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Developer Linux News for May 17, 2010

  • Debian-Ubuntu relationship: poll summary (May 17, 2010, 23:03) "So, I'm now back and with some feedback to share. I'll first post (in this mail) a summary of the replies I got to this "poll" and later on a more general summary of what I did at UDS."

  • Distribution Release: Element 1.2 (May 17, 2010, 22:33)
    Distrowatch: "Katie McCarley has announced the release of Element 1.2, an Ubuntu-based distribution for home theatre or media-centre personal computers"

  • Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Debuts With New Filesystems (May 17, 2010, 20:33)
    Linux Planet: "The newest Linux kernel release continues its rapid development pace, adding a pair of new filesystems and boosting virtualization performance."

  • Google I/O: What to Expect, What to Hope For (May 17, 2010, 19:33)
    Linux Magazine: "At last year's event participants received Android phones with a free month of service, fueling speculation that this year's attendees may receive some goodies as well."

  • Can Froyo 2.2 Save Linux-Based Android From Fragmentation? (May 17, 2010, 18:33)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Handsets powered by Google's Android are becoming increasingly popular, but the open source smartphone platform is facing a threat that could cause it to self-destruct."

  • Keynote Speaker at Akademy 2010: Aaron Seigo Interview (May 17, 2010, 17:33) "In about 6 weeks the biggest yearly gathering of the KDE community starts in Tampere. To give you all a little taste of Akademy 2010, Guillermo Amaral interviewed Aaron Seigo and asked him about his keynote."

  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) Developer Summit (May 17, 2010, 16:33)
    We'll See: "I spent last week at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Belgium, where we kicked off the 10.10 development cycle. Due to our time-boxed release cycle, not everything discussed here will necessarily appear in Ubuntu 10.10, but this should provide a reasonable overview of the direction we're taking."

  • Wild Fox: Firefox Fork with H.264 Support (May 17, 2010, 15:03)
    OSNews: "Software patents, however, are only valid in some parts of the world, so an enterprising developer has started a project that was sure to come eventually: Firefox builds with H264 support."

  • KMyMoney announces release candidate for KDE4 platform (May 17, 2010, 14:03)
    Escrúpulos: "After a year of hard work on a version for the KDE platform 4, the KMyMoney team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate. Unlike previous versions, this one is recommended for general us"

  • Dual-core Atom for netbooks? (May 17, 2010, 13:03)
    LinuxDevices: "Intel will launch its first dual-core Atom processor for netbooks and other mobile devices during the third quarter, Fudzilla claims. The N550 will be clocked at 1.5GHz, have 512KB of second-level cache per core, and offer an 8.5 Watt TDP, Fuad Abazovic writes."

  • Metaphysical Detectives and Emotional Spies (May 17, 2010, 12:33)
    FOSSBazaar: "In one recent deal we were left with the thorny problem of Indemnity and who pays for it. Typically, if you are using proprietary code you are buying a pig in a poke (buying something in a black sack that the vendor says will do the job)."