IP Voice 2008 (http://www.ipvoice2008.com/eng/index2.php) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 5th to 6th, 2008, and with the main audience of this conference being targeted to enterprise customers and communication carriers.
There have been a number of Open Software Phone projects that have happened in the past year and which continue to move forward: more>>
Unlike a lot of the events that I discuss in my Blog, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a "by invitation only" event with a twist. Normally for "invitation only events", the potential attendee sits by the phone with their prom clothes on, waiting for the call that may or may not come. more>>
After speaking at the Florida Linux Show on February 11th, I return ever-so-briefly to the New England area to re-pack my bags and head for Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend Campus Party (February 11th to 17th, 2008). more>>
The thug who accosted Danielle Watts had no legal basis to do so, and he handcuffed for calmly exercising the legal rights everyone is supposed to have in the US.
Three cheers for Danielle Watts!
Walmart is dumping the cost of new uniforms on its workers by calling the uniforms a "dress code".
A thug tased a teenage driver, apparently because the car's electric window on the passenger side did not open. Dragged out of the car, the driver's head seems to have hit the ground, causing a grave brain injury.
This is unremarkable in the US, but this teenager was not a mere citizen. He was the son of another thug. So shit is hitting the fan.
I hope that kid gets justice, but it won't be a lot of justice if it applies only when the victim is the child of a thug.
Tor is a publicly accessible, free software-based system for anonymizing Internet traffic. It relies on thousands of computers around the world called relays, which route traffic in tricky ways to dodge spying. The more relays, the stronger and faster the network.
We'd like to warmly thank our allies at the Electronic Frontier Foundation for organizing the Tor Challenge and inviting us to join them in promoting it. And most of all, thanks to the 1,635 of you who started a relay! (The FSF would have started one too, but we've already been running ours for a while.)
The Tor Challenge has already been successful, but that doesn't mean it's too late to start a Tor relay! You can get started from the Challenge's beautifully-designed Web site.
To see stats and graphs about the Tor Challenge, read the EFF's post.
To learn about more tools and actions you can take to secure privacy for yourself and your community, see the FSF's bulk surveillance page. For a discussion of pushing back bulk surveillance on a mass scale, read Richard Stallman's article "How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?".
The hackathon is accessible to anyone with experience in GNU/Linux packaging or systems hacking. Scheme programmers will find additional things to work on in the tool set. Finally, we will also be welcoming newcomers and helping them get started.
About GNU Guix:
GNU Guix is the functional package manager for the GNU system, and a distribution thereof.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. It also offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, with Guile Scheme programming interfaces.
At this stage the distribution can be used on an i686 or x86_64 machine. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el.
GNU Parallel 20140922 ('Scotland') has been released. It is available for download at: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/
Haiku of the month:
bash for loops vanquished
jobs fan out over network
New in this release:
- If the file give as --sshloginfile is changed it will be re-read when a job finishes though at most once per second. This makes it possible to add and remove hosts while running.
- Brutha uses GNU Parallel https://pypi.python.org/pypi/brutha/1.0.2
- OCRmyPDF uses GNU Parallel https://github.com/fritz-hh/OCRmyPDF/
- GNU Parallel was presented at Balti and Bioinformatics "On-Air" http://youtu.be/UtXlr19xTh8?t=2h5m0s
- Pleiades Plus uses GNU Parallel https://github.com/ryanfb/pleiades-plus
- Imagemagick and GNU Parallel http://deepdish.io/2014/09/15/gnu-parallel/
- GNU Parallel (Sebuah Uji Coba) http://pr4ka5a.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/gnu-parallel-sebuah-uji-coba/
- GNU Parallel: 并行执行Linux命令 http://blog.csdn.net/xzz_hust/article/details/39183837
- Bug fixes and man page updates.
GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.
About GNU Parallel
GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job is can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU Parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.
If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU Parallel can even replace nested loops.
GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.
You can find more about GNU Parallel at: http://www.gnu.org/s/parallel/
You can install GNU Parallel in just 10 seconds with: (wget -O - pi.dk/3 || curl pi.dk/3/) | bash
Watch the intro video on http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL284C9FF2488BC6D1
Walk through the tutorial (man parallel_tutorial). Your commandline will love you for it.
When using programs that use GNU Parallel to process data for publication please cite:
O. Tange (2011): GNU Parallel - The Command-Line Power Tool, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, February 2011:42-47.
About GNU SQL
GNU sql aims to give a simple, unified interface for accessing databases through all the different databases' command line clients. So far the focus has been on giving a common way to specify login information (protocol, username, password, hostname, and port number), size (database and table size), and running queries.
The database is addressed using a DBURL. If commands are left out you will get that database's interactive shell.
When using GNU SQL for a publication please cite:
O. Tange (2011): GNU SQL - A Command Line Tool for Accessing Different Databases Using DBURLs, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, April 2011:29-32.
About GNU Niceload
GNU niceload slows down a program when the computer load average (or other system activity) is above a certain limit. When the limit is reached the program will be suspended for some time. If the limit is a soft limit the program will be allowed to run for short amounts of time before being suspended again. If the limit is a hard limit the program will only be allowed to run when the system is below the limit.