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Developer Linux News for Jan 25, 2010

  • TiltOS Introduces KDE Applications For Haiku (2010-01-25 23:03:28)
    KDE.News: "Continuing the theme of "KDE Everywhere", recently it was announced by the folks over at TiltOS that KDE applications are now available for download and use."

  • Smarter Linux file structure aims to ease software management (2010-01-25 19:33:28)
    TechWorld: "The Unix file system hierarchy has been used for decades and remains the model for most of today's modern Linux systems, but one distribution, GoboLinux, is making software management easier with an innovative directory structure."

  • Red Hat's JBoss Aims to Improve User Productivity, UI in 2010 (2010-01-25 17:17:28)
    Serverwatch: "Red Hat's JBoss middleware division is set to have a busy 2010 as it continues to improve its developer tools and Java servers. While feature improvements are always important for JBoss, this year's focus will be on improving the way that developers work with their tools and servers."

  • Single Window GIMP Coming 27th December 2010 (2010-01-25 13:03:28)
    OMG Ubuntu: "We've discussed the singlewindow GIMP before - even telling you how to install it! Now GIMP developer Martin Nordholt has revealed that the 'target' release date for version 2.8 (AKA 'Single Window GIMP) is December the 27th 2010."

  • Video, Freedom And Mozilla (2010-01-25 12:03:28)
    Well, I'm Back "The basic problem is simple: H.264 is encumbered by patents whose licensing is actively pursued by the MPEG-LA. If you distribute H.264 codecs in a jurisdiction where software patents are enforceable, and you haven't paid the MPEG-LA for a patent license, you are at risk of being sued."

  • gwenview: user friendly? (2010-01-25 04:03:28)
    aseigo: "What's interesting about this for me is that Gwenview's redesign wasn't to appeal to Jane and Joe Sixpack. It was to take a powerful app with a rather clumsy UI and turn it into a powerful app with a slick UI. Now, I don't know about you, but I like tools that fit my hand when I use them..."

  • Mozilla Firefox Gets More 'Agile' with Lorentz (2010-01-25 00:03:28)
    developer.com: "Mozilla is now embarking on a new development and release model for its flagship Firefox open source Web browser. The model will meld both fast-moving Agile and more traditional "waterfall" development methodologies in an attempt to more quickly iterate new features while maintaining backwards compatibility, security and overall code quality."