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Preliminary opensource driver for the ATI R500-based cards

Jerome Glisse announced today that a small team of X.Org developers has managed to provide the initial support for ATI R500-based cards (ATI Radeon X1300 up to X1600 at the time) by reverse engineering. The released code is definitely not yet ready for the normal users, but it's the big step ahead nevertheless. Especially having in mind how ATI (now owned by AMD) has not provided specifications of their hardware to the open source community.

Eliminate Ruby on Rails Drudgery with ActiveScaffold

Save time and headaches, and create a more easily maintainable set of pages, with the Ruby on Rails ActiveScaffold plugin. ActiveScaffold handles all your CRUD (create, read, update, delete) user interface needs, leaving you more time to focus on more challenging (and interesting!) problems.

Linux Configure point to point tunneling PPTP VPN client for Microsoft PPTP vpn server

With this tip you will be able to work from home using VPN and that too from Linux / FreeBSD system for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point vpn server.

Fedora Board Elections

Pardon me while I interject a little bit of governance into your day. We are due for our first round of Fedora Board elections. There have been some threads recently on fedora-advisory-board that have been working to clarify what the Board's role should be as it goes into its next term.

Training News | June 2007 | Red Hat Exchange Now open.

Red Hat Training News June 2007

Ajax for JSF

In this article you'll learn how surprisingly easy it is to leverage Ajax as a natural improvement on JSF's event-driven architecture and how to do so without compromising the JSF component model. Explore the rest of the Seamless JSF series.

OpenOffice.org releases native Mac OS X preview

OpenOffice.org released its first native packages for Mac OS X this week. These "development snapshots" aren't intended for end users, but are still an important milestone in porting the productivity suite to the Mac.

LinuxQuestions.org Podcast - 06.12.07

The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast. Topics include a free Ubuntu Live Conference pass, free LQ merchandise, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Linus on the GPLv3, why multiple competing standards are a bad idea, a Patent lie, mobile software is dead (or, the flexibility of Linux) and Xandros signs up with Microsoft.

New High-Performance Linux Distro for Security and Monitoring

nPulse announces Catapulta Distribution at ISS World 2007

Linux Programmer's Toolbox

  • linuxhelp.blogspot.com; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Jun 12, 2007 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
What does it take to start writing programs for Linux ? Most people will guess a text editor, knowledge of a programming language and the compiler and libraries of that language would suffice. But ask a professional programmer who has been writing code for Linux and he will differ with you and insist that while the three things stated above can very well help kick start ones programs, other things also come into play in writing efficient programs such as a debugger, memory profiler tools and above all a good understanding of the inner working of Linux kernel and its processes.

Linux mobile standards released

  • Tectonic.co.za; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on Jun 12, 2007 10:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum yesterday released its first specifications in an effort to encourage people to develop more applications for Linux-based mobile phones.

Big Blue buys Swedish software firm

  • Reg Developer; By Jan Libbenga (Posted by dcparris on Jun 12, 2007 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
'Complex systems' pushIBM is buying Sweden's Telelogic for $747m, further boosting the Rational business it bought five years ago.

Stop dumping in Africa - UN

The United Nations (UN) has called for policies to protect African nations from unregulated imports of electronic waste. The UN's Environment Programme estimates that over 50 million metric tons of electronic e-waste are produced globally, much of which finds its way to the African continent as charitable donations.

[Isn't 'electronic e-waste' a bit redundant redundant? The image it offers is one of me setting out my deleted files bin for the garbageman to come and haul off to Africa. - dcparris]

Ironing down the JBoss Seam

  • Reg Developer; By Pan Pantziarka (Posted by dcparris on Jun 12, 2007 8:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: JBoss

Not just another Java framework

Book review: We might as well get this over and done at the outset. Yes, JBoss Seam is another Java framework. I know, you thought there couldn't possibly be any room for another one, but you're wrong.

Linux: Dual-Licensing the Kernel

"I was impressed in the sense that it was a hell of a lot better than the disaster that were the earlier drafts," Linus Torvalds explained in reply to a comment suggesting that he was impressed with thefinal draft of the GPLv3. He went on to add,"I still think GPLv2 is simply the better license."

Collabnet does Subversion for Mac

A version by any other name

It would not be too surprising if fans of Apple's Macintosh felt that, outside of those market sectors where the machine is the platform of choice, they are second class citizens.

Kilted Debian lovers to overrun Edinburgh

  • Reg Developer; By Lucy Sherriff (Posted by dcparris on Jun 12, 2007 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Help! The geeks are coming!Here's a poser for you: could there be anything more frightening than a bunch of open source geeks (proud ones, at that) milling around the mean streets of Edinburgh? Well, yes. How about if you put some of them in special Debian kilts?

VMware Workstation 6 virtually trounces the competition

  • Linux.com; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Jun 12, 2007 5:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Newly released VMware Workstation 6 has lots of new features and improvements to ease collaboration between the host and guest operating systems. Add to that improved support for USB devices and rock solid performance and VMware Workstation 6 easily outshines competition and justifies its $189 price tag.

[The lack of a FOSS license unjustifies any price tag for some of us - dcparris]

REAL Software Ships REALbasic 2007 Release 3; Adds Namespace Support

AUSTIN, Texas, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- REAL Software, provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced that REALbasic 2007 Release 3 is shipping today, continuing on their commitment to deliver updates to customers on a 90-day rapid release cycle.

[Edited to keep lead text within maximum limits. Apologies to those who may have suffered eyestrain. - dcparris]

Euro patent workers have no faith in their masters

Hell is examining EU patents

European Patent Office (EPO) staff have "worryingly low" levels of trust in the organisation's highest governing bodies, according to a leaked internal document entitledGovernance of the EPO: a staff perspective.

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