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Developer Linux News for Nov 18, 2009

  • Doing "Notmuch" to fix Email (Nov 18, 2009, 22:04)
    OStatic: "When two of the X.org folks get involved in writing an email system out of frustration, it's safe to say that email clients need a kick in the pants. Carl Worth, with some help from Keith Packard, have announced Notmuch, a search-based "email system" for handling large volumes of mail."

  • Samsung Sponsors The Development Of Enlightenment (Nov 18, 2009, 21:04)
    Phoronix: "For the uninformed, Enlightenment is a window manager that has been around since 1997 but doesn't receive too much mainstream love. Fortunately though it now has the backing of a major electronics manufacturer who is sponsoring its development."

  • Going Beyond Just Measuring Frame Rates (Nov 18, 2009, 20:34)
    Phoronix: "Yesterday marked the release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 and it was the best version yet with the addition of many new exciting and useful features. While this release was gratifying, there are much greater plans for the Phoronix Test Suite going into the next decade."

  • Google Chrome operating system's first appearance scheduled (Nov 18, 2009, 19:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "While Google is remaining mum about all the details, I've learned that they will be demonstrating the new Linux-based Chrome desktop operating system on Thursday, November 19th."

  • Building On-Ramps on the Fedora 12 Highway (Nov 18, 2009, 17:34)
    Datamation: ""It's all about building on-ramps," says Paul W. Frields, the Fedora Project Leader. "As a community, we tend to be oriented towards getting people involved in the open source process, rather than towards getting everyone to switch from whatever they're using now.""

  • Interview- Fedora Mini maintainer Peter Robinson (Nov 18, 2009, 13:04)
    Moblin Zone: "By now, you've probably heard that Fedora 12 came out this morning, with a "Moblin Desktop Environment" option. In this interview, Fedora Mini Maintainer Peter Robinson discusses F12's Moblin option today, and what lies ahead for Moblin technology within Fedora."

  • kde4.4 coming out in feb 2010 (Nov 18, 2009, 12:04)
    CIO: "Unlike the anti-climax that was the first KDE 4 release, however, KDE 4.4's developers say this new version will actually deliver on many of the original promises of this next-generation desktop environment -- and then some."

  • LPI and UNDP/UNESCO promote Linux education in Middle East (Nov 18, 2009, 07:04)
    LinuxPR: The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that its affiliate, LPI-Middle East, had signed an agreement with Ma3bar initiative to promote the adoption of Free and Open Source software throughout the Arab world.

  • Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation (Nov 18, 2009, 04:34)
    Linux Today Blog: "The Internet and Google enable laziness in FOSS development because they make it too easy to abdicate the job of proper documentation to "The community." Telling users and potential contributors to use Google, mailing lists, and forums is not documentation."

  • Fedora 12 Takes Aim at Linux Networking (Nov 18, 2009, 01:34)
    InternetNews: "While the latest installment of the Red Hat-sponsored community Linux distribution offers many new features, at the top of the list for users including Fedora's project leader, Paul Frields, are improved networking capabilities that raise the bar for mobile connectivity on Linux."