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Developer Linux News for Jan 19, 2011

  • Canonical's Qt decision may also be mobile power play (Jan 19, 2011, 23:34)
    IT World: "When Mark Shuttleworth informed the world yesterday the Qt libraries would be included in the next Ubuntu release alongside the Gtk+ libraries, my very first thought was "Huh. Qt on GNOME. Sounds like MeeGo.""

  • Scribus: Manipulate and Place Objects in a Layout (Jan 19, 2011, 20:04)
    Packt: "Layouts can be visualized in our minds, but doing it with Scribus will be a manual job, and it's time to practice. This article will lead you through several design steps and will show some of the Scribus workflow basics in action"

  • GNOME Accessibility Application Ocra 2.91.5 Released (Jan 19, 2011, 18:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "GNOME's Orca screen reader is providing users accessibility to their graphical desktop using assistive technology service provider interface (AT-SPI)."

  • Linux 2.6.38 eliminates last main global lock, improving performance (Jan 19, 2011, 17:04)
    Netstat -vat: "The first release candidate for the upcoming Linux 2.6.38 kernel is now out and it could further improve Linux performance."

  • How Unemployed Developers Use Open Source to Get Hired (Jan 19, 2011, 16:04)
    Datamation: "It's a tough economy out there. It doesn't matter which industry you happen to be experienced in, people need to be focused on keeping themselves as competitive as possibl"

  • Canonical and Shuttleworth add Qt to Ubuntu Linux (Jan 19, 2011, 07:34)
    ZDNet: "Want to start a fight in Linux desktop circles? Say, loudly and obnoxiously that Qt, the programming libraries behind the KDE desktop, are better than GTK+, the libraries backing GNOME."

  • Of Software and Soffits (Jan 19, 2011, 06:04)
    Blog of Helios: "Sourceforge: The place where good ideas go to die."

  • 1-second linux boot to Qt (Jan 19, 2011, 04:34)
    Embedded Bits: "At the end of last year, to demonstrate my company's swiftBoot service, I put together a rather impressive demo. Using a Renesas MS7724 development board I was able to achieve a one second cold Linux boot to a Qt application."