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Developer Linux News for Jun 25, 2010

  • Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root (Jun 25, 2010, 23:33)
    Phoronix: "Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges."

  • Preventing session expiration with AJAX (Jun 25, 2010, 23:03)
    Free Software: "Lately I have noticed an increase in issues related to session expiration in web pages. There are two cases that come to mind:"

  • MySQL INSERT Statement Variations (Jun 25, 2010, 16:03)
    Devx: "The Data Manipulation Language (DML) SELECT...INTO command is unsupported in MySQL. However, MySQL does provide the INSERT...SELECT statement. Rob Gravelle discusses this, and other variations of the INSERT statement."

  • Nvidia Releases a Much Improved Video Driver for Linux (Jun 25, 2010, 14:33)
    Softpedia: "After many months of hard work, Nvidia finally announced on June 22nd the final and stable version of the 256.x proprietary driver for Nvidia graphics cards"

  • Mark Shuttleworth at LinuxTag (Jun 25, 2010, 12:33) "Mark's talk was, indeed, well received from the start. Topics ranged from the familiar (cadence) to issues like quality, with a look at upcoming Ubuntu design features as well. Mark described his (and Ubuntu's) job as taking the great work done by the development community and getting it out there where people can use it."

  • The Froyo Code Drop (Jun 25, 2010, 12:03)
    Android Developers: "Today is one of those days that has my heart racing; we've just released the source code for Android 2.2. This is a big step forward for the entire Android ecosystem. Please don't melt the servers down again while trying to download that latest source code."

  • And now, for something totally different: EveryDesk! (Jun 25, 2010, 07:33) "veryDesk is a reinterpretation of the Linux desktop, designed to be used in public administrations or as an enterprise desktop."

  • Memcached Gets NoSQL in Membase (Jun 25, 2010, 06:03)
    Database Journal: "The open source memcached application is often used in conjunction with databases to help cache and accelerate data. A new approach from memcached sponsor NorthScale is taking a slightly different tack by integrating memcached directly with its new open source Membase server"

  • Working with NinePatch Stretchable Graphics in Android (Jun 25, 2010, 01:33) "Android devices come in many shapes and sizes, often making it very difficult for developers to design applications that look great on all the various screen sizes and orientations. For addressing this challenge, NinePatch graphics can be indispensable."