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Developer Linux News for Oct 12, 2009

  • Can open source stop navel gazing and get real? (Oct 12, 2009, 22:33)
    The Open Road: "Enterprises and other users deploy open-source software because it works. For those of us in the open-source vendor community, however, too often we waste time talking about issues that have relatively little resonance for the vast majority of users."

  • KDE Costs 175 Million Dollars (Oct 12, 2009, 19:03)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "The official KDE Project currently consists of 4.2 million lines of code. Cornelius Schumacher has applied the lines to individual projects and published the stats."

  • Nokia ports Qt to Maemo 5 (Oct 12, 2009, 18:03)
    The Inquirer: "NOKIA HAS CREATED a port for the Qt cross-platform framework to Maemo 5 in a bid to help developers create applications for the N900."

  • Linux lets TV news crews rove more freely (Oct 12, 2009, 17:33)
    Moblin Zone blog: "The $50K LiveEdge device is touted as a cost-saving, more flexible alternative to the $500K microwave trucks commonly used today."

  • Don't Be Evil Means Don't Be Evil (Oct 12, 2009, 17:03)
    Linux Journal: "In a move pulled straight from a sitcom script, Developer Advocate David McLaughlin accidentally alerted the world that the company was holding out on the community, providing up-to-date software development kits to contest participants while leaving Open Source developers in the lurch."

  • FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry (Oct 12, 2009, 16:33)
    LWN.net: "This article examines a field called compliance engineering. Compliance engineering was pioneered by technical experts who wanted to address misuses of software, and was made famous by gpl-violations.org, FSF, and similar organizations correcting Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) license violations."

  • 'Frankencamera': A Giant Leap For Digital Photos? (Oct 12, 2009, 13:33)
    NPR: "It's big. It's ugly. And it's made from recycled parts, at least for now. It's called the "Frankencamera" — and it might someday change the way you take pictures."

  • Wine development release 1.1.31 is now available (Oct 12, 2009, 08:03)
    WineHQ: "What's new in this release (see below for details):... Several sound driver fixes, Beginning of ActiveX support in JScript."

  • Mandriva Linux 2010 RC2 is available now for tests (Oct 12, 2009, 04:03)
    The Official Mandriva Blog: "Mandriva Linux 2010 RC2, last development version, is now available on public mirrors."