximum amount of RAM that an Oracle Database XE database uses cannot exceed 1 gigabyte, even if more is available.
If you are interested in features which are not included with Oracle Database XE take a look here:
  • ...
  • Flashback Database
  • ...
  • Oracle Active Data Guard
  • Oracle Total Recall
  • ...
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters
  • In-Memory Database Cache
  • Oracle Diagnostic Pack
  • Oracle Partitioning
  • ...
  • Advanced Replication
  • ...