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Getting startd with Bugzilla for bug tracking

  •; By Steve Blass (Posted by dcparris on Jun 27, 2006 1:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL
Bugzilla requires a Web server, Perl, MySQL or PostgreSQL and a Sendmail-compatible mail program to use all Bugzilla's features. Recent versions can run on Windows systems without too much trouble, but inbound mail is not supported.

Systems Solutions offers packaged Open-Xchange Collaboration Servers

New 500 and 1000 user easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use collaboration solutions

FOSS in Islamic countries

The promise of free and open source software (FOSS) in Islamic countries rests on issues such as helping build capacity. FOSS also provides greater flexibility, especially in terms of customization for local needs. In addition, FOSS can reduce the cost of deploying information and communications technologies (ICT) by permitting unlimited and free distribution of software, thus making it more affordable than comparable proprietary products. FOSS's security benefits take on added importance in the wake of recent reports that computers with Windows XP have been sending information, daily and without the knowledge of their owners, to Microsoft. Finally, FOSS will free Islamic countries from boycotts ad sanctions imposed by other countries and owners of proprietary software.

Canadian anti-DRM coalition makes timely debut

A coalition of public interest groups and academic privacy experts has released a public letter and background paper to the Canadian government stating their concerns about digital rights management (DRM) technologies and their legal status. The coalition has also started a Web site,, to coordinate its efforts.

Linux Networx Claims Visualization Record

Linux Networx has announced that a Linux Networx LS Visual Supersystem has achieved several major visualization records. The system achieved a rendering rate of 1.5 billion polygons per second while running Computational Engineering International's (CEI) EnSight DR -- three times the previous rendering record.

Linux re-claims the WRT54G

As predicted, the open source community has come up with a way to convert VxWorks-based LinkSys wireless WRT54G routers to Linux. The process does not require hardware hacking, and installs a recent version of "DD-WRT micro."

Jerry Fiddler Joins db4objects Board of Directors

Jaspersoft Integrates World's Leading Open Source Reporting ...

  • PR Newswire (press release); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Jun 26, 2006 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups:
JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence, today announced JasperReports for SugarCRM, the first open source reporting engine for the SugarCRM Sugar Suite. The new solution, available for download on SugarExchange at, provides a library of pre-set, transactional reports that run with Sugar Suite, offering users the ability to easily generate customer interaction-based reports.

First look at Ruby on Rails for DB2 developers

Ruby on Rails is an open source Web framework causing a lot of excitement among Web developers. IBM has recently released a DB2 adapter for Ruby on Rails, now its time to learn how to speed your development of DB2-based Web applications using the Ruby on Rails Web framework.

Latest Acucorp Software Release Features Automated Java and .NET ...

  • Yahoo! News (press release); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Jun 26, 2006 6:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: MySQL
SAN DIEGO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Acucorp, Inc., a global provider of software solutions that modernize COBOL business systems, today announces the release of Version 7.2 of extend. With Version 7.2, organizations can significantly enhance their legacy applications and reduce development time by taking advantage of automated Java and .NET interoperability, MySQL® access, new compatibility enhancements, automatic code generation, and seamless updates to Acucorp's client-server technology.

Splunk Ensures Developers get Their Open Source at Oregon State ...

Host of High Profile Open Source Projects Manages Systems for Developers Worldwide with Splunk

Openlogic aims to keep open source honest

When software is open source, and perhaps free, IT managers may not feel under too much pressure to make sure that these software assets are managed as carefully as others.

CLI Magic: EncFS

EncFS is an easy-to-use, command-line tool for storing information in encrypted form. It's not really a filesystem, but it pretends to be one at the CLI. If you've been searching for a means of encrypting and decrypting your sensitive data easily, here it is.

Collabora Develops Open Source Telepathy Framework

Open source development experts Collabora and Nokia have joined forces to develop Telepathy, a real time communication framework.

ActiveGrid Brings Web 2.0 Application Development and Deployment to Enterprise

ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 and ActiveGrid Server 2.0 Releases Enable Best-of-Breed Web 2.0 LAMP Technology on Java Infrastructure

Callisto: Eclipse's tenfold update

The Eclipse Foundation will release software from ten of its projects in tandem next Friday, reflecting the maturity of Eclipse and open source software, in general. The Callisto release includes updates to the Eclipse platform, which other tools can plug into. In addition, there are updates to the business intelligence tools project, Eclipse Modeling Framework, the Web Tools Platform and others.

Release 9 of SecuGen's SDK Collection Now Provides Support for Java, Sun Solaris, and the ANSI-INCITS 378 Fingerprint Biometric Standard

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SecuGen is pleased to announce the next release of its Software Developer Kit (SDK) Collection, which is used to build powerful biometric software applications that incorporate SecuGen's increasingly popular fingerprint recognition technology. The SecuGen SDK Collection Release 9 supports the widest range of platforms in the industry, including Java, Sun Solaris, Windows, Windows CE, Windows CE .NET, Linux (USB), DOS, Microsoft .NET, and Pocket PC 2003.
[Includes broader support for GNU/Linux variants as well - dcparris]

Biofoundry Announces BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation

BioFoundry, a division of OSS Nokalva, announced the immediate availability of a BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation. The BioFoundry BioAPI 2.0 Reference Implementation which fully implements the ISO BioAPI specification, ISO/IEC 19784-1 is now available for Windows and Linux. BioAPI 2.0 introduced several important new features, while extending the component model of BioAPI 1.1.

JBoss does collaboration

  • Reg Developer; By David Norfolk (Posted by dcparris on Jun 26, 2006 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: JBoss

A rich open source platform on offer

MS Exchange it's healthy, but missing something. That, at least, appears to be the opinion of Andrew Oliver, project lead on the JBoss Collaboration Server team. And he has a point.

Comment of the Day

Comment of the day from the story, "How Apple and Microsoft are advancing desktop Linux"

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