Developer Linux News for Jul 16, 2010
Editor's Note: What Good is it if They Don't Know it's Linux? (2010-07-16 23:05:54)
Just like Marcel Gagne said, stop apologizing for Linux!
"Invisible Linux" is a loser strategy, and it's insulting.
FreeType 2.4 now free from patent restrictions (2010-07-16 21:06:54)
The H Open: "The most important change is
probably the demise of legal hurdles to using the bytecode
interpreter for TrueType fonts. The interpreter significantly
improves representation of TrueType fonts, but had been under
A considered future for OpenSolaris (2010-07-16 20:06:54)
Computerworld UK: "At a meeting with an
unusually large number of community observers, we discussed how to
respond to the 100% radio silence the OGB has experienced from the
new owners of the OpenSolaris copyright and infrastructure."
Using Internet data in Android applications (2010-07-16 19:06:54)
IBM Developerworks: "Many of your Android
applications will need to interact with Internet data, which comes
in a variety of formats. In this article, build an Android
application that works with two popular data formats—XML and
protocol buffers format from Google."
Python4Kids: New Tutorial: Variables and Stuff (2010-07-16 18:36:54)
Python Tutorials for Kids: "In some of the
earlier tutorials I've been using variables without actually
explaining what they are. Strict Python-Zen: within Python there
are no variables everything is an object*."
At Least Motorola Admits It (2010-07-16 18:06:54)
Bradley M. Kuhn: "I appreciate the fact that
Fraleigh and Motorola are honest in their disdain for software
developers. Unlike Apple — who tries to hide how
developer-unfriendly its mobile platform is — Motorola
readily admits that they seek to leave developers as helpless as
MediaWiki and Script Translation for the Morevna Project (2010-07-16 16:36:54)
Free Software Magazine: "Making Movies with
Free Software-- This article is part of an on-going series on the
challenges I've faced in producing two free-licensed movies, Marya
Morevna, through the Morevna Project and Lunatics"
Revoutionary Desktop Switching: An Analysis (2010-07-16 14:36:54)
Open SUSE Revolution: "This is an old favorite
of mine. Here is the problem, switching desktops on a linux machine
with or without compiz is not intuitive. Why? because it is related
to some window keys Ctrl+Alt+Right or Left Arrow, it is a secondary
menu, or it depends on the mouse being at the corner of the
�Night vision� hack on some Android phones almost doubles battery life (2010-07-16 07:36:54)
TNW Mobile: "Developer Jeff Sharkey has come up
with an Android hack for OLED display phones (Nexus One,
Incredible, etc) that he claims almost doubles battery life: go
into "night vision" mode by filtering "separate pixel elements for
each color channel" so that only one color shows at a time"
FSF developing social networking software (2010-07-16 06:06:54)
IT Wire: "Social networks are all the rage
today and with that in mind, the FSF is driving the creation of
social networking software which should provide similar
functionality to Facebook with two important differences - privacy
and freedom are in the user's hands."
Using qDebug (2010-07-16 04:36:54)
Linux Journal: "GUI debuggers are the norm
these days, however, I still feel the urge to do a little
printf-debugging now and then. It might be wrong, it might be silly
but it works."
T2 System Development Environment 8.0 arrives (2010-07-16 01:36:54)
The H Open: "After several years of
development, German T2 creator Rene Rebe has announced the release
of version 8.0 of his cross compiling Linux distribution System
Development Environment (SDE), T2 SDE."