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Olivia kommer i maj.

Clem skriver följande:

Linux Mint 15 will be named “Olivia” and should be available at the end of May 2013.

Olivia is pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin and the meaning of Olivia is “olive tree”. The olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity.

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” will feature the following editions:

  • Cinnamon
  • MATE
  • KDE
  • Xfce

The Cathedral and the Bazaar – dagens boktips

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Eric S. Raymond har haft stor betydelse för open source-världen och jag har precis läst om hans banbrytande verk The Cathedral and the Bazaar. Boken finns att ladda ner gratis på https://manybooks.net/titles/raymondericother05cathedralandbazaar.html#.

Jag läste den på min nya Kindle, vilken kanske inte är speciellt öppen, men väldigt praktisk.

Jag kan varmt rekommendera boken. Här kommer ett smakprov:

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Linux is subversive. Who would have thought even five years ago (1991) that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand developers scattered all over the planet, connected only by the tenuous strands of the Internet?

Certainly not I. By the time Linux swam onto my radar screen in early 1993, I had already been involved in Unix and open-source development for ten years. I was one of the first GNU contributors in the mid-1980s. I had released a good deal of open-source software onto the net, developing or co-developing several programs (nethack, Emacs’s VC and GUD modes, xlife, and others) that are still in wide use today. I thought I knew how it was done.

Linux overturned much of what I thought I knew. I had been preaching the Unix gospel of small tools, rapid prototyping and evolutionary programming for years. But I also believed there was a certain critical complexity above which a more centralized, a priori approach was required. I believed that the most important software (operating systems and really large tools like the Emacs programming editor) needed to be built like cathedrals, carefully crafted by individual wizards or small bands of mages working in splendid isolation, with no beta to be released before its time.

Linus Torvalds’s style of development—release early and often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity—came as a surprise. No quiet, reverent cathedral-building here—rather, the Linux community seemed to resemble a great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches (aptly symbolized by the Linux archive sites, who’d take submissions from anyone) out of which a coherent and stable system could seemingly emerge only by a succession of miracles.

The fact that this bazaar style seemed to work, and work well, came as a distinct shock. As I learned my way around, I worked hard not just at individual projects, but also at trying to understand why the Linux world not only didn’t fly apart in confusion but seemed to go from strength to strength at a speed barely imaginable to cathedral-builders.

By mid-1996 I thought I was beginning to understand. Chance handed me a perfect way to test my theory, in the form of an open-source project that I could consciously try to run in the bazaar style. So I did—and it was a significant success.

This is the story of that project. I’ll use it to propose some aphorisms about effective open-source development. Not all of these are things I first learned in the Linux world, but we’ll see how the Linux world gives them particular point. If I’m correct, they’ll help you understand exactly what it is that makes the Linux community such a fountain of good software—and, perhaps, they will help you become more productive yourself.

Linux Mint 12 ”Lisa”

Nu finns Linux Mint 12 med namnet ”Lisa” ute.

Clem berättar följande:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”.

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 12“.

Important info and release notes:

The Release Notes are an important source of information. Here are some of the topics they cover:

  • Tips and Tricks
    • Information about DuckDuckGo
    • Switch to a single top panel
    • Switch to a black panel, menu and window list
    • Quickly preview files without opening them
    • Restart Gnome Shell when needed
    • Debug Gnome Shell (for developers or to troubleshoot)
    • Run Gnome Shell in Virtualbox (for testers and reviewers)
    • Install MATE from the CD edition
    • Workaround for a disappearing MATE panel
    • Workaround for 100% CPU usage in MATE
  • MATE
  • mint4win
  • Moonlight
  • Upstream issues

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from Linux Mint 12 RC, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any), as well as level 3 “mate” and “caja” updates available in the Update Manager.

Download:

Md5 sums:

  • DVD 32-bit: ee3d6e2ca498bc7685b7f17cdb5f2eea
  • DVD 64-bit: 548f0ac303fea840ef138e5669880a74
  • CD no codecs 32-bit: 40562d26447207cb5111f94b93957a58
  • CD no codecs 64-bit: 641e0ab8f746b82c36fc3f0bbca70dc7

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit CD No codecs ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit CD No codecs ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!