Firebird News

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!
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Happy MS Halloween!

Songbird 0.3 Is Launched!

Big news! Today Songbird shows some wing, shows some leg and leaps media players into the next era of innovation.0.3.x is extremely stable vs previous version , this build rocks , i left it a few days to play in the background andthe music didn't stoppedMy wish list is to add an youtube playlist extension , also to download play flv files (with unplug)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WebKitGtk - building on ubuntu gutsy

svn checkout http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk WebKit


sudo apt-get install gperf libqt4-dev qt4-dev-tools libicu36-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev  libxslt1-dev
export PREFIX=/usr
cd WebKit; ./WebKitTools/Scripts/build-webkit \
--qmakearg=WEBKIT_INC_DIR=$PREFIX/include/WebKit \
--qmakearg=WEBKIT_LIB_DIR=$PREFIX/lib --gtk

./WebKitTools/Scripts/run-launcher --gtk





WebKitGtk - GNOME Live!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Six iTunes alternatives for Linux

"Apple’s iPod has created a worldwide army of fans who sync their life with their music via a Windows PC or Mac computer. But what if you’re one of the growing numbers of users who are ready to ditch Windows Vista and dive head-first into the cup that is Linux?"

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Friday, October 26, 2007

flamerobin 0.8.1 in gentoo portage already

Here you can see the package details and full changelog

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Firebird 2.1 Beta 2 is available in gentoo portage system

Here you can see the package details and full changelog

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Debian GNU/Minix - Yuks

Finally someone has seen the light and started a project that I called for in a previous article. This melding of the Minix kernel with the GNU userland is called Preventa, and seems to poke fun at the name Nexenta, a similar project using the Solaris kernel

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Five great Perl programming techniques to make your life fun again

Imagine writing a program with a tenth the code you currently use, ending up with ten times the features, getting fewer bugs, improving performance, and lowering maintenance costs. And imagine taking the tedious, repetitive work out, leaving you more time for inspiration and insight.

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Mark Guzdial's Amazon Blog: What is the role of language in learning programming? (Part 2 of "What makes programming so hard?") Permalink

Most computing teachers who have worked over these 20 years will tell you that C++ and Java are clearly harder for students to use than Pascal. Measuring that additional complexity is a significant challenge (see earlier blog posting on the challenge of assessing learning about programming). Part of the problem is syntactic. C++ and Java require more typing and have more syntactic rules than earlier intro languages (Pascal, and also Logo or even Basic). There's another level of complexity, though -- the model of computation that a language requires the programmer to use.
Mark Guzdial's Amazon Blog: What is the role of language in learning programming? (Part 2 of "What makes programming so hard?") Permalink

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Useful Cacti Templates to Monitor Your Servers :: Homo-Adminus Blog by Alexey Kovyrin

I saw there are are many other forks for the
apache template …
I will check them too

Useful Cacti Templates to Monitor Your Servers :: Homo-Adminus Blog by Alexey Kovyrin

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How Hard Could It Be?: Five Easy Ways to Fail

A huge number of technology projects go wrong. This is news to no one. Whether you run a software company with a number of ongoing development efforts or you have a nontech company that hires consultants here and there to provide systems integration, chances are you've bumped up against this problem. Delays, blown budgets, and outright failures are so common in the software world, in fact, that it's hardly newsworthy when a project is years late and millions over budget.
How Hard Could It Be?: Five Easy Ways to Fail, Managing Technology Article - Inc. Article

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Songbird 0.3 RC2 released!

We're proud to announce Songbird 0.3 RC2. Thanks to your help, we've fixed many issues discovered in our first release candidate.Download Songbird 0.3 RC2 and let us know what you think via our trusted Bugzilla.

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nmap qoute of the day

man nmap
scroll 2 pages ~

-oS <logfilename>
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Insecure.Org - Nmap Free Security Scanner, Tools & Hacking resources

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

QUOTE of the day :technology used by etp for providing best hosting in romania

No, we don't have Windows. Even our workstations are running Linux.
technology used by etp for providing best hosting in romania

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Why I've moved from Vista to Ubuntu 7.10

"Have we reached the beginning of the tipping point? I think we may just have."

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Hot release: kiwilinux 7.10

Kiwi is an Ubuntu derivative tailored for Romanian and Hungarian users. Kiwi is a modified Ubuntu live CD for the i386 architecture. It includes Romanian and Hungarian localization, multimedia codecs, encrypted DVD support, Flash and Java plugins for Firefox, PPPoE GUI for accessing local internet services (Clicknet and RDS).The latest release...

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Pimp Your Gutsy-Gibbon to completely out-do Vista and EQUAL OSX!

