Eagle DNS 1.1 released
After more than a year in the making and with millions of DNS queries processed during several months of testing Eagle DNS 1.1 is now released.
This release brings some significant improvements regarding scalability and flexibility.
Resolvers are now pluggable just as ZoneProviders adding another dimension compared to Eagle DNS 1.0 which was a strictly authoritative server. Custom resolvers can now be added and multiple resolvers can be used simultaneously configured as a chain.
The thread pools have been updated to improve scalability and the previously built in Remote Management Interface has been made a plugin instead allowing for custom management interfaces to be added.
This release has been made possible largely by the organizations buying commercial support for Eagle DNS that I provide through Nordic Peak. The time and effort put into to this release would not have been feasible without their funding.
Freedom at last!
I've always been an entrepreneur and I've never been afraid to take on new challenges.
Recently I quit my job as a consultant and team leader in order to start Nordic Peak AB with two colleges.
This enables me and my colleges to focus fully on the development of products and cloud services. It also allows us to provide much asked for commercial support for my own open source projects such as Eagle DNS and OpenHierarchy.
OpenIcons, icons under a proper license!
Pretty much any web application benefits from nice looking, easy to understand icons. However if your developing applications under a GPL or LGPL license you might find that it's harder and harder to find icons licensed under a compatible license.
The reason for this is that most artists today seem to prefer the Creative Commons family of licenses which in most cases is incompatible with the GPL and LGPL licenses.
Running several open source projects based on GPL and LGPL code and a few proprietary projects based on LGPL code meant that I was starving for a set of icons with a uniform look and licensed under compatible license.
After spending a considerable amount of time searching the Internet for icons I decided to take matters into my own hands and do something about it. I had seen InkScape in a Slashdot posting not long ago so I decided to download it and give it shot.