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Developer Linux News for Apr 30, 2010

  • Arch Linux lost one of its biggest contributors (Apr 30, 2010, 17:32)
    Linux Operating System: "Jan Mette (funkyou) passed away of as-yet unknown causes. Jan was a major contributor to the Arch Linux community, the creator of KDEmod and a founding member of the Chakra team."

  • Upcoming Fedora Test Days: preupgrade and Xfce! (Apr 30, 2010, 17:02)
    Tuxmachines: "So this week we round out the Fedora 13 Test Day schedule, which has seen us run the gauntlet from NFS, through color management and SSSD, scale the heights of Graphics Test Week, and will see us come to a triumphant finish..."

  • Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers (Apr 30, 2010, 16:32)
    Tech Source: "Before, we've featured here our top 10 list of Google Chrome extensions. Today, we will share with you some of the best extensions specialized for web development."

  • End of the Desktop? Google Backs WebGL (Apr 30, 2010, 14:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Stick a fork in the desktop, it's done! Recently Google demoed a port of Quake II to WebGL and HTML5, showing that even first person shooters are suitable applications to run in the browser."

  • The German Medal of Honour for founder of FSFE (Apr 30, 2010, 12:02)
    The H Open: "Georg Greve has been awarded the German Medal of Honour for his contributions to open standards and free software"

  • Facebook: Releasing Flashcache (Apr 30, 2010, 10:32)
    Facebook: "We built Flashcache to help us scale InnoDB/MySQL, but it was designed as a generic caching module that can be used with any application built on top of any block device."