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Developer Linux News for May 21, 2010

  • MeeGo and Btrfs (May 21, 2010, 21:33) "MeeGo is interesting: it is a combined effort by two strong industry players which are trying, in the usual slow manner, to build a truly community-oriented development process."

  • Google TV Platform introduced (May 21, 2010, 21:03)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "At the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco (USA), several leading industry players announced the development of Google TV – an open platform that merges the web and TV. It will be based on the Linux based Android platform and runs the Google Chrome web browser."

  • Reducing GUI complexity for shell programming... (May 21, 2010, 20:03)
    easybashgui: "EasyBashGUI is a bash function library that aims to give scripters simple GUI functions using kdialog, zenity, Xdialog or (c)dialog"

  • Google Chrome hits version 6 ?! (May 21, 2010, 17:33)
    Netstat -vat: "Without a doubt, this is one of the fastest browsing naming efforts I have ever seen. At this rate Chrome 8 or 9 will be out by the end of the year."

  • Google opens VP8 codec, aims to nuke H.264 with WebM (May 21, 2010, 16:33)
    ars Technica: "Even without hardware acceleration, Google claims that low-end hardware will still perform well with WebM."

  • Google announces Font API and Font Directory (May 21, 2010, 14:03)
    The H Open: "At this year's Google I/O developer conference, currently taking place in San Francisco, Google announced the availability of a collection of high quality open source fonts for the web."

  • Next-Gen Android OS Gingerbread Due Q4, Froyo 2.2 Today (May 21, 2010, 06:03)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "The Linux-based Android version 2.2, dubbed Froyo (frozen yogurt), isn't even officially out yet and the blogosphere is abuzz with reports that the follow-up, Gingerbread, is due in the fourth quarter of this year."

  • Perfect Backup Solution with Amazon S3 and aws (May 21, 2010, 01:33)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Amazon S3 provides unlimited storage at low prices, which makes it an ideal solution for storing backups. But to make use of it, you need a piece of software that can actually interact with Amazon S3:"

  • Linux: The Final Frontier? (May 21, 2010, 00:03)
    IT World: "The Linux marketplace has matured. The heavy lifting has been done," she said. "Working with the CodePlex Foundation is addressing the next generation of challenges."