Thursday, December 27, 2012
As the expected day is approaching, many things should be considered and i have to make sure everything works under control. Some are still on progress and they are not done yet, but hopefully they can be finished by tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The promising tool will land in KDE soon and if it's implemented, it will have the similar experience like in Windows environments (and probably even less complicated). In short, it will make working with multi-monitor so much easier.
Here's a video showing the current work
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
I still have one desktop that are still XP-based that i used at my house. It has been working well for me and i never upgraded nor reinstall it ever since i installed for the first time. In short, XP works. But then i realized that XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft and so does major vendors soon since it's being too old (it has been 11 years since Microsoft released it on 2001).
Well, probably i will have to upgrade to Windows 7 someday, but we will see for the next 6 months to do so. By the end of next semester, we will see if upgrade is needed for me to keep working with Windows XP.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The solution is simple, i just copied my wicd configuration files from mynew laptop to the old laptop and restart the wicd client. Voila... Both of my WiFI are now visible and i can connect to both of them now
Friday, December 21, 2012
We stayed there for about 2 hours before we left and travelled back to Jogja. The trip to Jogja was much more smoother becuase there were no sand truck and only busses.
These few days, i lack of good sleep due to many things to do...
Now, most of my todos are done, i think i can get a better sleep tonight
Even though it's my last working day, i'm still busy with other work and also i have lots to prepare for my first daughter. It will be a busy days for me in the end of this year :)
Thursday, December 20, 2012
- Fixed bug #63635 (Segfault in gc_collect_cycles).
- Fixed bug #63512 (parse_ini_file() with INI_SCANNER_RAW removes quotes from value).
- Fixed bug #63468 (wrong called method as callback with inheritance).
- Fixed bug #63451 (config.guess file does not have AIX 7 defined, shared objects are not created).
- Fixed bug #61557 (Crasher in tt-rss backend.php).
- Fixed bug #61272 (ob_start callback gets passed empty string).
- Fixed bug #63126 (DISABLE_AUTHENTICATOR ignores array).
- Fixed bug #63588 (use php_next_utf8_char and remove duplicate implementation).
- Fixed bug #63361 (missing header).
- Fixed bug #63398 (Segfault when polling closed link).
- Fixed bug #63590 (Different results in TS and NTS under Windows).
- Fixed bug #63581 Possible null dereference and buffer overflow.
- Fixed bug #63149 getColumnMeta should return the table name when system SQLite used.
- Apache2 Handler SAPI:
- Enabled Apache 2.4 configure option for Windows.
- Fixed bug #63614 (Fatal error on Reflection).
- Fixed bug #63271 (SOAP wsdl cache is not enabled after initial requests).
- Fixed bug #49341 (Add SO_REUSEPORT support for socket_set_option()).
Monday, December 17, 2012
I must admit that Monster Life is so addicting game, so if you wish to play it, you will spend most of your time on this game.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Hopefully i can finish it by next week and i will have plenty of time to rest before my first daughter is born by the end of this year :)
Saturday, December 15, 2012
- Preliminary version of the Nepomuk Collection plug-in
- Statistics Synchronization between collections and with Last.fm
I have tested this application using Slackware's KDE SlackBuild and so far, i found no major problem. It's just working as it used to be. Please note that AmaroK 2.7 will require new optional packages such as libmygpo-qt and libofa.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The session was so interesting, but unfortunately, some of the students were not prepared for the presentation, so as the results, almost half of the students on my group's proposal were not approved and they will have to re-submit it for next week.
I think i need a break on Saturday from any major activities.....
Thursday, December 13, 2012
No one works alone nowadays. They need collaboration and also communication to other people to make things faster and better in terms of quality. With the current exponential growth of users and also demanding users, requirements for heavy computing and also speedy access to information is no longer optional. It has become a mandatory requirements.
Having a cloud system that unifies communications and collaboration capabilities is really a great assets to any companies because it allows them to work more productive while maintaining their quality level. CDW Cloud Collaboration is an efficient way to use the power of the cloud to effectively deliver collaboration applications to your staff. It provides access anywhere, any time, on any device! It can be your smartphones, tablets, laptops, netbooks and you can access it around the globe 24/7.
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Here's a short video showing how CDW can help you running your business:
CDW is a current advertiser on my blog. All opinions are mine.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
run this command:
ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7/include/linux/version.h
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
NVidia Driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.64:
gzip -d patch_nvidia_304_60.run_for_3.7
If you are running the latest NVidia Driver 310.19, you don't need to apply any patches at all. It's already compatible with the latest Linux Kernel 3.7.
Here's the output in my desktop:
Linux desktop 3.7.0-smp #1 SMP Wed Dec 12 07:03:05 WIT 2012 i686 Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Strange thing is that when i installed the ArchLinux for the first time, during installation i ran wifi-menu eth1 and it worked. When the base packages has been installed, it didn't work anymore. I have set the wpa_supplicant configuration correctly, but still no luck. I will try to compare with my Slackware laptop later since they use the same tool to connect, which is wicd.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Unlike Slackware, for me, installing ArchLinux requires another computer so that i can have a look on the ArchLinux Guide. Without the guide, i didn't think i will be able to complete the installation process smoothly. At the end, the installation process was successful, and ArchLinux is now installed on my old laptop.
