Thursday, November 08, 2007

Pure Eye Candy...

After struggle for some time to get compiz-fusion 0.6.2 to work on my old intel 855/GM graphics card, I finally got it working.

I was playing around reading some bug descriptions of intel xorg driver when I faced a comment from Ian which gave me some hope:

"Although I'm using Debian, if I turn this option off none of my terminal window contents get painted,[...]"

This is exactly the behavior I was facing when running compiz-fusion with newer driver (2.1.1). After making the change in xorg.conf... voilà! It worked perfectly! No more repaint problems!! Ah, the modification:

Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

With this configuration set, I could go one more step and get mplayer composition to work. :)

I followed the instructions on this blog post about mplayer composition and compiled mplayer rc2 with the patch linked there and to my surprise it worked perfectly!!!

The only drawback is that the patch only works on 24bits and my card hasn't a good performance at 24 bits. At least I still can use compiz-fusion when in 16 bits and when I don't want to watch any movies or animes as I love to watch.

I hope this experience helps others to get their graphics card working with this awesome software which are compiz, compiz-fusion and mplayer!

Now I can see in my own machine all that I only watched on youtube videos :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Npgsql2 Beta1 Released!!

Hi, all!

Npgsql Development Team is proud to announce that Npgsql2 Beta1 is available! Its assembly version is 1.98.1, just in case you need to configure something with it using its assembly number.

In this release, besides the usual bug fixes, we would like to highlight initial support for System.Transactions, COPY IN/OUT and uuid postgresql 8.3 datatype.

Full release notes can be found here.

You can get it at the usual place.

I'd like to thank God for allowing me to make this happen.

I'd like to help all who helped us contributing with feedback, bug fixes and comments which allowed us to improve Npgsql even more!

Stay tuned for more features in upcoming releases.

Keep your feedback and bug fixes coming!