Firebird News

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Meet Compton - compozite manager for Lubuntu with shadows, transparencies and smooth transitions Installing it on Ubuntu 12.04

In Lubuntu 12.10 You can have shadows, transparencies and smooth transitions in your windows and programs thanks to Compton, the new composite manager in town. It's a fork from xcompmgr-dana (which is a fork istelf from xcompmgr). Thanks to our pals at Crunchbang Linux, we can use the GIT versions on Lubuntu too.


Download your 32bit or 64bit version and try it while it's hot. Combine it with your favourite dock or whatever. And this program solves the problem that Lubuntu 12.10 users may have with other composite managers, like Cairo or XCompMgr. You can check the screenshot to see it's really beautiful, but I can sure you that it's really fast too!

To install it on Lubuntu 12.04 you need to get the libconfig9 from 12.10
The wallpaper is from here 
http://sostopher.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/&offset=24#/d1wuxjo

Friday, September 28, 2012

#Perl #Firebird driver DBD-Firebird 1.11 is released with utf-8 and other bugfixes

On the behalf of the developers and contributors team, I'm pleased to announce that DBD::Firebird v1.11 , a DBI driver for the Firebird RDBMS server is released.
This release brings many changes and bugfixes .

* Test::Exception is required 
* On freebsd Threaded perl is required you have to re-install perl from ports and you have to select the config option that says 'build a perl with threads'
* Test database to use UTF8 charset and enable UTF8 for the connection
* Fix CHAR lenght when using multi-byte character set Fixes Github Issue #32 (RT#76506)
* additional debug when finishing already finished statement
* avoid double destroying of statement in auto-commit mode with DDL Fixes Github Issue #30 (RT#72946)
The development is done on GitHub And the mailing list is here
Thank you,