Issue #139 / Jun 2012
Cover Theme: Automation
DVD: Ultimate Edition 3.2
SERVICE: June 2012: DVD InlayIssue #139
This issue’s DVD comes with the latest release of the Ultimate Edition distribution....
Humans are storytellers. One could argue that journalists are even more like storytellers than other forms of humans, but then, you could also make the case that we just echo what is out there in the world.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 139Automation for Admins
SERVICE: On the DVD: Ultimate Edition 3.2This Month's DVD
This issue’s DVD comes with the latest release of the Ultimate Edition distribution.
NEWS: Linux News
• The Linux Foundation welcomes four new members
• Gnome 3.4 released
• News Bites
• Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 2
• Vector Linux 7.0 Light
• Linux 3.3
• XBMC 11.0
• Metal-as-a-service provisioning tool
• Knoppix 7.0 with kernel 3.2.4
• SUSE milestones
• MythTV 0.25 out
• Android emulator improved
• Qt 5 Alpha source only release
NEWS: Tech Tools
MythTV 0.25 Released
Android Emulator Improvements Announced
Qt 5 Alpha Released
COVER STORY: PacemakerAutomated monitoring with Pacemaker resource agents
When a cluster node fails, the Pacemaker high-availability tool launches the services on another node. A lesser known feature is Pacemaker’s ability to put failed services back on their feet in the cluster manager.
COVER STORY: Software Distribution ToolsComparing the M23 and Spacewalk software distribution systems
Keeping all the Linux clients in an enterprise environment up to date can be a major logistical challenge. Many harassed administrators appreciate a good software distribution system, especially if it is a free tool that doesn’t stress the IT budget.
COVER STORY: Monitoring LogfilesMonitoring logs with Logcheck and Logsurfer
Logfiles contain records of what happens on a Linux system and the services it runs. Tools like Logcheck and Logsurfer filter out the most important events for the administrator, and they can even trigger an appropriate reaction automatically.
COVER STORY: Automation Tips and TricksSome automation tips from our authors and experts
We asked some of our authors to share their favorite automation tricks.
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.