MQTC v2.0.1.7 Gold Sponsor: MQGem Software

Capitalware would like to announce that MQGem Software is a Gold Sponsor of MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC).

So, both Paul Clarke and Morag Hughson will be speakers at MQTC v2.0.1.7.

For more information, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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Ubuntu 17.04 Released

Ubuntu has just released Ubuntu v17.04.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/17.04/

Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world. Ubuntu does everything you need it to. It’ll work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras and MP3 players. And it comes with thousands of free apps.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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RFE – Add support for “$SYS Topic” messages to MQXR component

Please review and vote for this RFE if you think it’s a good idea. The link below will take you directly there.

Headline:
Add support for “$SYS Topic” messages to MQXR component of IBM MQ

URL to review the RFE and Vote for it if you like:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=103608

Description:
For the MQXR component (MQTT Broker), add support for “$SYS Topic” messages as defined on the following web page: https://github.com/mqtt/mqtt.github.io/wiki/SYS-Topics

Yes, the broker status information can be retrieved via PCF commands, but if IBM MQ’s MQXR component is acting as an MQTT Broker then it also needs to offer a complete/pure MQTT access to the “$SYS Topic” information.

Use case:
For those companies who will be using IBM MQ as a pure MQTT Broker then MQTT clients should be able to retrieve broker status information using only an MQTT client program.

Business justification:
Companies who want to only use IBM MQ as an MQTT Broker should not be forced to implement an MQ only solution to retrieve broker status information. This involves extra cost for training and/or purchase of MQ only solutions.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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RFE – Add QM name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules

Please review and vote for this RFE if you think it’s a good idea. The link below will take you directly there.

Headline:
Add queue manager name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules

URL to review the RFE and Vote for it if you like:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=103607

Description:
For MQTT and AMQP channels, add QM name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules.

Use case:
Allow the same/similar functionality as svrconn, receiver, requester, etc.. channels. Whether implementing a security exit or JAAS module, the same information should be available.

Business justification:
Consistency in how a security exit or JAAS module is implemented.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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Scam/Fraud Email ‘Canada Provincial Nomination Programs’

I received another weird scam/fraudulent email that Spam Assassin didn’t remove. This email is funny and sad at the same time. It is funny because I was born and raised in Canada (and still live in Canada) and the email is about immigrating to Canada. It is sad because there are so many refugees who want to come to Canada and will far prey to this scam.

So, be warned, the following email is a scam and is not real.

Email Header shows that it came from: vps1630.publiccloud.com.br
From Email: pnp.canadaresettlement@bsdmail.com
Subject: You have been selected by Canada 2017 Resettlement Provincial Nomination Programs

Canada Immigration and Resettlement Bureau
1148 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2C3

Canada Provincial Nomination Programs

Dear Nominee,
You have been selected by Canada 2017 Resettlement Provincial Nomination Programs, you are among the list of persons that have been nominated for 2017 PNP to Canada with benefits from Canada Government, you and your family will be granted Permanent Resident with benefits if you can meet the basic requirements.

Your nomination code is (PNP-CAN0012013711)

Every year certain numbers of people are selected via e-mail through our electronic ballot system by Canadian Government as part of support to some Countries.

Please confirm receipt of this notification, by responding immediately, so that we can forward the relevant requirements.

Note: If you receive this notice repeatedly, it is to ensure it delivers safely into your mailbox without failure delivery due to network problem.

For further details, please contact us via:

Miss Julia Anderson
Program Coordinator
PH: +1(405) 407-2310
FX: +1(888) 647-3750
Email: confirmation@cic-imm.com

===================================================================================
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be client privileged, may constitute inside information, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. It is the property of CANADA IMMIGRATION & RESETTLEMENT BUREAU and the sender. Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this communication or any part thereof is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by return e-mail and destroy this communication and all copies thereof, including all attachments.

Copyright © 1996 – 2017 Canada Immigration Bureau. All Rights Reserved

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada and you get this email, do NOT respond to it. It is a scam. The REAL place to start if you are interested in the ‘Provincial Nominee Program’ is http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/immigrate/provincial/index.asp

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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SQLite v3.18.0 Released

D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.18.0.
http://www.sqlite.org/news.html

SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery Released

IBM has released IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/IBM_MQ_and_IBM_MQ_Appliance_9_0_2_Continuous_Delivery_Releases_are_available
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSFKSJ_9.0.0/com.ibm.mq.pro.doc/q128640_.htm

Highlights:
– More flexible connectivity
– Additional control for monitoring
– Improvements in managed file transfer
– Initial availability of the IBM MQ Console for administration and monitoring of IBM MQ
– Initial release of a new REST API to enable the creation of new http-based tools to perform IBM MQ administration functions
– Additional enhancement for the Managed File Transfer Protocol Bridge
– New packaging options for the Managed File Transfer Agent
– New platform support for Ubuntu on IBM z Systems™
– Updates to support Microsoft™ Visual Studio 2015 for C++ currency

IBM MQ (aka WebSphere MQ) homepage
http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibm-mq

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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Beta testers needed for MQTT Message Viewer

Capitalware is ready for beta testers for a new solution called: MQTT Message Viewer.

MQTT Message Viewer (MTMV) is an MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) client that connects to an MQTT Broker. MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity protocol. MTMV supports MQTT 3.1 and 3.1.1 protocol versions.

MTMV allows users to view, manipulate and manage messages of a topic from a MQTT Broker and presents the data in a simplified format similar to a database utility or spreadsheet program.

MQTT Message Viewer is a great tool for application programmers, developers, quality assurance testers, and production support personnel. The tool allows for quick problem solving because the data is presented in a very logical and insightful manner.

MQTT Message Viewer is able to connect to any remote MQTT Broker. The remote MQTT Broker can be on any platform. The following is a sample of the MQTT Brokers that MTMV can connect to: 2lemetry, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Apollo, EMQ, GnatMQ, HBMQTT, HiveMQ, IBM MessageSight, IBM MQ, JoramMQ, Moquette, Mosquitto, MQTT.js, RabbitMQ, RSMB, Software AG Universal Messaging, Solace, ThingMQ and VerneMQ.

If you are an active MQTT developer, tester or Admin and would like to try out MQTT Message Viewer then send an email to support@capitalware.com . Note: It is a beta, so be warned things will not be perfect.

Here’s a screen-shot of the main window (click on the image to see a larger picture):

Here’s screen-shots of the insert and message edit windows (click on the image to see a larger picture):

Insert
Message Edit

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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MQTC v2.0.1.7 Platinum Sponsor: IBM

Capitalware would like to announce that IBM is a Platinum Sponsor of MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC).

For more information, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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NetBSD v7.1 Released

NetBSD Project has just released NetBSD v7.1.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-7/NetBSD-7.1.html

NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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