Developer Linux News for Jun 11, 2009
New Native Linux Multitouch Support (Jun 11, 2009, 19:33)
ICL: "This demo made by Mohamed-Ikbel
Boulabiar, Stephane Chatty and Sebastien Hamdani from the
Interactive Computing Lab at ENAC shows how one can use the
multi-touch capabilities that Henryk Rydberg added to the Linux
input system. "
PythonGTK Programming part 3: Screensaver, Objects, and User Input (Jun 11, 2009, 19:03)
LinuxPlanet: "In the previous two installments
of this series we learned how to create a simple, colorful
screensaver in PythonGTK. Today Akkana Peck leads us into some key
fundamental concepts of programming: objects, code re-use, and
making our screensaver respond to user input."
Linux is first OS to support USB 3.0 (Jun 11, 2009, 18:33)
Neowin: "Sarah Sharp, a self-styled "geekess"
and Linux developer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center who
has recently been working on the Linux USB subsystem, announced on
her blog that support of USB 3.0 will soon be integrated into the
How to run .NET programs in Linux (Jun 11, 2009, 16:33)
JRBTech: "If you are a software developer you
may or may not know that you can run your .NET 1.0 and .NET 2.0
applications natively in Linux. Even Windows.Forms (GUI Programs)
programs can be run natively, making .NET a great and easy tool for
cross platform development."
Software liability law could divide open source (Jun 11, 2009, 16:03)
ZDNet Asia: "The world of open source
development could be divided if the European Commission (EC)
succeeds in passing a law extending consumer protection rules to
software, according to experts."
Open Invitation to Mono Proponents to Set the Record Straight (Jun 11, 2009, 14:46)
A recent thread on the Mono controversy in Ubuntu turned into a
long debate, with Mono fans feeling that Mono is misrepresented. So
here is a chance to set the record straight: write it up for Linux
Today and I will publish it.
Ubuntu aims for ten-second boot time with 10.04 (Jun 11, 2009, 13:33)
ars Technica: "In a presentation at the Ubuntu
Developer Summit in Barcelona, developer Scott James Remnant noted
that boot time decreased from 65 seconds in version 8.10 to only 25
seconds in 9.04."
Torvalds proclaims 'new world order' with Linux 2.6.30 (Jun 11, 2009, 12:03)
The Industry Standard: "Linux kernel 2.6.30 has
been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version,
including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus
Torvalds says switches the kernel to a "new world order""
The Adobe AIR File API (Jun 11, 2009, 10:33)
Linux Magazine: "Typical browser applications
cannot access the local filesystem. However, Adobe AIR applications
can, giving those applications a distinct advantage. Learn how the
AIR File API works and build an application that can read and write
from a local disk. "
How to Sponsor an Open Source Sprint (Jun 11, 2009, 03:03)
IT World: "In short: In an open source sprint,
you can add new functionality to your most important application
for less money than your marketing department spent last month on a
single fancy client dinner."
Linux 2.6.30 Gets Faster Boot - but is Fedora Faster? (Jun 11, 2009, 00:03)
InternetNews: "The second Linux kernel of 2009
is now out, sporting a long list of improvements -- and at least