From past two days I was having this weird problem where my Windows freezes and does not do any thing. Sometimes it freezes up with a continuous beep, other times it just freezes and I have to force windows to shut down.
After doing a bit of investigation online I found out that many people were having the same problem and it’s because of MBR (Master Boot Record) Root-kit that got installed when I visited a infected website. Supposedly these root-kits are new kind of malware that gets installed and replaces the infected computers master boot record. Even though I had McAfee anti-virus installed on my machine it failed to detect the infection. After doing bit more search I found couple of tools that detect these kinds of root-kits and deletes them.
F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit Scanner
I downloaded Prevx scanner and scanned my machine, It found a root-kit installed on my machine and was able to delete it successfully.
I have been using DJCompiler for long time as a standalone application to open up .class files as java code and even at one point I used an eclipse plug-in that hooks into a java decompiler, but somehow eclipse plug-in never worked properly.
Yesterday my wife emailed me a new java decompiler plug-in for eclipse that works out of the box instead of hooking the plug-in to an external .exe file as I used to do earlier.
Its an open source project with a standalone IDE and an Eclipse plug-in, and my first impressions it works great
For some weird reason we use XPlanner for tracking our project. We track all of our Stories and Tasks using this tool. Anyways I found out that we can integrate Mylyn with XPlanner and manage all the tasks from Eclipse. It was pretty easy to integrate
I downloaded Mylyn and XPlanner connector from following update sites
Mylyn – http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/e3.4
Xplanner Connector from Mylyn incubator site – http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/incubator/
I selected only Mylyn Connector: XPlanner
Once installed go to Window -> Show View Other -> Task Repositories and create a new Task repository. It will ask for XPlanner server URL (http://xxxxxxx.com:7070), a name for the repository, username and password. Once connected to the repository we can browse stories, tasks and add it to the Task List.
To open Task List click Window -> Show View Other -> Task List.
rightclick -> New -> Query to pull up stories and tasks. We can add, modify tasks from this view.
Mylyn is a very powerful tool and now we can use it with XPlanner seamlessly