Charly's Column The sys admin's daily grind: parallel SSH

Nov 30, 2008

Parallel SSH is the name of an easy-to-configure tool that our resident sys admin, Charly, now routinely deploys whenever he needs to launch the same programs, copy the same files, or kill the same processes simultaneously on multiple computers.

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Qt Software Lures Fun-Loving Developers

Nov 28, 2008

Qt Software, formerly Trolltech, reminds us in a YouTube video about their Pimp My Widgets contest. Deadline is December 31, 2008.

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eGroupware Version 1.6 Available

Nov 25, 2008

The eGroupware project has released version 1.6 of its web-based software. Amongst the changes is a completely revamped filemanager which uses PHP stream-wrapping and WebDAV, and ACL control on files and directories.

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Free Tool for Scrums

Nov 25, 2008

Berlin company Agile42 has released version 0.7 of its Agilo for Scrum software that supports teams in their conversion to the Scrum agile development framework.

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VIA Partners with OpenChrome Video Driver Project

Nov 20, 2008

Taiwanese firm VIA Technologies, specializing in chipsets and the x86 platform, has gone into a cooperative agreement with the OpenChrome video driver project to help in their development effort.

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Kerneloops.org Discovers Oops Number 100,000

Nov 19, 2008

When the Linux kernel hiccups, it issues a more or less cryptic error message known as an oops. To help kernel developers out a bit, the kerneloops.org website collects these crash signatures in a big database. The website recently registered the hundred-thousandth oops just about the time it celebrated its first birthday.

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Password Theft at Typo3.org

Nov 19, 2008

The Typo3 Association is warning users with accounts at Typo3.org of a possible misuse of stored data.

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Intel Updates C++ and Fortran Compilers for Linux

Nov 18, 2008

Chipmaker Intel has reworked its proprietary Linux compilers. The Intel C/C++ compiler version 11.0 now supports the mobile processor Atom. The same version of the Fortran compiler now supports the Fortran 2003 language standard.

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