I'm in the middle of configuring my laptop so that i can use this laptop to work, but as you might know, ArchLinux's base package is SO minimum and you have to download a lot of packages if you want to have a complete desktop, such as KDE or GNOME. This is the main problem for me :)
Besides downloading, manual configuration is still needed to perform additional steps and again, without the Wiki, sometimes finding what to do is not trivial task.
I think Slackware still the best Linux distribution out there for me. Even though it has the same concept of installation phases using cli, but at the end, i could be more productive since i don't have to spend too much time configuring my system.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
I just want to tell you that my wife is now has been discharged and she can come home with me. She's fine now and so does our baby. We are expecting the baby to come out by the end of this month, so it's very critical time for us lately. There are so many things to prepare...
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I want to test Arch Linux after they fully migrated to systemd and it was proven that systemd does makes it boot faster, but it also requires old users to learn again since it uses different concept of managing services. Unfortunately some applications still refer to the old rc.conf while the file is no longer exist in a new installation.
What i like from Arch Linux is their documentation. They are helpful so that even advanced users find it very useful. I wish that other Linux distribution can have such a great documentation project like Arch Linux
Monday, December 03, 2012
Well, it seems that KDrama is no longer interesting for me (for now) until all my errands are done....
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Since most of the packages is now has been fully updated to work with systemd, i gues it's worth to try this nice Linux distribution as well. It will not replace Slackware as my main OS, but it would be a nice way to learn Linux in a different point of view.
As you know, ArchLinux is a rolling release Linux distribution, meaning that it normally updates by itself and there are no official release like other Linux distribution. Once you set up your machine, you can upgrade to the latest one by running pacman -Syu regularly (once a day for the most efficient).
I'm downloading ArchLinux tonight and hopefully i can test it by next week.
Meanwhile, their rivals were facing a hard time getting three points. Arsenal and Chelsea were beaten, and City got a draw on their last match.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
It seems that he completely forgot about me. Well, no wonder, since kids below 2 years usually do not remember people very well. They will know people around them around 2 years old and since then, they will be able to understand and memorize what happenned to his/her environment.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The second upgrade was from Google Apps team. Two weeks ago i requested to upgrade my account to Google Apps Education Edition and i got a confirmation this morning from their support team. I had to give some details about the organization, which i did this morning and when i got home tonight, i had a reply from them saying that they granted my request. Thank you Google :)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This means a big task is waiting for the lecturers: creating exam questions, marking, and evaluating all the progress throughout this semester. I have started some of the exam questions and i will continue to finish it by this week, so i can do other things next week.
By December, i will be quite busy as i have to prepare a lot of things for my first baby and December is just few days left.....
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I have completed building Ekiga 4.0.0 on my desktop and it's working fine here. Anyone wanted to chat via VoIP? :)
Monday, November 26, 2012
I think this is the best Gangnam Style Parody i have ever seen on YouTube. No wonder Psy's video has beaten Bibber's video to be the number 1 most-viewed video on YouTube.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A lot of interesting new features are already in pending queue to be merged for Linux Kernel 3.8 and they have been discussed by Phoronix, such as:
- Improved Intel Haswell and Intel Valley display support
- DMA-BUF V4L2
- HDMI CEC kernel support
- Much improved Nouveau driver
- VMWare Virtualization drivers
- Samsung F2FS File System
- KVM Virtualization support for ARM
- Many more
Saturday, November 24, 2012
It's really simple to configure SSHblock since the installation script has done it for you and all you have to do is read the instructions and or warning that came out and fix that and re-run the script again. Even though the script couldn't find the path used in Slackware, but it seems that it will finally place the rc scripts to /etc/rc.d/, which is the correct place in Slackware. That's awesome.
Since it's a PERL scripts, it requires other CPAN module. SSHblock only requires SWATCH to be installed, but SWATCH itself requires 4 modules to be installed:
Friday, November 23, 2012
By mixing some tutorial in many places, and some trial and errors, i'm able to finish this simple configuration at no time. For future reference, i'm making my own documentation on this problem, but i will not post it in the short time. You can wait for the tutorial on my SlackBlogs someday (probably on December).
I finally decided to use their GIT repository to get faster access to the release as i can clone their repository and match it to the version i have by using the git checkout <branch-name> and compile a newer version even if it's not yet released, as long as it has been tagged.
The ChangeLog for PHP 5.4.9 and 5.3.19 is already updated though.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Perhaps there was a regression on the Linux Kernel or perhaps i didn't reconfigure my laptop-mode package after i upgraded to the latest version? Well, i need to sort this problem out when i have time. Now is not the time unfortunately :(
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Several new features has been integrated on this release, such as :
- MATE 1.4
- Cinnamon 1.6
- More Themeable MDM
- Better Software Manager with it's own apt client replacing aptdaemon
- MintStick replaces USB-ImageWriter
- More art improvements
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
They have placed the binaries and source code into their FTP Server, while waiting for mirror sites to catch up and they will announce it to public in the next 24-48 hours at maximum.
