Thursday, December 15 2011 @ 07:03 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Iíve had an off/on relationship with Vim for the past many years.
Before, I never felt like we understood each other properly. Vim is almost useless without plugins and some essential settings in .vimrc, but fiddling with all the knobs and installing all the plugins that I thought I needed was a process that in the end stretched out from few hours to weeks, months even; and it the end it just caused frustration instead of making me a happier coder.
We the Cacti Group are proud to release the following:
Cacti 0.8.7i with Plugin Architecture version 3.1
Note with this release we are no longer making people patch Cacti to use the Plugin Architecture. We did the work for you and now provide a completely patched release of Cacti with Plugin Architecture version 3.1.
HP today announced it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community.
HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform with the development power of the open source community, there is the opportunity to significantly improve applications and web services for the next generation of devices.
Thursday, December 08 2011 @ 09:44 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Earlier today I wrote about how it turns out that the Tablet OS (2.0.0 beta or later) actually recognizes Python as a direct "entry point" for apps, as it does for apps built using AIR or the Native SDK (WebWorks apps use the AIR entry point at this time).
With the original crude launcher, we'd developed a small set of experiments and demonstration scripts, which you had to copy over the network to "documents/scripts", with the bbxrun.py file sitting above to let you select which one to run.
Thursday, December 08 2011 @ 06:40 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
KDE Telepathy is a suite of applications which together form an instant-messaging client allowing you to talk on Jabber, Gmail, Facebookm, MSN and much more. KDE Telepathy stands out from previous instant messaging clients by being able to integrate into the KDE workspace and plasma, as well as being able to be used like a traditional IM application.
If Iím sitting at my desk at my office, or at home, my PlayBook can be found nearby with playing music. (if not found in my hands). Music helps me be productive and drowns out the background noise that may distract me. Now on the PlayBook, there are a good number of options for streaming music. One of the more recent ones is Mielophone. Itís a minimalistic search application which streams music you request.
Some time ago, I stopped paying attention to Mandriva. I felt that this Linux distribution, which hails from France and is financially backed by Russia, wasnít quite sure what it wanted to be. All has changed now. Mandriva knows where it is and where itís heading. Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 is available for purchase and is one of the finest releases I have come across in quite some time. What makes it so good? Letís break it down
The ROSA team is glad to announce the our new product ROSA Media Player 1.0 Beta. What is the ROSA Media Player?
ROSA Media Player (ROMP) is a new media player for the ROSA/Mandriva. Technically it is based on MPLayer and SMPlayer code, but considerably differs from the SMPlayer (yes, ROMP is fork of the SMPlayer).
Drodin has ported the classic Linux game, Extreme Tux Racer, to the PlayBook. The game is open source but they are charging $1.99 for it in App World. Either way the classic Linux game is quite fun on the PlayBook even in beta form.