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Developer Linux News for Nov 01, 2010

  • Community Rights and Community Wrongs (2010-11-01 17:32:24)
    Standards Blog: "The community has overestimated the power of software licenses – even FOSS licenses – to protect their rights, and opted not to take advantage of other tools that could."

  • Google's 'copied Java code' disowned by Apache (2010-11-01 17:02:24)
    The Register: "But Oracle just pinpointed six pages of Google code, claiming they were "directly copied" from copyrighted Oracle material, and according to Apache, this code is not part of Harmony."

  • Linux 2.6.37-rc1 (2010-11-01 16:32:24)
    Linux Kernel Mailing List: "The merge window for 2.6.37 is over, and -rc1 is out there (or will be soon, as things are uploading from my laptop here in Boston and then mirroring out)"

  • Every end is a new beginning (33 devs leave OpenOffice) (2010-11-01 14:02:24)
    [native-lang]: "Dear supporters of OpenOffice.org, the past days and weeks here in the project were marked by sometimes heated discussions, about how we perceive the cooperation in the project and how we make this more willing and able."

  • Optimization in KWin 4.6 (2010-11-01 13:32:24)
    Martin's Blog: "Apart from the scripting interface KWin will not ship any major new feature in 4.6. Most of the work I did for 4.6 was to improve the overall performance of our compositing engine."

  • News from the GIMP 2.8 development! (2010-11-01 12:32:24)
    gimpusers.com: "First off, no, there is no news on a release date of GIMP 2.8. It is still unclear when GIMP 2.8 will be released, maybe it is somewhen in Q1 2011, but it could be later also, we don't think it gets out in 2010 anymore though."

  • Eating Your Own Dogfood (2010-11-01 12:02:24)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "One of my favorite sayings has always been "You should eat your own dog food". When applied to programming it quite simply means that you should use the code that you generate."

  • Validation in Dijkstra's shunting yard algorithm (2010-11-01 11:02:24)
    Sankuru: "In a previous blog post, I argued that it is perfectly possible to extend Dijkstra's shunting yard algorithm to parse function calls and object-oriented expressions. It actually does not take that much effort to extend the algorithm to do so."