Firebird News

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mythbuntu 8.04 now available!

After long hours and endless work the Mythbuntu team is excited about the release of Mythbuntu 8.04. This release is built on the LTS base of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. We would like to thank everyone that contributed in getting to this second release.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Asciio lets you create ASCII charts graphically

Nadim has released Asciio, a Perl/GTK application that lets you draw ASCII charts using a GUI. Objects on the screen are sizable and have all the properties you'd expect in a drawing tool (titles for the boxes, bullets, etc), but the end result is plain text that's embeddable in your code.

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Firebird and Flamerobin are included in Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 is released with firebird2.0 and flamerobin included in their repositoryHere is an easy guide for installing firebird2.0 and then follow the flamerobin 0.8.6 guide (with screen shots)

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Eclipse subversion Problem: Javahl interface is not available. Check your environment.

so you need to install libsvn-dev and libsvn-java if you have problems in subclipse Window->Preferences->Team-> SVN and choose JavaHL(JNI)

$sudo apt-get install libsvn-dev
$sudo apt-get install libsvn-java

also an good ideea is to tweak the vmargs to include /usr/lib/jni

/opt/eclipse/eclipse -vmargs -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/jni

or put in in eclipse.ini

here is another article with the same solution
I think drupal should learn some database normalization rules
Here is the diagram for it , is an pretty complex cms system and that is an bad thing from the kiss philosophy perspective .
I wonder if it can be used for firebirdsql[.ro .org] with an firebird backend now that pdo is used in drupal

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

first they try to kill odf with that ?open?xml
now in the second part of the plan , microsoft kills one laptop for child

"OLPC to scrap Linux for Windows"

This is the part with the fight from the war plan

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."

Nokia Internet Tablets get Ubuntu and Qt

Nokia has announced plans to bring support for the Qt toolkit to the Maemo operating system used on Nokia Internet Tablet devices. Nokia is also sponsoring an Ubuntu ARM port.

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Linux-based diskless notebook costs under $300

A British Columbia-based startup called InkMedia announced an under-$300 notebook that runs embedded Linux. Based on a Via chip, the Ink Mobile Computer (Ink MC) depends on flash-based storage and offers an 8.6-inch SVGA display, four USB slots, Ethernet, and WiFi.

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Linux still top embedded OS

Linux was used by 18 percent of embedded engineers responding to a survey, making it tops overall among both free and commercial OSes.

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What Sun was trying to do with Open Solaris

Ted Tso deconstructs Sun's goals for open sourcing Solaris.

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Firebird 2.1 for Gentoo released

Here is the changelog and can be installed from portage

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people don't read their dmesg

yet another quote of the day from

"One thing I've learned with the work is that people don't read
their dmesg..... "
4096 CPUs support. (Yes, such big boxes exist, and they run Linux.)

That is quote of the day with the new in x86.git for v2.6.26

Hardy Heron final release dead ahead !!!

I started testing the RC last night and it worked ok with the installer , only an small crash for the windows installer but all went ok finally

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

absurdly limits for youtube
for me 10 minutes is too small , what if you have an 3 hours movie ?

South Africa adopts ODF as a national standard

Where open standards meets the future of computing. They've got something there.I wonder when we Romanians will do the same

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sudo espeak "Goodbye world . Fsck Off. And Thank You For All The Spam"

Looking for a way to perk up your Monday morning? Tombuntu has a good introduction to using eSpeak on Ubuntu

Sunday, April 20, 2008

pytube an useful application for converting all of thouse flashes in ogg or mpeg4 format (or mp3 if you want to )

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cube-Addon Cylinder Deformation in compiz-fusion 0.7.4

it seems that everyone has been raving about it, but I thought I would be best to jump on the bandwagon for this one too :). So yeah, here it is, the absolutely amazing cube cylinder deformation plugin by onestone.

Linux kernel 2.6.25 is out

Important features: Memory Resource Controller, Real Time Group scheduling, RCU Preemption support, FIFO ticket spinlocks in x86, Better process memory usage measurement, SMACK, Simplified Mandatory Access Control, EXT4 update, MN10300/AM33 architecture support ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

flash sucks , now with pulse audio deadlock
from today hardy updates

fix "frequent crashes with flash on youtube"; we fix this by
demoting libflashsupport from depends: to suggests: (LP: #192888)
This has positive as well as negative consequences:
(+) increased stability for firefox and nspluginwrapper
(-) pulseaudio users reported that this breaks sound if flash
while other applications are running that use the sound
device for output.

