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 […]

GCC 4.5.1 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.5.1 has been released. GCC 4.5.1 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.5.0. 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 […]

GCC 4.5.1 Released; GCC 4.5.2 Is Up Next

Just as expected, GCC 4.5.1 was released today thereby meeting their target of releasing this point update to the GNU Compiler Collection prior to August. GCC 4.5.1 targets regressions and other bugs since the release of GCC 4.5.0 in mid-April… Read more at Phoronix

Python 3.2 alpha 1

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m happy to announce the first 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 4.5.1 RC1 Released; Final Due By August

Richard Guenther of Novell has just announced the first release candidate for GCC 4.5.1, which will be the first point release following the April release of GCC 4.5.0. While according to the status report also updated this morning, the number of P2 regressions has increased by thirteen, the number of less severe P3 regressions has […]

5 Python Pluses for the Enterprise

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 […]

Python 2.7 released

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m jocund to announce the second release candidate of Python 2.7. Python 2.7 will be the last major version in the 2.x series. However, it will also have an extended period of bugfix maintenance. 2.7 includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io […]

Best and Free Programming Ebooks with Open Source Licenses

We all learn many things from reading the conventional books. But now the trend has changed, and with electronic media so powerful we have Ebooks that can be read on computers or mobile devices. Today in WebDesignish we are presenting very useful and recommended list of programming Ebooks with open source licenses, like Creative Commons, […]

RabbitVCS – Easy version control for Linux

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. RabbitVCS – Easy version control for Linux RabbitVCS is a set of graphical tools  written to provide simple and straightforward access to the version control systems you use. Currently, it is integrated into the Nautilus file manager and only supports Subversion, but our goal is to incorporate other version […]

GCC Can Now Be Worked On In C++

The Free Software Foundation and GCC Steering Committee have now decided that it’s okay and permitted to write code for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) within C++. Up to this point, C has been the preferred language for working on GCC. While C++ can now be used within GCC, it’s still to be decided what […]

GCC 4.4.4 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.4.4 has been released. GCC 4.4.4 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.4.3. 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 available from […]

Where’s the Summer of Documentation?

If you ask what’s missing from open source software, one of the top responses is often “documentation.” While there’s piles and piles of great code stuffed up on Google Code, SourceForge.net, and others, the actual documentation to accompany it is often lacking. This is why it’s doubly sad to keep seeing bounty programs aimed at […]

GCC 4.5.0 Released

The Free Software Foundation and the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) development team have released GCC 4.5.0. This release is a major upgrade to the compilers, with a particular focus on the performance of the generated code. The developers have measured performance improvements of 5% to 10% on high-performance computing benchmarks. (Of course, results vary depending […]

New binary analysis tool finds FOSS in device firmware

Software development company Loohuis Consulting and process management consultancy OpenDawn have released a new binary analysis tool that is designed to detect Linux and BusyBox in binary firmware. The program, which is freely available for download, is intended to aid open source license compliance efforts. Open source software licenses broadly enable redistribution of application source […]

Perl 5.12.0 released

‘Please would you tell me,’ said Alice, a little timidly, for she was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, ‘why your cat grins like that?’ ‘It’s a Cheshire cat,’ said the Duchess, ‘and that’s why. Pig!’ She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite […]

GCC 4.5 Release Candidate Is Finally Here

GCC 4.5 has been running a bit behind schedule due to outstanding regressions, but last week the last of their highest severity regressions were addressed, which paved the way for a release candidate. Today the release candidate for version 4.5 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has arrived. Read more at Phoronix

Python 3.1.2

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m joyful to announce the second bugfix release of the Python 3.1 series, Python 3.1.2. This bug fix release fixes numerous issues found in 3.1.1, and is considered a production release. The Python 3.1 version series focuses on the stabilization and optimization of the features and changes that […]

GCC 4.5 Is Still Not Ready For Release

GCC 4.4.0 was released nearly a year ago, but it looks like its one-year anniversary may pass without a new major release of the GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.5 was not yet branched back in January due to outstanding P1 regressions, which is also blocking any release candidates from being made available. Now in March […]

Python 2.7 alpha 4

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m overjoyed to announce the fourth alpha release of Python 2.7. Python 2.7 is scheduled (by Guido and Python-dev) to be the last major version in the 2.x series. Though more major releases have not been absolutely ruled out, it’s likely that the 2.7 release will an extended […]

Python 3.1.2 release candidate

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m pleased to announce a release candidate for the second bugfix release of the Python 3.1 series, Python 3.1.2. This bug fix release fixes numerous issues found in 3.1.1. This release candidate has been released to solicit testing and feedback over an possible regressions from 3.1.1. Please consider […]