Firebird News

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

ubuntu started shiping the cd's on this date
2005-02-22 but it will take a while


"it may take up to several weeks from that date for some packages to leave the factory and the package could spend several weeks in transit to some locations. We can not pinpoint the mailing date of individual packages."

ps:yah alex got the cd's before me , he is lucky ;-)
Update : package is here - all 30 cd's
Update : thanks to the Romanian Postal Office that i saw the cd's and they refused to give me my ubuntu cd's :-(
something related to my id card
Update: Well they gave me the cd's - finally (already i'm left without all 20 x86-32 cd's!)
Dvorak vs Qwerty

"If I might start by begging your indulgence - please look down at your keyboard. It's not very interesting, I know, but this won't take long"


I love the site's name ;)


http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/dvorak/dvorak-vs-qwerty/

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

wine on windows - state of drunkness:

Jakob Eriksson wanted to know if anyone had used Wine's DLL's on Windows:
Has anybody else thought of using DLLs (like ReactOS' dlls) as a compatibility layer to different Windows versions? I.e. when you distribute your Windows app, you also throw in a bunch of DLLs that implement lots of functionality you aren't sure exists on your target otherwise. (Windows 2003 functionality on Windows XP, 2000 and NT for instance.)
It would be a way to avoid upgrading Windows. This would be good for developers, users and the Open Source community. The longer it takes for Microsoft to shove out a new version of their OS, the more time Open Source has to infiltrate. :-)

http://xrl.us/fv3m
Nat and Miguel from gnome

located on world-map (scroll down) :)

http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/random/GnomeWorldWideHuge.jpg

ps: Lost city of Atlantis - ROFL

Monday, April 25, 2005

The Firefox ad that never was ...

"I can't understand how this ad can possibly offend someone" ...


http://agylen.com/2005/04/23/the-firefox-ad-that-never-was/


Saturday, April 23, 2005

Notes 6.5.1 now runs on Linux and Wine!

Mariuz start your wine skillz


http://vowe.net/archives/004104.html


I Remember old days when delphi was compiling under wine just fine and winamp was the best music player ... ehh

Qt binding and CLX for FPC !

Interesting project, now what is missing ? Yes firebird on arm (Zaurus)



http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=116605


http://users.pandora.be/Jan.Van.hijfte/qtforfpc/qtedemo.html

The language which is on fortran 77 level regarding formatting - ROFL

Someone wanted to modernise Pascal to look like Python ;)


http://www.mail-archive.com/fpc-devel@lists.freepascal.org/msg01732.html

Documentation on PPC processor

http://www.pascal-central.com/osp/ppc.html


the most interesting of papers is


"The PowerPC Compiler Writer's Guide, by IBM"


http://xrl.us/fu3v (Link to www-3.ibm.com)

Friday, April 22, 2005

They have cut my tree

They have cut my tree , i did have some "premonitions" when they have cut some parts from it a few moths ago (then i was happy it escaped)


Who understands life enough ...

Linux over Mach - funded by Apple !

Linux over Mach - History


Imagine if apple have been used linux kernel


"This is an OSF and Apple funded project to port Linux on top of the OSF Mach microkernel. Currently initial releases for the PowerMAC and Intel machines are available. A first Linux/PowerMAC CD has also been released. Internal development of the HP/PA PA-RISC Linux/Mach is at the self hosting stage."


http://zenii.linux.org.uk/Architecture.html

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

what about microsoft ?

well don't spend to much time on it :)


I have found question on the linuxz-migration guide


http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/enable/linux/pdfs/linuxz_migration.pdf


Other migration guides http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/ondemand/migrate/linux.html

Monday, April 18, 2005

Installing Hercules and Debian ...

http://www.naspa.com/PDF/2002/1202%20PDF/T0212004.pdf

Reference Documentation for Linux/390

Reference Documentation for Linux/390


http://32.97.43.249/doc.html

Sunday, April 17, 2005

The POWER4 processor execution pipeline

reached to that page


http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/SG247041.html

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

TAChart in Lazarus

TAChart, the charting component for Lazarus is now in Lazarus CCR.


It is described in the page of the Lazarus-CCR Knowledge-Base :


http://lazarus-ccr.sourceforge.net/kb/index.php/TAChart

Friday, April 08, 2005

exim on cygwin

very good tutorial about exim on cygwin

I knew i was born to be a rock star

... er... oss developer


Open Source Developers Are Rock Stars


"Rock stars get where they are in the music world by being great musicians; open source rock stars get where they are by writing great code"


http://www.linuxworld.com/story/49072.htm?DE=1

Thursday, April 07, 2005

I woke up in morning and got my sex appeal

well not quite :)


the original lyrics were with beer


Ladies and gentlemen! From Los Angeles, California... The Doors!


"... Well I woke up this morning


Got myself a beer


Well, I woke up this morning


Got myself a beer


Let's Roll baby rolll ..."

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Warnock applies - nice expression

what is Warnock's dilema . And other quotes from perls6.internals:


Larry explain, "no".


I'll give you a hint, it starts by writing a glorified version of cat.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Data Warehousing Lessons Learned

Legacy Databases Take a Dive and ..


"MySQL and PostgreSQL - open source database management systems (DBMSs) - are now on the radar, registering a combined total of just less than 2%."


http://www.dmreview.com/article_sub.cfm?articleId=1023914

yah they are small now and growing fast

ps: on wikipedia what is Data WareHousing

enough is sometimes too much and ubuntu

I read-ed this article and agree with what they say about ubuntu


Using it as my main desktop os (amd64 workstation) and even for our hosting servers


http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/03/28/13OPopenent_1.html



ps: switched from fc1 to ubuntu


and is growing pretty fast in distro world :)


http://distrowatch.com/stats.php?section=popularity

PHP is a worse language than Perl

"Now, let's move on to PHP. From a purely linguistic perspective, PHP is a worse language than Perl: http://tnx.nl/php. BUT from an application perspective, it outdoes Perl. I did not say from a modular/functionality perspective, but from the application perspective."



http://sequence.complete.org/node/40



and new planet is created in open source revolving system



http://kernelplanet.org/


90 percent of the World Wide Web is pointers to other places on the Web

"I have read that 90 percent of the World Wide Web is pointers to other places on the Web, and only 10 percent is real useful or interesting stuff. I haven't figured out what my 10 percent will be yet, but it will probably have to do with Linux or juggling."



from telenovela-world tod moc



http://www.telenovela-world.com/~spade/whoami.html

proof of lunacy - ms way

"I've heard it said that the proof of lunacy is when you repeat the same


steps expecting different results. I say it's proof that you're a


Microsoft user." - comment by deshi777 on experts-exchange.com