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Developer Linux News for Jun 30, 2010

  • Nexus One gets Android 2.2 first (Jun 30, 2010, 19:05)
    Gemini: "Android 2.2, Google's operating system for mobile devices, is coming to the Nexus One smartphone via an over-the-air update. The new version codenamed Froyo is significantly faster and supports features like push-through notifications."

  • MeeGo Handset Project Day 1 is Here (Jun 30, 2010, 18:51)
    MeeGo: "The MeeGo project is happy to announce "Day 1" of the MeeGo Handset user experience project...Today, the handset baseline source code is available to the development community."

  • Yahoo Tightens Up Hadoop for Security, Workflow Management (Jun 30, 2010, 18:35) "Yahoo unveiled a new beta version of Hadoop, the open source, distributed filesystem that the Web giant created and has used internally for years to power its homepage and numerous other online assets."

  • New project leader wears the Fedora (Jun 30, 2010, 18:05)
    The Register: "Paul Frields, who has been getting his paycheck from Red Hat to run the Fedora development Linux variant since 2008, is moving back inside the company to work on Enterprise Linux, and an outsider named Jared Smith is being brought in as the new Fedora Project Leader."

  • K3b 2.0 released with Blu-ray support (Jun 30, 2010, 17:35)
    K3b: "Today the reformed K3b team within the KDE Community is proud to release the final 2.0 of the premier disk recording application, codenamed "Komeback". Although pre-release versions have already enjoyed widespread adoption, we'd like to recap some of the highlights of this release."

  • FFmpeg gets its own implementation of Google's VP8 codec (Jun 30, 2010, 17:05)
    ars Technica: "Developers Ronald Bultje, David Conrad, and Jason Garret-Glaser are creating a native VP8 video codec implementation for the open source FFmpeg project."

  • Funky, Futuristic XO Classrooms on YouTube Cannal Ceibal (Jun 30, 2010, 15:05)
    OLPC News: "Did you know that the OLPC classrooms in Uruguay were futuristic designs from the 1970's? Talk a look at this video and check out the fly cribs for these kids:"

  • Knowledge: A Different Approach to a Database on the Desktop (Jun 30, 2010, 04:35) "Desktop applications for 'Information Management' that go beyond conventional card-index style databases are hard to find. The ideas behind such software are perhaps not that well known, so a prototype program, Knowledge, has been developed to put them firmly into the public domain."