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Developer Linux News for Oct 31, 2008

  • New Qt Creator IDE From Qt Software (Oct 31, 2008, 23:31) "News emerged recently that Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) were working on their first IDE for Qt, code named Project Greenhouse. Today saw the release of the first technical preview under the name Qt Creator."

  • Fedora Moves the X Server (Oct 31, 2008, 16:01)
    LWN: "Testers of the Fedora 10 beta (or Rawhide) have recently noticed that the X server has been moved from its traditional home on virtual terminal 7 to VT1. This move, which has spawned a lengthy flame war (OK, two lengthy flame wars) is motivated by a desire to speed the boot process by avoiding the VT switch. It seems like a relatively small change, but our community has a strong sense of tradition, apparently."

  • Ubuntu Open Week for Jaunty. Rock On. (Oct 31, 2008, 13:31)
    jonobacon@home: "Folks, we are really pleased to announce...Ubuntu Open Week! Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community."

  • Update Twitter and FriendFeed From the Linux Command Line (Oct 31, 2008, 09:01)
    IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to use GNU Wget and cURL to send status updates to Twitter and FriendFeed without the use of a Twitter desktop application, and follow feeds from both Twitter and FriendFeed right from the Linux® command line."

  • Pulling Info From IMDB Part One: Goofy Movie Titles (Oct 31, 2008, 07:31)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "We're going off the range here today (while we leave another script on the oven to simmer for 24 hours ;) and moving along to finding the best way to strip "random-yet-connected" data from any online source."

  • Python Data Persistence Using MySQL (Oct 31, 2008, 04:31)
    Packt: "This article by Yuli Vasiliev will walk you through the process of building a simple Python application that interacts with a MySQL database. In a nutshell, the application picks up some live data from a web site and then persists it to an underlying MySQL database."