General => Gena01 Blog => Topic started by: Gena01 on October 24, 2008, 08:33:31 pm

Title: General Update
Post by: Gena01 on October 24, 2008, 08:33:31 pm
I know things have been quiet and I haven't posted much (even though I do have a ton of ideas and stuff to post). Some things have kept me busy and i'll do my best to post them.

Here are some of the items that have been happening:
1. Site had some problems from Oct 16-22. Took me some time to figure out that there was a problem and get it addressed. Somehow it was related to some security updates that resulted in some options getting turned off. I do apologize for the inconvenience and will try to keep a better eye on things.
2. I've been working on the Yahoo protocol code again for Miranda ( I've updated code to support Yahoo 9.0 protocol. It runs rather stable now and has some nice new features (you can IM your Live, LCS and Sametime contacts now, no more disconnects, better avatar support, improved ignore options, redone the options configuration for Yahoo). Build 24 should be quite exciting once it's out.
3. I've been trying to stay on top of the news. One of our SysAdmins managed to convince me to start using Google Reader to keep track of things as well as mark the interesting items for future reference.
4. I've been trying to follow MySQL and Drizzle. Lots of cool stuff happening there. 5.0.67 has a ton of fixes. Took me some time to go through the list. 5.1 is not out yet. 6.0 is feature frozen. What does that mean? Stuff gets pushed after 6.0 release....
5. I've been looking into Oracle 11g and it's feature set. Some interesting stuff happening there too... and as always Oracle wants an arm and a leg for something that others give you out of the box for free.