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Developer Linux News for Jan 28, 2010

  • Make Pretty GUI Apps Fast with Python-Qt (2010-01-28 20:04:49)
    Linux Planet: "KDE users love the look of all those pretty applications. The key is the toolkit KDE uses: Qt. Akkana Peck uses a poker game to show how quickly you can create a nice-looking graphical application."

  • FOSS Feats and Follies: Q&A With Red Hat Fedora Project Leader Paul Frields (2010-01-28 19:04:49)
    LinuxInsider: "Paul Frields, Red Hat's Fedora Project Leader, talks about FUDCon, what lies ahead for the next generation of FOSS, and how to address some of the lingering problems of Linux communities."

  • LCA: Cooperative management of package copyright and licensing data (2010-01-28 17:34:49)
    LWN.net: "Kate Stewart is the manager of the PowerPC team at Freescale. As such, she has a basic customer service problem to solve: people who buy a board from Freescale would like to have some sort of operating system to run on it. That system, of course, will be Linux; satisfying this requirement means that Freescale must operate as a sort of Linux distributor."

  • MonitoringForge.org Reaches 2,000 Registrants and More Than 2,000 Projects in its First Four Months (2010-01-28 14:04:49)
    MonitoringForge press release: MonitoringForge (www.MonitoringForge.org), the epicenter of all open source projects that relate to IT monitoring, announces its 2,000th registered member and more than 2,000 projects since its launch in September 2009. In addition to its expanding membership base, MonitoringForge has established an advisory board of monitoring gurus, and implemented new updates to the platform.

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 2) - Storage (2010-01-28 12:04:49)
    The H Open: "Extended discard support means that Linux now supports ATA TRIM, which can increase SSD lifespan and throughput."

  • What's Next for Firefox? Electrolysis (2010-01-28 09:04:49)
    Datamation: "One of the key new features that the Lorentz branch of Firefox 3.6 will aim to include is a technology that rival browser Google Chrome helped to popularize – out of process plugins."

  • Installing the Elgg Social Networking CMS (2010-01-28 03:04:49)
    Webreference: "Open Source CMSes are the latest rage it seems, and we've tried out dozens. One that stands out above the rest for small businesses and personal networks is the Elgg open source "social engine," which can be used to create social applications."