Day: January 12, 2004

  • MySQL 5.0 Alpha Released!

    MySQL AB announced today the availability of MySQL 5.0:

    MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced that a major new version of its database software, version 5.0, is now available. The new release includes the addition of stored procedures as well as other advances designed to enhance the development of large-scale enterprise database applications. The MySQL 5.0 alpha development release is now available for testing and evaluation by the open source community.

    That’s pretty impressive, as it seems like just yesterday that the MySQL 4.0 alpha came out…

    Check out the major new features in 5.0, read the changelog, and download it from your favorite mirror.  I usually grab mine from Jeremy‘s servers.

  • FreeBSD 5.2 Released!

    BSDatwork covers the announcement that FreeBSD 5.2 has shipped.  More details are in the release notes.  Go grab a copy at your local mirror.

  • The Sims for N-Gage

    All About N-Gage has the press release for “The Sims Bustin’ Out,” the upcoming EA title for the N-Gage.  If EA plays “mobile connected gaming” right, it could be a huge platform-making title.  I would love to see the title take advantage of GPRS connectivity as well as Bluetooth.  This way you could play online with thousands of people and/or connect with your buddies locally.

    I see a picture of a group of kids sitting on the playground glued to their N-Gages…

  • CodeCon 2004 and Aluminum Foil pointed to a couple of useful things yesterday.  First off, the CodeCon 2004 program is out.  Secondly, when they posted a story about an apartment encased in aluminum foil, I was thinking “poor man’s Faraday cage.”  It’s not though.