OpenNMS 1.3.8

Man, I’m tired.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months since our last OpenNMS class, and while there is little that I love more than showing people how to use OpenNMS all day long, it takes a lot out of me. I’m fighting off a cold (go Zicam) and I’m off to Germany this weekend, so I’m hoping my energy levels pick up soon.

Luckily, the rest of the team is doing well, and we have lots of stuff going on.

First, let’s all welcome 1.3.8 into the world. There are a number of big changes under the covers (a lot of code cleanup) but it is basically a bug fix release. Well, except for …

Second, we now run on Windows. Yes, you heard right, Windows. I know we run on XP and 2000, and assume it would work on Vista. There is even a nifty installer built using IzPack. We plan to make the installer available on all platforms to simplify installation for those not comfortable with Yum or APT.

Third, our little corporate family grew this week with the addition of Jeff Gehlbach. OGP member (really, I need to update the wiki), past developer for Concord Communications and CA, and all-around great guy. Jeff brings an amazing amount of talent to OpenNMS, and having spent the week with him I had forgotten just how amazingly smart he is. I sometimes think my only talent is the ability to surround myself with people much smarter than myself. If you see “jeffg” on the channel or the lists, be sure to say “Hi”.

Now, I need to head off into the darkness to rescue my older dog from the new puppy, and to scarf some more Zicam …