MySQL is implementing another release model

juni 14, 2009

is going to let go thier traditional release model for a new one.

As it is stated in an announcement. This is done to have more frequent and timely GA releases of the MySQL server, which allow a faster integration of new features and complex changes.

If you are just interested in maintaining a stable server you will not be affected. Because this will just be for development versions.

The basic principles of this model are:

  • The trunk is always at least in beta quality.
  • A milestone starts in beta quality (never in alpha) with a merge between the trunk and a stage tree;
  • Milestone releases, with RC quality, released every three to six months.
  • Integration windows between milestones allow the insertion of new features from staging trees
  • GA releases happen every 12 to 18 months;
  • There are not more than two releases in active support.

Which should look like this:

My Sources and the complete story’s see: Pro-Linux (in german) and MySQL

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Proxmox VE 1.3 released

juni 10, 2009

VE 1.3 is released on the 4th of June.

The following things have been changed in Proxmox VE 1.3:

  • Updated Kernel
  • Support for Highpoint RR3120
  • Removed OpenVZ limit of 50 machines
  • Update to kvm-86
  • Vzdump: minor bug fixes
  • Qemu-server: added new ‘tablet’ option

Download the ISO image, burn it to CD-ROM and boot your server from CD-ROM. For details see Installation

  • Download via http: Proxmox VE 1.3
  • Download via bittorrent: Proxmox VE 1.3(MD5SUM is 6ddefdba42121ea24b4e1a3b17d93355)Important note

    If you run windows KVM guests your operating system will recognize some hardware changes on the first boot and windows shows a new network card in the device manager. (e.g. you need to reassign the fixed IP setup to the new network card. if you have DHCP setup there should be no issues). Under some circumstances reactivation of your windows license can be necessary.

Intel buys Wind River

juni 4, 2009

The Chipmaker Intel has bought the realtime and emmbedded systems specialist Wind River.

Following Intel the purchase is a done deal. Intel is paying $ 11,50 for each Wind River share. The total sum will be $ 884 Million. Intel wants to get futher into the other processor area markets.

Opera released version 10 Beta 1 of their webbrowser

juni 4, 2009

has released Beta1 of thier new version of Webbrowser 10.

The new things in Opera 10 Beta 1 are:

  • Opera Turbo is a compression technology that provides significant improvements in browsing speeds over limited-bandwidth connections like a crowded Wi-Fi in a cafe or browsing through your mobile phone while commuting.
  • a resizable tab bar. Drag the handle underneath the tabs to reveal thumbnails of your open Web pages.
  • Customize your Speed Dial to fit your own needs. Hit the configure button and choose from 4 to 25 favorite Web sites for quick access every time you open a new tab. You can also add a custom background so you feel right at home.
  • Web intergration.  If you use a Web mail service as your default mail client, you can tell Opera 10 to do the same.
  • Presto 2.2 engine in Opera 10 to be much faster on resource intensive pages such as Gmail and Facebook. In addition, with an Acid3 100/100 score, Web Fonts support, RGBA/HSLA color and SVG improvements.
  • In-line spell check.
  • Auto-Update.

And some more features can be found here!

Software updates from 1 June 2009

juni 2, 2009

This is a new blog type for me, I will post some software updates of programs with some little text and a link to the site of the program. This link will always be the name of the program, please give comment about it.

  • Justsniffer :  is a tcp packet sniffer. It captures reassembles and reorders TCP packets, performs IP packet defragmentation and displays the tcp flow and trace timings.
  • fsarchiver 0.5.7 :  is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a filesystem to a compressed archive file.
  • htop  0.8.2 :   is an interactive process viewer for Linux.  It requires ncurses.

This is just a beginning, but more to follow.

    OpenSolaris 2009.06 is released

    juni 2, 2009

    The latest release of the OpenSolaris Operating System is released and its version number is 2009.06. It is a powerful and complete operating environment for users, developers and deployers!