This is actually not a bug in our Pulse Plugin, but a major fuckup in Flash. See #267.
bounce processing in qmail

i wanted to collect the emails that don't exists on servers and bounce back to webmaster
with php

This is the script for test

cat /usr/local/bin/bounce_process.php
#!/usr/bin/php -q
// read from stdin
$fd = fopen("php://stdin", "r");
$email = "";
while (!feof($fd)) {
$email .= fread($fd, 1024);
$outFile = fopen("/tmp/emailResult.txt","w");

and here is the .qmail file for webmaster
cat .qmail
| /usr/local/bin/bounce_process.php

Next i need to create an table with users that don't exists

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

nighlty amd64 build for hardy

added to my ppa

Please use

Originally uploaded by Kushal Das
and spread the word about it
new icons in lazarus 0.9.25 beta
here is the blog post
qmailanalog on ubuntu

tar -zxvf qmailanalog-0.70.tar.gz
cd qmailanalog-0.70
vi conf-cc

to look like this
cat conf-cc
cc -O2 -include /usr/include/errno.h

This will be used to compile .c files.

$make setup check
very nice dvd cover for ubuntu studio

Here is the source svg

also there are some wallpapers/firefox themes that can be used in windows too

here is the official hardy work

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

h264 vlc stream

the basics should be an mpeg4 stream + aac audio stream muxed with ts in vlc

cvlc -v --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=ts,dst=}'

Here is one screenshot with the vlc receiver

-fPIC error when building vlc on gutsy

libx264.a(common.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC

i should recompile libx264 with --enable-PIC
$./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-pic

Create Web-Based Audio Server in ubuntu

Create Web-Based Audio Server in ubuntu

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Thanks for signing up to try Google App Engine! Your account has been activated, so you can begin building applications!

guess what application i want to do first ? huddle chat :)
Just kidding , but that was the first application i had in my had to star with
converting/streaming antena1live mms stream into an flv one
cvlc -vvv mms:// --sout '#transcode{vcodec=FLV1,acodec=mp3,samplerate=44100,venc=ffmpeg{keyint=80,hurry-up,vt=80000}}:std{access=http,mux=ffmpeg{mux=flv},dst=}

Monday, April 14, 2008

open editable maps for cities

Here is the map of Targu Mures in all it's glory

I wonder when i can walk into the second life version :)
The easiest way to install an cache server for windows/xp/2k/vista
there is an setup there then you will follow this guide (and ignore the creating of zone file)

The setup puts the files into this dir "
c:\windows\system32\dns" by default
Enter that directory and "c:\windows\system32\dns\etc"

create named.conf with following content

zone "." {
type hint;
file "named.root";
zone "localhost" IN {
type master;
file "";
allow-update { none; };
zone "" {
type master;
file "named.local";
directory "c:\windows\system32\dns\etc";

download root dns server list "named.root" from FTP.RS.INTERNIC.NET (anonymous ftp) with filezilla

create with following content

$TTL 86400
$ORIGIN localhost.
@ 1D IN SOA @ root (
44 ; serial (d. adams)
3H ; refresh
15M ; retry
1W ; expiry
1D ) ; minimum

1D IN NS @
localhost.localdomain. IN A

create named.local
@ IN SOA localhost. root.localhost. (
19 ; Serial
28800 ; Refresh
14400 ; Retry
3600000 ; Expire
86400 ) ; Minimum
IN NS localhost.

1 IN PTR localhost.

Start the server from services and use the server in network config

Sunday, April 13, 2008

main demux warning: no access_demux module matched "udp"

the only issue with the nightly is that i can't stream from the udp port seems that module is not created
Build VLC media player under Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) from git

Here is the full howto
The only addition i can make : vlc and ffmpeg switched to git
so to extract the x264 library you would need these command lines

$ cd extras
$ git clone git://
$ git clone git://
cd ffmpeg
$ git clone git://

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #86

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 86 for the weeks April 6th - April 12th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS archive freeze, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS LoCo Team CDs, Brainstorm update, Ubuntu UK Podcast #3, Euro-Parliament testing Ubuntu, and much, much more!

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Friday, April 11, 2008

streaming to windows media (mms://) with vlc
here is how is done for the same movie , but i don't know why the sound doesn't work yet

cvlc --loop --repeat --security-policy=1 -v --color --sout '#transcode{vcodec=DIV3,acodec=mpga,vb=3000,ab=32,channels=2,venc=ffmpeg{keyint=80,hurry-up,vt=800000},deinterlace}:std{access=mmsh,mux=asfh,dst=}'
compiling vlc nightly on hardy

dget -x
cd vlc-0.9.0-git20080408/
/usr/lib/pbuilder/pbuilder-satisfydepends --control ../vlc_0.9.0-git20080408-1.dsc
debuild -i
cd ..
ls -lah *.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 455K 2008-04-11 17:14 libvlc1_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 495K 2008-04-11 17:14 libvlc1-dev_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 43K 2008-04-11 17:14 mozilla-plugin-vlc_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 1.8M 2008-04-11 17:13 vlc_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 14M 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-dbg_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 5.5M 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-nox_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 780 2008-04-11 17:10 vlc-plugin-alsa_0.9.0-git20080408-1_all.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 4.0K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-arts_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 4.2K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-esd_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 6.1K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-ggi_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 11K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-jack_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 6.8K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-pulse_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 12K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-sdl_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 4.6K 2008-04-11 17:14 vlc-plugin-svgalib_0.9.0-git20080408-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 mariuz mariuz 772 2008-04-11 17:10 wxvlc_0.9.0-git20080408-1_all.deb
streaming elephants dream in flv format
download the movie
then stream it with vlc

