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Notes from my first Ubuntu Developer Summit

Last week was the Ubuntu Developer Summit targeted at planning how the next iteration of the operating system, Maverick Meerkat, targeted at a October 10th 2010 release, would look like. The event was held in a spa resort off in the countryside near Brussels. A place where the developers were comfortably separated from the busy towns by forests and country...
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Ratatoskr is out: Midgard2 Content Repository goes LTS

Midgard2 10.05 "Ratatoskr" was released yesterday, moving the Midgard Content Repository into long-term supported state as outlined in my recent post. Ratatoskr should provide a stable storage system for both desktop and mobile application developers. Web developers will also benefit from Midgard MVC, the PHP framework that already runs services like Qaiku.com. The release includes: Content Repository API bindings for the...
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Ubuntu Lucid brings Qaiku to the desktop

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" was released yesterday. Among other new features it includes the Me Menu, bringing your social networks right into the desktop. Qaiku, the Finnish conversational microblogging service is included: All in all, Lucid seems like a very smooth Linux desktop experience. I'm also happy other changes we've pushed for like PHP 5.3 are included. Maybe in the...

Future directions for Midgard

Two weeks ago we had the Midgard Gathering in Poland, and some big decisions were made there. I've been meaning to blog about them, but the volcano eruption in Iceland kept me busy by providing an interesting trip through New York and Moscow. Midgard2 The next Midgard2 release, 10.05 "Ratatoskr" will be a long-term support release, intended to provide a...
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On volcanic ashes and international travel

The past two weeks have been pretty hectic for me - Midgard Gathering in Poland, some meetings in Berlin, and the Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. And then, thanks to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland and the resulting flight cancellations, the trip back became a little bit more complicated. My original KLM flight on April 17th was cancelled, and...

Unitasking has its merits

One of the key complaints about iPad has been its lack of multitasking. With it you can only run one application at a time, though music for example will still continue to play while you work. This is not how computers have traditionally worked, but it may not only be a bad thing. Om Malik notes: In many ways, the...

Swarms and networks in modern warfare

Foreign Policy has a feature on the New Rules of War which talks about how warfare is transitioning to networked small units working together: Liddell Hart, writing in 1935, predicted that at some point "the old concentration of force is likely to be replaced by an intangibly ubiquitous distribution of force -- pressing everywhere, yet assailable nowhere." Now, swarming is...

GeoClue 0.12 is out: Location awareness over D-Bus

After a long hiatus there was a new GeoClue release 0.12 last week. GeoClue is a D-Bus service that Linux applications can use to obtain user's current position and convert between human-readable addresses and coordinates. As location-aware services are becoming more important and computers more mobile the free desktops should also be aware of where they are. Dadadi Blog writes:...

Content repositories: SQL or NoSQL?

The NoSQL movement seems to be pretty active, advocating a move away from traditional relational databases: ...developers have become crippled by being able to only think of data in terms of Rows and Columns. There's a multitude of database paradigms: Graphs, Trees, Objects, and so on. Furthermore, databases limit developers to SQL, which is great for certain kinds of set...
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Easier templating for Midgard 8.09

For a while now there has been discussion about making template editing easier with Midgard CMS. In the Ragnaroek series we have a very comprehensive template system where all output from the system can be overridden. While the possibilities have not always been easy to discover, things should be better in the next Ragnaroek LTS release. To access the template...