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
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
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,
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."