Developer Linux News for Aug 27, 2009
Free pre-release board from Intel (Aug 27, 2009, 23:32)
Intel announcement: "Intel, in conjunction with
the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel®
ECA), is accepting customer applications for the Intel®
Embedded Pre-release Seed Board Program."
Git gets demystified and Subversion control (Aug 27, 2009, 23:02)
IBM Developerworks: "Distributed version
control systems (DVCSs) offer a number of advantages over
centralized VCSs, and for Subversion users looking to explore this
model, Git is a great place to start. Using Subversion as a
baseline, this first of two articles shows how to install Git, set
up a remote repository, and begin using basic Git commands."
FSF and GNOME Calling Women of Community (Aug 27, 2009, 20:02)
Linux Pro Magazine: "The Free Software
Foundation (FSF) and the GNOME Foundation are targeting higher
women's participation in the community. The first step is a
"mini-summit" on "Women in Free Software.""
A Little Empathy For Pidgin (Aug 27, 2009, 19:02)
Linux Magazine: "Telepathy is a new framework
which provides a means of real-time communication on the Linux
desktop. The interface is provided through the D-Bus messaging
system, which is available for any application to take advantage
Microsoft's New Tollgate: exFAT on Flash Media (Aug 27, 2009, 18:02)
Linux Today Blog: "What is exFAT and why should
you care? Because the SD Card Association made exFAT the standard
file system for the new SDXC cards, and because exFAT is a
Microsoft filesystem that claims to be like so totally
interoperable, but it isn't."
Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store (Aug 27, 2009, 17:32)
Phoronix: "Canonical does have some grand plans
for the Ubuntu Software Store and in this article we have some
screenshots of what it looks like currently and how it functions
along with some of their plans for the future."
Nokia's First Linux Phone Looks Good (Aug 27, 2009, 16:02)
PC World: "After several unofficial leaks,
Nokia on Thursday officially unveiled the N900, the company's first
Linux phone. It's a good first step to rejuvenate Nokia's
smartphone line, but will the N900 have what it takes to go
head-to-head with the iPhone and Android Phones?"
Compiz 0.9 is nearing a Beta release (Aug 27, 2009, 15:44)
Compiz+Fusion: "We are pretty close to a 0.9
Beta now in terms of functionality."
Drupal Gains Ground Down Under (Aug 27, 2009, 03:04)
Computerworld: "The CMS powers several new high
profile websites including the Prime Minister's site, launched last
month and designed by Canberra-based company OPC IT and ABC's three
digital radio websites – Dig Music, ABC Jazz and ABC Country.
Internationally, it is used by organisations as diverse as Obama's
administration in the US to Greenpeace to McDonalds."
Fedora 12 Alpha Announcement (Aug 27, 2009, 00:04)
Fedora: "Fedora 12 "Constantine" Alpha release
is available! What's next for the free operating system that shows
off the best new technology of tomorrow? You can see the future now