Developer Linux News for Feb 09, 2010
The Linux Desktop Evolves With KDE 4.4
(Feb 09, 2010, 23:51)
Linux Planet: "The latest KDE4 desktop release
sports thousands of new features and bugfixes, and includes the
best integration yet of semantic technology."
KDE.org Relaunched for Software Compilation 4.4 (Feb 09, 2010, 17:03)
KDE.news: "The KDE web team is pleased to
announce a major redesign of the KDE.org frontpage and
buzz.kde.org, just in time for the pending release of our updated
Workspace, Application and Development Platform compilation. The
redesign is the result of many hours of work by artists, coders,
writers and testers."
The application is the new the operating system (Feb 09, 2010, 16:33)
The Open Road: "If you're a Google Nexus One
user, you experienced a bit of magic last week. In one click of an
over-the-air update, your Nexus One became an iPhone--offering the
ability to pinch and expand the screen to zoom in or out."
Linux can compete with the iPad on price, but where�s the magic?
(Feb 09, 2010, 16:03)
Jim Zemlin's blog: "His main message about the
iPad was "a magical device at a breakthrough price." He repeated
this many times throughout the pitch and twice at the end. This
phrase demands an honest response: how will Linux-based devices
compete with the iPad?"
HTML5 Theora Video Codec for Silverlight (Feb 09, 2010, 06:03)
Alp Toker: "I’m glad to announce the
first release of our fully managed Theora audio / video decoder
implementation for the Silverlight platform! The Highgate media
suite will bring installation-free support for HTML5 streaming
video to an additional ~40% of web users overnight."
SourceForge turns off "blanket blocking" (Feb 09, 2010, 04:33)
The H Open: "SourceForge, the open source
project hosting site, has announced that it has turned off the
"blanket block" on access from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and
The kernel column by Jon Masters #83 (Feb 09, 2010, 00:03)
Linux User and Developer: "As I’ve
mentioned before, one of the longer-term goals of the kernel
development community is to kill off the Big Kernel Lock