Red Hat recently announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3 is certified by the Free Standards Group to conform with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Internationalized Runtime Environment. The company says they are the first vendor to commit publicly to the OpenI18N endorsed input method framework called IIIMF, allowing the input of complex text languages, such as Chinese, Japanese and Hindi. Users will be able to switch between these languages.
On 19 April, commercial Zope vendors will join forces to launch the Zope Association, which aims to promote open source technology in general and Zope as a development tool. The forum will launch in the House of Commons, with founding members including UK commercial organisations that already use Zope.
In this issue, the fedora-desktop list comes alive, there's some useful visible documentation available, possibilities for new configuration tools, and the fact that a new version of yum needs testing. There's also an interview with Dams, more SELinux and Core 2 test2 notes, as well as some interesting software packages.
General Motors has purchased an IBM supercomputer capable of performing 9 trillion calculations per second to speed up crash and safety simulations, a significant shot in the arm for Big Blue's supercomputer effort.
Equator Technologies has released a reference design for multi-format video-over-IP devices based on embedded Linux. The "Starfish" design targets IP set-top boxes, video streaming appliances, digital media players, personal video recorders with extra-long recording, DVD jukeboxes, and digital-media adaptors for sharing media between PCs and TVs.
With the cooperation of the Abd El Meneim Al Sawy Culture Wheel "culturewheel.com" we'll be organizing an Install-Fest on Saturday the1 st of May, from 10 am to 5pm. The Install-Fest will be held in the Wisdom Hall of the Culture Wheel, in Zamalek under 15 thof May bridge. If anyone from Egypt is here and is interested/can help/have ideas/have suggestions, please don't stay on the dark side of the planet! If anyone'll be visiting Egypt at that time, he'll be more than welcomed.
Linux 2.6.x and Hardware Random Number Generators : A mini-howto to get hw_random working (with supported hardware)
MandrakeSoft has just released its half-year results ending March. Of note is the 20% increase in revenue and 37% increase in gross profits as compared to the comparable period one year prior, as well as the operating and bottom line profitability. Additionally, they have substantially increased their capital through subscriptions by holders of their warrants, previously issued to shareholders in 2002.
The recent release of Microsoft's Wix project code under an open source license has caused quite a stir among those in the open source community. Some welcome the project and some are highly suspicious. OSDir recently had a chance to talk to Rob Mensching, the project lead at Microsoft, about the project.
Open source software provider Red Hat has announced that about 10,000 people worldwide have become Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE) since the course started five years ago.
In what is believed to be the first BEE deal in the Linux training sector, black-owned investment holding company, Moshebi Investments has acquired a 26% stake in leading Linux training provider Smartsource Corporate Training for an undisclosed amount.
With an eye on pumping up its desktop initiative and customer advisory councils in the U.S. and Europe, as well as riding a swell of Linux and open source adoption in Asia, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is on track to double its membership by year's end, OSDL Chief Executive Officer Stuart Cohen told NewsForge last week.
Computer giants IBM and Red Hat, maker of Linux, recently teamed up to donate money and their employees’ time to DonorChooseNC as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations held 18-24 April.
In this installment, David looks at Python's two standard modules for unit testings: unittest anddoctest. These modules expand on the capability of the built-in assert statement, which is used for validation of pre-conditions and post-conditions within functions. David discusses the best ways to incorporate testing into Python development, weighing the advantages of different styles for different types of projects.