Tuesday, September 04, 2007

IDS and Linux: stronger together

It's been a while since my last post. Summer time in northern hemisphere, usually means vacation time...

There are news related to IDS on Linux. Let's start by the IIUG announcement of IDS support in Debian and Ubuntu. This is a great announcement for the growing Ubuntu and Debian communities. Many people were already complaining (in comp.databases.informix for example) of the lack of official support. The external IBM page of IDS on Linux ( http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/informix/linux/ids.html ) has not been updated yet, but I've been told it should be soon.

Another great announcement comes from Informix Zone and tells us about the recent development of an IDS resource agent for Linux based open source cluster (Heartbeat). The author, Lars Daniel Forseth, has develop it within his work for his degree in Applied Computer Science at a German university. It's very refreshing to see IDS getting attention in the academic environment. Anybody involved with Linux and IDS may want to consider testing it and give any feedback to the author.