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07 May 2013, 12:35

Open Recall: Code editors, distributions and a cloud deal

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Open Recall is a space on The H for those things that are too small to package as news but are worth covering. In this edition: a new version of the Maqetta UI editor, an update to Adobe's open source Brackets text editor, a new version of Parted Magic, the second beta of elementary OS 0.2, and Microsoft and SUSE announce more collaboration on cloud computing.

  • Maqetta 10Version 10 of the HTML5-based user interface editor, Maqetta, introduces the ability to upload ZIP files from a local filesystem to the online workspace and makes it possible for users to undo HTML source edits. A number of user interface elements in the editor have also been improved. A full list of new features is available in the Maqetta 10 Release Notes.

  • Brackets Sprint 24 – The developers at Adobe have released the latest versions of their open source Java Script, HTML5 and CSS based text editor aimed at web development. Brackets Sprint 24, code-named "Jack Bauer", introduces type-aware code hinting for JavaScript by utilising the Tern open source code-analysis engine. The new version also brings instant colour previews for CSS and other user interface improvements.

  • Parted Magic 2013_05_01 – The latest release of the partitioning tool and live distribution Parted Magic improves EFI booting support and some translations. Parted Magic 2013_05_01 also includes Firefox 20 and its desktop is now managed with the SpaceFM file manager. More information on the new features in the release can be found in the release announcement on the distribution's web site.

  • elementary OS 0.2 Beta 2 – The developers of elementary OS have released the second beta of version 0.2, code-named "Luna", of their distribution. Beta 2 of elementary OS 0.2 includes mostly visual improvements and updated versions of the included software such as version 0.5 of the Midori web browser and version 0.3.1 of the Geary email client.

  • Microsoft and SUSE continue cloud collaboration – Microsoft has announced that it is continuing its collaboration with SUSE, especially in the area of cloud computing. As SUSE announced with the release of SUSE Studio 1.3, Microsoft's Hyper V hypervisor is now fully supported in the company's SUSE Cloud distribution of OpenStack.



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