As you probably have heard, Ubuntu released 9.04 today. What I am really excited about is the new Netbook Remix. I haven’t downloaded it and test it on my Netbook but I’m prepare to do so sometime next week.
I have an Acer Aspire One. Here’s the level of support:
Acer Aspire One
Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording, and media card reader issues unless it is booted with a card in the slot.
335843 – media card reader not hotpluggable on acer aspire one
354620 – Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running
Google Analytics API has been launched as a public beta.
Attention Developers: Google Analytics API Launched!
A Google Analytics API has long been one of our most widely anticipated features. Today we’re pleased to announce that the Google Analytics Data Export API beta is now publicly available to all Analytics users!
What’s so exciting about an API? The API will allow developers to extend Google Analytics in new and creative ways that benefit developers, organizations and end users. Large organizations and agencies now have a standardized platform for integrating Analytics data with their own business data. Developers can integrate Google Analytics into their existing products and create standalone applications that they sell. Users could see snapshots of their Analytics data in developer created dashboards and gadgets. Individuals and business owners will have opportunities to access their Google Analytics information in a variety of new ways. (Source: Google Analytics Blog)
With Google Earth 5.0, you can now travel back in time to see historical imagery, dive below the surface of the ocean and record a tour of your journeys.
And here’s what’s new:
Historical Imagery: Until today, Google Earth displayed only one image of a given place at a given time. With this new feature, you can now move back and forth in time to reveal imagery from years and even decades past, revealing changes over time. Try flying south of San Francisco in Google Earth and turning on the new time slider (click the “clock” icon in the toolbar) to witness the transformation of Silicon Valley from a farming community to the tech capital of the world over the past 50 years or so.
Touring: One of the key challenges we have faced in developing Google Earth has been making it easier for people to tell stories. People have created wonderful layers to share with the world, but they have often asked for a way to guide others through them. The Touring feature makes it simple to create an easily sharable, narrated, fly-through tour just by clicking the record button and navigating through your tour destinations.
3D Mars: This is the latest stop in our virtual tour of the galaxies, made possible by a collaboration with NASA. By selecting “Mars” from the toolbar in Google Earth, you can access a 3D map of the Red Planet featuring the latest high-resolution imagery, 3D terrain, and annotations showing landing sites and lots of other interesting features.
Great news for NetBeans users, NetBeans 6.5 has been released. I’ve been using the development versions for quite some time. Mainly use it for my school’s Java assignment. I was previously using Eclipse. I kinda prefer NetBeans now.
NetBeans.org is proud to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.5!
NetBeans IDE 6.5 is currently available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese. There are several community contributed localization efforts underway to support additional languages. Join the efforts today. (Source: NetBeans)
NetBeans 6.5 now comes with a plugin that lets you code PHP. I tried it and thought it is pretty decent. I haven’t really used it much on PHP. The inbuilt SVN is cool. It would be cooler if they could support Git. Git isn’t well supported in Windows and it’d be great if NetBeans could do something about it.
WordPress 2.7 Beta 1 has been made available. WordPress 2.7 Beta 1 sports a new user interface, speed enhancements and more. I think the new user interface is worth an SVN checkout. Still WordPress 2.7 remains to be rather premature with some minor bugs yet to be ironed out. I won’t be upgrading this blog right now, but definitely will when it is released.
Speaking of the final release, it will not be available on November 10th as originally scheduled. We are two weeks behind schedule at the moment. We need a little more time to finish the visual design, do a round of user testing against that finished design, and do a proper round of public beta testing. Our plan is to keep working as if Nov. 10 is still the release date. However, instead of releasing the final 2.7 on the 10th, we will make a release candidate available instead. The release candidate is intended to be a high-quality, almost-finished release that we are comfortable recommending for broad use. After Nov. 10, the focus will be on fixing high impact bugs turned up by those of you testing the release candidate. I suspect 2.7 will be ready for final release by the end of November. A specific date will be set as we progress through the public beta cycle and get a feel for how solid the release is. (Source: WordPress blog)