August 2008

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Terminator 0.10 released

Posted on Friday, 29 August 2008

It's been a week or so shy of two months since we pushed 0.9 out of the door and originally we planned on following up with a 0.9.1 release shortly after to clear up some bugs, but for a variety of not particularly good reasons this never happened.

Instead we've got a new release for you... 0.10.

It doesn't have any shiny whizz-bang features like 0.9 had, but it does bring a bunch of bug fixes and the groundwork necessary for our 1.0 release.

As usual, head over to the homepage, or Launchpad to get the goodness.

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Software fail

Posted on Friday, 1 August 2008

Update: It has been suggested that it is not productive or collaborative to talk negatively about some developers releasing software for unixy operating systems without really trying to integrate it with the versions of widely deployed software available in those operating systems.

It is a fair point. It's not productive or collaborative. It may be true, but ranting about it doesn't help anyone but me.

More productive and collaborative would be to nicely ask these ISVs to establish a less isolated packaging process with our communities and companies (but I don't mean LSB or a new package format). Clearly some people won't work with them on ethical grounds, but a more pragmatic position will accept that commercial software exists, so it might as well not make our lives unnecessarily hard. And the companies shifting Linux are hot on ISVs.
Jorge: No, I don't like having multiple JVMs, but I have been in corporate situations before where it has been necessary because specific applications have required different versions :(