Today is my last day at BoST interactive where I worked for almost seven years. At this time I made the transition from a fairly senior developer to a project manager, I was freed from the perils of HTML-embedded scripting languages to work on "real" server side systems and all that. All in all it has been an important and good time, but sometimes you just have to move on.

If you still have an email adress of mine that ends with, remove it.

Before I start my new job there are more than two weeks of vacation ahead of me and my family, we'll make sure we will enjoy that time.

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I didn't feel like blogging about the individual sessions. Most of the sessions I visited have really been worth it, even though I didn't feel I really learned something new - maybe I shouldn't have picked the topics I already knew 8-). All three keynotes have been great.

The hackathon was fun, even though Jan and I didn't manage to do half of what we intended to do.

The greatest part was meeting people. When I was to my last ApacheCon (London 2000) almost nobody would recognize my name and I was running around trying to meet some people. This time I heard "the name rings a bell" quite a lot. In part this is probably due to Planet Apache and Gump's nag mails may have played a bigger role as well.

Speaking of Gump. I managed to talk Danny Angus into modifying the James Server build file so that Gump could use it. Leo managed to draw Spamassassin's Malte Stretz into his Gump session and Malte is really interested in having Gump build Spamassassin. Upayavira and I discussed some potential solutions for Cocoon's Gump descriptor (which is also needed during Cocoon's build process) and I hope we get this resolved in the next few days.

Ken and others have already described the neat setup of the key signing party. After I arrived home, I have now signed all keys (including those of the people who gave me their fingerprints outside of the key signing event) and uploaded all of them to - don't expect an additional mail about that.

All in all it was fun and I hope to be there next year, wherever it is going to be.

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This is what I sent out five years ago:

Subject:    [ANNOUNCE] Ant 1.1 released
From:       Stefan Bodewig 
Date:       2000-07-19 9:06:07

The first "official" release of Ant can be found at 
<>. Both binary and
source archives are available.

This is the first stand-alone release of Ant, several older versions
have been included with Tomcat builds and been referred to as Ant
"1.0.8" by some people. Therefore the release number has been chosen
to be 1.1 instead of 1.0.

Ant 1.1 can probably not be built with an older version of Ant, please
use the bootstrap script to build it from the source release. 

The binary release doesn't contain the optional tasks - compiled
versions of those are distributed in a separate file: optional.jar.

Build files written for older versions of Ant are expected to work but
could generate deprecation warnings. Future versions of Ant may remove
these deprecated features.

Many thanks to all the people who have contributed to Ant.

And this is how it happend.

Subject:    Almost ANNOUNCE: Ant Release 1.1
From:       Stefan Bodewig 
Date:       2000-07-18 8:45:37


I've put together what I think is release 1.1 of Ant, see 

Subject:    Re: Almost ANNOUNCE: Ant Release 1.1
From:       rubys () us ! ibm ! com
Date:       2000-07-18 9:17:08

Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> I've put together what I think is release 1.1 of Ant, see
> <>.

Very cool.  I think we just found ourselves another release manager.  ;-)

Luckily Conor took over for Ant 1.2 and things became more organized.

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Godwin's Law und deutsche Politik

Offenbar gilt Godwin's Law auch im Wahlkampf. Je näher die Bundestagswahl rückt, desto wahrscheinlicher werden Nazi Vergleiche.

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If you feel there is something missing in the ApacheCon schedule and can convince enough people that you are right, you may want to schedule a Birds Of a Feather session.

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