Get your GObject on with Vala

  • July 30, 2009
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We’ve all heard the rants: Mono has patents, Microsoft releases community promise, community ignores, flamewars continue. Enough to make any developer want to stop programming out of sheer annoyance. Mono is an excellent language and platform; there’s nothing anybody can do to change that. People will continue to develop C# apps, and those that continue to hate Mono will continue to complain.

There was always one thing about Mono/C# that …

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Still Here

  • July 26, 2009
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Things tend to get a little crazy around the summer, don't they?

I'd like to apologize for the lack of recent content on FOSSwire. We've all been pretty busy with many different things, but I can promise you that we're not jumping the ship. New articles and fun things for you to read will be back online before you know it.

FOSSwire is also a great place to get your …

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Linux Native Multitouch support

  • June 14, 2009
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The Interactive Computing Lab at ENAC, Toulouse have collaborated with the Linux developers to add the native multitouch support in Linux Kernel.

They have recorded a video showing the multitouch effects that are being supported natively by sending ABS_MT_* events from the kernel and they have developed a simple application that reads these signals, do some gesture recognition then sends control messages to related windows using the DBus plugin in …

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Google Chrome ‘Developer’ Builds for Linux, OS X Released

  • June 5, 2009
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The Chromium blog (Chromium being Google’s name for the open source project behind their Chrome browser) reports that developer builds of Google Chrome are now available for both Mac OS X and Linux.

Google Chrome has always been promised to be a cross-platform browser, right from when it was originally launched in September last year.

This is just the beginning — Google Chrome is far from done. We’re releasing …

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