Apache Subversion 1.7.0 Released

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"I'm happy to announce the release of Apache Subversion 1.7.0. This is a major new feature release of Subversion, containing many new features, bugfixes and general usability improvements. The full extent of the changes is too large to enumerate here, and I encourage you to read the release notes (linked to below). To download the release, please choose the mirror closest to you by visiting: http://subversion.apache.org/download/#recommended-release "

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Amazon Disables 3G Web Browsing For New 3G Kindle Touch

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On Slashdot: "Amazon's going to disable 3G web browsing on their upcoming 'Kindle Touch 3G' — even though it was a prominent feature of the last generation of Kindles. Amazon will still allow web browsing on the Kindle Touch 3G using a local Wi-Fi connection, but it's one of many unsettling details emerging from Amazon's announcement last week. Apparently Amazon's cloud will now also include a list of personal documents that you're mailing to your Kindle. And the on-screen keyboard for Amazon's bargain $79 Kindles won't be a…

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Google Drops Cloud Lawsuit Against US Government

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On Slashdot: "A year ago, Google sued the U.S. government because the government's request for proposals for a cloud project mandated Microsoft Office; Google felt, for obvious reasons, that this was discriminatory. Google has now withdrawn the suit, claiming that the Feds promised to update their policies (PDF) to allow Google to compete. The only problem is that the government claims it did no such thing."

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Amazon To Launch Kindle Tablet

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On SlashDot: Rumors abound that Amazon wants a taste of the tablet market and will unveil a Kindle Tablet later this week. The prevailing thought is Amazon will offer a device that will cost under $300 and will tether closely to its music, movie and digital book content. From the article: "Amazon has brand recognition, a bevy of existing loyal Kindle e-reader owners, and a Web-based e-commerce platform that includes one-click access to buying e-books, movies, digital music downloads, its own Android app store, and streaming media catalog. That adds up to Amazon being uniquely suited to go head-to-head…

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MariaDB 5.3.1-beta now available!

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The MariaDB project would like to announce the availability of MariaDB 5.3.1-beta, the latest addition to our growing lineup of supported software. MariaDB 5.3.1-beta is a bug-fix update to the previous 5.3.0-beta. The MariaDB 5.3 series introduces many new features, includes MariaDB 5.2, and is based on MySQL 5.1. Some highlights of new features in MariaDB 5.3 include: - subquery optimizations that finally make subqueries usable - many optimizer changes, including Classic Hash Join, Batched Key Access, a new implementation of Multi-Range-Read optimizations as well as Index Condition Pushdown - NoSQL-style interfaces via the HandlerSocket plugin as well as dynamic…

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Sun CEO explicitly endorsed Java's use in Android

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Hello people, I would like to share this article as I found it of really high relevance to everyone that would like to use Java as a programming language: "If you believe Oracle’s patent lawsuits against Google for its use of Java in Android, Google has stolen not just patented ideas but directly copied Java code. In short, Google is a red-handed thief and should pay Oracle over a billion in damages. There’s just one little problem with this portrayal of Google as an intellectual property (IP) bandit. When Android first came out, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, then Java’s owner,…

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MariaDB 5.3.0 Beta available now

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The MariaDB project would like to announce the availability of MariaDB 5.3.0 Beta, the latest addition to our growing lineup of supported software. MariaDB 5.3.0 beta includes all features in MariaDB 5.2 and is based on MySQL 5.1. Some highlights of new features include: - subquery optimizations that finally make subqueries usable - many optimizer changes, including Classic Hash Join, Batched Key Access, a new implementation of Multi-Range-Read optimizations as well as Index Condition Pushdown - NoSQL-style interfaces via the HandlerSocket plugin as well as dynamic columns - group commit in XtraDB when the binary log is enabled - Microsoft…

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How To Jailbreak and Upgrade Old Android Phones

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On SlashDot.org : "InfoWorld's Serdar Yegulalp provides an in-depth tutorial on how he rooted and upgraded his Motorola Cliq XT, one of many Android phones made infamous for not receiving further Android updates beyond 1.5. 'It turned out to be quite an odyssey, with twists and turns I describe here in order to help those who wish to embark on a similar journey,' Yegulalp writes. 'Was it worth the trouble? Yes, in the sense that learning how to jailbreak your own phone is a valuable skill, and I got much more functionality out of the Cliq, when I was expecting to…

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Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'

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"According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is operating a huge, complex MySQL implementation equivalent to 'a fate worse than death,' and the only way out is 'bite the bullet and rewrite everything.' Not that it's necessarily Facebook's fault, though. Stonebraker says the social network's predicament is all too common among web startups that start small and grow to epic proportions." [continue reading]

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