cvlc --security-policy=1 -v --color --sout '#transcode{vcodec=FLV1,acodec=mpga,ab=192,samplerate=44100,venc=ffmpeg{keyint=80,hurry-up,vt=800000},deinterlace}:std{access=http,mux=ffmpeg{mux=flv},dst=}'
building vlc nightly on gutsy

dget -x

cd vlc-0.9.0-svn20080130-0/
debuild -i
cd ..

sudo apt-get remove vls vlc-nox libvlc1-dev libvlc1 wxvlc vlc-plugin-alsa vlc-plugin-arts vlc-plugin-esd vlc-plugin-ggi vlc-plugin-sdl mozilla-plugin-vlc libvlc0-dev libvlc0 vls videolan-doc

pkg -i vlc_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb libvlc1_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb wxvlc_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_all.deb vlc-nox_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb vlc-plugin-alsa_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_all.deb vlc-plugin-sdl_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb vlc-plugin-svgalib_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb

PC factory test tool runs Linux

The appliance is based on an unspecified hardware platform from MBX running Gentoo Linux, the Apache web server, PHP scripting, and the open source Firebird SQL database.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

top x command lines at home (borkstation)

$ history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
91 ls
76 sudo
41 dmesg
41 cd
21 vi
19 ps
18 apt-cache
9 ssh
9 make
9 lsmod

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I have added eliberatica 2008 to lwn calendar

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Installing Lazarus IDE in Ubuntu hardy

Follow this guide from the wiki
then start it with
$lazarus-ide in console or from the menu
Applications -> Programming -> Lazarus

Installing FreePascal Compiler on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04

Here is the first step for using lazarus , freepascal ide (delphi like)

$sudo apt-get install fp-units-db fp-units-gfx fp-units-gnome1 fp-units-misc fp-units-net fpc-source fp-compiler fp-docs fp-utils
youtube in totem

arrived just in time because flash crashes in ffx3b5 and youtube can't be used from it

Monday, April 07, 2008 firefox 3.0

here is the file with extension

read the notes and join yahoo groups first

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Kompozer in the list of dead projects on ??

by the way we are waiting for the dreamweaver replacemeent written in the zul or javascript and powered by xulrunner , it is definitely possible to write such an beast , take a look at firebug
or webdeveloper extension

Finally, I am not sure what to think of the WYSIWYG Web editor KompoZer. It has not made a release since 0.7.10 in September, and although some later posts to the KompoZer forum indicated that the developers were working on a 0.8 release, there hasn't been much news from them in 2008. If KompoZer does turn out to be OK, it would still leave open the mystery surrounding a related WYSIWYG editor with a shared history. As I described it in my October review, KompoZer is descended from Nvu, which was abandoned by its original author Daniel Glazman. After he stopped Nvu development, Glazman announced that he was working on a XULRunner-based replacement, but no code has appeared.
Installing Debian GNU/kFreeBSD in QEMU VM

A nice guide for testing *bsd in an qemu machine

Saturday, April 05, 2008

[Xc3028] v4l-dvb-experimental compile problems fixed in 2.6.24
here is how to compile the driver

Friday, April 04, 2008

Penguins can fly

nice linux ad

Inkscape 0.46 released

Finally they made it: Inkscape 0.46 has been released with lots of new features and tons of improvements such as PDF import, dockable dialogs, new paint bucket, new 3D box, new tweak tool and above all, it's a lot faster.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

the traffic details for are very interesting
for example there are may visits from Romania and that is an shock for me
so the work for should continue with more people

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I have little respect for iso
and i have no option but use openoffice odf and google docs
and spread the word about them

spread ODF

I know is an corrupted standard where you need to pay for the votes
and for certifications and for reading the standards

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Firebird Project hires 35 developers

Features like automaticaly speech to text translation, SMP support up to 1,500 CPUs, built-in OCR UDF’s, embedded browser, integrated email server, IPv12 support, GPS-ready, and all new MSDOS 6 support are among the new things to be released in FB 2.666.

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sick of xen or vmware/virtualbox?

you can try kvm
the next great thing in virtualization and it is included in ubuntu by default
webdeveloper for ffx3.0
i had to reinstall webdeveloper extension , then new firefox couldn't upgrade it
because was marked that doesn't have an safe upgrade site
SQL:2003 Has Been Published
You can read what new features are present in sql200x ansi/iso standard
Andrew Eisenberg, Krishna Kulkarni, Jim Melton, Jan-Eike Michels, Fred Zemke
Available in: PDF