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Mercurial SCM

"Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It efficiently handles projects of any size and offers an easy and intuitive interface."

Mercurial is more! It is very easy to use. I used CVS then Subversion, I tried Git and then I was impressed. Now I am much more impressed. Now I know Mercurial... and my life will become easier... ;)

It took about 2 hours to learn how it works and another 30 minutes to set up some repositories on remote servers. Great!

Give it a try!

Posted in: opensource

Tags: opensourceprogrammingscmnews

SOAP sucks!

Does someone had contact with writing SOAP services using PHP, Python etc.? It really sucks. I have tried all kind of SOAP libs in the past few month. PHP's implementation is very evil... Segfaults etc. WSO2 for PHP seems not to be stable. Segfaults too! What to do? Are there only JAVA or C++ implementations available, which are workling like expected or are compliant with the definition? Python? Ruby, ***? Hmmmm, I only need a lib that handles SOAP, not acts as a server!

I am going crazy because there is no useable SOAP implementation available for open source platforms!

Please give me a hint if I am missing something! What do you use? Which Language (except JAVA)?

Posted in: network

Tags: networkserviceinternetquestionsoapwsdl

File Recovery using Linux

TestDisk LogoIf You have accidentally deleted files or partitions are lost, take a look at TestDisk and PhotoRec. Both tools are great. PhotoRec is great for recovering files by type. You could select *.mp3 and all mp3 files which are recoverable will be found and recovered. Both tools does have support for many many filesystems. And, YES! FAT*, NTFS etc. are supported too. Both tools are available for many operating systems. This includes Linux, Windows, *BSD, UNIX and OS X. Nice work!

If You need a Linux live CD where TestDisk is included I recommend SystemRescueCd. There are many other tools available for doing recovery work for almost every kind of operating system. SystemRescueCd is based on Gentoo what makes it very attractive to me.

Posted in: linux

Tags: linuxnewsrecovery

Tiny Core Linux

I just want to write a note about Tiny Core Linux. I really like it. It is about 10MB in size and it boots with X and a very minimal Desktop in about 15 - 20 seconds using VirtualBox. I recommend to give it a try. Just download the ISO file and boot it. When booted you are able to install Firefox, gcc, GTK+, Text Editors and much more...

Posted in: linuxopensource

Tags: devicelinuxopensourcenewsminimal