Yeah you know what I'm talking about. Give Gutsy A slick dock, dashboard, cover flow, and of course the mighty Compiz Cube!!!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

SQLAlchemy 0.4.0 Released

Michael Bayer writes: I’m very happy to announce that we’ve put out 0.4.0 final. Thanks to all the contributors as well as all the beta testers who have helped us move through six beta releases, just to make sure we’ve got everything right (or as much right as we can)

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FlameRobin 0.8.1 released

We’ve rolled out a new release as promised, mostly bugfixes, please download it and try it. We have binary packages for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, and sources, of course

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Some pictures from FBConf

Here are some pictures from the first day of the Firebird International Conference in Hamburg - Germany.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bonnie++ tips

if you want html or simple csv text output run bonie++ this way
bonnie++ -s 32104 -u firebird  |  bon_csv2txt > bonie_test.txt
bonnie++ -s 32104 -u firebird  |  bon_csv2html > bonie_test.html

Bonnie++ now at 1.03a (very stable)!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

howto install firebird odbc driver for unixodbc (from source )

Here is an small guide on installing firebird odbc driver from source (alternate you can install it from binary repository )

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building firebird 2.1.x classic from source on ubuntu

this guide is for ubuntu (feisty/gutsy) and it was tested on an ec2 xen image

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Firebird 3.0 is with 7-10% faster than firebird 2.1.x

The most important of what was done during last months is certainly start of FB3 project. This is B3_0_transition tree. We try to keep it stable at the same time making big code cleanup, including MT stability. This tree is going to become a base for FB3. For today the main result that after cleanup it's stable on linux, at the same time showing 7-

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compiling firebird 2.1.x on amazon ec2 machine (fedora core 6 x64)

This was done on one xen virtual machine hosted at amazon (called EC2) but this guide can be used for any fedora core 6 machine

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Firebird 2.0.3 RPMs for Fedora 8

Arkady Shejn have updated his repository for upcoming Fedora 8 release.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

[Phoronix] New Unreal Tournament 3 Linux Details

On a positive note though, the editor for Unreal Tournament 3 (UnrealEd) now uses wxWidgets on all platforms, which helps in making it cross-platform for Linux. UnrealEd for UT3 will be made available for Linux at some point in the future.
[Phoronix] New Unreal Tournament 3 Linux Details

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OpenDisc project officially launched!

great cd , there is any wish list ? :) i wish that firebird+flamerobin were included OpenDisc is a collection of high quality open source software for Microsoft Windows users, regularly updated and freely distributable as a CD. It both saves users money and promotes Linux uptake. I started the project after eighteen months spent as Project Lead for Canonical's TheOpenCD, where I found numerous problems holding back development.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Microsoft :Your Potential . Our Poison (patent crap)

Saw this ad in the latest issue of Information Week. Only Microsoft could possibly see a big panel of buttons and think “this must be what our customers want”. I just had to send it in to you guys.

Microsoft System Center Ad - (37signals)

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #61

Ubuntu Community Marketing Team is proud to release the 61st issue of its Community Weekly Newsletter. In this issue we cover the release candidate of Ubuntu 7.10, learning more about Ubuntu at Ubuntu Open Week, Gutsy release parties, another Ubuntu Forums interview, new MOTU team member Laurent Bigonville, and, as always, much much more!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

you can find the time for an contry with google

Switzerland — Current local time: 3:04 PM on Friday, October 12According to http://www.google.com
also you can try with ny time too :)

swiss time - Google Search

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facebook is dead ?

[maybe the fad is over, and people are saturated about facebook spam ]

I just got the spread sheet and there seems to be a 9.3% decline in their unique visitors from 33.75 million in August 2007 to 30.6 million in September 2007…Why would that happen to both Facebook ahead of back-to-school season? It just doesn?t make any sense! Unless of course, the unthinkable is happening.

Facebook Traffic Declines - Abandon Ship or Deja Vu?

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FlameRobin 0.8.0 released

Focus of this release is the new Editable Grid feature and many bugfixes.Source and binary packages for Windows (setup.exe and .zip) and Linux (gtk1 and gtk2 for Slackware) are available for download. Also, packages for MacOSX, Debian/Ubuntu, Mandriva, Gentoo and FreeBSD are either done, or on their way soon.

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #60

Ubuntu Community Marketing Team is proud to release the 60th issue of its Community Weekly Newsletter. In this issue we cover the freeze of the Gutsy archive, a Gutsy countdown script for websites, Philipp Kern joining the MOTU Team, the release of UbuntuBolivia by the Bolivian LoCo Team, Ubuntu Forums interviews, and, much much more!

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Firebird v.2.0.3 is Released

The Firebird Project team is pleased to announce the release of Firebird v.2.0.3. Kits for Windows and Linux (x86 and x64) This sub-release introduces a number of bugfixes done since the 2.0.1 release in March and a couple of important fixes to the withdrawn 2.0.2. It does not add any new functionality to the database engine.

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