Installing DB2 Express-C 9.7.5 on Ubuntu 11.10

If you want to install IBM's DB2 on Ubuntu 11.10, it's fairly straightforward. First, pop over to IBM's DB2 download page and grab whichever format of the DB2 Express-C archive you need. (In my case, it was "Linux 64-bit", which gave me a resulting tarball of db2exc_975_LNX_x86_64.tar.gz.)

Installing eZ Publish community version on Ubuntu 11.04

As a favour to a colleague, I recently downloaded and installed the web content management system eZ Publish (the community version) on my Ubuntu 11.04 system. Conveniently, Falko Timme had already documented the process for Ubuntu 7.10 here and, with only a few tweaks to Falko's writeup, the latest version of eZ Publish went in nicely.

Installing a package from the Nuxeo Marketplace in 60 seconds.

And what's happening here?

Android emulator on Ubuntu 10.04 in 60 seconds.

So what's happening here?

What's happening here is the step-by-step instructions for how to install the Android emulator on Ubuntu 10.04 in 60 seconds (admittedly not including the ridiculous time it takes to download the various Android platforms you want to support). And so, without further ado, let's get to work.

Nuxeo DAM 1.1 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.04, in 60 seconds.

What's this all about?

It's about how to, on your Ubuntu 10.04 system, install VirtualBox, then download and run the spanking new Nuxeo DAM 1.1 digital asset management software in a VirtualBox session. And ... go.

Nuxeo DAM 1.1 on Ubuntu 10.04, in 60 seconds.

So ... you have a Ubuntu 10.04 system, and you want to install the brand new, open source Nuxeo DAM 1.1 Digital Asset Management software in 60 seconds. No problem.

New Nuxeo DAM JBoss snapshot for Ubuntu -- pretty much there.

July 5, 2010 -- There's a new snapshot of the JBoss-based Nuxeo DAM software for Ubuntu, and it's got almost all the kinks worked out, except for a couple that are either being resolved or are actually a Debian packaging issue. So, assuming your Ubuntu /etc/apt/sources.list file contains:

deb http://apt.nuxeo.org/ lucid-snapshots/
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner

then either install or upgrade with:

$ sudo apt-get [install/upgrade] nuxeo-dam-jboss

with a couple cautions.

Getting started with MongoDB under Ubuntu

What is this MongoDB?

An increasingly popular, document-oriented database that you can read about here.

Installing MongoDB on Ubuntu

And here's the catch because, at the moment, the current release of MongoDB has a shared library issue. So you can try to install MongoDB the normal way and, if that works, you're good to go. If not, you have to do a bit more work.

Blender 2.5 Alpha 2 on Ubuntu 10.04

Not rocket surgery but here's how to check out and build the current development version of Blender on Ubuntu 10.04 so you can get a look at all the cool new features of Blender 2.5.

First, the packages you'll need:

$ sudo apt-get install \
 python3.1-dev \
 scons \
 subversion \
 libsdl1.2-dev \
 libxi-dev \
 libopenexr-dev \
 libavformat-dev \
 libsamplerate0-dev \
 libswscale-dev \
 libtiff4-dev \
 libavdevice-dev \
 libopenal-dev \

New Nuxeo DAM snapshot for Ubuntu -- looking good.

As of yesterday, there's a new snapshot of Nuxeo DAM (Digital Asset Management) for Ubuntu -- nuxeo-dam-jboss_1.1-SNAPSHOT-20100702_all.deb -- and a lot of outstanding issues from the previous snapshot have been cleaned up. Among other things, "nuxeodam" user and group accounts have been created to act as owners of the running process, and lots of other little improvements. All in all, very nice so, at this point, I'm reduced to nitpicking:

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