Firefox 17 for Android also working for older ARMv6 processor architecture, while previously, it only supported hardware with an ARMv7 CPU.This should make Firefox 17 be compatible with more devices around since there are still a lot of devices that are still using ARMv6.
This version dropped support for Mac OS X 10.5, adds New Markup panel in the Page Inspector, adding sandbox protection for iframes, implementing SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint, and a new Click-to-play blocklisting to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user's permission.
Congratulations to Mozilla on this release and we are looking forward to Firefox 18 :)
Monday, November 19, 2012
- support for Generators,
- a new password hashing API,
- support for finally in try/catch blocks
- support for list() in foreach,
- constant array/string dereferencing,
- ext/intl improvement.
If you want to test this version out, see the ChangeLog and get the source code here and Windows binary here.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
He mentioned that VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 is working with Linux Kernel 3.7-rc without needing any new patches, BUT standard VMware (re)compile/install script vmware-modconfig still doesn’t find the ‘relocated’ version.h in the 3.7 series kernels. He also posted the solution to this problem by creating a symlink from the old location:
ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7-rc6/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h \ /usr/src/linux-3.7-rc6/include/linux/version.h
This should be a good news to all Linux users who also VMWare users.
At first, i thought this movie was for everyone, but after i watched some of them, i realized that this movie is definitely not for kids or even teenagers. It's more suitable for adults as there were so much violence, brutality, and some inappropriate scenes that should be seen by adults, even though it wasn't so explicit.
For parents who would love to watch this movie, please do not bring your kids to watch this movie.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The biggest problem for me is picking the labels and also setting the date and time of publication. When using my iPad, the side window always closed all the time. It took some time to be able to set the labels and time.
Today, i just read Mashable's tweet about new app from Google for Blogger which includes support for iPad. I was so excited to try it and here i am, writing a blogpost using Blogger apps from Google from my iPad.
Thank you Google for supporting iPad on version 2.0
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Another developer, Jason A. Donenfeld who has been contributing to this project decided to release a new version of Cgit (0.9.1) since he found a security problem on the previous release of cgit and it has been fixed on his branch, but not in the main branch of cgit. He said that if Lars came back, he will let Lars take the ownership back again and he will continue to work on Cgit as well.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Unfortunately, even though it's still a release preview, the above website doesn't contain any detailed information about IE 10, except for Fast, Easy, and Safer. A little bit of technical features are good for publications.
From other site, it was revealed that IE 10 will have better support for HTML5 and CSS 3, better security, new browsing experience if used with touch screen (probably targetting Windows 8 users), and performance improvements.
This is a release preview, so don't expect to get a very stable release. Things might change in the future, so there's no fixed feature at this point.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I think RIM must work on something amazing to keep up with other vendors who deliver something out of the box, not just depending on one technology only (such as BBM in RIM's case). BBM is no longer a powerful concept since many other service are available and can replace BBM, such as iMessage and WhatsApp.
If they don't react fast and do something during this year, i believe they will have a much heavier challenge next year where Android and iOS will keep dominating the phone market.
Monday, November 12, 2012
But that would create some schedule changes on the merge window of Linux Kernel 3.8, since usually by the end of the year, most of the Linux Kernel developers are on holidays and since the merge window is only two weeks, i think most of the big changes are going to be pushed early of the merge window, assuming the merge window is opened on first week of December.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
It was another great novel about Roman and Greek mythologies by Riordan following the successful Percy Jackson series which is now has been brought to movies. The second movie will be released next year
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The trip to Klaten was so bad. It's very crowded and i got stucked for some time so we came a little bit late at the location. Plus, we didn't get the best place for parking because they ran out of space, so we had to find another parking area near the mosque.
In the middle of the event, rain started to drop and it was raining so hard. I was worried because i brought my wife with me. Luckily, the rain stopped just before we went back.
Around 8.40 PM, we decided to leave because we had to go back to Jogja, so we left the area and go back to our parking area and travel back to Jogja. The trip only took about 15-20 minutes, because the road was so empty, not so many cars around.
Congratulations to Lukas and Shintia for your marriage :)
Friday, November 09, 2012
Yesterday, i removed my old installation of VMWare Workstation 8.0.4 and decided to try on VMWare Workstation 9.0.1, the latest maintenance release from VMWare that should be compatible with Linux Kernel 3.5. On my surprise, this version is also working well with the recent version Linux Kernel 3.6.x (i used 3.6.6) and it doesn't need any patches at all. It simply work out of the box.
Good job to VMWare :)
Thursday, November 08, 2012
The good point about this delay is that Fedora people can do more testing on preparing the Secure Boot mechanism which should be first implemented in Fedora. Let's just hope it goes well as planned or else people will be quite disappointed by Fedora's decision about it.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
- Support for Ubuntu 12.10 as a host and guest.
- Solaris 11 has been added to guest OS list.
- When powering on a virtual machine with Binary Translation on a SMEP-capable CPU, Workstation no longer causes the host to reset. If you run Windows 8 hosts on IvyBridge processors, VMware strongly recommends that you update your installation of Workstation.
- Several security vulnerabilities have been addressed, including updating third party libraries.
- The Workstation plug-in for Visual Studio has been updated to work with Visual Studio 2012.
- For host systems with more than 4GB of memory, Workstation will use more of the available memory to run virtual machines.
