Developer Linux News for Aug 19, 2009
Code Project: create a media player (Aug 19, 2009, 23:02)
TuxRadar: "We're going to take some inspiration
from Apple's new iPod Shuffle, and only offer the bare minimum of
controls. One button for selecting your music, another button for
play and pause, and a third button for skipping to the next
Tech Source From Bohol: "Several months ago,
Google launched Chrome Experiments to feature some of the most
Linux Kernel Development Speeds Up (Aug 19, 2009, 22:02)
InternetNews: "New Linux Foundation report
finds that the pace of new code in the open source operating system
is growing faster."
Microsoft's smartphone market share: sub 10 percent and falling (Aug 19, 2009, 17:02)
IT Wire: "According to the latest figures from
Canalys, Microsoft is losing share in the smartphone market as the
number of platforms proliferates and it now commands less than 10
Who writes Linux: Big Business (Aug 19, 2009, 15:14)
Cyber Cynic: "The Linux Foundation has just
released a new report on who writes Linux (PDF), and guess what?
Linux isn't written by lonely nerds hiding out in their parents'
basements. It's written by people working for major companies --
many of them businesses that you probably don't associate with
Fraunhofer Institute on OOXML und ODF (Aug 19, 2009, 14:02)
Linux Magazine: "The Fraunhofer Institute has
published a whitepaper on the interoperability of Office Open XML
(OOXML) and the Open Document Format (ODF). Microsoft had a hand in
Seven things Windows 7 can learn from Linux (Aug 19, 2009, 13:02)
TechWorld: "Far from it, let's consider the
perfect number of moves Redmond can make to take a leaf out of
Linux's book – for the benefit of all."
South African translators learn how to localise using FOSS (Aug 19, 2009, 01:32)
ANLoc: "Two days of ANLoc training by
Translate.org.za and Wits Language School has started 10
translators on their road to becoming certified localisers. As part
of their training these students will localise a number of open
source applications into various South African languages."
The Next Snake: What do Python 2.x programmers need to know about Python 3? (Aug 19, 2009, 00:02)
Linux Pro Magazine: "...highlights for Python
programmers who are thinking about making the switch to 3.x."