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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 Linux kernel"

  • 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 one regression."