Monday, 15 December 2008

Going Open Source

Bonkey is going Open Source. I haven't got time to maintain and develop it, but I would be disappointed to see it rust away in the garage.

There are a few wrinkles to iron out (most notably merging the Mac and Windows trees and getting it setup in a repository), but otherwise the code is in relatively good shape. Hosting services other than S3 can be added reasonably easily. It is all written in Java on top of Eclipse's RCP.

If anyone is interested in helping establish the project, please drop me a line at thebackupmonkey@gmail.com

5 comments:

franciscojosego said...

I HAVE AN ERROR:
RUNTIME PROCESS JAVA HEAP SPACE.

¿WHAT CAN I DO?

bonkey said...

Two suggestions:
- turn off caps lock: you will have better karma if you don't type everything in capitals.
- send me some more information (thebackupmonkey@gmail.com) about what you are trying to do when you get this message

Darryl Walker said...

Any way to increase the heap space in Bonkey?

darryl@rtmedia.com

bonkey said...

You can pass vmargs specifying a bigger heap size ("bonkey.exe -vmargs -Xms128M -Xmx128M"). Good summary of the parameters here: http://www.devx.com/tips/Tip/5578. You may also want to play with the heap size arguments in wrapper.conf.

You could also divide it into two or more backups.

Monkey Boy said...

You can pass vmargs specifying a bigger heap size ("bonkey.exe -vmargs -Xms128M -Xmx128M")

Mac users can set these by editing Bonkey.ini (Right-click bonkey.app -> "Show Package Contents" -> Contents -> MacOS -> Bonkey.ini).

Regards,
Stoney