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Developer Linux News for May 27, 2009

  • Striking the Right Gnote (May 27, 2009, 23:02)
    Datamation: "You might imagine that an application for desktop notes would be too commonplace to generate controversy. Yet when Hubert Figuiere created Gnote, a port of the GNOME application Tomboy to C++, controversy erupted immediately."

  • Open-source tip: Require less developer time to earn more of it (May 27, 2009, 16:08)
    The Open Road: "There is a couple living nearby who my wife and I try to avoid at all costs. It's not that we don't like them, it's just that they consume so much of our time. We know that saying "hi" is tantamount to opening a filibuster-proof, hour-long conversation, so we try to evade that initial communication."

  • Ubuntu running Google Android. Does it matter? (May 27, 2009, 15:06)
    Netstat -vat: "One of the big new developments discussed is a new capability to run Google Android apps natively on an Ubuntu desktop. Ubuntu developer Michael Frey blogged about his own effort to get Android running on Ubuntu this week."

  • X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Slips Again (May 27, 2009, 13:34)
    Phoronix: "Rather than a 22nd of May feature freeze, that freeze is now not coming until the 22nd of June. All of the other milestones for this next X Server update have also been pushed back by approximately one month."