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Oracle Publicly Pledges 10 MySQL Commitments

December 20, 2009

Oracle has listed 10 promises in regards to maintaining MySQL when it acquires Sun. On its Website, Oracle states it will adhere to the following:

1. Continued Availability of Storage Engine APIs

Oracle shall maintain and periodically enhance MySQL’s Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture to allow users the flexibility to choose from a portfolio of native and third party supplied storage engines.

MySQL’s Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture shall mean MySQL’s current practice of using, publicly-available, documented application programming interfaces to allow storage engine vendors to “plug” into the MySQL database server. Documentation shall be consistent with the documentation currently provided by Sun.

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Extending LVM partition online

December 19, 2009

Today i was working on a VirtualBox VM installed with CentOS-5.4 with the default 8GB disk image, i was going to compile a linux-2.6.32 vanilla kernel when i found that there’s only 3GB free space, so i’ve to extend the root part. which is LVM, and to be fair i did this about 3 or 4 times before ( extending LVM parts ) – but i can’t remember the detailed process steps, so i added a new 10GB Virtual Disk to the VM and started looking for LVM commands as follows:

using fdisk i created a new LVM ( 8e ) primary part on sdb so i’ve now /dev/sdb1 as LVM
using pvcreate i initialized sdb1
using vgextend i added sdb1 to VolGroup00
using lvextend i extended the LogVol00 to include /dev/sdb1 with the current part.
finally i ran resize2fs on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 to resize the ext3 file system online.

pvcreate /dev/sdb1              #to initialize (create) the physical volume
vgextend VolGroup00 /dev/sdb1   #to add the partition to the Volume Group
lvextend /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /dev/sdb1 #to append sdb1 part to the logical volume
resize2fs /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 #to resize the ext3 file system

KDE 4.4 review

December 15, 2009

Fantastic KDE 4.4 Preview Videos | Learning Ubuntu

KDE has always come after GNOME for me. I’m accustomed to GNOME, and it works great, but I’ve seen two videos lately that has really has given me an itch to try KDE out (again).

KDE SC 4.4 Preview

KDE SC 4.4 Preview (Part II)

Well – i would like to say that i really like KDE and its innovative and eye-candy features but it’s not for my way of computer usage ;).

if you don’t know Linux, Gnome, KDE things – just take a look here: and for the same desktop reviewed in the videos go here: .

Although i’m a Fedora fan and Gentoo lover – i always suggest ubuntu/kubuntu for beginners 🙂 it’s all GNU/Linux and it’s all about freedom.

Red Hat Guides, Guns for Java EE Developers

December 15, 2009

Red Hat Guides, Guns for Java EE Developers – Application Development from eWeek

he Java EE 6 specification, known as Java Specification Request 316 (JSR-316), includes support for two specifications where Red Hat played an important leadership role: JSR-299, which incorporates the JBoss Seam Framework for building Web 2.0 applications, and JSR-303, a data validation tool.

Creating Jobs the Open Source Way

December 7, 2009

Red Hat News | Creating Jobs the Open Source Way

Creating Jobs the Open Source Way
December 4th, 2009
by Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO

Yesterday I had the honor of attending President Obama’s Jobs and Economic Forum at the White House. The event gathered around 130 leaders from U.S. companies, small business, academia, labor unions and government to talk about job creation and how to jump start the economy as we look to emerge from the global economic recession.

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Who do you trust with your data ?!

November 23, 2009

Wadsworth’s Way: * Who do you trust with your data ?!

* Who do you trust with your data ?!
Well, by now anyone who has an interest in the alternative operating systems to Microsoft Windows will have read the numerous reports relating to the announcement made by Google concerning their development of the “Google Chrome OS”.
It seems clear that their intention is to develop an OS that is based around Google services but more importantly where applications and data will be hosted in the “cloud”.
Now lets be clear just what we’re talking about here.

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WinFF – FFMPEG GUI – Video Converter

November 22, 2009

Another Great tool for video converter, this time based on the great ffmpeg project – all open source for sure.

WinFF – Free Video Converter

WinFF is a GUI for the command line video converter, FFMPEG. It will convert most any video file that FFmpeg will convert. WinFF does multiple files in multiple formats at one time. You can for example convert mpeg’s, flv’s, and mov’s, all into avi’s all at once. WinFF is available for Windows 95, 98 , ME, NT, XP, VISTA, and Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat based GNU/Linux distributions.

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