Developer Linux News for Jan 21, 2010
Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 adds screen sharing (Jan 21, 2010, 23:32)
The H Open: "Nearly five months after the
release of the first beta, the Skype for Linux developers have
announced the availability of the second beta for version 2.1 of
their Linux Skype client."
Selenium Gets Some Sauce for Open Source Testing (Jan 21, 2010, 20:55)
Developer.com: "As increasing numbers of
applications move online, the need for functional cross-browser
testing continues to grow, which is good news for the open source
Selenium project—a popular automated application testing tool
with nearly 3 million downloads to date."
Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose) (Jan 21, 2010, 20:32)
Jim Zemlin's Blog: "Last week, David Coursey
reported that Microsoft entertainment and devices boss Robbie Bach
made the prediction in an analyst briefing that Linux on mobile
will lose. Why? It’s choice is a bad thing for customers and
that there is too much Linux in the mobile marketplace"
Firefox 3.6 Boosts Speed, Tabs, HTML 5 and CSS (Jan 21, 2010, 20:02)
Linux Planet: "Six months after the last big
Firefox release, Mozilla today is rolling out Firefox 3.6. The new
browser, which began its life under the codename Namaroka",
includes numerous enhancement over its predecessor, Firefox
Speculating on page faults (Jan 21, 2010, 18:32)
Linux Weekly News: "Improving the performance
of the kernel is generally a good thing to do; that is why many of
our best developers have put considerable amounts of time into
optimization work. One area which has recently seen some attention
is in the handling of soft page faults."
Google talks Chrome OS, HTML5, and the future of software (Jan 21, 2010, 12:32)
ars Technica: "What followed that afternoon was
an interview that was so candid, in-depth, and informative about
not just Chrome OS, but about the present and future of the Web as
a distributed application platform, that we chose to sit on the
results until the holiday and CES madness had passed. So, in this
brief pause between CES and the coming iSlate hysteria, we present
our Chrome OS interview."
From India with code (Jan 21, 2010, 07:32)
IT Wire: "With its massive pool of programming
talent, it is no wonder that India has taken pride of place among
the countries competing to attract IT outsourcing."
Are you ready for an open source car? (Jan 21, 2010, 01:32)
Network World: "Software isn't the only thing
open; open source could change the auto game"