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Roland Wolters
During the Games Developer Conference the Khronos Group released new versions of its widely used 2D and 3D graphics API, OpenGL. Besides the expected Version 3.3, they also released OpenGL 4.0. From 2004 - 2008 there was so little movement from OpenGL that it was practically announced dead, falling...
Roland Wolters
Phoronix has used its Test Suite to compare the memory and power consumption of different desktop environments. However, the results should be handled with care. The "Power & Memory Usage" test was done to evaluate whether XFCE and LXDE consume less power and memory compared with their "big"...
Roland Wolters
This week we moved our blog to a new blogging software: Movable Type. Besides the technical advantages it is now much easier for us to display the same article in different languages. credativ is a multinational corporation with employees of different nationalities. This became problematic when we...
Roland Wolters
credativ employee, Alexander Wirt, is due to give a presentation at the German Chemnitz Linux Days about Single Sign On with Kerberos. Besides an introduction into configuration of Kerberos, the talk will also focus on the configuration of its various services. Kerberos is an authentication...
Bernd Helmle
The PostgreSQL project just released the Alpha 4 of its upcoming PostgreSQL 9.0. The Alpha4 version of the upcoming PostgreSQL 9.0 release is ready for download . It is planned that Alpha4 will be the last Alpha version before the Beta release cycle for PostgreSQL 9.0. Some highlights of this...
Roland Wolters
The Debian project has announced that its internal DNS infrastructure is gradually moving over to DNSSEC. Thus from now on, all DNS answers for debian.com, amongst others, will be digitally signed to verify their authenticity. The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the core components of the...
Roland Wolters
A couple of hours ago Nokia and Intel announced that they plan to merge their mobile Linux platforms to create a common base: MeeGo. Giants Intel and Nokia have had their own Linux platforms for some time; Nokia was developing Maemo while Intel pushed Moblin forward. These two were battling in an...
Roland Wolters
The Skolelinux team has released version 5.0 of its popular school server, which is now based on Debian Lenny. The distribution Skolelinux , also known as Debian-Edu , is a Debian version adapted for running school networks with Linux. It enables even non-geek users to quickly set up a central...
Roland Wolters
This week the KDE project released version 4.4 of its software compilation. Besides new scientific programs, this version focuses on stability and enhancements of the current programs and functions. The KDE project released version 4.4 of its "KDE Software Compilation" (KDE SC) package. The new...
Bernd Helmle
PostgreSQL is taking some big steps forward this year. The publishing of version 9.0 is just around the corner, while some of the older versions are coming to the end of their lifetime. PostgreSQL 9.0 2010 will see PostgreSQL release its first major new version for a long time: version 9.0. The...