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Developer Linux News for Mar 18, 2010

  • Amarok 2.3.0 "Clear Light" released (Mar 18, 2010, 22:33)
    Amarok: "Team Amarok is proud to announce Amarok 2.3.0. It contains many improvements and bugfixes over Amarok 2.2.2 as well as many new features. Areas such as podcast support and saved playlists have seen huge improvements, as has the support for USB mass storage devices (including generic MP3 players)."

  • This is not a democracy (Ubuntu) (Mar 18, 2010, 17:03)
    Comment 167 for bug 532633: "This is not a democracy. Good feedback, good data, are welcome. But we are not voting on design decisions."

  • An example of the awesomeness of the open source community (Mar 18, 2010, 15:03)
    Not 403: "But it's sad to see how Oracle after Sun acquisition, is slowly shutting down this amazing open source project, marking it as "not strategic" and dismembering the few parts they think are worth for their own SSO product."

  • If Dreams Were Real: Convergence of Distro and Kernel Versions (Mar 18, 2010, 12:33)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Mark Shuttleworth had a dream: the big Linux distros should agree to have version numbers identical to those of kernel components and refresh them every two years. The dream now is more real than ever."

  • Novell Mono project bringing Silverlight to Apple iPhone (Mar 18, 2010, 07:03)
    Infoworld: "MonoDroid, which will enable deployment of .Net-based applications on Google Android phones, is in development at Novell, with a preview release planned for August, the head of the project said."

  • Ruby 1.9.2 expected in August (Mar 18, 2010, 01:33)
    The H Open: "Ruby Logo According to a new schedule, the next version of the dynamic Ruby 1.9.2 scripting language will probably be released in mid August."