Good news for open-source developers. Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, have launched a new project called "Quickly" that purports to make the process of developing and deploying Linux much easier, Arstechnica reports. It does this by providing a framework for generating code projects, storing any changes in version control, building packages, and releasing finished software.
The project is built around a template system to help users build applications with Python and Glade. Not surprisingly, the default template -- called ubuntu-project -- is geared towards building applications for Ubuntu, but the Quickly container can support other tools and development technologies. It was designed that other templates are easy to write.
Want to try making a Quickly project yourself? Check out this tutorial.
Earlier this month Boxee, the ambitious new program that’s looking to bring a full Web content experience to your living room (that’s currently only available for Mac and Linux), announced that it would introduce a brand new, overhauled application program interface (API) and a workaround that will allow Hulu’s content to work… for now.
The new API will introduce a few applications right off the bat, including built-in support for Pandora and RadioTime. But, the new API will also allow developers to build more complex applications for the platform.
The workaround that will allow users to view content on Hulu will work by detecting video in a regular web page and then attempting to put it into full-screen view. In the past, Hulu was available as a channel right though the API, but it was blocked at the request of content partners. Not long after Boxee just grabbed the data they wanted from Hulu’s RSS feed, but they blocked that too. With any luck, this new change will allow users to view all the video content they wish.