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
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)
'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