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Developer Linux News for Jan 26, 2011

  • GLX-Dock 2.3 enters beta (Jan 26, 2011, 23:04)
    Glx-Dock: "This version was the occasion to refactor a fair amount of the core. GLX-Dock is now built on top of libgldi (for GL Desktop Interface), which will also be used for another project: GLX-Desklet. Having a minimalistic core ensure better stability and performances, and less bugs."

  • Mozilla updates Firefox 4 Beta 10 with 506 bug fixes (Jan 26, 2011, 20:04)
    Netstat -vat: "There are a lot of bugs in Firefox 4. Mozilla this week updated the next gen Firefox browser to Beta 10, quashing no less than 506 bugs."

  • Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie win Japan Prize (Jan 26, 2011, 18:04)
    SF Gate: "When Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie began creating the Unix operating system in 1969, they did not envision that their work would become a backbone of the computer revolution that has transformed the world."

  • One Package Manager for them All (Jan 26, 2011, 17:04)
    OStatic: "The idea of one universal package format for all distributions has been batted around a few times over the years. One of the most notable was Ryan C. Gordon's idea of FatELF files."

  • LibreOffice 3.3 Frees Open Source Office Suite (Jan 26, 2011, 15:34) "Stick a fork in it, LibreOffice 3.3 is done."

  • Because Your Distro Should Be Cool! (Jan 26, 2011, 14:34)
    Journal of an Open Sourcee: "It is with my Community Manager hat and as a Linux enthusiast that I bring you this post about the Foresight Linux distribution, literally born and brewed where I work and filled to the brim with the technology developed at rPath."

  • Appropriation � and the kingdom did not fall (Jan 26, 2011, 14:04)
    Linux User and Developer: "Linux and open source verteran, Richard Hillesley, wonders if the much-used aphorism that 'information wants to be free' is still prescient in the light of of current events"

  • Bodhi Linux is Blossoming (Jan 26, 2011, 12:04)
    Thoughts on Technology: "Not even three months ago Bodhi Linux was nothing more than a thought in my mind. Today Bodhi is a thriving young project. If you have visited our team page lately or seen our news posts then you know our small team has been steadily growing."

  • TortoiseSVN: Getting Started (Jan 26, 2011, 09:04)
    Packt: "In this article you will get your first taste of using TortoiseSVN. This article will explain the concept of working copies and will cover how to check out a working copy, how to manage copy depth, and how to commit a copy after you have made some changes to it."

  • Samba 4 'will break desktop monopoly' (Jan 26, 2011, 07:34)
    IT Wire: "Free software dynamos Andrew Tridgell and Andrew Bartlett are both hopeful that their next baby, Samba 4, will be due for delivery sometime in the not-too-distant future."