Issue #96 / Nov 2008
Cover Theme: Smart Access
DVD: openSUSE 11.0
PROGRAMMING: Google Web ToolkitGetting started with Google Web Toolkit
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Q&A for the WebQuestion and answer system for the web
Catalyst is the Ruby on Rails of the Perl universe. When you are developing a web application like a quiz, using the MVC framework is really convenient and helps keep the underlying components cleanly separated.
LINUXUSER: Picasa 2.7Picasa 2.7 image manager
In the age of the digital camera, users are overwhelmed by a flood of images. Picasa not only helps you manage photos but also will enhance the image quality with just a couple of mouse clicks.
LINUXUSER: SocksoServing up music with Sockso
The Sockso music server offers easy listening regardless of your system or location.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: PygmynotePython-based personal data manager
We get personal with Pygmynote, a simple Python-based personal data manager.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Open EinsteinSeeking the next Einstein
The openness of free software spurs innovation across generations and time zones.
COMMUNITY: USENIX Security 2008Researchers and practitioners head to San Jose
The 17th Security Symposium met in San Jose, California, USA, during the week of July 28, with a refereed paper track and Invited Talks.
COMMUNITY: KDE Akademy 2008KDE Akademy 2008
About 300 attendees gathered at this year's annual KDE desktop developer event in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date overview of free software and its makers
If you want to convert a bunch of audio files into another format and prefer to steer clear of the command line, the Gnac graphical tool might do the trick. Also, the Gourmet Recipe Manager helps out in the kitchen.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.