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Previously, I’ve called out years for non-desktop Linux in 2008, Linux in both the low and high-ends of the market in 2009, ‘hidden’ Linux in 2010 and last year, cloud computing in 2011. For 2012, I see continued growth, prevalence, innovation and impact from Linux, thus leading to a 2012 that is dominated by Linux.
I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and[Read more...]
(Tested with Android 2.3.3 SDK)
Sometimes, you need to simulate an incoming short message for your app. For instance, an encryption app could need to intercept incoming SMS using a BroadcastReceiver, then check if the SMS was encrypted and if so, decrypt it. Then the decrypted SMS and not the original one should be processed further (show up in SMS app etc.).
The usual way is to create a BroadcastReceiver, intercept the SMS_RECEIVED broadcast on the incoming message and abort the broadcast if necessary (if the message was encrypted or somehow else only for your app). Then you could generate a notifcation and put the SMS into the inbox:
You will need the WRITE_SMS privilege.
public static final String SMS_EXTRA_NAME = "pdus"; public static final String SMS_URI = "content://sms"; public static final String
Topics for this podcast:
*Opscode Chef extends to Windows for more enterprise devops
*Black Duck continues growth, gains new funding
*Cloudant expands NoSQL database focus, customers
*New open source Web server and vendor Nginx arrives
*The downside of Microsoft’s Android dollars
Microsoft’s Android revenue. Tizen formation. And more.
# LiMo Foundation and The Linux Foundation announced the formation of Tizen to develop a Linux-based device software platform.
# Karmasphere raised $6m in a series B round[Read more...]
Red Hat revenue up 28% in Q2. Funding for NoSQL vendors. And more.
# Red Hat reported net income of $40m in the second quarter on revenue up 28% to $281.3m.[Read more...]
Google and Microsoft trade patent claims. Actuate announces Q2 results. And more.
# Google accused Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies of organising a hostile patent campaign against Android. That prompted Microsoft executives to claim that Microsoft invited Google to be involved in the CPTN purchase of Novell’s patents. However, Google explained that joining CPTN might have decreased its ability to defend itself against potential patent claims.
# Actuate announced its Q2[Read more...]
I wrote last year about the way Google’s Android mobile operating system was serving as a more open alternative to Apple’s iOS, but not so open that it didn’t leave opportunity for an even more open alternative.
Given that we continue to see software patent-based attacks on Android, as well as swirling FUD around coverage of the attacks and never ending suits and settlements and courtroom developments, it is clear it will be a long time before any of this legal business is ever close to settled, unless ended by settlements first, which is likely.
However, I’m more interested in the technology in the meantime. I also think it’s[Read more...]
Harmony disharmony. Microsoft’s Android revenue. And more.
# The Harmony Project released version 1.0 of its templates for standard contributor license agreements prompting comment and criticism from Dave Neary, Stephen Walli, Richard Fontana and Bradley M Kuhn.
# Microsoft reportedly demanded $15 for each Android smartphone handset made by Samsung, while the company[Read more...]
A herd of Hadoop announcements. Rockmelt raises $30m. And more.
A herd of Hadoop announcements
# Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital confirmed the formation of Hortonworks, an independent company focused on the development and support of Apache Hadoop.
# Cloudera announced the availability of Cloudera Enterprise 3.5 and the launch of Cloudera SCM Express, based on the new Service and Configuration Manager in Cloudera Enterprise 3.5.
# MapR[Read more...]
Lesson for the week: If you really want to stir up an anthill, attack the conventional wisdom of code development best practices.
In other news ...
At this point, I could almost follow the practice of Gregg Easterbrook 's Tuesday Morning Quarterback and put this text on Autotext, but in the past week, Oracle cast off another piece of their acquired Sun technology. In this case, it was the integrated build platform "Hudson." Either fed up with the infighting that had led to the spin-off "[Read more...]
Novell sold to Attachmate. Barnes & Noble throws the book at Microsoft. And more.
# Novell closed its acquisition by Attachmate and its patent sale to CPTN.
# Attachmate’s CEO discussed the company’s plans for SUSE Linux.
# Barnes & Noble[Read more...]
Time is flying by so fast, it sure doesn’t seem like it was last year I was blogging about how Android is for real. Well, let me reiterate … Android is for real. The reason I say that and stress that is despite its success, we see a variety of legal threats, accusations and actual lawsuits to come flying at Android as fast as it is growing in the market.
Still, we seem to be able to fairly easily find agreement among vendors, developers and users that Android development is not slowing down, that legal maneuvering will not pave a path to success or that any ruling or action will take Android-based phones out of consumers’ hands. This is not to say that Android faces significant challenges: real fragmentation and version overload; a software development pace that may be too fast[Read more...]
Red Hat grows revenue 20%+. Google withholding Honeycomb source code. And more.
# Red Hat reported Q4 revenue up 25% to $245m, FY revenue up 22% to $909m
# Google is withholding the source code to Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.
# Rick Clark explained why he left Rackspace amid concerns that the company is exerting too much control over OpenStack.
# DataStax launched Brisk, a Hadoop/Hive[Read more...]
Hudson developers vote for Jenkins. SugarCRM turns cash flow positive. And more.
