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Developer Linux News for Feb 06, 2009

  • Dynamic Robots.txt Rules for Apache Security (Feb 06, 2009, 19:33)
    Enterprise IT Planet: "In the previous article, we devised a way to gather intelligence via a dynamic robots.txt but we're not (yet) taking any action. In order to do so, within the role of the robots.txt file, we need to have some rules pertaining to each client."

  • Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source (Feb 06, 2009, 17:31)
    Slashgear: "As Intel's investment into the Moblin OS gets increasing attention, and more non-technical users are introduced to Linux-based platforms in the shape of low-cost netbooks, 2009 will see open-source become more mainstream than ever before."

  • Red alert: Ardour is in serious trouble (Feb 06, 2009, 16:31)
    Ubuntu Forums: "SAE announced today that they will no longer sponsor the development of Ardour. This puts me (Paul, Ardour's lead developer) in the position of being paid solely by the donations and subscriptions made by the Ardour community. This is obviously insufficient to support myself, let alone my family, so I am obviously looking for other opportunities to earn a living."

  • KDE 4.2 and KOffice 2.0 beta 6 available for Maemo (Feb 06, 2009, 07:35)
    ars Technica: "KDE developer Marijn Kruisselbrink has released packages of KDE 4.2 and KOffice 2.0 beta 6 for Maemo, the Linux-based software platform that powers Nokia's Internet Tablet devices."

  • Python 3 Metaclasses and other strange creatures (Feb 06, 2009, 06:05)
    IBM Developerworks: "Python 3 is the latest version of Guido van Rossum's powerful general-purpose programming language. It breaks backwards compatibility with the 2.x line but has cleaned up some syntax issues. This second article builds on the previous article. In Part 2 of this two-part series, discover more new Python features and details on more advanced topics such as changes in abstract base classes, metaclasses, and decorators."