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Qt 5.0 Released

December 19th, 2012 12:25 admin View Comments

Open Source

sfcrazy writes “The Qt project and Digia, the company behind Qt framework, have released the most awaited C++ framework for developers, Qt 5.0. The company claims that it’s one of the best releases till date and has invested a significant amount of time behind this release. It’s an overhaul of the Qt 4.x series and makes Qt fit for the future.”

Source: Qt 5.0 Released

Half of GitHub Code Unsafe To Use (If You Want Open Source)

December 1st, 2012 12:39 admin View Comments

Open Source

WebMink writes “GitHub is a great open source hosting site, right? Wrong. There’s no requirement that projects on GitHub provide any copyright license, let alone an open source one, so roughly half the projects on GitHub are “all rights reserved” — meaning you could well be violating copyright if you make any use of the code in them. And GitHub management seem just fine with this state of affairs, saying picking a license is too hard for ordinary developers. But if you’re not going to give anyone permission to use your code, why post it on GitHub in the first place?”

Source: Half of GitHub Code Unsafe To Use (If You Want Open Source)

Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th

November 30th, 2012 11:01 admin View Comments

Android

sfcrazy writes “Ouya has stuck to its deadlines. The team has posted an update on the official blog that the units will start shipping on the scheduled date of December 28th. These units are for those developers who backed the project on Kickstarter. There is some surprise for developers with this console. ‘What we didn’t tell you was that the advance dev consoles you ordered are pretty special – you’ll know what I mean when you open yours. They’re rare drops. :P,’ says the official post.”

Source: Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th

Gentoo Forks udev

November 16th, 2012 11:09 admin View Comments

Linux

In October, Linus Torvalds expressed concerns that udev was making “…changes that were known to be problematic, and are pure and utter stupidity.” Several Gentoo developers were also concerned about the removal of features and uncooperative nature of udev maintained by the systemd developers, so they’ve announced a fork: “After speaking with several other Gentoo developers that share Linus’ concerns, I have decided to form a team to fork udev. Our plan is to eliminate the separate /usr requirement from our fork, among other things. We will announce the project later this week.” The project name (for now) is udev-ng, and you can grab the code from Github.

Source: Gentoo Forks udev

Gentoo Developers Fork udev

November 16th, 2012 11:09 admin View Comments

Open Source

In October, Linus Torvalds expressed concerns that udev was making “…changes that were known to be problematic, and are pure and utter stupidity.” Several Gentoo developers were also concerned about the removal of features and uncooperative nature of udev maintained by the systemd developers, so they’ve announced a fork: “After speaking with several other Gentoo developers that share Linus’ concerns, I have decided to form a team to fork udev. Our plan is to eliminate the separate /usr requirement from our fork, among other things. We will announce the project later this week.” The project name (for now) is udev-ng, and you can grab the code from Github. Update: 11/16 21:29 GMT by U L : One of the developers commented that this isn’t yet an official Gentoo project (but hopefully it will be!). There’s also an informative flamewar about the fork on debian-devel.

Source: Gentoo Developers Fork udev

The Perils of Developers Hooking Up

September 17th, 2012 09:34 admin View Comments

Programming

jammag writes “Who better for a developer to love than another developer? Yet as a veteran coder describes, it’s not always a good idea for a programmer to fall for another programmer. He describes his experience observing — and getting partially pulled into — a romance within a development team. Part of the problem, perhaps, is that some developers spend so much time buried in code that, well, they quickly find themselves out of their league. Then again, why not love among the code?”

Source: The Perils of Developers Hooking Up

Custom Android ROM Developers Get OTA Update Capabilities Like Carriers

August 9th, 2012 08:03 admin View Comments

Android

hypnosec writes “A new service dubbed OTA Update Center has been launched that enables Android ROM developers to provide over-the-air (OTA) updates of their ROMs in a centralized and easy fashion. Custom ROM developers had very little at their disposal when it came to providing updates and when any user with such a ROM did want to apply an update, he/she was required to reinstall the new ROM from scratch that often involved deletion of backup, installation of new ROM, restoration of data. This was a lengthy process and often a deterrent when it came to updating the ROM. Also, the developers were required to have their own infrastructure whereby they would be required to host their own servers and have the required bandwidth to serve scores of downloads. The OTA Update Center changes this and provides a free to use service that is easy and noon-friendly to use. The website reads, ‘This project is especially for the rom devs around, to be able to implement an easy to use, and free OTA Update app.’”

Source: Custom Android ROM Developers Get OTA Update Capabilities Like Carriers

Apple In Trouble With Developers

July 27th, 2012 07:49 admin View Comments

Desktops (Apple)

geek writes “According to Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, Apple may be in trouble with developers. According to Arment, the new sandboxing guidelines from Apple are pushing developers away in droves. ‘I’ve lost all confidence that the apps I buy in the App Store today will still be there next month or next year. The advantages of buying from the App Store are mostly gone now. My confidence in the App Store, as a customer, has evaporated. Next time I buy an app that’s available both in and out of the Store, I’ll probably choose to buy it directly from the vendor. And nearly everyone who’s been burned by sandboxing exclusions — not just the affected apps’ developers, but all of their customers — will make the same choice with their future purchases. To most of these customers, the App Store is no longer a reliable place to buy software.’ Arment also comments on the ‘our way or the highway’ attitude Apple often takes in these situations and how it may be backfiring this time around.”

Source: Apple In Trouble With Developers

Microsoft Lays Out Money-Making Options For Windows Store Developers

July 23rd, 2012 07:53 admin View Comments

Microsoft

tsamsoniw writes “With the release of Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is eager to see its Windows Store well stocked with third-party, Metro-friendly apps. Hoping to get developers on board, the company has announced pricing structure, along with guidance and tools to help developers create trial versions of apps and set up lucrative in-app purchases.”

Source: Microsoft Lays Out Money-Making Options For Windows Store Developers

NoSQL Document Storage Benefits and Drawbacks

June 4th, 2012 06:24 admin View Comments

Data Storage

Nerval’s Lobster writes “NoSQL databases sometimes feature a concept called document storage, a way of storing data that differs in radical ways from the means available to traditional relational SQL databases. But what does ‘document storage’ actually mean, and what are its implications for developers and other IT pros? This SlashBI article focuses on MongoDB; the techniques utilized here are similar in other document-based databases.”

Source: NoSQL Document Storage Benefits and Drawbacks

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