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Developer Linux News for Feb 16, 2010

  • Android Market should stimulate Open Source Applications (Feb 16, 2010, 22:33)
    Blog of Jaap A. Haitsma: "Android itself built on Open Source software. Though many op the applications in the Android Market are free it is often not obvious if an application in Open Source or not."

  • Securing the Debian zones (Feb 16, 2010, 20:33)
    dsa.debian: "We are in the process of deploying DNSSEC, the DNS Security Extensions, on the Debian zones. This means properly configured resolvers will be able to verify the authenticity of information they receive from the domain name system."

  • Writing Multimedia Applications with Vala (Feb 16, 2010, 20:03)
    The GNOME Journal: "When I suggested he upgrade to the latest version of the Vala compiler, his response was "Why on earth don't you use a standard language?" This is my attempt to answer his question."

  • Another ten essential Python tips (Feb 16, 2010, 19:33)
    Linux User and Developer: "To compliment our 'ten essential Python tips for beginners' and 'ten more essential Python tips' features, we've compiled yet another collection of ten gems to make your Python experience that much more worthwhile."

  • In six weeks from bare hardware to receiving BCCHs (Feb 16, 2010, 19:03)
    Harald Welte's blog: "So what does this mean? As I have indicated publicly at the 26C3 conference: Now, that we have managed to create a working GSM network-side implementation (OpenBSC) during the last year, we will proceed to do the same with the phone side."

  • Dell's Mini 5 will run on unreleased Android (Feb 16, 2010, 18:03)
    The Inquirer: "THE RUMOUR MILL is saying that Dell's upcoming Mini 5 tablet will run on a currently unreleased version of Google's Linux-based Android operating system."

  • Intel and Nokia Merge Mobile Linux Initiatives to Introduce MeeGo (Feb 16, 2010, 17:03) "Intel and Nokia, two of tech's biggest titans, today announced the new Linux-based software platform called MeeGo, which merges the popular Moblin and Maemo projects..."

  • Gnumeric 1.10 Release Brings Better Tools (Feb 16, 2010, 15:33)
    OStatic: "It's been just over two years since the last stable release, but the Gnumeric team is still going strong. The project has a new stable series 1.10.x."

  • Let there be light (Feb 16, 2010, 15:03)
    Vala Journal: "So, a few days back, I started with an idea of a periodic summary of what is going on around the Vala programming language, mainly for those subscribed to the mailing list who are not that much interested in bugzilla."

  • Mobile Linux Unification (Feb 16, 2010, 12:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "Intel and Nokia are merging their mobile Linux distributions into a single operating system: MeeGo. At the same time, Adobe and Google has partnered up to bring Adobe Flash to Android."

  • Are smartbooks and Linux meant for each other? (Feb 16, 2010, 08:03)
    sola's blog: "It is an intriguing question whether smartbooks will widen Linux adoption and erode the often criticised monopoly of Windows on pc-like computing devices."