phpPgAdmin 5.0 Released

The phpPgAdmin Team is proud to announce the new major release of phpPgAdmin. Version 5.0 add many new features, bug fixes and updated translations over the previous version. This version has been tested before and during 2 beta releases. Moreover, our new automated selenium tests are able to run against PostgreSQL 7.4 up to the […]

Joomla 1.6 Beta 15 Now Available

The Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 15 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only. Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 14 release on November 1, we […]

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 […]

Open Source Does Not Need Monetising

It’s common to hear commentators and business leaders justifying practices that wouldn’t be recognised as “open source” by many of us on the grounds that they have to make money somehow. Actions that deny the software freedoms of end users – and even developers – appear like a fungus, spuriously justified by the need for […]

Yes, Novell Owns Unix

When Novell first announced that it was being acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 billion, the question of who would retain ownership over Unix copyrights was an open issue. As part of the Novell sale, the company also revealed that it is selling 882 patents to a Microsoft-led technology consortium for $450 million. Potential ownership of […]

Five reasons to be grumpy about 2010

Maybe it’s the post-holiday letdown, but looking back on 2010 I’m not sure the open source community has that much to be grateful for this year. Not only have we missed another year for the Linux desktop, but there’s been plenty to gripe about in 2010. Last week, at least for those of us in […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 382

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Triaging a trio – Upstream OS, Fuduntu and LightDesktop News: Attachmate acquires Novell, openSUSE project “safe”, Debian’s new package classification system, netbook distro group test, Jolicloud Jolibook review Questions and answers: Using a distro with upstream packages Released last week: Tiny…. Read more at DistroWatch

Warzone 2100 3.0-beta 4 is now released!

The Warzone 2100 Project staff bring you 3.0-beta 4! Please submit all bugs via this link, and follow the directions listed at the link, we need every bit of that information in order to fix bugs! NOTE: the command line arguments need a “=” between parameters now. For example: –mod_mp=blah NOTE: For mac users: Support […]

The State Of Unity In Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1

The first alpha release of Ubuntu 11.04 is set to arrive this Thursday and one of the most prominent changes to be found in Canonical’s April 2011 Linux distribution update is the Unity desktop by default rather than GNOME2 or the GNOME 3.0 Shell on the desktop — up to this point Ubuntu’s Unity had […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 28 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 28 2010 == == PostgreSQL Product News == DiffKit 0.8.2, a table comparison tool with support for PostgreSQL, released. http://www.diffkit.org PostgreDAC 2.6.0, a Delphi/C++ builder for PostgreSQL, released. http://microolap.com/products/connectivity/postgresdac/download/ == PostgreSQL Jobs for November == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2010-11/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == The PostgreSQLFr Call for Projects has begun. Projects must […]

openSUSE Weekly News 151 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 151 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Novell, Attachmate and openSUSE * lex Barrios: Just a small story about my ambassador life * Linux User & Developer/Jon Masters: The Kernel Column * New Kernel speed up patch from Mike Galbraith * Anne-Marie Mahfouf […]

PrestaShop v.1.4 Alpha 3 is available!

Our team just published the alpha 3 version of PrestaShop 1.4, containing even more features! Check them out below: Multilingual sitemap with pictures (SEO improvement) Geo-localization: Check your visitors’ origin Countries are now related to currencies (ability to define currencies depending on the country where the orders are made) Taxes and countries are now related […]

Symbian Foundation web sites to shut down

Recently, we announced that the Symbian Foundation will be transitioning to a licensing body. In practise this will mean a reduction in the day-to-day operations of the Foundation by the end of the year. As a result, we expect our websites will be shutting down on 17th December. We are working hard to make sure […]

Black Friday in the Linux Blogosphere

So Turkey Day has come and gone for another year here in the good old U-S-of-A, but what comes next might be even better — at least from a geek’s perspective. That’s right, it’s Black Friday once again, and the tech shopping deals are ripe for the picking. Who has time to worry about Novell […]

A Bushel of Great Open Source Apps for Writers

Even though open soure applications have rapidly extended themselves toward fulfilling exotic purposes, many of us still spend a great deal of time in one of the old-school applications: the word processor. The good news is that in both the open source arena and the world of freeware, there are many writerly tools that can […]

Open-source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live

Diaspora, a widely anticipated social network site built on open-source code, has cracked open its doors for business today, at least for a handful of invited participants. “Every week, we’ll invite more people,” stated the developers behind the project, in a blog item posted Tuesday announcing the alpha release of the service. “By taking these […]

PenguSpy is a Database Chock Full of Games for Linux

One of the biggest drawbacks of running Linux is the lack of games made for the platform. Penguspy is a web site specifically designed to help Linux users find games that work on their system. If you’ve already played through Warcraft III, The Sims 3, and all the other heavily Wine-compatible games out there, PenguSpy […]

What’s Coming in Mandriva 2011

After the wonderful news that Mandriva would be continuing as usual despite financial difficulties and an exodus of developers comes the technical specifications and other tidbits for Mandriva 2011. There are quite a few exciting changes ahead, many of which prove that Mandriva is still a cutting edge distribution. With 2011, Mandriva will be switching […]

Quick Look at 0 A.D. – Free Linux RTS Game

0 A.D. is an open-source, 3D real time strategy game with an ancient warfare theme, developed by Wildfire Games, and using the Pyrogenesis engine. 0 A.D. started originally as a mod concept for Age of Empires II, but in 2009 Wildfire Games licensed the code under the GPL and announced it will be open-source, available […]

Warzone 2100 2.3.6 has been released!

After quite some time, another 2.3 release. This one fixes the armor that was ignored since 2.3.2, crashes when using translations and several other problems (see below). Download: As usual, downloads can be found on our download page or directly on Sourceforge. Bug Reports: As usual, we need bug reports to fix problems in the […]