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Developer Linux News for May 23, 2008

  • Getting Open Source Right (2008-05-23 22:30:20)
    Editor's Note: "...Microsoft's Director of Standards made some assumptions about what the real value of open source software is for governments. Like most assumptions about open source from Microsoft, a big piece of the overall picture is conveniently left out..."

  • No More Desktop Icons in [KDE] 4.1 (2008-05-23 19:30:23)
    aseigo: "I just committed a change to the default desktop containment that removes desktop icon support..."

  • GCC 4.2.4, Bug Fix Release (2008-05-23 04:30:20)
    KernelTrap: "Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.4 saying, 'GCC 4.2.4 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.3 relative to previous GCC releases...'"

  • Google Carves an Android Path Through Open-Source World (2008-05-23 00:00:59)
    Underexposed: "Google didn't invent open-source programming or pioneer the mobile-phone software market, but when it comes to its Android project, don't accuse Google of playing follow the leader..."