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Linux Sea: log file management and backups
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Thu 02 September 2010

I've added two more chapters to the Linux Sea book. The first one is about Log file management, the second one about Taking Backups. They're far from finished, but I thought that those two topics are important for day-to-day Gentoo usage and shouldn't be left out of the Linux Sea …

cvechecker 0.5 released
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Thu 02 September 2010

A new intermediate release of cvechecker is now released. The tool is reported to build properly on NetBSD and FreeBSD as well (although much user experience there is still welcome), introduces a cvereport command (example output), has lowered its initial dependency requirements and pullcves now only loads the CVE XML …

qemu monitor cd change
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Mon 30 August 2010

I've been playing around with kvm (which uses qemu) to try out other operating systems and Linux distributions. Up until now, little progress on that part (not because it is difficult, just little time) but there are a few things worth mentioning. For this post, let's start with a quicky …

Added "iw" support to Linux Sea
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Thu 26 August 2010

The wireless driver developers are actively working on a new wireless toolset called "iw", slowly deprecating the older wireless-tools toolset (which contains the "iwconfig" command). Kasumi_Ninja reported to me in the Gentoo Forums that it would be nice to add information on iw to Linux Sea, so I did. I …

cvechecker 0.4 released
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Wed 25 August 2010

Albeit with less updates than 0.3 had, cvechecker 0.4 brings in internal project files reorganization (more to the liking of the GNU autoconf/automake standards - I think), fixes a databaseleak (instead of memoryleak ;-) bug and introduces a teenie weenie bit more intelligent pullcves command (with multiple return code …

I remain impressed by the free software community
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Wed 25 August 2010

My current personal projects, Linux Sea and cvechecker, are actively being watched by the free software community. For the Linux Sea book, I get nice feedback and ideas on the Gentoo Forums and on the cvechecker application, people such as Nigel Horne are helping out in various ways - including feature …

cvechecker userguide
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sun 22 August 2010

Just a quick note, I've created and uploaded the cvechecker userguide.

cvechecker 0.3 released
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Fri 20 August 2010

Time for a new intermediate cvechecker release, so here it is. Changes include (beyond the usual bugfixes) different CSV output (with some sort of version support) so that it can be easily used for reporting purposes, removal of debugging/verbose items and added example files for reporting.

cvechecker 0.2 released
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Mon 16 August 2010

I've made version 0.2 available of cvechecker. It fixes some build warnings and also supports the normal "make install" step. The pullcves command now also pulls in the latest versions.dat file. Special thanks to Per Andersson for reporting that the ./configure didn't fail if sqlite3 or libconfig wasn't …

cvechecker 0.1 released
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sat 14 August 2010

cvechecker version 0.1 is out. This is the first publicly available development release, so it's still far from production-ready yet. However, it is usable so it can now be publicly analyzed to remove all icky bugs and such. I'm not planning (m)any new features (apart from the reporting …