Goodbye GnomeVFS, Hello GIO/GVFS

Way back in June, Peter discussed KIO, KDE's backend system that applications can use to read and write virtually anywhere. GNOME, with GnomeVFS, provides similar functionality, though admittedly it is lacking in several areas. The project basically was started off on the wrong foot, and it has been a mess from a developer standpoint ever since.

GIO/GVFS aims to fix this. Essentially, it is a GNOME version of ...

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Quanta - a web development IDE for KDE

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Quanta is a web development IDE for KDE which comes as part of the kdewebdev package.

For those unaware, an IDE (integrated development environment) is a software application designed to provide all the tools you need in one place when you're developing code. Quanta is, in my opinion, an excellent IDE for web development.

It focuses on being extensible, so that it plugs into the underlying KDE architecture to ...

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Firefox 3 Beta 1 released

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Mozilla have announced the release of Firefox 3.0 Beta 1, the ninth major development release of the Firefox 3.0 product.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the ninth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3 can be followed at the Firefox 3 Planning ...

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The AGPL Announced

Today, the Free Software Foundation issued a press release announcing a new type of open source license: the Affero GPL (AGPL).

Basically, the AGPL is GPLv3 with one key addition: source must be shared to network users. This means if your favorite web application were to be released under the AGPL, any changes you make to it, even if just for your website, must be published.

Think of this hypothetical ...

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