Issue #105 / Aug 2009
Cover Theme: Integration
DVD: Fedora 11
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Google Chart InstructionsDraw Google diagrams from a Perl script
A CPAN module passes drawing instructions in object-oriented Perl to Google Chart, which draws visually attractive diagrams.
LINUXUSER: ActivityDiaryManaging GPS data with ActivityDiary
ActivityDiary creates a handy digital diary by mapping your workout and route GPS data.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: TonidoServes you right
This cloud-in-a-box serves up shared space for a jukebox, photos, blogs, file sharing, workspace apps, and more.
LINUXUSER: KDE's Kexi DatabaseBuilding a database with Kexi
Kexi, part of the KOffice suite, allows anyone to create, populate, and maintain a database.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: System InfoFinding system information from the command line
The command line provides a plethora of information that you cannot obtain from the desktop.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Recycled SoftwareDo not reinvent the wheel
Others have walked a mile (or more) in your shoes.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date overview of free software and its makers
Why are there so few female programmers on the open source scene? A discussion in the Ruby community reveals some unpleasant answers. In other news, the Uget download manager celebrates a comeback.
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.