Watch wikis

Bob Balfe just blogged about how you can access the underlying data model for Composite Applications and how he wrote up a page on the Composite Application wiki. This is great but did you know that you can subscribe to the wikis and be notified when new content is added? Also without Bob blogging about it. One option is RSS and another is by e-mail. While I prefer RSS the wikis doesn’t allow that since the wiki (Atlassian Confluence) throws an exception due to a missing class.

caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
 at com.atlassian.xwork.results.RssResult.doExecute(

My guess is that the wiki is run on an IBM JVM and hence doesn’t have the referenced com.sun class. Any way it’s really bad form relying on classes in the com.sun namespace as they are not part of the official API so shame on Atlassian in this case.

Any ways for now e-mail notification is the way to go.

6 thoughts on “Watch wikis”

  1. Wow – this is what I call preemptive support. Support going out looking for issues on the web! 🙂 I must admit Atlassian continue the level of support I enjoyed back when I was a paying customer for JIRA and Confluence at my old company. You guys rock!


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