- The ability to mount a .vmdk file as a drive by right-clicking the file in File Explorer has been restored.
- Streaming a virtual machines has been fixed.
- Occasionally, certain elements in the Windows 8 user interface were incorrectly displayed. This has been fixed.
- After disconnecting certain USB devices from a virtual machine, Workstation would prevent devices from being reconnected without restarting the virtual machine. A more comprehensive error handling code has been added to prevent this problem from occurring.
- To improve application startup performance, the data being collected as part of the optional User Experience Improvement Program will no longer be aggregated on every launch of Workstation.
- Remotely retrieving the IP address of an Ubuntu virtual machine with an IPv6 address assigned failed unless an IPv4 address was also assigned to the virtual machine. This no longer occures.
- With IPv6 disabled on the host, the Linux version of Workstation is now able to share virtual machines.
- When you import an OVA file of a virtual machine running the Datacenter version of Windows Server, the network adapter failed to be configured correctly. This is now fixed.
- Closing Workstation in the middle of a cut and paste operation no longer causes the Workstation user interface to crash.
- After unsharing a virtual machine configured to use client-side devices, you can now reconfigure the device settings to use local devices.
- Easy Install on the Linux version of Workstation now recognize all compatible operating systems.
- The VMware monitor has been updated to work with Linux kernel 3.5.
- On the Linux version of Workstation, entering a permanent license key after using an evaluation key now removes the days remaining evaluation indicator.
- The network adapter configuration screen now correctly preserves the Custom network settings.
- You can now remove a Network if network settings changes are pending.
- The Use physical drive radio button for a floppy device was disabled when connecting to a shared virtual machine or remote virtual machine a on host without a physical floppy device. This is now fixed.
- Animated cursors are now displayed correctly in a virtual machine.
There's one bug that were found out after the package has been released and that is qyoto won't be build against cmake 2.8.10 (Bug 309652), but there's a suggested patch for this bug report, even though it's not yet committed to the repository.
Expect KDE packages for Slackware soon enough from Eric Hameleers
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I have upgraded my kernel to Linux Kernel 3.6.6 on my desktop and workstation and i'm planning to do so with my laptop tomorrow as well.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Lucky me, there were still some tickets left for 3 PM show, so i puchased it with my credit card because we could have 50% discount. So finally we did watch Skyfall even though it was unplanned at the beginning.
I don't want to give spoilers, since the movie is quite new, so i'll just stop here :)
Saturday, November 03, 2012
My schedule this semester is so tight and i guess it started during the mid test where i went abroad and then when i came back, i marked the student's exam and then preparing all of the daily stuffs again. It consumes a lot of energy and when my condition is not very fit, i still forced it to give a lecture in the class yesterday.
So, since last night, after seeing the doctor, i went to bed early because i do need a total rest, since the day before, i couldn't sleep at all and that worsen my condition. This morning, i'm feeling better after having a better sleep, even though i still woke up every few hours. It's not the best sleep condition though.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
In most Software Engineering terms, Alpha is intended for private testing conducted by the team, while the Beta is more like a public testing. While i can agree that they removed the Alpha release since they can do it in their daily jobs and also by the use of automated testing, but what i can't understand is that they will have only 1 Beta release and no RC releases at all?
Beta release is the first public release. This means, that ordinary users will have their first chance to taste what will next Ubuntu release would be prior deciding whether to upgrade or stick with the current version. With the habbit of introducing new and big changes on every releases, Ubuntu is taking a big risk (IMHO) for Ubuntu 13.04. Less release means less feedback from the users and you know what happened when you can't satisfy your users? They will leave and pick another distributions that works better.
By the way, Ubuntu is now dropped to third popular distro based on Distrowatch's HPD index. The second position is now taken by Mageia, while the top position still LinuxMint. I think by the time Ubuntu 13.04 gets released, they might be overlapped by Fedora.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Since i have a policy of supporting N and N-1 release, i had to resync all of the Precise repository from scratch. So far, i have completed backports, proposed, security, and updates branch. What's left is the main precise branch which is the biggest one. I think i still have to wait for 2-3 days to complete this process if there's no obstacle in the middle of the process.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
You can rest assured that this bug only happened on single user (the original reporter) and not affecting other people. You can read the detailed article in The H.
Anyway, the bug is now fixed in Linux Kernel 3.6.4 which was released yesterday by Greg.
Monday, October 29, 2012
I'm still using Linux Kernel 3.6 for now and even though .4 didn't brings fixes for EXT4 corruption bug that was introduced in Linux Kernel 3.6.2 and still exists in 3.6.3, i think it's about time to upgrade to this stable release and hopefully it really stable for production machines.
Luckily, i don't have to worry about NVidia and VMWare patches, since it's not a major upgrade and things should work out of the box with those two products.
There's only one way to find out: reboot :)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I have marked all the exams and all i have to do now is to distribute the results back to the students. It's so good to have all the work completed and having a nice vacation in these two weeks of time. I don't think there will be a good chance like this anymore in December as i will be busy preparing my first baby. Wish me and my family for our first baby :)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Since most of the contents are big files, i'm hoping that when those files are moved, they will be continuous and the process can be completed successfully and it will be faster in access performance.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Since we have a long holiday this week due to national holiday, i'm planning to start a maintainance process for my Windows XP. I have clean up some spaces by using the Disk Cleanup utility and now, i'm defragging all of my partitions one by one. Since it will take some time to complete, i will just leave it while i'm sleeping and it should be completed by tomorrow morning.
