GTK+ 3.0.1

GTK+ 3.0.1 is now available for download at: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.0/ http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.0/ 2bd0a197dc2a7e981790a720552bfd540a77b6edaa382dd7450366ee23e35121 gtk +-3.0.1.tar.bz2 678fa6e51be2750699eefb095f0c4ff74073d82a1696e35235807c0f0f3515be gtk +-3.0.1.tar.gz This is the first bug fix release in the stable 3.0 series. ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools […]

GNU Guile 2.0.0 released

We are pleased to announce GNU Guile release 2.0.0, the first of a new stable series and the result of almost 3 years of work. It provides many new noteworthy features, most notably the addition of a compiler and virtual machine. The Guile web page is located at http://gnu.org/software/guile/, and among other things, it contains […]

GTK+ 3.0.0 released

GTK+ 3.0.0 is now available for download at: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.0/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.0/ sha256 sums: ec0729bf28f09a16e0b0a6a588556c7cee091f40426505b3694a9488bf6cbf67 gtk +-3.0.0.tar.bz2 d294155389c9ba4765c0b26805967f2dae1d84565f5d4095d489f94619406df9 gtk +-3.0.0.tar.gz What is GTK+ ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites. GTK+ has been […]

What Does a Good IT Manager Look Like?

In the previous two installmants of this series (It Management Fail: Always Blame the Worker Bees and More Tales of Terrible IT Managers) I shared some bad IT manager horror stories. We could mine this topic forever, and I would be tempted to except Scott Adams already does it with Dilbert, and I can’t improve […]

Perl 5.12.3 is now available

I saw a huge steam roller, It blotted out the sun. The people all lay down, lay down; They did not try to run. My love and I, we looked amazed Upon the gory mystery. ‘Lie down, lie down!’ the people cried. ‘The great machine is history!’ My love and I, we ran away, The […]

FOSS, Business, and Psychopathy

Sometimes, the naivety in the free and open source software (FOSS) community seems willful. How else to explain the outrage in some circles when another company is caught fulfilling its natural function of maximizing its profits at the expense of FOSS ideals? Too often, FOSS supporters fail to understand corporations — and, consequently, they are […]

GCC 4.5.2 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.5.2 has been released. GCC 4.5.2 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.5.1. 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 available from […]

Python 2.7.1 and Python 3.1.3

The Python development team has released Python 2.7.1 and Python 3.1.3. The 2.7 series “includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io module, the new nested with statement syntax, improved float repr, set literals, dictionary views, and the memoryview object have been backported from 3.1. Other features include an ordered […]

Python 2.7.1 release candidate 1

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m chuffed to announce the a release candidate of Python 2.7.1. Please test the release candidate with your packages and report any bugs you find. 2.7.1 final is scheduled in two weeks. 2.7 includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io module, the […]

Python 3.1.3 release candidate 1

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m gladsome to announce a release candidate of the third bugfix release for the Python 3.1 series, Python 3.1.3. This bug fix release fixes numerous issues found in 3.1.2. Please try it with your packages and report any bugs you find. The final of 3.1.3 is scheduled to […]

KDevelop 4.1 Brings Git Integration

Roughly half a year and over a thousand commits after the first stable release, the KDevelop hackers are proud and happy to announce the release of KDevelop 4.1, the first of hopefully many feature releases. As with the previous bugfix releases, we also make available updated versions of the KDevelop PHP plugins. KDevelop 4.1 is […]

The Network is Down, and other things you don’t want to hear in a disaster.

If you are a Systems Administrator, the refrain the network is down is routine. Depending on the sophistication of your users, it might be a more specific lament, such as the Internet is broken or email is unavailable. If you have really sophisticated users, you might actually get a real error message to work with. […]

LLVM 2.8 is available

Hi LLVM Friends, Fans, Followers and Fanatics, LLVM 2.8 is live! You can download it here: http://llvm.org/releases/ and read about it here: http://llvm.org/releases/2.8/docs/ReleaseNotes.html This release includes approximately 6 months of development that provide major enhancements and new features over the LLVM 2.7 release. LLVM 2.8 includes broad improvements in the core LLVM project and notably […]

GCC 4.4.5 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.4.5 has been released. GCC 4.4.5 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.4.4. 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 available from […]

5 Reasons to Wrap Your Enterprise in Python

By now, you should at least be passingly familiar with Python. One of the fastest-growing languages, Python has been gaining popularity for years and has reached a level of maturity that makes it a top choice for enterprise development. Companies from Microsoft to Google have embraced Python and are not only supporting its use, but […]

Qt 4.7.0 now available

After many months of designing, coding, reviewing, testing and documenting, Qt 4.7.0 is finally ready for the big time! Although it’s a little more than nine months since Qt’s last feature release (4.6.0 on December 1st, 2009), the seeds of some of the new stuff in 4.7 were sown much earlier. Indeed, many of the […]

Python 3.2 alpha 2

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m happy to announce the second alpha preview release of Python 3.2. Python 3.2 is a continuation of the efforts to improve and stabilize the Python 3.x line. Since the final release of Python 2.7, the 2.x line will only receive bugfixes, and new features are developed for […]

GCC – ‘We make free software affordable’

GCC and GNU Emacs are the two facets of the GNU operating system that have probably done more than any other to take GNU and free software from idealistic concept to a utilitarian reality. Having previously looked at GNU Emacs and the Hurd, Richard Hillesley looks at the history and progress of GCC. GCC began […]

Python 2.6.6 released

Hello fellow Pythoneers and Pythonistas, I’m very happy to announce the release of Python 2.6.6. A truly impressive number of bugs have been fixed since Python 2.6.5. Source code and Windows installers for Python 2.6.6 are now available here: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/ The full details of everything that’s changed is available in the NEWS file: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/NEWS.txt Python […]

Ruby 1.9.2 released

The Ruby developers have announced the release of Ruby 1.9.2, the latest version of the Ruby 1.9 series and the latest iteration of the Ruby programming language. This final version has arrived on schedule after release plans were adjusted in March to ensure that 1.9.2 would pass all RubySpec tests. The developers say that it […]