BaseX 5.0: XML Database with Visual Frontend

Jan 02, 2009

A team of developers at the German university of Konstanz has released version 5.0 of the XML database. The open source application employs many standard XML features and comes with a graphic user-interface.

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Compiz Considered in Peril

Jan 02, 2009

The Compiz project, which makes a free compositing window manager, suffers from a lack of participants, direction and leadership, at least according to developer Kristian Lyngstol.

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AMD Publishes R600 and R700 3D Code

Dec 30, 2008

Close to year's end, U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has released the Linux code for its ATI R600 and R700 microprocessors.

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Contrib for openSUSE

Dec 18, 2008

Just in time for the launch of openSUSE 11.1, Novell developers have completed the new Contrib-Repository. The Contrib will act as a bridge between factory (packages officially supported by Novell) and third party packages.

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Sierra Wireless Releases Linux SDK

Dec 16, 2008

Maker of embedded software Sierra Wireless has released a Linux software development kit (SDK) for its 3G wireless modules.

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Open Source HAL for Atheros WLAN Chipsets

Dec 02, 2008

Developer Sam Leffler has released the HAL code of the WiFi drivers for Atheros chipsets as open source.

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MySQL Founder Warns 5.1 Not Ready

Dec 01, 2008

MySQL founder Michael "Monty" Widenius warns in his blog against putting the current version 5.1 of the popular database package into production. He's critical of the release policy and fears that the product's quality may suffer.

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