KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 1

The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality.

Java diagnostics with the Lock Analyzer Part 3

The IBM Lock Analyzer for Java, available from alphaWorks, provides real-time lock monitoring on a running Java application. This article introduces the IBM Lock Analyzer for Java, explains the architecture on which it is built, and provides some thoughts about the tool's future direction.

Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 8

The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora 8. CBI is an ongoing research effort to find and fix bugs in the real world. We distribute specially modified versions of popular open source software packages.

Global Channel Embraces Red Hat's JBoss Solutions

Red Hat announced that its JBoss middleware software solutions are being embraced by value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators and customers around the world since the debut of Red Hat's JBoss channel program in 2007. In less than one year's time, Red Hat has teamed with nearly 20 JBoss-specific channel partners in North America and over 50 JBoss-specific channel partners in EMEA, with numbers increasing worldwide. The success of the JBoss channel program signifies the growing demand for JBoss and open source middleware software solutions.

YaST Survey Finished

The YaST survey has now been closed. More than 11,000 individuals participated in it, a PDF of the results is now available.

Funambol Expands User Base for Open Source Push Email and PIM Sync

Funambol, the leading provider of mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced an important new release that extends the addressable market for its push email and PIM sync software. Funambol v6.5 includes push optimizations, multimedia content sync, greater scalability, broader device compatibility, online portal enhancements and improved Funambol clients. These enhancements make open source push email available for many more users and improves their mobile email & PIM sync experience.

Linux faces up to Microsoft

The software industry in the future will be dominated by two types of software platform - open-source Linux and the proprietary Microsoft Windows platform - said Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation.

ActiveState Goes Open Source

While Eclipse percolates all over the Java world, ActiveState is betting that its dynamic language-focused IDE will fill an open source gap. The company's Komodo IDE 4.2 gave birth to a free version in February, Komodo Edit, but giving away the basic tools wasn’t enough. In October, Komodo Edit was repurposed and rereleased, as open source, under the Open Komodo project.