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Developer Linux News for Aug 27, 2008

  • Opentape: Not Quite Open Source (Aug 27, 2008, 22:31)
    OStatic: "Muxtape, as you may know, is a music sharing and mixing site that's apparently been shut down by the RIAA. Now there's Opentape, which bills itself as "a free, open-source package that lets you make and host your own mixtapes on the web." But is it?"

  • Performance Problems Plague Perl on Red Hat (Aug 27, 2008, 12:31)
    OStatic: "The problem, which also manifests itself on some versions of the Fedora and CentOS Linux distributions, means that some programs will take more than 100 (yes, one hundred) times longer to execute under Red Hat than other distributions. "

  • Google drops Bluetooth, GTalkService APIs from Android 1.0 (Aug 27, 2008, 04:01)
    Good Gear Guide: "Google dropped Bluetooth and the GTalkService instant messaging APIs (application program interfaces) from the set of tools for the first version of the mobile phone OS, Android 1.0, according to the Android Developers Blog."