# The Hudson developer community voted overwhelmingly to rename the project Jenkins, and will continue without Oracle.
# SugarCRM turned cash flow positive in 2010 as billings increased 52% year on year.
# BonitaSoft announced the release of version 5.4 of Bonita Open Solution.
# WANdisco became a sponsor of the Apache[Read more...]
VMware grows 41%. Evidence of Java infringement disputed. And more.
# VMware announced full year revenue growth of 41% to $2.9bn.
# Alleged evidence of infringing Java code in Android disputed.
# Oracle nominated SouJava, the Brazilian Java User Group, to a seat in the JCP Executive Committee.
# The Document Foundation launched LibreOffice 3.3.
# JasperSoft[Read more...]
It is great to draw inspiration from other Open Source communities. Brad Fitzpatrick recently wrote about Android Strict Mode. His twitter tag line for this post was “I see you were doing 120 ms in a 16 ms zone” which is all I needed to hear from somebody who also worries unreasonably about responsiveness (Web site quote).
How would I apply this to a MySQL context? This is what happens in Android. “Strict Mode lets you set a policy on a thread declaring what you’re not allowed to do on that thread, and what the penalty is if you violate the policy. Implementation-wise, this policy is simply a thread-local integer bitmask. By default everything is allowed and it[Read more...]
The future of Java. Google releases Gingerbread. And more.
# Stephen Colebourne provided more details on the results of the vote on Java 7 and Java 8.
# Google introduced the Nexus-S with Android Gingerbread.
# Nuxeo[Read more...]
The Apache Software Foundation’s latest statement on the Java Community Process highlights continued dissatisfaction and dissent from Oracle’s stewardship and involvement in open source software.
This comes after some ups and downs for Oracle and its oversight of Java and other open source software that was previously under the auspices of Sun Microsystems. Oracle started off on a rough path when it sued Google over its implementation of Java in Android without preemptively or clearly stating that it was not attacking open source. At about the same time, it let OpenSolaris die a slow, somewhat confusing[Read more...]
JCP election results. Funding for Acquia and Continuent. Fedora 14. And more.
# The Java Community Process election results are in.
# Continuent appointed Robert Hodges CEO and confirmed details of $5m funding from Aura Capital.
# Red Hat announced the[Read more...]
The future of the JCP. A new Mozilla CEO. And more.
# Stephen Colebourne outlined the choices facing Java Community Process executive committee voters: pragmatism or bust, before later proposing a third option: a split in the Java Community Process between core and[Read more...]
David Cornelson of TextFyre has embarked on an ambitious plan to create a new open source virtual machine, FyreVM. This new VM will run Interactive Fiction games (e.g. Zork and newer works written in Inform) on a dozen different mobile platforms such as Android, WinPhone 7, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry. The goal of FireVM is to take advantage of specific user interface capabilities on each platform, whether it's the touch screen of Android tablets or the 5 way button on the Kindle.
To help with this project, TextFyre has started a fundraising effort on[Read more...]
Patents! Patents! Patents! Canonical’s perfect 10. And more.
# Google responded to Oracle’s claims that its Android OS infringes copyrights and patents related to Java.
# Matt Asay evaluated the various patent claims against Android and its related devices.
# Microsoft licensed smartphone patents from ACCESS Co and a subsidiary of Acacia Research.
# Glyn Moody assessed what Microsoft’s[Read more...]
There are many questions that arise out of Oracle’s copyright and patent infringement complaint against Google regarding its use of Java in Android. There are several things that make the suit significant to the entire industry: it centers not just on software copyright, but also software patents (an increasingly and hotly debated issue), the quickly-expanding smartphone market and open source software. The first question is: what is Oracle doing?
Many are speculating that this is simply an effort to further and more effectively monetize Java, a storied program language that has move more toward openness and survived several supposed death sentences as newer languages arrived. Still, with all of the open source parts — GlassFish application server, MySQL database, OpenOffice.org suite — is Java the most significant to Oracle? It may be, but regardless of what[Read more...]
Compliance. Funding. Financial results. Copyright assignment. And more.
# The Linux Foundation launched the Open Compliance Program, including tools, training, and consulting.
# VentureBeat reported that Joyent has raised $7m in a second round of funding.
# Basho Technologies secured $2m from angel investors in a Series C preferred equity financing.
# StatusNet[Read more...]
Ken Jacobs departs Oracle. Linus loves his Nexus One. And more.
# As Matt Asay noted, Ken Jacobs’ departure from Oracle is a significant loss for MySQL.
# Linus Toravlds gave the Nexus One his personal thumbs-up.
# Glyn Moody outlined the H.264 video standards debate.
# Oracle job cuts affect GNOME accessibility work but, as Joe Brockmeier pointed out, the blame lies with everyone.
# SourceForge project administrators can now[Read more...]
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