Performing a maintenance process regularly will ensure that your system stays in good performance for daily usage. This is not only for Windows system, but for all distributions.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Why did it took so long to complete the repository? Well, it doesn't have a privilege of high dedicated bandwidth to download the repository. The bandwidth is shared with the other users in the campus, so in will be fast enough at night and during office hour, the connection will be slower than usual. I have also limited to 32 and 64 bit version only which should be downloaded, not all of them. I have also preffered to download the binary packages only, excluding the source since it can reduce the size of one release to nearly half of the total space needed.
Welcome Quantal and thank you Oneiric. It's time to let you go from this server.....
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It's been a tiring day for me, but at least i got something in return. I got some new knowledge about improving myself (i have read most of the book's content and it's already included in the Project Management's course which i taught nearly every semester), but i also got a great news about my first baby which is expected in late December or early January. It will be a baby girl :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I have completed one of two exams with some help from my wife. I still have two exams left, but since one of them was conducted this evening, so i will take it next Monday as i have two days workshop starting tomorrow and the day after while on Friday, it's national holiday, so i'm off.
The result is quite expected and i'm happy with it. Since this is a course for early year students, i'm expecting a strong start with strong motivation to pursuit their target in the end of their study and this is just the beginning of it.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Anyway, everything is fine and i'm glad we can safely arrived at home and get some rest. We really do need it right now, so i won't write more and get some sleep right now.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Since i had no access to my desktop at home because i switched it off, my option would be my workstation at the office which is still running. Luckily, i still left my TeamViewer session running on this machine, so i can remote my workstation from my iPad to convert the material to PDF format and then and upload them after logging in to the machine using iSSH application. That was so exciting, but really interesting to see many things can be done by iPad. Thanks to it, i can still be able to work remotely.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Linux Kernel 3.7 will have a 64 bit ARM support and thus enabling ARM developers to build the kernel using the same kernel source code. Many other new and interesting new features has been well written in The H. Let's hope that Linux can release this version just before the end of this year as a Christmas gift.
I don't think there will be something surprising next week, but suppose there is, i may be late of knowing it and pardon me if i don't write it on my blog :)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I remembered that when Slackware 14.0 was still in development, some people suggest that Slackware should use Linux Kernel 3.5.x as their base kernel, but Patrick decided to stay with Linux Kernel 3.2.x and somehow his intuition has been proven to be correct. Linux Kernel 3.5.x is no longer supported by upstream developers, so if there's a serious problem in the kernel, Pat would have to upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6 to get this problem fixed or he would have to apply patches to the Linux Kernel package, something that he rarely do. He wanted to make the package in Slackware bit-to-bit identical with the upstream source.
Somehow, i will skip this version and i will be watching and waiting for Linux Kernel 3.6.3 instead since when i watched the ChangeLog, i didn't see interesting bug fixes.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
If you prefer to have a multiplatform application, you can try to use JCrypTool.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I will be travelling for one full week starting next Monday and as always, i can't guarantee that i will be available online during that time. I will try my best to reply your messages, but please be patient if you don't get replies as fast as it used to be. I need some refreshing time as well. This semester schedule is even busier than last semester since i have a new position as well, so i have more work to do at my office.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
If you are patience enough, just wait for the automatic update mechanism to get the update for you, but if you can't wait, just get the latest binary and install it on your machine.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
EFF is expecting that HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 will encrypt "at least a hundred billion page views in the next year, and trillions of individual HTTP requests". What a big target that is, but i'm pretty sure it can be achieved since more and more people are getting more aware of security awareness, mostly data security.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Here are some of the highlights of Firefox 16:
- Preliminary VoiceOver support on MacOS X
- WebApp support
- Two more localization added (Acholi and Kazakh)
- Improvement on Incremental Garbage Collection
- New developer toolbar
- CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms, and Gradients unprefixed
- MD5 no longer supported in hash algorithm used for digital signature
- Opus Codec supported by default
Monday, October 08, 2012
Wish me luck for tomorrow's presentation and i could use your support for me :)
Sunday, October 07, 2012
The problem is that current release of gtkpod has included Anjuta as their dependency and Anjuta itself has quite a lot of dependencies. One of them is newer vte (0.29 and newer). I tried to upgrade to newer vte without any problem, but it seems that after doing more testing, i found out that it broke the Terminal in XFCE.
After spending almost half a day of debugging, finally i came to a conclusion that newer vte can be installed alongside with older vte, but with a different name, namely vte3. The problem solved and now i can build gtkpod and manage my iPod once again.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Since it's unpacked, all i need to do is to clean up the earphone first and then i can try to listen to the songs again. Some people said that 1st Gen iPod has the best quality in terms of sound quality since it doesn't have too many features in it, so Apple was focusing on the sound quality.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Some of the old extensions has been integrated inside the main package of LibreOffice because a lot of people are using it and the developer found it quite handy.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
You can perform an upgrade to the latest version available in SlackBuilds by adding the queue and process them. You can also remove outdated source which is no longer available on SlackBuilds so that you don't have orphaned or unmaintained packages upstream. It can also perform automated build for you so that you can do something else while it tries to build the packages for you.
