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Oracle Users Indicate Increase in Use of Open Source

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The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has released its second major research study focusing on open source adoption trends, "Open Source in the Enterprise: New Software Disrupts the Technology Stack." Conducted for the IOUG by Unisphere Research and sponsored by MySQL AB, the study builds on a similar report issued in mid-2006 covering open source adoption trends in the enterprise stack. The findings point to ongoing interest in open source software solutions for operating systems, databases and middleware with most organizations reporting that they intend to increase their use of open source in general over the coming year. However, open source applications remain less widely adopted.

The full report is available from the IOUG here.

 

MPlayer 1.0rc2 released

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It's been a while, but we are still around and have decided that it's time to funnel our steady stream of daily changes into a release again.

One main source of improvements has, as always, been FFmpeg, which added support for several new video and audio codecs along with speedups and massive code cleanups.

MPlayer now supports Real RTSP authentication and the libnemesi streaming library as an alternative to live555. Also, many QuickTime over RTSP streams can now be played. There have been various improvements to TV streaming, Intel Mac support should be complete.

Support for VC-1 in MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS will make many HDTV streams work. Blu-ray or HD-DVD playback is not possible yet, but MPlayer can play the EVO files after they have been decrypted.

MPlayer now assumes square pixels as found on LCD panels. If the video on your monitor appears squished or stretched please use '-monitoraspect 4:3' to get back the previous behavior.

It is no longer necessary to patch the sources to get AMR audio support. Instead, download AMR libraries for Linux and install them as described on that page.

Note that this release will not compile on current (as of this writing) Cygwin versions due to a missing llrint implementation in Cygwin. You will have to wait for the next gcc upgrade in Cygwin or patch either Cygwin or MPlayer locally.

Source: MPlayerHQ.hu

 
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