Just read about this package on AUR (Arch Linux User Repository) which compresses kernel modules using xz compression, so decided to make a note for myself that I should use this technique when required.
Yocto Project – Open Source Embedded Linux build system, package metadata and SDK generator.
The Yocto Projectâ„¢ is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture.Continue reading
Phoronix Test Suite – Linux Testing & Benchmarking Platform, Automated Testing Framework, Open-Source Benchmarking
The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available that provides an extensible framework for which new tests can be easily added.
- OpenBenchmarking.org Integration
- 130+ Test Profiles
- 60+ Test Suites
- Extensible Testing Architecture
- Optional Linux-based LiveDVD/USB Testing Distribution (PTS Desktop Live)
- Automated Test Installation
- Dependency Management Support
- Module-based Plug-In Architecture
- PNG, JPG, GIF, Adobe SWF, SVG Graph Rendering Support
- Automated Batch Mode Support
- Global Database For Result Uploads, Benchmark Comparisons
- Detailed Software, Hardware Detection
- System Monitoring Support
- GTK2 Graphical User Interface + Command-Line Interface
- Runs On Linux, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, Windows 7, & BSD Operating Systems
Google Gears for Firefox 3.6 (Linux)
I have been missing Google Gears since the time I upgraded to Firefox 3.6 on my Karmic Desktop. Google hasn’t been kind enough to release an update. Yesterday while searching through Google, I came across this bug report on Google Gears Page. I noticed that several people have been compiling Google Gears (Joys of Open Source!) for their platforms. In fact custom compiled version for Firefox 3.5 are available for download here. However I couldn’t find any compiled versions of Google Gears for Firefox 3.6. So I decided to give it a try.Continue reading
Firefox in linux too slow? I found a fix!
Is Firefox in Linux too slow for you? Does the new Places/URL/Location bar keep freezing every time you try writing something in it? I have had this issue consistently since I upgraded from Firefox 2.x to Firefox 3.0.
I tried googling the issue a zillion times and tried several solutions I found on various forums and blogs but all efforts amounted to naught. Damn, I felt defeated. I finally resigned and reverted to the old URL bar.