Issue #104 / Jul 2009
Cover Theme: Device Tricks
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Tracking Online OrdersPerl keeps track of online orders
A distributed database based on the distributed Git version control system relies on a Perl script to help users track Internet orders. When the goods arrive, purchasers update their stock counts, wherever they may be at the time.
LINUXUSER: XMind Mind MapperStructuring projects with XMind
Mind mapping programs let you visualize projects and plans on your PC. If you want to work more efficiently, you'll want to keep the free XMind for Linux in mind.
LINUXUSER: MakagigaRSS reader, to-do list, drawing pad, and more
Makagiga includes a bulletin board, an RSS reader, a notebook, a calendar, and a task scheduler, with all the components intelligently linked.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: Reminders and MicroblogsManaging reminders and microblogs in OpenOffice
If you spend a lot of time in OpenOffice, you can use it to remind you of deadlines or to update your microblog.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: Customizing BashTake control of the command line
Ease into your comfort zone with these tips for customizing Bash.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Quality Software EngineeringQuality software engineering
When it comes to software engineering, we need more of it.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date overview of free software and its makers
Voice over IP on the Internet gives communication a personal touch, but it takes applications like Cheese and WebcamStudio to exploit the creative potential of Internet telephony.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
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.