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Developer Linux News for Oct 22, 2009

  • The Semantic Desktop Wants You (Oct 22, 2009, 23:02)
    KDE dot news: "As explained on Userbase, Nepomuk is a promising new technology which aims to make the user's data easier to find. Not only through the now common search and indexing, but also by making use of more complex relationships between documents, contacts and all sorts of data."

  • Raytheon Sends Android To Battlefield (Oct 22, 2009, 20:32)
    Forbes: "The defense contractor is the latest--and perhaps least likely--convert to Google's mobile platform."

  • CentOS 5.4 Released (Oct 22, 2009, 19:32)
    CentOS-announce: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.4 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures."

  • Proposal: Moratorium on Python language changes (Oct 22, 2009, 13:33) "I propose a moratorium on language changes. This would be a period of several years during which no changes to Python's grammar or language semantics will be accepted."

  • Let�s give PulseAudio a chance (Oct 22, 2009, 12:33)
    TechWorld: "Poettering is concerned the in the upcoming Ubuntu release Canonical has "again" done "some genius thing" to make PulseAudio on Ubuntu perform worse than it could."

  • two simple things to improve the user experience (Oct 22, 2009, 11:33)
    aseigo: "There's a lot of discussion about user experience around these days. That's good, though sometimes the focus is kept on solving "big issues" and a lot of the small everyday type things get missed. Here are two things that I personally run into a bit too regularly that can be easily improved on and which really do help with the user experience."

  • PHP Aims for the Mainstream in Zend Server 5 (Oct 22, 2009, 09:33)
    Internetnews: "The open source dynamic language PHP has been a mainstay of the Web application delivery landscape for the past decade, but only in recent years has it made serious inroads into enterprise IT development."