Submitted by Joseph Conway on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 22:56
Getting Spotify to work nicely on LinuxNote: the Linux Spotify client will only work with a premium Spotify account.
I spoke at the NYC PostgreSQL Users' Group meeting in December, and while there someone mentioned that Spotify is a great music service (and that they are using PostgreSQL!). So I decided to give it a try. The issue was that, while it can be made to work on Linux, the process of making it work well on Linux is less than simple. I decided to document what I did (and my sources) as I had to pull information from several sources and added a few modifications of my own.
There are two main problems to deal with:
Submitted by Irenie White on Wed, 30/11/2011 - 14:46
OpenERP is increasingly becoming a serious contender in the ERP market, as its features and usability improve. This tip explains how its flexible views provide ways to save time retrieving the data you want. You can search for the exact data you are interested in by just filling out the necessary search filters, but if there is a search which you perform on a regular basis, you have the option of saving filters to make life easier. This feature was added in the OpenERP webclient from version 6.0.0 and is available for all users. Simply go to any tree view and you will notice to the bottom right of the search filters, there is a drop down selection box '-- Filters --'... this is where the magic happens.
Submitted by Irenie White on Fri, 23/09/2011 - 15:35
This month, credativ is pleased to welcome two new members of staff to the team in Rugby; as a leading specialist in Linux and Free Software, we are expanding in order to accommodate the growing demand for our services. At credativ we invest in our employees - their growth and development is important to us and, by working for a dynamic company which is constantly evolving, our employees gain exposure to a diverse range of opportunities which may not be available so readily in larger, more traditional organizations. Current Opportunities credativ UK is looking for competent open source developers and assistant free software engineers to join our development team permanently. We have a small development team in the UK, so you need to learn quickly and be the kind of person who gets things done and cares about your coding and craftmanship. Current customer projects using Python and Ruby include:
Submitted by Irenie White on Fri, 23/09/2011 - 12:40
Saturday 17th September - credativ employees were among the volunteers of Rugby Linux Users Group (LUG) who held an open day at The Benn Partnership Centre in Rugby to promote Free Software to the local community.
Software Freedom Day is celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide; Linux User Groups in cities all over the UK organise their own initiatives, but this is the first year that the Rugby LUG has held the event.
Submitted by Irenie White on Tue, 19/07/2011 - 16:18
Rugby, UK - 19 July 2011
credativ have been helping clients to benefit from OpenERP for 3 years now. During this time we have made 10 deployments from our UK office, including customising and writing additional accounting, invoicing, VAT, and reporting modules for specific client requests, many of which have been sent back upstream to further the development of the project. Our engineers have also worked on integrating with Magento web stores and have merged many branches into OpenERP Server -web and -addons, including improving the performance of the web client by running it behind mod_wsgi.
Submitted by Irenie White on Tue, 07/06/2011 - 15:12
Rugby, UK - 6 June 2011 credativ Ltd, the UK branch of the largest independent provider of Open Source consultancy in Europe, today announced that it is partnering with OpenERP in a move aimed at increasing OpenERP’s share of the UK enterprise resource planning market (ERP). Chris Halls, MD, credativ UK, comments on the partnership: “OpenERP provides a flexible, robust and cost-effective alternative to proprietary systems such as SAP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Sage, and is especially attractive to SMEs that may have previously found the cost of ERP systems prohibitive.” “credativ has already introduced OpenERP to UK SMEs and enterprises in the manufacturing, ecommerce and logistics industries.
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:27
The System Administrator will often come across a situation where an SSH connection to Host B is only possible by making a detour via SHH to Host A: client -> ssh A -> ssh B To shorten this two-step process, an entry can be made in the ~/.ssh/config of Host A as "Jumphost", to ensure that this step is always followed in future.
Submitted by Joseph Conway on Sun, 13/02/2011 - 02:12
Recursively finding Windows Internet Shortcut (*.url) files and changing them into GNOME desktop files Over the past few days I have finally converted my wife's computer from WinXP to Linux (Ubuntu 10.10). One of the many fine points of the negotiation leading to this was that I needed to preserve her many Internet Shortcut files. Since she has literally thousands of them, and they are sprinkled about in many a nested folder, I needed a script that could find them, and create the equivalent GNOME desktop files. The following is my solution. Perhaps not the most elegant way to achieve these ends, but it worked great for me. However I cannot promise this script will not eat your files, so please test and use at your own risk ;-) Create the following script (e.g. using vi)
Submitted by Irenie White on Mon, 06/12/2010 - 15:13
Rugby, 6 December 2010 - credativ Ltd and Black Duck Software Inc. have announced an international partnership to help further the deployment and integration of Open Source Software.
The OSSC (Open Source Support Centre) run by credativ in the UK, US, Germany and Canada will now also be providing support for customers of Black Duck Software Inc.
Black Duck Software is a worldwide provider of “managed software component reuse” solutions; they support businesses and organisations who use Open Source and third party source code in adhering to relevant licensing obligations, thereby reducing the associated business risks.