UI development company Infragistics has released two new Silverlight Community Technology Previews (CTPs) and two new NetAdvantage ICONS packs. The NetAdvantage Silverlight for Line of Business CTP includes a ZIP file compression library, a new control persistence framework, and new Silverlight data grid features, such as unbound columns and template layouts. The NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization CTP includes a Silverlight charting control. The two new packs add legal and academic icons to application user interfaces, company executives said.

Intel has announced a beta version of its Atom Developer Program SDK that is compatible with the Moblin Linux-based operating system and Windows. The Intel Atom processor is suited for development on mobile devices and netbooks. As part of the beta, Intel is offering incentives, such as joining the company’s revenue generation program, to developers that submit applications, according to Intel executives.

Rally Software has added a new time-tracking module called Rally Time Tracker to version 2009.5 of its namesake ALM platform. Additionally, new reporting features let development teams and program managers view project statuses and costs in terms that are familiar to their role, company executives said.

Business application platform provider 4D has made available 4D Web 2.0 Pack v11 Release 5, adding a new calendar and an updated chart for the 4D Ajax Framework component. The calendar lets users publish events directly to the Web, iPhone and other iCalendar format-compatible smartphones.

DevExpress has updated Data Grid for WPF with a new Grid Column Best Fit Option and new grid row indicators. There is also a memo text editor for grid editing, according to the company.

Database management company Devart has released a new version of its dotConnect Universal data provider for accessing data from MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server and other .NET databases. dotConnect Universal offers connectivity options like HTTP tunneling, and has a new software library that implements a self-contained SQL database engine.

Veryant has added the ability to use file sizes of 9 billion gigabytes or more in a new version of its isCOBOL application development and deployment platform. There are now rich Internet application COBOL deployments with JavaScript embedding capabilities, and the new version also has greater compatibility with outdated platforms such as ACUCOBOL-GT and RM/COBOL.

Database product provider FFE Software has announced version 3.2 of its FirstSQL/J Embedded Mobile Edition relational database management system. The new version has resource file capabilities, such as a BuildResourceDb utility for writing a physical database to a resource file, and a CompileStaticSql Utility to write execution plans for SQL commands to resource files.

Mark Shuttleworth has stepped down as CEO of Canonical, creator of the Ubuntu server. Shuttleworth, who formed Canonical in 2004 to provide commercial support for free software projects, said he is exiting the CEO post to “focus my Canonical energy on product design, partnerships and customers. Those are the areas that I enjoy most, and also the areas where I can best shape the impact we have on open source and the technology market.” Jane Silber, who had been serving as Canonical’s COO, will take over the job of CEO, according to Shuttleworth.