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Developer Linux News for Oct 10, 2007

  • Thunderbird Still Has Potential to Fly Despite Developers Leaving the Nest (Oct 10, 2007, 22:00)
    Ars Technica: "Although the goal behind the creation of MailCo is to give the Thunderbird project unprecedented room for growth, the only two full-time contributors have decided to leave the nest..."

  • Adobe: The Good, The Bad, and the Both--The Q&A (Oct 10, 2007, 20:30)
    RedMonk: "'When I see a group like my friend's turn their back on a platform they have been working on for five years in favor of Adobe's technology--then I am guessing that Adobe might be on to something...'"

  • Brainstorming Ideas for the GIMP's Next Interface (Oct 10, 2007, 20:00) "The GIMP image editor is preparing for the start of a new development cycle, and you can have your say in the way the next version looks by submitting a mock-up to the GIMP UI Brainstorm blog..."

  • Google's Orkut: A World of Ambition (Oct 10, 2007, 19:00)
    BusinessWeek: "Seizing on Orkut's momentum in Asia and Latin America, Google moves to revamp its social networking site and take aim at Facebook and MySpace..."

  • Linux Users Find It Difficult to Use Eclipse (Oct 10, 2007, 18:30)
    SDA India: "Users seem to be gearing up to give up using Eclipse for Linux development because it's too 'flakey...'"

  • GCC 4.2.2 Released (Oct 10, 2007, 16:00)
    KernelTrap: "He adds, 'the compilers in this release are covered by GNU General Public License version 3,' making GCC 4.2.2 the first released under the GPLv3..."

  • Linux 2.6.23 [Released] (Oct 10, 2007, 12:45) "Yeah, it got delayed, not because of any huge issues, but because of various bugfixes trickling in and causing me to reset my 'release clock' all the time..."

  • Supporting More Partitions (Oct 10, 2007, 07:30)
    KernelTrap: "'15 partitions (at least for sd_mod devices) are too few,' Jan Engelhardt suggested along with a patch to try and make the mounting of an unlimited number of partitions possible..."