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Submission + - Firebird 3.0 Release Candidate 1 is available for testing (

mAriuZ writes: Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in "almost-production" environments. Please report about any found bugs to the bugtracker.


Submission + - Linux SCHED_DEADLINE v6 released ( 1

c1oud writes: A new version of the real-time Linux scheduler called SCHED_DEADLINE has been released on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML).

For people who missed previous submissions, it consists of a new deadline-based CPU scheduler for the Linux kernel with bandwidth isolation (aka "resource reservation") capabilities. It supports global/clustered multiprocessor scheduling through dynamic task migrations.

This new version takes into account previous comments/suggestions and is aligned to the latest mainline kernel.

A video about SCHED_DEADLINE is also available on youtube.


Submission + - Xonotic a free(GPL) FPS version 0.5 is released (

mAriuZ writes: "Today we can bring you some great news, a brand new release of Xonotic! It has been quite a while since the 0.1 preview version, but we have made immense progress over the last few months. In this blog post we’ll be showing off the latest improvements and tell you about the changes we made from the feedback we had after the initial release.

Xonotic 0.5 is the pinnacle of years of collaborative work by gamers, for gamers. It is the second game release from Team Xonotic, but it is the first in which we have really solidified our gameplay direction and decided how we want to progress with development. We’re still not ready to call it 1.0 yet, as we have quite a few things we’d like done before that. However, we have made a lot of progress since the 0.1 preview, and you may consider this a stable release already, even though there’s still plenty of work left to do."


Submission + - Linus switches to Xfce, calls for a Gnome 2 fork (

mAriuZ writes: "Linus Torvalds — +Cyrill Gorcunov: it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable.

Why can't I have shortcuts on my desktop? Why can't I have the expose functionality? Wobbly windows? Why does anybody sane think that it's a good idea to have that "go to the crazy 'activities'" menu mode?

I used to be upset when gnome developers decided it was "too complicated" for the user to remap some mouse buttons. In gnome3, the developers have apparently decided that it's "too complicated" to actually do real work on your desktop, and have decided to make it really annoying to do.

Here's an example of "the crazy": you want a new terminal window. So you go to "activities" and press the "terminal" thing that you've made part of your normal desktop thing (but why can't I just have it on the desktop, instead of in that insane "activities" mode?). What happens? Nothing. It brings your existing terminal to the forefront.

That's just crazy crap. Now I need to use Shift-Control-N in an old terminal to bring up a new one. Yeah, that's a real user experience improvement. Sure.

I'm sure there are other ways, but that's just an example of the kind of "head up the arse" behavior of gnome3. Seriously. I have been asking other developers about gnome3, they all think it's crazy.

I'm using Xfce. I think it's a step down from gnome2, but it's a huge step up from gnome3. Really."

Comment why don't they use jruby or jython (Score 1) 623

why don't they use jruby
or jython ?
inventing yet another languge when there so many to choose from doesn't seems to be too smart
i can give only one failure go language that is now falling from top 10 if you watch tiobe
also another failure is Groovy used with grails:
"Other interesting moves in the TIOBE index this month can be found outside the top 20. This is due to the fact that the index uses 7 different search engines as of this month. Some promising languages lost many positions. Most striking examples of this are NXT-G (down from 19 to 54) and Groovy (from 25 to 65)."


Submission + - Fedora 15 + GNOME 3.0, a skippable release (

mAriuZ writes: "So now that the Alpha release for Fedora 15 has been declared gold, all the features are in, only polish and bug fixing are to be applied until final, is the time for previews are reviews, it was also the time for me to look at the new default desktop and understand what is coming. The executive summary of my review is: from a desktop point of view, this is a release to skip, and I am not talking about the Alpha, but about F15 altogether."

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