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 […]

Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3 Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3 This tutorial describes the installation of an ISPConfig 3 multiserver setup […]

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 […]

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 […]

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13 Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13 Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows […]

Last release for PHP 5.2 & updates for 5.3

The users of PHP 5.2 should upgrade to 5.3 at their earliest convenience, as the active support of the 5.2 series came to an end with the release of version 5.2.14 earlier today. PHP 5.2.0 was released almost four years ago and according to the release announcement, the developers say that, in future, any further […]

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, […]

Installing Nginx With PHP 5.3 And PHP-FPM On Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) Without Compiling Anything

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Installing Nginx With PHP 5.3 And PHP-FPM On Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) Without Compiling Anything Installing Nginx With PHP 5.3 And PHP-FPM On Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) Without Compiling Anything Since Apache is most of the time a memory hungy process, people started to look for different ways to […]