I haven't blogged anything lately because I've been trying to figure out what to do with my blog software.Â Roller hasn't made me terribly happy.Â It's been very quirky and seems to break a little too easily.Â After some thought and too much hassle, I've decided to switch to wordpress.Â It's enormously popular and has much better community support from what I can see.Â It also has a handy RSS import so I could move over all my old entries.Â A friend asked me if I was afraid to eat my own dog food by not using a java-based blog system.Â I told him I'd rather have something that works with a minimum of fuss.Â There are other things I'd rather do than beat on my blog software until it works. So I switched to wordpress.Â Hopefully, this will be much more stable and I can blog a little more frequently.
I started playing with JasperReports'/iReport's HQL support today. I defined my hibernate datasource and added the hibernate annotation jars to my classpath. But when I try to define an HQL query in iReport, I get an error about needing an AnnotationConfiguration instance. Has anyone else played with this and figured it out?
I played with upgrading to roller 2.0.1 last night. It went reasonably well in testing so I pushed it up online but things just didn't work so I rolled back to 1.2. Comments weren't working, layout was funky. I edited the templates and nothing changed. Just some real oddities. So I think I'm going to give wordpress a spin and see how that feels. It'll be sad to lose old entries but maybe wordpress will work better for me. Maybe I'll look into other blog systems like Pebble as well.