Python 2.5.6

We are pleased to announce the release of Python 2.5.6, a security fix release of Python 2.5, on May 26th, 2011. This is a source-only release that only includes security fixes. The last full bug-fix release of Python 2.5 was Python 2.5.4. User are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release of Python 2.7 (which […]

Dual-Monitor Setups Are Ideal for Open Source Enthusiasts

If you happen to work each day around other computer users, you’ve probably noticed that more and more of them have dual-monitor setups on their desktops. A closer analysis of this phenomenon reveals that certain kinds of users benefit most from having two monitors instead of one. Working with that idea, Computeworld has an interesting […]

Perl 5.14 released

As promised, the ‘Perl porters’ have now released this year’s stable version of the Perl programming language. Version 5.14 brings together more new features than were collected during the development and since the release of Perl 5.12 in April 2010. There are few major extensions like those found in Perl 5.10; instead Perl 5.14 consists […]

GCC 4.6.0 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.6.0 has been released. GCC 4.6.0 is a major release, containing substantial new functionality not available in GCC 4.5.x or previous GCC releases. The “link-time optimization” framework introduced in GCC 4.5.0 has been significantly improved in this release, it is now possible to compile very large applications like Mozilla or […]

GTK+ 3.0.5

GTK+ 3.0.5 is now available for download at: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.0/ http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.0/ 7f391bdc5eed7a29930c2290de5f88d2d62ee274ab2ab97a1d9d0f478e053bb0 gtk +-3.0.5.tar.bz2 066176812ed73aa0590c4de8cecd9988c6b1ccb36293e16bd5f135f112811f5e gtk +-3.0.5.tar.gz This release reverts a problematic change in 3.0.4 which caused application font settings to be ignored. March 23, 2011 Matthias Clasen

PHP 5.3.6 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.6. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.3.x branch with over 60 bug fixes, some of which are security related. Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.6: * Enforce security in the fastcgi protocol parsing with fpm SAPI. […]

Python 3.2 Released

A major update to Python is now available. With Python 3.2 there are improvements spanning from the Python Debugger to its SSL module and behavior fixes for numeric operations. The list of major changes for Python 3.2 can be found at Python.org, along with the download links. Some of the key highlights jumping on the […]

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 […]

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 10.10

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 10.10 How To…

PHP 5.3.5 / 5.2.17: Floating-Point bug fixed

As promised, PHP versions 5.3.5 and 5.2.17 of PHP have been released to fix the so-called floating-point bug. At the end of 2010 it was discovered that errors in the way the PHP scripting language converts certain numbers may cause a system resource problem. For example, on 32-bit systems, converting the string “2.2250738585072011e-308″ into a […]

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 […]