Archive for August 2007

Ian Lance Taylor’s Linker Notes

Ian Lance Taylor is working on a new ELF linker called gold which is designed for speed and will do incremental linking. He is writing notes on how linkers work (with specifics for ELF and i386) which are a must read for everybody interested in these kind of low level technicalities. Linkers part 1 – […]

yum install java-1.7.0-icedtea

If you are running Fedora Rawhide (the Fedora development branch) you can now do: yum install java-1.7.0-icedtea \ java-1.7.0-icedtea-devel \ java-1.7.0-icedtea-demo \ java-1.7.0-icedtea-plugin \ java-1.7.0-icedtea-src Just in time for Fedora 8 test 2! This is an experimental package based on OpenJDK b18 and IcedTea 1.3 and includes the browser plugin! Note: When using x86_64 the […]

Stack unwinding

For Frysk I am working to add .debug_frame support to libunwind. Since I didn’t know that much about stack unwinding and since some of the details are hard to grasp without some historical context I wrote the following to summarize all the relevant documentation pointers that I could find on stack unwinding. Please do let […]

Bad Memory

Once or twice a week my personal server had some weird trouble with httpd, spamassasin or named suddenly crashing. It seemed impossible to replicate but in recent weeks the problem became worse. First I thought it was some software problem. So I decided to upgrade to CentOS 5. But in the middle of the upgrade […]

Sun proposes GPL/CDDL dual license for NetBeans

Bruno Souza is the NetBeans Community Manager for Sun these days. And he had an interesting suggestion for a new license model for NetBeans 6.0: We are considering releasing a future early access version of NetBeans 6.0 under a dual licensing scheme of CDDL and GPL v2 with Classpath exception. Whoa! From the NetBeans Why […]

OpenMoko surprise

Reading Harald Welte‘s blog (who is sometimes painfully honest about the Neo1973 and OpenMoko developments) I got a happy surprise reading under the heading Progress with the new OpenMoko and FIC Mobility office: Our internal software team finally has proper leadership and guidance from somebody who is both Taiwanese and has a thorough understanding of […]