Submitted by Roland Wolters on Tue, 16/02/2010 - 11:23
One of the many advantages of vim is the possibility to use syntax highlighting: different terms and chars are displayed in different colors according to their meaning and function.The more colours are available, the better - however, in many cases vim falls back to 8 or 16 colors by default. This can be quickly changed with an entry in ~/.vimrc:
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Mon, 15/02/2010 - 14:05
The Skolelinux team has released version 5.0 of its popular school server, which is now based on Debian Lenny. The distribution Skolelinux, also known as Debian-Edu, is a Debian version adapted for running school networks with Linux. It enables even non-geek users to quickly set up a central school server with a terminal server, thin clients, workstations and laptops as desktop computers. With the release of version 5.0, Skolelinux was lifted to the current Debian software base.
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Fri, 12/02/2010 - 14:25
This week the KDE project released version 4.4 of its software compilation. Besides new scientific programs, this version focuses on stability and enhancements of the current programs and functions. The KDE project released version 4.4 of its "KDE Software Compilation" (KDE SC) package.
Submitted by Bernd Helmle on Thu, 11/02/2010 - 11:36
PostgreSQL is taking some big steps forward this year. The publishing of version 9.0 is just around the corner, while some of the older versions are coming to the end of their lifetime.
2010 will see PostgreSQL release its first major new version for a long time: version 9.0. The release of version 9.0 is an important milestone in the evolution of PostgreSQL. Integral to this release are new features such as the operation of standby servers in read-only mode (hot standby) and an integrated replication solution.
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Wed, 10/02/2010 - 11:31
The 2010 Debian Bug Squashing Party turned out to be a great success: around 200 bugs were fixed, ready for the forthcoming version of Debian. The weekend of 22-24 January saw this year's Bug Squashing Party hosted yet again by credativ. The aim of the weekend was to find and fix bugs in the next Debian release. The results were as follows:
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 15:06
The current RHEL/CentOS 5 package has one flaw: it was compiled without Sieve support. However, with a bit of rpm magic, the package can be rebuilt and produces an additional sieve package. The current RHEL/CentOS 5 version has a rather old dovecot, 1.0.7. Even worse, the plugin for Sieve wasn't included in this build. Of course, given the old version of dovecot, an update to a newer version with Sieve is worth a thought; however, there are situations where that is simply not an option.
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:55
credativ and OpenLogic today announced a partnership, broadening enterprise-grade Open Source support in Europe and North America. The news is spreading across the net fast: OpenLogic and credativ have teamed up so that credativ can offer support to OpenLogic's enterprise customers across North America and Europe. This will combine credativ's extended experience and knowledge in supporting Open Source software with OpenLogic's enterprise-ready and certified Open Source software solutions. With this partnership, OpenLogic's customers will get in-depth 3rd level support by credativ as *THE* global, independent provider of expertise in a variety of open source technologies.
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Tue, 19/01/2010 - 12:39
Akonadi is the central point of accessing PIM data for all KDE applications. It abstracts all the different implementation details of various sources so that the mail program or calendar application does not need to know the details of how to access the sources itself. However, Akonadi does need these details, which is where its resources come into play.Akonadi communicates with other e-mail or calendar sources via so called "resources". Currently there are resources for accessing locally stored information (mostly from older KDE installations) as well as to access IMAP folders and maildirs.
Submitted by Roland Wolters on Thu, 15/10/2009 - 14:34
Using Linux in schools gives children the ability to experience technologies aside of main stream operating systems, thus learning about technical diversity and enhancing their skills in different information technologies. credativ is about to finish a pilot phase using an adapted version of SkoleLinux with about ten schools over a year, and another two dozen schools are preparing to join the project. Beginning this year, credativ and a local government authority formed a alliance to explore the possiblities of Linux usage in schools.