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[News] Python, Qt and Mozilla Make Big Development Moves

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Python 3.0 makes a big break

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| Typically, each new version of the Python programming language has been 
| gentle on users, more or less maintaining backward compatibility with 
| previous versions. But in 2000, when Python creator Guido van Rossum 
| announced that he was embarking on a new version of Python, he did not sugar 
| coat his plan: Version 3.0 would not be backward-compatible. Now that the 
| first release candidate of Python 3.0 is out, with final release planned for 
| later this month, developers must grapple with the issue of whether to 
| maintain older code or modify it to use the new interpreter.       


Qt Developer Days: New Qt IDE Called Greenhouse

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| Today at the Qt Developer Days, Matthias Ettrich of Qt Software, formerly 
| Trolltech, announced a new development environment for Qt Software called 
| Greenhouse. The Qt Developer Days are being held in Munich from October 14 
| through 15.   


Nokia's Trolltech preps embedded app breakthrough

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| Benoit Schillings, Nokia chief technologist, told The Reg that Greenhouse is 
| a standalone environment that will provide everything you need to write an 
| embedded device or application and that it will exploit Qt.  


Mozilla Labs pursues Web development tools

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| Dissatisfied with the Web development tools already available, researchers at 
| the newly formed Developer Tools Lab at Mozilla Labs intend to find better 
| options.  
| Announced Monday, the lab will be led by Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith, who 
| founded the Ajaxian Web site, which is focused on AJAX issues. The lab will 
| center on research and development of developer tools for the "open" Web, 
| according to the Mozilla Labs Web site.   


"There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would
include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the
                                --Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO

Developers gradually leave Microsoft, thus eroding its value.


Vista's big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it

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| Such appreciation for history is not likely to warm the cockles of
| Microsoft's heart, especially when Linux is getting lots of love from
| developers (13 percent writing apps for it this year and 15.5 percent in
| 2009).


Coders Tell Why They're Avoiding Vista

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| Microsoft Corp. undoubtedly wanted to avoid its current predicament. It has
| been publicly talking up features in Vista since 2003 -- half a decade.
| But such "overmarketing," as Krasowski calls it, can rebound. Experienced
| developers have become jaded towards the third-party apps Microsoft trots out
| as exemplars of Redmond's latest technology -- "demoware," he calls them --
| that sparkle with flashy animation and video.


Guess What? Fox News is Responsive to the Linux Community.

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| Mr. Denis also stated that most of the Fox News developers use Ubuntu.

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