Martin Fowler has a great introduction to Rake. If you’re not familiar, Rake is similar to Ant, but instead of build files written in XML, they’re written in Ruby. If you’ve ever written a complicated Ant script, you know how verbose and complicated they can be. Rake is the answer to your prayers.
Novell has put OpenSUSE 10 into beta.
Adaptive Path has an interview with Flickr’s Eric Costello. Good read.