Developer Linux News for Jan 24, 2011
New alleged evidence of Android infringement isn't a smoking gun (Jan 24, 2011, 23:34)
ars Technica: "Patent reform activist Florian
Mueller has published what he believes to be new evidence of
copyright infringement in Google's Android software platform. He
has found files in the Android code repository that have Sun
copyright headers identifying them as proprietary and
The future of Java (Jan 24, 2011, 22:04)
Computerworld UK: "Java's future will be constrained by the bounds of Oracle's business model."
VideoLAN updates open source VLC 1.1.6 video for security, VP8 (Jan 24, 2011, 19:34)
Netstat -vat: "VLC is among the most popular
open source video players. According to the VideoLAN project, the
1.1.5 release has had 58 million downloads."
Ubuntu Embraces QT Toolkit: Blurring Linux Development? (Jan 24, 2011, 18:04)
Datamation: "Ubuntu succeeded with lots of GTK
applications. Do we really want QT being tossed into the mix?"
Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It? (Jan 24, 2011, 17:04)
LinuxInsight: "The purpose of this book is to
help you understand how to program shared-memory parallel machines
without risking your sanity."
Mozilla Skywriter Becomes Part of Ajax.org Cloud Editor (Jan 24, 2011, 16:34)
Developer.com: "The Mozilla Skywriter project
is no more. It's moving from Mozilla, and the code is being
integrated into the Ajax.org Cloud9 Editor (ACE)."
How to develop for Linux (Jan 24, 2011, 16:04)
TechRadar: "The community is making it easier
for developers to contribute code - and that means you too!"
Qt in the land of Gnome-based desktops: The issue of copyright in Free software (Jan 24, 2011, 15:04)
Notes from the mousepad: "Recently Mark
Shuttleworth wrote about how Qt will become part of the Ubuntu
11.10 desktop, and that Qt-based apps will eventually be considered
as possible default Ubuntu apps. Obviously, this would be a big
change from using GTK-only applications"
People behind Debian: Michael Vogt, synaptic and APT developer (Jan 24, 2011, 07:04)
apt-get install debian-wizard: "Michael has
been around for more than 10 years and has always contributed to
the APT software family. He's the author of the first real
graphical interface to APT—synaptic"