    There are many improvements for the administrator and the users in this version, here are some of them:

    For the Administrators here some features:

    • Virtualisation: Support for setting VLAN ID for virtual network interfaces attached to a guest domain running on a Xen hypervisor has been added.
    • Project Crossbow brings network virtualization and resource management to OpenSolaris 2009.06
    • improvement in  the area of IP observability, allowing the developer or administrator to use common packet sniffing tools such as ethereal and snoop to view all IP traffic sent on real and virtual paths.
    • OpenSolaris CIFS service now includes many new features such as host-based access control which allows a CIFS server to restrict access to specific clients by IP address, ACLs (access control lists) on shares, and client-side caching of offline files and synchronization when reconnected.
    • HA Clusters

    For the User it brings:

    • FireFox 3.1 Beta3
    • Quickly back up your user home directories with a new snapshot management feature in Time Slider
    • Multimedia with Codeina and Elisa
    • A new time tracking panel application has been added to help users track their time better for those involved in project work with a client.
    • IPS has had a number of improvements with this release, including a significant reduction in memory use.
    • The Package Manager has received a number of improvements particularly around start-up performance and the user experience of the application.
    • Improved Hardware support
    • And many more things

    To read all changes look here. and here to  Download OpenSolaris 2009.06.

    Blender 2.49 is released

    mei 31, 2009

    has released a new version of thier 3D-Rendering-Software.

    In this release are many new Features. The game-engine is now supporting more Video-texture-streams, which can be made up of video,- channels, pictures or a combination of them. The engine is also optimized so that games will run three times faster.

    Bugs in this version:

    • AO render gives wrong pixels on first sample it takes in a tile
    • GE: Anisotropic friction with zero values caused objecs to jump to infinity
    • GE: Materials using Object texture coordinates caused crash
    • The .deb Linux builds didn’t include FFMPG

    You can download Blender for free, and is available for the following systems:

    Enjoy Blender.

    It’s here… Moblin v2.0 beta for Netbooks and Nettops

    mei 29, 2009

    The Moblin steering committee has released the Moblin v2.0 beta for Netbooks and Nettops for developer testing. With this release, developers can begin to experience and work with the source code of the visually rich, interactive user interface designed for Intel Atom based Netbooks. The Moblin v2.0 user experience has been designed from the ground up to provide unique ways to engage with the internet, aggregate your social networking activity, and enjoy your media content. The new user experience and core applications were developed using the Clutter animation framework, leveraging heavily from GL and the physics engine.

    Moblin v2.0 Beta Feature Summary

    • New, visually rich user experience, optimized for Netbook and Nettops, building on the latest open source graphics technology, such as Clutter, DRI2, and KMS. The user experience is provided mainly through the toolbar and panels, available at the top of the screen.
    • The m_zone, acting as the ‘home screen’ panel. It provides instant access to your synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files, and real-time updates from your friends on social networking sites.
    • Aggregation of your social networking content. This provides you with the ability to see your social networking activities on one screen, easily interact with your friends, and update your status and site information. Twitter and Last.fm are the currently supported social networking sites, with more to come.
    • A web browser optimized for the Moblin 2.0 Netbook user interface. Based on the latest Mozilla browser technology revised into a Clutter shell, the browser gives you access to the whole internet, as well as advanced features, such as video embedding and the latest Flash plug-in, while integrating seamlessly into the user interface.
    • A ‘Zoomable’ media player. This player brings your media collection to life as you zoom from viewing all media down to focusing on an individual picture, movie, or audio track. The media player can detect and index media on external USB devices, as well as UPnP devices on your network.
    • A user interface for connection management and an updated connection manager (ConnMan).
    • And, of course, support for Linux desktop applications. Moblin is built using GNOME Mobile Technologies and supports existing Linux desktop applications.

    You can watch thier video here:

    [zdvideo width=”425″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/v/vsCpIeLLoT8[/zdvideo]

    Source: Moblin

    Desktop-Benchmark of LiSoG is coming in Juni

    mei 29, 2009

    The Linux Solution Group e.V. has announced an Open Source Desktop benchmark.

    This has a business need, cause : Computer benchmarks are used to describe the performance of computer systems. They provide a possibility to compare computer systems with each other!! The Business need is caused by a EU council directive. This directive aspires to ensure equal opportunities for small and medium enterprises concerning tenders of applications within public organizations.The referred Edict can be found at EU – council directive.

    Goal

    • The legal requirements for the procurement in local authorities are met with a benchmark.
    • A specification for an Open Source based benchmark suite for desktop systems will be created.

    The projects target group

    • Organisations and companies that have to invite tenders for office systems in regard of product neutrality
    • Organisations and companies that medium-term want to use a benchmark running on Linux as reference
    • hardware vendors for office systems and Linux distributors

    You can read the whole document at LiSoG website.


    A proxmox cluster

    mei 29, 2009

    For the dutch reading humans I have translated the proxmox how to make a cluster section which you can find on my site.

    You can now see how easy it is to setup a proxmox cluster and then mirgrate your virtual machines from node to node 😉