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Developer Linux News for Jan 20, 2011

  • Expect Script Tutorial: Expressions, If Conditions, For Loop, and While Loop Examples (Jan 20, 2011, 22:35)
    The Geek Stuff: "Expect scripting language is easy to learn. It expects specific string, and sends (or responds) strings accordingly. If you are new to expect, read our 6 expect script examples (including hello world example) to get a jump start."

  • The last 12 months in Ubuntu (and a brief look ahead) (Jan 20, 2011, 21:05)
    Linux User and Developer: "This has been an interesting year for Ubuntu with two on-schedule releases. Ubuntu community leader, Ubuntu Developer and general a good egg Dave Walker takes a look back at the last 12 months of Ubuntu"

  • Supporting OOXML in LibreOffice (Jan 20, 2011, 20:35)
    LWN.net: "An extensive and sometimes bitter debate on whether LibreOffice should write files in the OOXML format is a good example of differing views of how this project (and free software in general) should work."

  • Qt apps on Ubuntu (Jan 20, 2011, 14:35)
    Mark Shuttleworth: "As part of our planning for Natty+1, we'll need to find some space on the CD for Qt libraries, and we will evaluate applications developed with Qt for inclusion on the CD and default install of Ubuntu."

  • Debian Squeeze to release Feb 5th or 6th (Jan 20, 2011, 13:05)
    Debian devel-announce: "Once again, and hopefully for a final time, I'm writing to you with a release update."

  • Use jQuery to Build a Newsletter Subscription Popup with a MySQL/PHP Backend (Jan 20, 2011, 10:35)
    PHP Builder: "More recently, websites have taken a more aggressive approach in terms of inviting visitors to subscribe to a newsletter or consider some other special offer. The approach involves displaying a popup window the very first time a visitor navigates to the website."

  • FFmpeg turmoil (Jan 20, 2011, 07:35)
    LWN.net: "A group of FFmpeg developers has announced that the project has a new set of maintainers - news which came as a surprise to existing maintainer Michael Niedermayer."

  • Top 5 Considerations for MySQL Administration in the Cloud (Jan 20, 2011, 00:05)
    Database Journal: "Cloud deployments of internet sites are becoming much more prevalent everyday. Let's take a look at what type of special considerations we'll need to make for hosting MySQL successfully in the cloud."