Red Hat Magazine: A Primer on MySQL

This month's edition of Red Hat Magazine has a nice article on an introduction to MySQL on the commandline. I enjoyed reviewing this primer more than I did reading through the first few chapters my Sams MySQL in 24 hours. Check it out.

Getting started with MySQL
Russell J.T. Dyer

Dual boot Fedora Linux and Mac on a Mac Mini

Why? Why not?!

Check out this article in Red Hat Magazine's May edition

Installing Fedora Core on the Mac mini
by Colin Charles.

I enjoyed the read. The two most novel aspects to me were the yaboot boot loader, used in place of the more familiar grub, and the fact that you can reinstall the Mac OS X at all while also specifying partitions. Nice!

Will I dual boot my own PowerMac G5? Not a chance! I've been dual booting Linux on every machine I can get my hands on for years, but my G5 will remain pristine.

Online Event - Arizona CFUG - Sarge on Security Changes in CFMX 7

The Arizona ColdFusion User Group in cooperation with the Online ColdFusion User Group present Sarge on Security Changes in ColdFusion MX 7.

** Note time: Wednesday, May 25 - 9:30 PM US/Eastern, or 6:30 PM US/Pacific ***

Sheldon Sargent of Macromedia Server Support, better known as Sarge, will present at the Arizona CFUG this Wednesday evening on Security Changes in ColdFusion MX 7.

The event will last about 1/2 hour, so for those on the East coast this won't keep you up too late :)

Sarge is also co-author of Hack Proofing ColdFusion and Advanced ColdFusion MX 7 Application Development.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 9:30 PM US/Eastern

Where: This is an online event using Macromedia Breeze Meeting.

RSVP for online location.

Notes: Help with attending a Breeze meeting

CFMX 7 Search Service not available on Mac OS X

On Mac OSX, the ColdFusion Administrator page for Verity states:

Unable to retrieve collections from the Search Service. Please verify that the ColdFusion MX Search Server is installed and running.

So I reviewed the Macromedia documentation for running ColdFusion MX 7 on Macintosh and found that there was no mention of Verity at all.

After that, I went to the directory where the installer put the cfusion.war file and I found a file named cfmx-j2ee-readme.txt. Searching this document for Verity, I found the following paragraph:

Note: Verity runs on Windows, Linux, and Solaris. If your J2EE server runs on an operating system other than Windows, Solaris, or Linux, Verity support is unavailable on that server. However, you can optionally install Verity on a Windows, Linux, or Solaris server and configure your ColdFusion server to use the remote Verity server.

I know I've skimmed over this paragraph numerous times before, but it wasn't until today when I wanted to check Verity that I realized that this caveat now applied to me while on my Mac. Bottom line, either you have to install the Verity K2 Search Service on another OS like Windows and then connect to it from CF on Mac, or you'll have to find an alternative for Verity, such as Lucene. You can find a few articles by Aaron Johnson in CFDJ on how to use Lucene via a Java CFX (part 1,part 2).

Update: Check out this blog entry on running Verity in a distributed mode.