Archive for November, 2009

Announcing vmfs-tools version 0.2.0

This release should have occurred much earlier, but I wanted to work on a test suite before. Seeing how that was not going to happen any soon, I decided to defer the test suite to 0.3.0 and released 0.2.0 today.

It adds a basic support for MBR-style partition tables as they are usually found on VMFS containing LUNs (i.e. a single 0xfb typed partition), a basic fsck tool which only does a few checks and no corrections, and a better debugvmfs shell (but still with the same commands, which ought to change in 0.3.0). It also supports loading a multiple extents VMFS with missing ones (except the first one, which contains everything).

This new release has also been tested to build and work on FreeBSD 7.2, Opensolaris 2009.06 and Cygwin 1.5.25.

2009-11-23 18:49:05+0900

vmfs-tools | 11 Comments »

Chrome OS

Chrome OS has been announced today, and from a quick look at this video, it very much looks like it is some kind of Coreboot (formerly LinuxBIOS), X and Chrome combination. As such, it seems it’s not something you’re going to fully enjoy on any computer.

Update: Apparently, they use their own firmware and a Linux 2.6.30 kernel. If they went the custom firmware route, and wanted a fast boot, I wonder why they didn’t start with Coreboot, instead.

2009-11-19 21:32:56+0900

miscellaneous, p.d.o | 3 Comments »

RM cascades, checky and tabextensions

Iceape 2.0 is going to hit unstable in a few days, and as such, the few packages that are only compatible with Iceape 1.x will stop working. I therefore asked for removal of cascades, checky and tabextensions, 3 packages I’ve been maintaining for a little while.

Actually, 2 of them are my two very first Debian packages: cascades and checky. A page is turned.

2009-11-11 22:21:03+0900

debian | 1 Comment »

On Ubuntu addresses for maintainers of Debian packages

Some rant, others don’t. I’m more with Zack, here, though there has been one @ubuntu maintainer that puzzled me:

I’m still wondering how I should be taking it.

2009-11-09 22:00:25+0900

debian | 9 Comments »