With all those features, no wonder many people likes to use this tool on their system. Since i managed my own packages in SlackHacks repository sometimes, they are not tracked by SboPKG and that's fine since usually my packages in SlackHacks are newer than in SlackBuilds.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
During the first week, i wanted to know more about this unit since this is my first time entering the office and i don't know what happened inside this unit. It may take some time before i can understand all things that happened inside this unit and hopefully it won't take that long :)
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
I agreed to be the coordinator and i limit the first batch to be 15 people only due to the limit of my credit card and also to avoid huge package that will resulted to a huge tax as well. This morning, i have ordered via Slackware Store and the ordered has been confirmed. Let's just wait until they came back to me and confirmed my purchases.
When this items arrived, this will be my fourth items that i collected from Slackware Store. Previously, i have bought Slackware 13.37 T-Shirt Limited Edition, Slackware Black T-Shirt, and Serious Slackware T-Shirt. Someday, i will have a complete set of Slackware T-Shirt and Shirt on my shelf.
Thanks to Indonesian Slackware Community members for their support to Slackware Linux Project.
Monday, October 01, 2012
- Btrfs: subvolume quotas, quota groups, snapshot diff, cross-subvolume file clones
- Subvolume quotas and quota groups
- Snapshot diffs, aka "send/receive"
- Cross-subvolume file clones
- Suspend to disk and memory at the same time
- Support for SMBv2 protocol
- TCP Fast Open (client side)
- Bufferbloat fight: TCP small queues
- Safe swap over NFS/NBD
- ext4: better quota support
- PCIe D3cold power state support
- VFIO: bare-metal safe access to devices from userspace drivers
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Slackware ARM includes all of the improvements in Slackware x86, and in addition some of the ARM specific highlights are:
- All packages rebuilt for the baseline architecture of ARMv5te (from v4te)
- Support for two new platforms:
- The TrimSlice Pro (NVidia Tegra CPU)
- The Raspberry Pi
Right now, i'm in the middle of rsyncing and hopefully it will be completed when i wake up tomorrow morning. I will announce the URL later on when it's completed and i have set up the rsync service properly.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I have a fully working WiFI connection at my house and i set the application to use WiFI as first priority instead of going with cellular. It worked in the past, but apparently not in the latest version.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
GStreamer 1.0 has also been released and it will be likely combined with GNOME 3.6 to provide better multimedia experience to users. I have compiled GStreamer 1.0 package and all of it's plugin in my SlackHacks repository.
It's all done now and i wanted to install some applications that i have installed on my previous iPad 1. I guess i will take this weekend to prepare for this new iPad.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hi,For those who are hosting their packages on SourceForge, please check your packages against the checksums and PGP signature (if there are any).
the PMASA-2012-5 security advisory has been published on
home_page/security/PMASA-2012- 5.php .
In short, a SourceForge.net mirror server was compromised, leading to
the distribution of a doctored phpMyAdmin kit containing a backdoor.
languages.zip fetched from this mirror server is
known to be affected. To our knowledge only one mirror is affected,
which appears to be taken offline already. All other SourceForge.net
mirrors are unaffected.
phpMyAdmin security team
Thanks to Tencent Security Response Center who notifies Marc about this issue.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Big thanks to Ponce, Robby, and David who tracked and fixed most of the packages and merged them back to the SlackBuilds's GIT master so that it will be used when Slackware 14.0 is released and the new branch will be introduced.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
There will be more highware in the future, as the development of highway that connects Semarang and Solo are still in progress. If that's completed, we should be able to get there in shorter time.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
As always, i will be slow on replying email messages on my account or any other social sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Plurk).
Friday, September 21, 2012
Taken from Phoronix :
Maarten Lankhorst talked at XDC2012 about the ongoing open-source work for supporting NVIDIA Optimus technology on the Linux desktop.
Lankhorst covered the DMA-BUF, X.Org Server, DDX drivers, and RandR component changes being done by him, David Airlie, and others for supporting this multi/hybrid GPU technology that has been notorious under Linux. Maarten is currently employed by Canonical and they are hoping to have some early support in place for Ubuntu 12.10.
As covered in previous Phoronix articles, most of the mainline support is now in place with X.Org Server 1.13, the mainline Radeon / Nouveau / Intel DDX drivers, etc. However, more polished support should come in X.Org Server 1.14 for seamlessly switching between GPUs. Maarten is also still working on synchronization / fence support.
A demo of the primitive DRM PRIME / Optimus support was attempted from an Intel/NVIDIA laptop by Maarten, but it ended up crashing.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Jailbreakers has said to stay away from iOS 6 unless you know the risk. While some has reported that a tethered jailbreak has already being done in iOS 6, most people will definitely wait for untethered jailbreak and that will not come in short time.
