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Developer Linux News for Jan 21, 2011

  • Chuck Short Discusses Cobbler On Ubuntu (Jan 21, 2011, 21:04)
    Ubuntu User: "Yesterday, I wrote about Cobbler, a linux installation server, originally developer by Red Hat's Emerging Technologies group, that allows users to deploy a large number of Ubuntu Servers in a data center quickly and effortlessly, was accepted into the Ubuntu Archive."

  • Research seems to point to Google infringement of Java code (Jan 21, 2011, 20:34)
    IT World: "Fans of Google who were rooting for the company in the Oracle v. Google copyright infringement case over Java may be a bit dismayed after reading the claims by one free software advocate made this morning. According to Florian Mueller, there is mounting evidence in the original source files from Oracle's Java and Google's Android that code was indeed infringed."

  • OpenStreetMap's point of no return (Jan 21, 2011, 16:34)
    LWN.net: "Back in 2008, LWN reported on the OpenStreetMap project and its plan to change the licensing of its map database. This change was controversial, to say the least, but the project as a whole appeared to be determined to press forward with it"

  • Web Developer Basics: Differences Between HTML4 And HTML5 (Jan 21, 2011, 15:18)
    HTML Goodies: "Now that we've seen how to use some of the newer whiz-bang features of the draft HTML5 standard, it's time to take a few steps back and take a look at some of the other differences between HTML4 and HTML5."

  • Inclusion of Qt in Ubuntu 11.10 is a win for developers (Jan 21, 2011, 14:33)
    ars Technica: "In an announcement published today on his personal blog, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed that Nokia's Qt toolkit will be included as a standard component in future versions of Ubuntu. The move will pave the way for applications built with Qt to become a part of the popular Linux distribution."

  • Main development phase of Linux kernel 2.6.38 completed (Jan 21, 2011, 13:05)
    The H Open: "Exactly 14 days after Linux version 2.6.37 was released, Linus Torvalds has published the first beta version of kernel 2.6.38, which is expected to be completed at the end of March or beginning of April."

  • EnterpriseDB Releases New Postgres Plus Security Tools (Jan 21, 2011, 07:35)
    Datamation: "EnterpriseDB is out this week with Postgres Plus Standard Server version 9, updating their commercially supported version of the open source PostgeSQL database. The open source community version of PostgreSQL 9 debuted in September 2010, adding new database replication and scalability features."

  • ANSI SQL Can Combine Advantages and Principles of Relational and Hierarchical Data Processing (Jan 21, 2011, 04:35)
    Database Journal: "Michael M. David describes how relational and hierarchical data processing can be seamlessly combined in a way that supports and preserves both hierarchical and relational processing advantages while avoiding their disadvantages."