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Hands-on: Thunderbird 3 beta 4 hatches with improved search

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the availability of new Thunderbird 3 beta release. This version introduces an impressive new search feature with a timeline visualization and powerful interactive filtering support.

WebGL support makes first appearance in latest Firefox 3.7 nightly builds

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downloadsquad.com: Google Chrome and other WebKit-based browsers aren't the only ones getting improved 3D graphics handling capabilities. As of September 18th, Firefox trunk builds include support for WebGL.

Mozilla Firefox Cleared of U.S Export Rules

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internetnews.com: Mozilla's top lawyer explains why the 'no-violation' letter is a major milestone for open source and the First Amendment.

Thunderbird Ups the Email Ante

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linux-mag.com: After far too long in development, Thunderbird 3.0 seems to be nearing the home stretch. We take a look at the latest test builds for Thunderbird 3.0 beta 4. Is it worth the wait?

Firefox is Zapping my Happy Linux Buzz

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blog.linuxtoday.com: I've never been much of a Firefox fan, but I am very happy for its success and I use it a lot. I have to. But it has some quirks that some days make me want to slap Firefox silly.

Mozilla Speeds Firefox Updates

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computerworlduk.com: Mozilla has switched to a quick-paced "sprint" cycle for Firefox that it hopes will bring new features to users faster, the company's browser architect said today.

Display Clocks In Thunderbird

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ghacks.net: One add-on that I do not want to live without anymore is the Fox Clocks add-on. I recently discovered that the add-on is also compatible with Thunderbird.

Thunderbird Quick Folders

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ghacks.net: There are basically two types of desktop email software users. Type one uses one huge folder for all emails while type 2 neatly sorts emails into subfolders for better manageability.

Top 5 Firefox Add-Ons For Soccer Fans

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epltalk.com: Other than how easier it is to use and how fast it is, one of the reasons web users love Firefox is because of their massive library of add-ons. So since we’re all soccer fans, I thought I’d share five favorite Firefox add-ons — and they’re all free.

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Raspberry Pi/Devices

  • Another new Raspbian release
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    We made this setup to test our capabilities to control Arduino with Raspberry Pi in our upcoming big project. We did not have spare keyboard and screen for RPi, so we ended up ssh-ing into the Pi via Wi-Fi router.
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    Continuing our Raspberry DIY series, we are here with a simple tutorial that tells you how to start your own pirate FM station using Raspberry Pi. Take a look and broadcast your tunes — anytime, anywhere.
  • Tizen 3.0 on the Raspberry Pi 2
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  • Embedded 14nm Atom x5-E8000 debuts on Congatec boards
    Intel released several new 14nm Atom SoCs, including an embedded, quad-core x5-E8000 part with 5W TDP, now available in four Congatec boards. Intel released the Atom x5-E8000, the first truly embedded system-on-chip using its 14nm Airmont architecture. Airmont is also the design that fuels Intel’s Celeron N3000 “Braswell” SoCs and its mobile-focused Atom x5 and x7 Z8000 “Cherry Trail” SoCs. The x5-E8000 is the heir to the 22nm Bay Trail generation Atom E3800 family.

Android Leftovers

FSF/GNU/GPL/FSFE

  • Winning the copyleft fight
    Bradley Kuhn started off his linux.conf.au 2016 talk by stating a goal that, he hoped, he shared with the audience: a world where more (or most) software is free software. The community has one key strategy toward that goal: copyleft licensing. He was there to talk about whether that strategy is working, and what can be done to make it more effective; the picture he painted was not entirely rosy, but there is hope if software developers are willing to make some changes. Copyleft licensing is still an effective strategy, he said; that can be seen because we've had the chance to run a real-world parallel experiment — an opportunity that doesn't come often. A lot of non-copyleft software has been written over the years; if proprietary forks of that software don't exist, then it seems clear that there is no need for copyleft; we just have to look to see whether proprietary versions of non-copyleft software exist. But, he said, he has yet to find a non-trivial non-copyleft program that lacks proprietary forks; without copyleft, companies will indeed take free software and make it proprietary.
  • The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion
    Another Trouble with the TPP is its foray into the software industry. One of the more surprising provisions in the TPP’s e-commerce chapter was the inclusion of a restriction on mandated source code disclosure. Article 14.17 states: No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition for the import, distribution, sale or use of such software, or of products containing such software, in its territory.
  • I love Free Software Day 2016
    In the Free Software society we exchange a lot of criticism. We write bug reports, tell others how they can improve the software, ask them for new features, and generally are not shy about criticising others. There is nothing wrong about that. It helps us to constantly improve. But sometimes we forget to show the hardworking people behind the software our appreciation. We should not underestimate the power of a simple "thank you" to motivate Free Software contributors in their important work for society. The 14th of February (a Sunday this year) is the ideal day to do that.

Development News

  • Why I am not touching node.js [Ed: from Ferrari]
    Dear node.js/node-webkit people, what's the matter with you? I wanted to try out some stuff that requires node-webkit. So I try to use npm to download, build and install it, like CPAN would do. But then I see that the nodewebkit package is just a stub that downloads a 37MB file (using HTTP without TLS) containing pre-compiled binaries. Are you guys out of your minds? This is enough for me to never again get close to node.js and friends. I had already heard some awful stories, but this is just insane.
  • The next Generation of Code Hosting Platforms
    The last few weeks there has been a lot of rumors about GitHub. GitHub is a code hosting platform which tries to make it as easy as possible to develop software and collaborate with people. The main achievement from GitHub is probably to moved the social part of software development to a complete new level. As more and more Free Software initiatives started using GitHub it became really easy to contribute a bug fix or a new feature to the 3rd party library or application you use. With a few clicks you can create a fork, add your changes and send them back to the original project as a pull request. You don’t need to create a new account, don’t need to learn the tools used by the project, etc. Everybody is on the same platform and you can contribute immediately. In many cases this improves the collaboration between projects a lot. Also the ability to mention the developer of other projects easily in your pull request or issue improved the social interactions between developers and makes collaboration across different projects the default.
  • Choose GitLab for your next open source project
    GitLab.com is a competitor of GIthub. It’s a service provider for git-based source code repositories that offers much more than it’s bigger brother. In this post I will try to convince you to try it out for your next project. GitLab is not only a simple git hosting; its features impact the whole development process, the way of contributing to a project, executing and running tests, protecting source code from changes, more and more.