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Developer Linux News for Feb 10, 2009

  • Krita 2.0: a Host of New Features (Feb 10, 2009, 17:02) "Boudewijn Rempt has summarised results of development for the next version of Krita, the painting and image editing application for KOffice. Krita 2.0 will contain a host of new features, some of which are unique in the free software world. Below Piotr introduces some of the new features which will be available in this release."

  • Linus Renames Kernel "Linus" (Feb 10, 2009, 15:32)
    Linux Kernel Mailing List: "Hmm, Linu*s* 2.6.29-rc4? Tyops or hidden message?"

  • Azingo Hopes To Mix Up Mobile World With Linux-Based Browser (Feb 10, 2009, 14:02)
    CMSWire: "Attention! The mobile world’s cluster of hopeful operating systems just got slightly bigger thanks to Azingo, who recently announced the Azingo Mobile Platform 2.0."

  • Bruce Perens: Combining GPL and Proprietary Software (Feb 10, 2009, 13:02)
    Datamation: "The vast majority of questions I get about combining GPL and proprietary software concern embedded systems, since Linux is a component of so many consumer products these days. It's impressive, for instance, to look at Sony's web site where they fulfill their GPL obligations..."

  • "const" Keyword Explained (Feb 10, 2009, 09:02)
    Safer Code: "There are a few very basic things in C that are widely misunderstood by programmers of all caders. This is not because these things are very complex, but because books and teachers do not give them their due importance while teaching beginners and the misconceptions stick even years later."

  • Fedora as the Basis of Russia's Operating System? (Feb 10, 2009, 06:02)
    Opendotdotdot: "During the meeting it was announced that the development of free software in Russia - one of the main directions of the Ministry."