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Developer Linux News for Oct 19, 2009

  • MikeeUSA's code, now available on (Oct 19, 2009, 23:02)
    Geek Feminism blog: "While I completely support SourceForge’s decision to remove MikeeUSA’s code for violation of their Terms of Service, I can’t help kinda feeling sorry for the guy, because apparently he didn’t have any other copies."

  • Firefox Logo Painted Using Firefox Browser (Oct 19, 2009, 18:02)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "During the MozCamp and JRSL event in Chile, Marcio Galli painted the Firefox logo using a development build of Firefox, a touch screen laptop, a simple drawing application, and his finger."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 1) � Network subsystem and network drivers (Oct 19, 2009, 16:32)
    Kernel Log: "Between Thursday evening and Friday morning, Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of Linux version 2.6.32, although, due to the typing error in the first release candidate (RC1 was mis-labeled RC2), it is called 2.6.32-rc5 instead of 2.6.32-rc4."

  • Nouveau: X Render, RandR 1.2, FB, KMS Suspend Done (Oct 19, 2009, 13:32)
    Phoronix: "In the past few days though the Nouveau Wiki Feature Matrix was updated to reflect the latest changes in this open-source, third-party NVIDIA graphics driver."

  • Closed Design or No Design? Something is better than nothing. (Oct 19, 2009, 12:32)
    Celeste Lyn Paul: "Recently, Mark Shuttleworth announced on the Ayatana list an attempt to improve existing Ubuntu design processes by closing design participation and feedback from the community to invite-only."

  • comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3" (Oct 19, 2009, 11:02)
    aseigo: "What these blog entries are usually comparing is not "KDE 4" with "GNOME 3" but two of the KDE 4 workspace components, Plasma and KWin, with gnome-shell. Little more than that is compared in most of them when the topic is "KDE 4 or GNOME 3?". This is unfortunate because KDE 4 is a lot more than just the KDE Workspace, which is just one product that comes from KDE, just as GNOME 3 will be more than just gnome-shell."