FCM#105 is OUT!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX and Using GnuCash * Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX. * Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer * Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9 * Review: MyGica ATV582 TV Box *

Full Circle Magazine #104

You’ve one more thing to open this holiday season: Full Circle #104. This holiday month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Install Mint on Raid 0 and Using The TOP Command * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult: Security * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer Pt.1 *

Before Debugging PHP That’s Not Working, Consult This List of 10 Common Mistakes

PHP makes it relatively easy to build a web-based system, which is much of the reason for its popularity. But its ease of use notwithstanding, PHP has evolved into quite a sophisticated language with many frameworks, nuances, and subtleties that can bite developers, leading to hours of hair-pulling debugging. This article highlights ten of the […]

Full Circle #100 is unleashed!

At 100 pages this is the biggest issue EVAR! This month: * Our Great Ancestor: Warty Warthog * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, Website with Infrastructure, and Programming COBOL * Graphics : Inkscape. * Survey Results * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: How I Learned To Love Ubuntu * Site Review *

Full Circle Magazine #96 – It’s a whopper!

It has arrived. Quite possibly the biggest issue ever. A whopping 63 pages of FCM goodness! Enjoy! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and [NEW!] Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * [NEW!] Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: OwnCloud * [NEW!] Ubuntu Phones – Interview with Cristian Parrino * Review: Precision m3800 DE laptop * Ubuntu Games: Cities: Skylines plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much […]

How to run your own Git server with GitlabHQ on Ubuntu 14.04

How to run your own Git server with GitlabHQ on Ubuntu 14.04
This document describes how to install and configure Git and GitHub. These are great tools to manage and administer a whole host of Git repositories and the associated permissions. So, these …

How to install the latest GIT version on CentOS

How to install the latest GIT version on CentOSGit is a fairly popular free open source distributed Version Control System (VCS) expressly designed to tackle projects of varying scales (from the small ones to the significantly large ones)with incredibl…

Code Combat: Open Source Javascript Tutorial Gamification (In A Good Way)

youtube.com/watch?v=dCOHjERswGwCode Combat is a javascript programming learning IDE wrapped in a delicious cute RPG/2D RTS packaging that runs in the browser without any plugins. They recently announced their open source/free art release.The current se…

Easily Backup IMAP Email Accounts Using nopriv.py

nopriv.py is a Python script to back up your email, which supports any IMAP compatible email accounts, such as Gmail for instance.The tool backs up your emails to Maildir and to a browsable HTML5 archive, so you can easily browse all your emails offline with just a web browser. It supports multiple IMAP folders, attachments, […]

Python 3.3.0

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m delighted to announce the Python 3.3.0 final release. Python 3.3 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series, as well as easier porting between 2.x and 3.x.  Major new features and changes in the 3.3 release series are: * PEP 380, syntax for delegating to a […]

GCC 4.5.4 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.5.4 has been released. GCC 4.5.4 is the last bug-fix release containing important fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.5.3. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly regarding questions or comments about this release. Instead, use the resources […]

GCC 4.7.1 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.7.1 has been released. GCC 4.7.1 is the first bug-fix release containing important fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.7.0 with over 100 bugs fixed since the previous release. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly regarding questions […]

Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

We’re bursting with enthusiasm to announce the immediate availability of Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3. These releases included several security fixes. Note: Virtualenvs created with older releases in the 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, or 3.2 series may not work with these bugfix releases. Specifically, the os module may not appear to have a urandom function. […]

GCC 4.7.0 Released

Today the GCC development team celebrates the 25th anniversary of the GNU Compiler Collection. When Richard Stallman announced the first public release of GCC in 1987, few could have imagined the broad impact that it has had. It has prototyped many language features that later were adopted as part of their respective standards — everything […]

Second release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

We’re chuffed to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3. The only change from the first release candidates is the patching of an additional security hole. The security issue fixed in the second release candidates is in the expat XML parsing library. expat had the same […]

GCC 4.4.7 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.4.7 has been released. GCC 4.4.7 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.4.6. This release marks the end of the maintainance of the GCC 4.4 series. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly […]

GCC 4.6.3 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.6.3 has been released. GCC 4.6.3 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.6.2, with over 70 bugs fixed since previous release. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly regarding questions or comments about […]

Release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3 . The main impetus for these releases is fixing a security issue in Python’s hash based types, dict and set, as described below. Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3 include the security patch and the normal set of bug fixes. […]

Perl Foundation receives $100,000 donation

The Perl Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language, has announced that it has received a $100,000 donation from the craigslist Charitable Fund. The donation will be used by the Foundation to “improve the Perl 5 Core” and to sponsor Perl-related activities. Discussing the donation, Jim Buckmaster, craigslist CEO […]

Qt 4.8.0 Released

Qt has reached another important evolutionary milestone today. We are very proud to announce that Qt 4.8.0 has now been released. Many people have worked long and hard to deliver Qt 4.8.0. Today that hard work reaches final release maturity, and we are celebrating! Featuring Qt Platform Abstraction, threaded OpenGL support, multithreaded HTTP and optimized […]