Monthly Archives: April 2007

PHP eats Ruby on Rails "One thing that we can readily see is the increasing dominance of PHP over the last several years" or maybe it only takes 1 line of ROR to do what it takes 10 lines of PHP to do !

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Open Source directory communities

Now there are three open source directories that you can contribute to

ohloh has three particularly interesting features

  • a related tag(s) auto suggestion that has to seen/used to be believed
  • show the world your open source stack
  • ohloh javascript badges !

How big is your open source stack ? I've only a member for 12 hours and mine is already 10 pages long

ohloh automatic dynamic tagging screenshot (you really need a video to understand it fully)


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Maybe you should wait for the next version of Ubuntu !

"For Feisty, xresprobe is not included in the default installation. 

In theory, this should not be an issue for most people, however I think for people
who don't have xresprobe installed, if they reconfigure Xorg then the new xorg.conf file
could result in incomplete monitor detection, and thus lead to this bug. 

This could also occur if the user installed a new monitor or video card and
re-ran `sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver- xorg` without first installing xresprobe. 

It could also occur if a user upgrades from Edgy or Dapper to Feisty, and xresprobe
gets uninstalled, and then the user reconfigures xorg. 

As I understand, this was a unique change for Feisty, and wouldn't affect Edgy or Dapper
users since as I understand xresprobe was installed by default in those.

For gutsy we've altered things such that xresprobe is once again installed by default,
so behavior should at least return to where it was with Edgy and Dapper. 

In at least one dupe of this bug, having xresprobe present seems to have helped. 

See bug 109908."

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Debian 4.0 : root or sudo ?

I noticed the default Default 4.0 install enables/uses a root account (unlike Ubunutu) however I've just re-run the installer in expertgui mode and it gives me a choice of root or sudo modes !

Which mode is your favorite ?

  • (default)
  • expert
  • installgui
  • expertgui

Also expertgui mode lets you include the non-free repository at install time !

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CVS is out, Subversion is in

In case no one happened to tell, you, CVS is dead. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. Oh, sure, people still use it, and it is still included in most Linux distributions, including Fedora™ Core, but it is quite dead. It died after a long, drawn-out sickness after years of neglect. Sadly, it died of the incurable disease 'broken architecture.' Nothing could be done besides making its final days (well, years) as comfortable as possible. But now, finally, gone it is, and its replacement is a much younger, much healthier, much better architected, and much more capable version control system—Subversion.

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CollabNet purchased the SourceForge Enterprise Edition business

24 April 2007

CollabNet, Inc. the leading provider of collaborative software development solutions, and VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX), today announced the execution and closing of an asset purchase transaction whereby CollabNet purchased the SourceForge Enterprise Edition business from VA Software in consideration for an equity ownership stake in CollabNet. articles tools

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Google Voice Local Search

Google Voice Local Search is Google Labs experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.

To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.

Using this service, you can:

  • search for a local business by name or category.
    You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza".
  • get connected to the business, free of charge.
  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
    Just say "text message".

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