Firebird News

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Converting sylpheed filters to claws

Download from the claws tools area filter_conv_new.pl

http://www.claws-mail.org/tools.php

Install libxml-simpleobject-per

sudo apt-get install libxml-simpleobject-perl

then unzip it and run it


perl filter_conv_new.pl
Converted 12 filters


Now the filters should apear in the sylpheed Filtering configuration area


Perl is great :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Enabling spamassassin in claws email

I was using sylpheed  so i have decided to enable local scanning for this i needed to upgrade the email client to claws mail (it does have the sa scanning plugin)

so first remove the sylpheed , then install claws email
sudo apt-get install claws-mail
then install the sa plugin

claws-mail-spamassassin


next step is to enable the spamd daemon

in /etc/default/spamassassin

enable
ENABLED=1


sudo /etc/init.d/spamassassin restart

Next load the plugin in the email client


and then configure it to use the local daemon

You can see it at work by marking sad figure over the emails with spam
I have created a filter to move them to Trash folder


Monday, July 16, 2012

Why amazon ec2 is better than heroku : it's the price

Compared with a ronin database instance = 200$

For 57.6$ per month if we calculate month=30 days on ec2 i can get a small ubuntu linux instance with 1.7G of ram with a lot more than 10.000 rows

http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/

After that installing a firebird database can be easy if i choose a ubuntu instance

Next you can add nginx/django just for fun

For backup there are many python scripts to backup to s3/ebs snapshots

Friday, July 13, 2012

forum.ubuntu.ro is one of the most popular support forums in Romania



  • forum.ubuntu.ro is one of the most popular support forums in Romania with 23576 users and 129521 posts. (6369 users and 65895 posts in mid 2010).
  • huge spikes in traffic on www.ubuntu.ro every 6 months when a new Ubuntu version is released. More than 5800 hits when 12.04 launched.
http://i.imgur.com/ejK1i.png 

Romanian Team roadmap 
  • Continue improving Ubuntu translations and documentation, together with offering support via forum.ubuntu.ro
  • Take part in all major Romanian FLOSS event - next one will be FLOSS Camp 2012 (http://camp.softwareliber.ro/2012/)
  • Contribute with local organizations promoting free software and technologies in education.

More info on the ReAproval page



http://i.imgur.com/0VKK9.png

Thursday, July 05, 2012

FLOSSCamp Romania - Jul 26 - 29 / Brasov, Romania

 Help spread the word, and if you can, and you are there, is worth to participate, you will have a good time and meet great people.


Google plus events page 


And the site with the info about travelling 
http://camp.softwareliber.ro/2012/