It is time that package-management applications free shared libraries from artificial shackles, and create a more dynamic and versatile distribution.
My first reaction to the PackageKit UI, after its initial release on Fedora, was negative. It was prejudice at first sight. I did not see any advantage in reinventing the wheel. The only…
Why consider another distribution when I have been happy with Red Hat/Fedora for the last 15 years?
Let’s get started with NumPy, which is supposed to be “the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python.”
In part 13 of the “Programming in Python for Friends and Relations” series, we learn about Csound, a powerful musical instrument that’s playable from Python.
Let’s code a simple application to help us stop making silly mistakes while communicating over e-mails. This is part 11 in the series on “Programming In Python for Friends and Relations”.
In this part 10 of the series on “Programming in Python for Friends and Relations” we build a small classifieds application.
Part 9 of the “Programming in Python for Friends and Relatives” series discusses how to build some nifty scripts to check remote systems over the Internet.
…but is it really worth it?
The first article I wrote for LFY in January 2005 was on the need for creating a custom distribution. I would have liked to send my parents an installation CD with just what…