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Can Firebird gain against MySQL?

http://blog.marcocantu.com

Now, this could be a very good opportunity for all of the other open source database servers particularly the most popular ones like Firebird and PostgreSQL. I’m particularly fond of Firebird (the InterBase offspring) and use it in many projects and did a lot of consulting to Delphi developers using it. Can this be the rise of Firebird?

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Apache Foundation to vote down Java 7, protesting Oracle abuses

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's decision to block Apache's Harmony project from being recognized as standards-compliant falls afoul of the rules that govern Java standardization and has raised serious questions about the openness of the programming language. The non-profit ASF intends to fight back by using its seat in the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee to vote against the approval of Java 7, the next major version of the programming language.

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MeeGo Linux 1.1 Released

http://meego.com

The 1.1 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing. The MeeGo stack contains Linux Kernel 2.6.35, X.org server 1.9.0, Web Runtime, Qt 4.7, and Qt Mobility 1.0.2, supporting the contacts, location, messaging, multimedia, and sensor and service frameworks.

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Google's Go has been called to go into GCC 4.6

http://www.phoronix.com

Last year one of the many projects introduced by Google was the Go programming language. Do you remember? It's reached a state of being a production-ready language, at least within Google's confines, but this project hasn't received as much attention and interest by the Linux and open-source communities as some of their other work such as VP8 and their new container format.

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KDevelop 4.1 Brings Git Integration

http://dot.kde.org

KDevelop 4.1 IDE brings Git integration, patch exporting, external scripts support, project fetching, integrated hex editor, PHP 5.3 support and more.

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Thomas Fischer on KBibTeX, the KDE Reference Manager

http://dot.kde.org

While they are not busy doing (crazy) research, most scientists do a lot of technical writing: papers, presentations, posters, reports. Such writing is usually accompanied by large number of references; managing them by hand can be tedious and long. That is why scientists use bibliography managers.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.36 Released

http://kernelnewbies.org

Linus Torvalds has just released Linux 2.6.36. Here is the summary of the changes and new features merged in the Linux Kernel during the 2.6.36 development cycle.

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Trying Debian for ARM on QEMU

http://balau82.wordpress.com

How to try a full ARM Debian system complete of graphical environment, using prepared images for the Versatile platform.

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Firebird 2.5 (final) released and overview after 10 years

http://mapopa.blogspot.com

The community project Firebird 2.5 is released. You can read the press release and most importantly release notes. And sure, you can download it and use/test/deploy.

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Trace and profile function calls with GCC

http://balau82.wordpress.com

Using the -finstrument-functions option in GNU GCC to trace and profile code.

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Secure Deletion Tools and Journaled Filesystems: Do they work?

http://techthrob.com

By now, everyone knows that if you want to make a file unrecoverable, you can't simply delete it - you have to use a tool like 'shred' or 'srm' to overwrite its contents. But a common question is whether this is effective on an ext3, ext4, or other journaled filesystems. This article discusses these filesystems, and whether secure deletion tools work on them.

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Developing for the social web

http://geekybodhi.net

So you're fresh out of college with a degree in computer science. As you gleefully wait for that one phone call, you discover the computer isn't just what you were taught it'd be. It has metamorphosed into the pervasive social web. You have the tools, and the know how. All you need is a little tete-a-tete with the ways of the social web.

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Firebird to be included in Mageia : a new GNU Linux distribution based on Mandriva Ashes

http://www.firebirdnews.org

Firebird history and Mageia story are related to each other , here are the Philippe’s kind words

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Converting MySQL database to Firebird Part 1 (from Lamp to Flaps)

http://www.firebirdnews.org

I have a heavy-used website powered by LAMP stack (CentOS Linux,
Apache 2, MySQL and PHP). It started on a shared hosting so I had to
use MySQL. Year and a half later, I switched shared, virtual hosting
and not run it on a dedicated server. I decided to try Firebird to see
how it performs and also how it compares to MySQL in RAM usage, disk
usage, etc.

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Firebird 2.5 will be released October 4, 2010

http://www.firebirdnews.org

Please join Philippe Makowski, President of Firebird Foundation, and Dmitry Yemanov, lead Firebird developer, at the Launch Webinar devoted to the 5th major release of Firebird. It will take place at October 4, 2010, at 13-00 GMT.

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