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Developer Linux News for Mar 30, 2010

  • KDE SC 4.4.2 arrives with various bug fixes (Mar 30, 2010, 23:03)
    The H Open: "The KDE developers have released version 4.4.2 of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), the latest bug fix release for the popular Linux desktop. In addition to several translation updates and stability improvements, the second KDE 4.4 update addresses a number of issues found in the previous 4.4.1 release."

  • OpenSSL 1.0.0 released (Mar 30, 2010, 22:03) "The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.0 of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new OpenSSL version is a major release and incorporates many new features as well as major fixes compared to 0.9.8n."

  • Emulation of windows sucks on Linux (Mar 30, 2010, 20:33)
    Technology & Life Integration: "Nevertheless there are a great many windows programs which run quite well, sometimes better, using the WINE developed libraries. Yet I sometimes wonder if it is too little too late."

  • Linux - a supercharged development environment (Mar 30, 2010, 19:33)
    Linux User and Developer: "Linux has come a long way from being just a geek’s operating system. But there is no doubt that Linux is still the best operating system for geeks and developers."

  • The Basics of SQL Joins in MySQL (Mar 30, 2010, 18:33) "After all, pulling data from a single table is easy, but what if you need to query for data spanning three, four, or even eight different tables?"

  • Creating Plasmoids (Mar 30, 2010, 16:03)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "We take a peek at how to create your own plasmoids for the latest KDE desktop, giving you the power to build the perfect active desktop environment."

  • Learn To Use Functions (Mar 30, 2010, 12:33)
    Begin Linux: "Functions are a script within a script which can be defined by the user and stored in memory, allowing you to reuse the function repeatedly. This also provides a modular aspect that allows you to debug one function at a time by disabling functions."

  • Open Source MongoDB Gets Commercial Support (Mar 30, 2010, 09:03)
    Database Journal: "One of the key elements that helps to enable open source software applications to gain broader enterprise usage is the availability of commercial support options. In the case of the open source MongoDB NoSQL database, that commercial support is now coming from project backer 10gen."

  • Quanta Plus review (Mar 30, 2010, 05:03)
    Linux User and Developer: "Pros: Quanta Plus is fast, stable, and filled with very useful features. It’s probably the best web IDE for Linux available today"

  • Midgard 8.09.8 released (Mar 30, 2010, 00:03)
    Midgard: "The Midgard Project has released the eighth maintenance release of Midgard 8.09 Ragnaroek LTS. Ragnaroek LTS is a Long Term Support version of the free software Content Management Framework."