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GRUB2 EFI Support

Most GNU/Linux distributions utilize GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) to boot the Linux kernel. GRUB was conceived and initially developed by Erich Boleyn. It became part of the GNU project in 1999 but was never officially released. The last development snapshot was v0.97 which was released in 2005. In spite of the fact that it was never officially released, it is used on millions of computers worldwide. The v0.97 codebase is now known as GRUB Legacy. Supposedly it is still in maintenance mode but no fixes have occurred in the last few years. As a result, vendors such as Red

Ruby D-Bus and Fedora 11

Earlier this year I wrote a number of posts about monitoring and interacting with D-Bus using shell scripts. In this post I use Ruby to monitor and interact with D-Bus enabled applications. If you are unfamiliar with D-Bus, a good starting point is this Freedesktop.org tutorial by the authors of the D-Bus specification. I used the standard out-of-the-box version of Ruby which comes with Fedora 11. $ ruby –version ruby 1.8.6 (2009-06-08 patchlevel 369) [x86_64-linux] Those readers who are familiar with Ruby will recognize that this version of Ruby is quite old by Ruby standards and is in maintenance mode

Ruby 1.9.1 RC Released

In his usual understated way, Yuhi Sonoda announced the first Ruby 1.9.1 release candidate earlier today on the ruby-talk mailing list. Hi, folks Ruby 1.9.1 has been just released. This is a release candidate of Ruby 1.9.1, which will be the first stable version of Ruby 1.9 series. Try it early and have a experience of modern, faster, with clearer syntax, multilingualized and much improved Ruby world. We have fixed 72 bugs and implemented some features: http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/projects/ruby-19/issues?query_id=9 If you encounter a bug or a problem, please let us know it via the official issue tracking system (http://redmine.ruby-lang.org ). I am