Firebird News

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Firebird 2 Alpha 3 released
http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php?op=files&id=fb2_alpha03

News is already sent to :
http://linux.softpedia.com
http://freshmeat.net/projects/firebird/
lwn.net
- linuxelectrons.com [DONE]
- lxer.com [DONE]
- developers.slashdot.org [DONE - will be rejected as usual]
- linuxquestions.org [DONE]
- databasejournal.com [DONE]
- linuxcompatible.org [DONE]
- opendb.de [DONE]
- osdb.org [DONE send to info at. Dead site will be deleted next time ]
- osnews.net [DONE]
- vnunet.com [ DONE]
- linuxpr.com [DONE]
- linuxtoday.com [DONE]
- newsforge.net [DONE]
- linuxgazette.com [DONE]
- devshed.com [DONE blog will be posted]
- prweb.com [DONE ]
- warp2search.net [DONE]
- pclinuxonline.com [DONE]
- osdir.com[DONE]
- neowin.net [DONE]
- licklinux.com [DONE- strange name ;) isn't it]
- opensourcexperts.com - > PR [DONE]
- betanews.net [DONE]

Added on Folowing web sites specialise in tracking open source software releases:
IceWalkers http://icewalk.com/
SourceWell http://sourcewell.berlios.de/
(firebird version was pretty old on sourcewell - now is updated)

To send list
- linux360.ro [translate in romanian 20% done]
- myl.ro
- eweek.com [not DONE send to Lisa Vaas? or look for someone else pr contact?]
- informationweek.com [not DONE]
- infoworld.com [not DONE send to Neil McAllister and Paul Krill or look for someone else pr contact?]



other sites that could be "targeted"

http://news.google.com/news?q=mysql
http://www.google.com/search?q=mono+1.0
http://www.google.com/search?q=postgresql+8.0

other zilinos of linux related sites



Tuesday, September 27, 2005

gnome 3.0 splash screen ;)
yah big-foot

Monday, September 26, 2005

What is going on with sf.net cvs ! ?

I wanted to check out firebird source code with


cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird co firebird2


and here is what i got :can't create temporary directory /tmp/cvs-serv29517 Too many links


Some part of strace output:


write(3, "BEGIN AUTH REQUEST\n/cvsroot/fire"..., 66) = 66


read(4, "I LOVE YOU\n", 1024) = 11


write(3, "Root /cvsroot/firebird\nValid-res"..., 362) = 362


read(4, "E can\'t create temporary directo"..., 1024) = 76


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dead biker at the street corner ?
Yesterday I have seen one man laying on the road , It was an accident
and his bycicle was down , Driver (who did it) checked his pulse.
Don't know if was realy dead or only unconscious.
I was with my bike.
Article about Romania on Uncyclopedia - ROTFL

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Romania

Yah I'm on the floor laughing - They are not "normal" (editors) ;)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Star Control 2 game is open sourced

I have lost many hours at high school playing this , insted of learning something ;)
This is what i call addictive game
Now is installed on my amd64 machine with
apt-get install uqm , Sad is crashing so here are some
screen shots taken on another machine (32bit)

Intro scene














Mellee combat mode














..::::..::::..
ascii art ;)

__ _ _ _
/ _|| | | | (_)
| |_ | | __ _ _ __ ___ ___ _ __ ___ | |__ _ _ __
| _|| | / _` || '_ ` _ \ / _ \| '__|/ _ \ | '_ \ | || '_ \
| | | || (_| || | | | | || __/| | | (_) || |_) || || | | |
|_| |_| \__,_||_| |_| |_| \___||_| \___/ |_.__/ |_||_| |_|


generated with this

small warning after breazy update




WARNING: Failed to parse default value `{????????????????????????????????}' for schema (/schemas/apps/gtali/PlayerNames)



What is that ? watch the arabic chars

Friday, September 23, 2005

who rocks tha house ? at reea.net yah me

priceless :(

Unfortunately, we cannot reactivate your account because: * Yahoo! Mail is experiencing some temporary problems. Please try again later.


ps: talking about new slick interface




borken route to akamai servers ?

I can't read slashdot ads , Yes i want to see ads , Main page is loading and then stops at ads (in header and footer of page). Route to ad servers works trough rds network , maybe after javascript is loaded they try to do some unusual stuff , or load ads from another server





Wednesday, September 21, 2005

cute and cuddly boyz , cute and ...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


bush in new orleans
Even linus is talking like an pirate , Look for changelog

Yesterday was talk like an pirate day ;)

Check the pirate translator

The pirate speaks,"Even linus be talkin' like an pirate , Look for changelog Ayeterday was talk like an pirate day ;) "

Monday, September 19, 2005

"This all be copyright! 'Twas made from good hemp rope, oaken plank, blood, sweat and the bones of C++ programmers."

Funniest page I have read today , look out for Pirate talk on london.pm.org

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bitter moon (Luna amara) - best romanian hard rock band

Had one chance to watch it on Romanian Television (tvr2) while
they where playing on Stuff Stock



More info and mp3 samples on their site

Atika got a new camera and he did some pictures with me and Halex























There are fishes there down , Should i jump or should i stay























Look an plane or is an bird























After river's dam




Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Why i upgrade to the latest phpbb ?

Phpbb had many holes and have seen many forums hacked , that is why i upgrade to the latest phpbb whenever is released a new version ASAP.
I think is the same with punbb ,
One way to react is to contribute with secure patches (and code review)
http://phpsec.org/
There are other options in future (to test ) for securing php install hardened php
http://www.hardened-php.net/

..::....::....::..
A lot of updates today in Ubuntu (security)

Monday, September 12, 2005


fyracle howto on ubuntu
Downloaded files from http://www.fyracle.org/downloads

fyracle-runtime-linux-installer.bin

sudo ./fyracle-runtime-linux-installer.bin

Follow the wizzard and installed it in /opt/fyracle-0.8.8

Start firebird server somehow cd /opt/fyracle-0.8.8/bin$ sudo ./fbserver -a

oom-killer killed firefox

That happens when you open an 34M xml database export

Out of Memory: Killed process 7317 (firefox-bin).

Friday, September 09, 2005

Some want cars, some want bikes , Geek in me want's an PPC workstation , Not so bad at this price
"Free Developer Workstation Program has commenced. Registration is required with a 1.4GHz ODW being offered at $29.95 for 36 months."
Spoted on genesi's blog




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Tuesday, September 06, 2005


expecting something ? Yes some fish pleeese ;)
SPU architecture looks particularly juicy and looks every bit the successor to Altivec

Yah c++ extension looked like Altivec ones




..:#:....##..

Sunday, September 04, 2005


Rendered guitar (done in 3d by boti)
Friend Injection

Not that kind of injection :)


"If you introduce a friend within a class in the global namespace, the friend is injected globally. "


ps:Me going outside

BobsSuperDuperLibrary and namespaces.

I'm at 1/3 from chapter 10 (Thinking in cpp)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Eclipse on amd64 with jdk 1.5 (aka Tiger) .
I have installed the CDT plugin (C++) Later I will try with
php plugin. I like the debuger and autobuild feature
There is still room for growing (i'm used to delphi like ide)
It's a good path for eclipse devels .