Issue #72 / Nov 2006
Cover Theme: Crypto Tricks
DVD: Mandriva Linux 2007
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Zsync
Zsync handles a special case: large volume download files that change frequently but not drastically. Charly shows how this handy file fetcher can save you time and bandwidth.
SYSADMIN: Squid BridgeHTTP proxy with caching and content filtering on a bridge
Caching proxies remember web pages and serve them up locally, saving both money and time. The most intelligent members of this family also remove dangerous content and provide transparent bridging.
PROGRAMMING: Tcl3DAdding three-dimensional models to your TCL scripts with Tcl3D
Tcl3D brings the world of 3D effects to TCL scripting. We’ll show you how to get started with building your own 3D scripts.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Web Regression TestAutomatic regression tests with Selenium
Testing complex web applications does not necessarily mean investing in expensive, proprietary tools such as Test Director or Silk Performer. Selenium is for free; it can remotely control any major browser, and it is programmable in Perl.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KmediafactoryCreating video DVDs with Kmediafactory
If your holiday videos and TV recordings are fillng up your home computer, burn them onto a DVD with Kmediafactory.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: Bracket NotationImplementing the bracket notation system in OpenOffice.org
We’ll show you a universal system for marking changes in text documents; and along the way, you’ll get some practical experience with writing OpenOffice marcos.
LINUXUSER: BashishPolishing the terminal window with Bashish
Bashish adds a dash of style to the command line.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: VimWorking with the VIM text editor
Vim feels at home with any Linux distribution. This text mode only editor, which completely does without a mouse, is a useful aid for command line fans.
COMMUNITY: Linux Beer Hike 2006Hacking and hiking at the Linux Bier Wanderung 2006
Geeks don’t bite, but insects and spiders do in the Aukstaitija (Highlands) National Park, site of this year’s Linux Beer Hike (aka, Linux Bier Wanderung).
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
The Esperantilo editor helps users write in the world language, and Kleansweep searches for dormant files. If you are an expert on compression algorithms, you can win 50.000 Euros. Also, the lowdown on the Cdrecord feud, and confirmation of the Etch release.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.