Posts tagged Linux
As pretty obvious from the post title, Google has released version 1.2.2 of the App Engine SDK for Python platform. You can download this latest release directly from the download page. The download is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platform. A few highlights as to what this release contains are as follows:
- Urlfetch From now supports user configurable deadlines.
- Datastore indexes on single properties can now be disabled by setting indexed=False on the property constructor.
- Datastore now supports Key-only queries, using either SELECT __key__ or db.Query(Model, keys_only=True)
- Bulk Loader improvements: New appcfg download_data command. Better backoff support and debugging output for long requests.
As I stated before, that these are just a few highlights among many features. To get hold of all the available features please see its Release Notes.
A couple of months ago I wrote about Debian 5.0, which can be viewed by following the link below:
Debian gets one more step closer to really becoming ‘the universal operating system’ by adding two architectures based on the FreeBSD kernel to the unstable archive. This does not mean that the Debian project is ditching the Linux kernel.
Debian just added two new architectures to the Debian archive.
kfreebsd-i386 AKA GNU/kFreeBSD i386
kfreebsd-amd64 AKA GNU/kFreeBSD amd64
Now Debian users will be able to choose which kernel they want to install (at least on on the i386 and amd64 architectures) and get more or less the same Debian operating system they are used to. This makes Debian the first distribution, and probably the first large OS, to support two completely different kernels at the same time.
Joerg Jaspert wrote:
The two new architectures (well, better named OS i think, as they use a
different kernel) are available in unstable and experimental. We do
start out empty, importing only what is needed to get a buildd
running. For this reason you will not be able to directly use it
immediately. Please wait until they catched up, which I expect to happen
Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run.
After 22 months of constant development the Debian Project officially announced the release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny).
Debian GNU/Linux runs on computers ranging from palmtops and hand held systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between.
In total twelve architectures are supported:
• Sun SPARC (sparc)
• HP Alpha (alpha)
• Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc)
• Intel IA-32 (i386)
• IA-64 (ia64)
• HP PA-RISC (hppa)
• MIPS (mips, mipsel)
• ARM (arm, armel)
• IBM S/390 (s390)
• AMD64 and Intel EM64T (amd64)
It also support Marvell’s Orion platform. Supported storage devices include the QNAP Turbo Station series, HP Media Vault mv2120, and Buffalo Kurobox Pro.
Debian 5.0 includes numerous updated software packages,
• The K Desktop Environment 3.5.10 (KDE),
• An updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.22.2,
• The Xfce 4.4.2 desktop environment,
• LXDE 0.3.2.1,
• The GNUstep desktop 7.3,
• X.Org 7.3,
• OpenOffice.org 2.4.1,
• GIMP 2.4.7,
• Iceweasel 3.0.6 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox),
• Icedove 188.8.131.52 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird),
• PostgreSQL 8.3.6,
• MySQL 5.0.51a,
• GNU Compiler Collection 4.3.2,
• Linux kernel version 2.6.26,
• Apache 2.2.9, Samba 3.2.5,
• Python 2.5.2 and 2.4.6,
• Perl 5.10.0, PHP 5.2.6,
• Asterisk 184.108.40.206,
• Emacs 22,
• Inkscape 0.46,
• Nagios 3.06,
• Xen Hypervisor 3.2.1 (dom0 as well as domU support),
• OpenJDK 6b11,
• And more than 23,000 other ready-to-use software packages (built from over 12,000 source packages).
For non-native English speaking users the package management systems is supported to translate package descriptions and it will automatically show the description of a package in the native language of the user.
Debian GNU/Linux can be installed from various installation media such as DVDs, CDs, USB’s or from the network.
The key strengths of Debian’s project are its volunteer base, its dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best operating system possible.