We will have to wait until the official announcement from the jailbreakears :)
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This will ensure the future of Qt 5 and also KDE 5 which will be based on Qt 5. Some workers are enjoying this transition since they now have a company to pay for them, but some people (around 60) that used to work for Nokia in Brisbane, Australia is not that lucky. Last month, Nokia shut down their office in Brisbane which was in charge of some Qt development and right now, they are jobless (some might already find another job currently). Hopefully they could find a better company that will hire them and use their wonderful skills and they can still contribute to Qt.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I tried to compile Anjuta which uses some of the GNOME libraries and the list of requirement is tremendous. That doesn't count the dependencies of the Anjuta's dependencies package. So, if being counted in total, i must install and configure like 15 packages. Geez....
Probably i should call this GNOME Hell instead :)
Sunday, September 16, 2012
There are tons of fixes that has been merged on this release. Architectures, drivers, file systems, networking, sounds, and memory management. Every one of them gets a piece of updates that should make it even better than before.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
GIT itself is a very powerful tool for managing source code. No wonder many open source project decided to switch to GIT from many other SCM tools, such as CVS and SVN. It's nature of a distributed system makes it perfect for projects whom it's member are working in a different time zone, different area, and may have many different policies throughout their code.
As i'm still learning more about GIT, there are still a lot of commands that i still don't understand, but i'm trying to learn all the basic steps to work with my repository and so far, i'm still on the right track (hopefully).
I'm using Pro Git as my reference to work with GIT. You might want to read it as well if you want to learn more about GIT. I'm sure you will love it.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Here are the new features implemented in Samba 4:
Samba 4.0 supports the server-side of the Active Directory logon environment used by Windows 2000 and later, so we can do full domain join and domain logon operations with these clients. Our Domain Controller (DC) implementation includes our own built-in LDAP server and Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) as well as the Samba3-like logon services provided over CIFS. We correctly generate the infamous Kerberos PAC, and include it with the Kerberos tickets we issue. Samba 4.0 ships with two distinct file servers. We now use the file server from the Samba 3.x series 'smbd' for all file serving by default. Samba 4.0 also ships with the 'NTVFS' file server. This file server is what was used in all previous alpha releases of Samba 4.0, and is tuned to match the requirements of an AD domain controller. We continue to support this, not only to provide continuity to installations that have deployed it as part of an AD DC, but also as a running example of the NT-FSA architecture we expect to move smbd to in the longer term. For pure file server work, the binaries users would expect from that series (nmbd, winbindd, smbpasswd) continue to be available. When running an AD DC, you only need to run 'samba' (not nmbd/smbd/winbind), as the required services are co-coordinated by this master binary. As DNS is an integral part of Active Directory, we also provide two DNS solutions, a simple internal DNS server for 'out of the box' configurations and a more elaborate BIND plugin using the BIND DLZ mechanism in versions 9.8 and 9.9. During the provision, you can select which backend to use. With the internal backend, your DNS server is good to go. If you chose the BIND_DLZ backend, a configuration file will be generated for bind to make it use this plugin, as well as a file explaining how to set up bind. To provide accurate timestamps to Windows clients, we integrate with the NTP project to provide secured NTP replies. To use you need to start ntpd and configure it with the 'restrict ... ms-sntp' and ntpsigndsocket options. Finally, a new scripting interface has been added to Samba 4, allowing Python programs to interface to Samba's internals, and many tools and internal workings of the DC code is now implemented in python.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Head to the Download page to get the latest release of PHP
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
As new stable release, GNU Patch has received several big changes, such as:
* Support for most features of the "diff --git" format, including renames and copies, permission changes, and symlink diffs. Binary diffs are not supported yet; patch will complain and skip them. * Support for double-quoted filenames: when a filename starts with a double quote, it is interpreted as a C string literal. The escape sequences \\, \", \a, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t, \v, and \ooo (a three-digit octal number between 0 and 255) are recognized. * Ignore destination file names that are absolute or that contain a component of "..". This addresses CVE-2010-4651. * Refuse to apply a normal patch to a symlink. (Previous versions of patch were replacing the symlink with a regular file.) * When trying to modify a read-only file, warn about the potential problem by default. The --read-only command line option allows to change this behavior. * Files to be deleted are deleted once the entire input has been processed, not immediately. This fixes a bug with numbered backup files. * When a timestamp specifies a time zone, honor that instead of assuming the local time zone (--set-date) or Universal Coordinated Time (--set-utc). * Support for nanosecond precision timestamps. * Patch no longer gets a failed assertion for certain mangled patches. * Many portability and bug fixes.
The source code for this new patch utility can be taken from GNU's FTP Server.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Shin Min Ah, who played as Gumiho in her previous drama. It looks like she enjoyed being a "ghost" character.
Here's some synopsis, taken from several source:
The drama is based on famous folklore, as all ghost stories are: During the Joseon era in the city of Miryang, Arang was the pure, beautiful, goodhearted daughter of a magistrate. She grew up without a mother, and was raised by a wicked caretaker who conspired to have her be raped and ruined by a servant. He attacked and she resisted, so he stabbed and killed her, and left her body to rot in the woods.
Her father the magistrate just believed that she dishonorably eloped with a man and so resigned his position swathed in shame. Thus the legend goes that every time a new magistrate comes to Miryang to fill the position, Arang’s vengeful ghost shows up to tell him her story and he flees in terror.
