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Daily Dose: KDE SC 4.7 Release Candidate Now Available

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The first release candidate for version 4.7 of the KDE Software Complilation has been announced, which is a development version of the next major release of the Unix and Linux desktop manager. The new version will feature support for OpenGL-ES 2.0, and improved performance on mobile devices. Changes have been implemented to the Dolphin file manager as well, which will improve file metadata searching.

More information can be found in the official release announcement, and on the release information page

Google App Engine Now Contains Python API

Google released version 1.5.1 of their App Engine SDK, which will contain the open source ProtoRPC framework  as an official Python API. There's also a Geolocation header with each client request, which will try to identify the country that the request came from.

Additional details can be  found on the Google App Engine Blog and in the release notes for Python and Java.

Download the new version of Google App Engine here.

Mozilla Launches Firefox Add-on Tools For Developers

Mozilla has created a new Add-on SDK as well as a beta version of an Add-on builder, so developers have two ways to make add-ons for Firefox. Developers will only need to call upon their knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create add-ons that are restartless by default, meaning users will be able to use the add-on immediately, without any interruptions.

Click here to download the Add-on Builder and the Add-on SDK.


 Second Version of iOS 5 Beta Now Available

Apple released their second beta of iOS 5 for developers over the weekend, which includes their new Wi-Fi sync feature, that transfers data wirelessly from Mac to all Apple mobile devices.   

Click here to see a full change log (via BGR).

Click here to access the new iOS 5 beta (registration required)  


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