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Equilibrium in free software testing

http://mdzlog.alcor.net

When a bug is filed in a free software project’s bug tracker, a social exchange takes place. Based on the belief that this exchange is of mutual benefit, the people involved form certain expectations of each other.

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Created by samharry 12 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 33 weeks ago
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Don’t fear the fsync!

http://thunk.org

After reading the comments on my earlier post, Delayed allocation and the zero-length file problem, it’s become very clear to me that there are a lot of myths and misplaced concerns about fsync() and how best to use it.

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Created by balugani 12 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 37 weeks ago
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Delayed allocation and the zero-length file problem

http://thunk.org

A recent Ubuntu bug has gotten slashdotted, and has started raising a lot of questions about the safety of using ext4. The essential “problem” is that ext4 implements something called delayed allocation.

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Created by Harry Jensen 12 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 37 weeks ago
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The Reality of Using Linux Every Day

http://laptoplogic.com

"It's full of bugs. Nothing ever works. I can't get it to do what I want. It's too hard." [It] probably sounds like I'm talking about Windows, but I'm not. Those are a few of the many complaints I've heard about Linux any time it's brought up.

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Created by stalinux 12 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 38 weeks ago
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Tor Software Down to Zero Bugs

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

The Tor Project announces that it has removed all bugs that Coverity Scan had found in its software.

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Created by C733tus 12 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 45 weeks ago
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FS Daily badly needs to fix its authentication module

http://www.fsdaily.com

The authentication of FS Daily is so crappy currently and it is such a pain to use it every day. It seems it is becoming crappier by day. I never get my remember my login correctly. Forget it, just to post a news or to vote on a story you need to sign in many times, refresh and above all pray it will let you do it.

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Created by pravi 13 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 2 weeks ago
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FS Daily badly needs to fix its authentication module

I have been using FS Daily for so long and I really think it is great for the community and I do use it almost every day. I hope someone will seriously look into it and fix these fundamental issues that makes using it such a pain currently.

I wanted to write about it for so long, but could not wait any longer.

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Submitted by pravi on Sun, 11/16/2008 - 03:33
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How often do we need GNU/Linux releases?

http://www.itwire.com

Of what use is an operating system if all it does is to make you look forward to the next release - simply because umpteen bugs have been introduced by all the new features in the current version?

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Created by bridget 13 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 8 weeks ago
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Torvalds: Fed up with the 'security circus'

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Creator of the Linux kernel explains why he finds security people to be so anathema.

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Created by lozz 13 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 15 weeks ago
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Destroy annoying bugs part 1: FindBugs and PMD doing good work cheaply

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Finding bugs in your code can be quite nasty—especially if you don’t know where to look. However, finding bugs automatically does not require astronaut training. I think it’s time to leave that “pleasure” to free (as in freedom) automatic static code review tools like the ones reviewed in this series of articles.

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Created by serdar 13 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 28 weeks ago
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What is the 2038 bug? Is my system affected? How do I fix this issue?

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

Saturday, January 19th, 2008, marked the 30-year countdown to the Y2K38 wraparound of regular 32-bit UNIX time. UNIX internal time is stored in a data structure using a long int, containing the number of seconds since 1970. On a 32-bit machine this value is sufficient to store time up to the 18th of January 2038. After this date, 32-bit clocks will overflow and return false values.

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Created by docsmartz 13 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 41 weeks ago
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Love your bugs: a zen guide to keeping your sanity while managing a free software project

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

"Over the last few years, I’ve come to accept the fact that regardless of my attempts to quit this job, I am fundamentally a programmer. I wrote a book about security, I am the Editor In Chief of Free Software Magazine, but in the end I am still just a programmer. A lucky one, I must admit. Until last month, I had been blessed by the fact that either the software I wrote was owned by somebody else after a short contract (and therefore it didn’t matter to me once I had completed it: somebody else eventually took it over), or that what I programmed had been created just for myself (I was the only user of the software… bliss!). This changed when I became a free software programmer. I have recently released what I consider an important project: Drigg.

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Created by can.axis 13 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 45 weeks ago
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Mantis helps developers eat bugs

http://www.linux.com

Tracking and squishing bugs (both the six-legged and the computer software kind) is hard, and you need all the help you can get.

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Created by mads 14 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 2 weeks ago
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Mozilla rushes out second Firefox patch this month

http://www.linuxworld.com

Mozilla has patched a pair of nasty flaws in its Firefox browser, two weeks after security researchers first started posting code that showed how the flaws could be exploited in attacks.

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Created by snotbutter 14 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 17 weeks ago
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Researcher publishes attack code for Mozilla flaw

http://www.linuxworld.com

Mozilla is working on patching its Firefox browser after a hacker posted details of a flaw that could let criminals run unauthorized software on a victim's machine.

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Created by peacemaker 14 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 18 weeks ago
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