But one day a new magistrate comes to town — a young man by the name of Lee Eun-oh. Arang appears to him like every other magistrate before him, but this man doesn’t flee, and instead sympathizes with Arang, and promises to find her killer and avenge her death.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Too bad that season 1 only consists of six episodes, featuring 5 hotels (the first hotel is split into two episodes) and one of the have to be closed before the show was airing.
Fox has renewed Hotel Hell for their second season. I'm looking forward for the next season. It should be quite interesting.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Get the Linux Kernel 3.6-rc5 from Kernel.org
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I searched through Google and found a product that might be perfect for me: MySQL Mobile Database Client by Impathic. Here's some description and it's feature copied from the original page in App Store:
Browse, search, and update all your MySQL databases on the go with the DataGlass Mobile Database Client for MySQL! DataGlass is your one stop for complete and flexible access to your MySQL servers. From DBAs and IT professionals that need to run ad-hoc queries, to executives who need immediate access to the raw data, to analysts who need to build and execute sophisticated reports, DataGlass is the only app you will need to connect you directly to your data. Whether you are accessing your servers from your local network, or remotely through your organization's secure VPN, you never need to be without the information that is the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. DataGlass requires no complicated desktop servers or expensive middleware to set up: the speed and flexibility of direct connections to your server provides unparallelled efficiency.
• Compatible with MySQL versions 3, 4, and 5I think it's a good product. I will have a look on it shortly
• An unlimited number of databases can be simultaneously managed by DataGlass
• Connect directly to your databases without the need for complex and expensive middleware
• Corporate databases can be accessed remotely using a VPN or by using the built-in SSH tunneling
• Can access tables and views in OLTP databases and data warehouses alike
• Export your raw data to Numbers, Mail, or CSV files for inclusion in external reports
• Save local snapshots of your data for browsing offline or on the road
• Generate elegant charts from your data within the app
• Print the results of your queries directly from your printer-enabled iOS device
• Build and execute sophisticated queries spanning multiple tables using the innovative Query Designer, or enter custom SQL
Friday, September 07, 2012
Today is the second week, but it's really the first week when i really teach them on how to learn the Slackware environment. So far, everything went well and no big problems except that at the beginning, the progress was kinda slow since we had to transfered 5.6 GB of data (VMWare image) to several laptops. When that was done, everything progressed smoothly.
Firstly, i taught them how to add a new user. It's not safe to use root as your daily user, especially when you are inexperienced user. Next, i taught them some basic understanding about directories in Linux, some basic commands, and some basic configuration. I will continue the course next week by teaching them about permissions, package management, and more basic configuration so that their new environment is comfortable to be used by them.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
So, at the end, i have to end up this service for good. I have sent an email to the ArchLinux mirror mailing list to ask them to remove UKDW Repository as their ArchLinux mirror site and hopefully by tomorrow, i can delete the whole ArchLinux repository. I have removed the information on the page and also the rsync access to the packages.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
This release uses a stable package instead of going with the bleeding-edge version, such as:
- Linux Kernel 3.4
- Systemd 44
- Glibc 2.15
- Bind 9.9
- OpenSSH 6.0
- OpenSSL 1.0.1c
- Mesa 8.0
- KDE 4.8.4
- GNOME 3.4
- XFCE 4.10
- GIMP 2.8.0
- Firefox 14 (will be upgraded to 15)
- and many others
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
KDE team will continue to work on future KDE released, marked as KDE 4.10 which has it's own release schedule. It is scheduled to be released on January, 23 2013 and will be maintained until June 2013.
Meanwhile there aren't any news about KDE 5 yet. QT 5, which will be the base for KDE 5 are now in Beta version, hopefully they will release the final version soon, so that KDE team can start focusing on planning KDE 5.
Monday, September 03, 2012
If you are interested on this project, get started and hopefully you will understand more about creating your own Linux system from scratch (or from other Linux project)
Sunday, September 02, 2012
I'm hoping that it won't gets worse by tomorrow as i will have 2x3 credits classes tomorrow and i guess it will be a lot of questions and discussions at those classes :)
Saturday, September 01, 2012
It's a long journey to have this feature officially supported by NVidia's blob driver, but i guess many Linux users will be happy with this news. I'm hoping that soon enough, they will support hybrid GPU and i can enable NVIdia on my laptop which has been disabled everytime i boot.
Friday, August 31, 2012
At least, i managed to get them all without any major problems and hopefully the same situation goes better next week. Right now, all i need is some relaxing time to prepare for next week class :)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A new menu and toolbar design has been included so that future releases will have the same and consistent theme along with Firefox releases.
More information about this release can be seen on the Release Notes
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
What's new on this release?
- Preliminary native PDF support (Aurora/Beta only)
- Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
- WebGL enhancements, including compressed textures for better performance
- Optimized memory usage for add-ons
- New layout view added to Inspector
- The CSS word-break property has been implemented.
- High precision event timer implemented
- New responsive design tool allows web developers to switch between desktop and mobile views of sites
- Native support for the Opus audio codec added
- The <source> element now supports the media attribute
- The <audio> and <video> elements now support the played attribute