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Philippe's Blog is back

After a while with my personal blog off, I decided to start a new one. This new blog uses Pelican , a static site generator powered by Python. I will use this blog to talk about things that I'm working on. Most of time will be personal projects.

Mageia 5 Cinnamon with Fedora chroot

I moved my main home computer to Mageia 5 (it was under Fedora before). I choose Cinnamon because I have it on my laptop and I like it. Since I have to maintain my Fedora packages (Firebird related), I choosed tocreate a Fedora 21 chroot. Here what I did ...

Mageia 4 on time for Fosdem and …

Anne has announced that Mageia 4 is now available just on time for Fosdem ! I updated all the computers at home without any trouble (two under GnomeShell, one under KDE, and the last one now under Cinnamon). We did a full review of the Python stack, now ...

Firebird transactions settings

From the support list, by Ann Harrison, as a reminder : isc_tpb_consistency can cause performance problems due the fact that it's locking tables and possibly excluding concurrent access. isc_tpb_concurrency is the design center for Firebird. Readers don't ...

Mageia 1 a Firebird friendly new distribution

Mageia 1 is there : http://blog.mageia.org/en/ It is a community driven project and a Firebird friendly distribution with Firebird2.5.0, PHP, PHP-pdo, Perl, Ruby drivers, Rails adapter, Flamerobin, and Pythondrivers (kinterbasdb and firebirdsql). I'm ...

Windows Firebird Classic and cache

From the Firebird support list, posted by Sean Leyne : We have over 60 production Firebird servers running Windows, some servers with 100s of database connections. What you need to remember is: - Each database connection starts a new server process, so ...

Firebird on Linux and ICU > 4.2

There was a bug in Firebird that did not handle well icu > 4.2 see( http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/CORE-3447 ) 2.1.4 and 2.5.0 packages in distributions were affected (Debian, Fedora,Mandriva, Mageia) because they are using icu 4.4 Adriano fixed it ...

News from the packaging front

I just finished the Firebird 2.5 packages for Mandriva They are available in Cooker and in Contrib/backports for 2010.1 and 2010.2 Doing this work, I saw that I made a mistake in Fedora packages, so they areupdated in Rawhide and EPEL6 I also updated my ...

Mageia : a new GNU Linux distribution

A new GNU Linux distribution is born : Mageia, a Mandriva Linux fork. So why speak about this here ? First, Firebird packages need a maintainer and as I am the one in Mandriva,I will do the same in Mageia Second, this story remind me a little the Firebird ...

Thanks for DOR !

Henri Gourverst (UIB creator) set up anew powerful tool : DelphiOnRails The powerfull association of DOR and Firebird help me to build a nice new AppServer. The simplicity of coding with DOR help me to focus on database structure and efficient queries. ...