Ubuntu, Avoid Changing Console Resolution

At our company we use Ubuntu 12.04 server a lot and we are pretty happy with it. But one thing really annoyed me. When installed in a virtual machine (we use KVM) it sets the console to a pretty high resolution and selects a small font. This happens somewhere early on during the boot process. We rarely use the console of the virtual servers as we usually log on with SSH. But for the first time setup of a new server the huge console window really can get in your way. Weiterlesen

Gradle Defaults

Some of our older Java projects are still stuck on Java 1.6 due to restrictions imposed by the production environment. More recent projects use Java 1.7. For our developers this means multiple versions of the JDK need to be available. But only one can be the system wide default. So we use a current JRE as the system wide default and keep various JDK version in /opt. But how do we select the appropriate JDK for building a specific project? Well we use gradle as our build tool and it has a nifty feature. Weiterlesen