Developer Linux News for Jan 09, 2003
LinuxDevices: Embedded Linux Design Issues (Jan 09, 2003, 23:30)
"What is an embedded device? Is it simply a low-resource 'PC',
so all you need is a scaled down Linux and off you go? Not
The Age: Living Up to the Linux Name (Jan 09, 2003, 20:30)
"The Debian project is currently led by Bdale Garbee. Martin
Schulze from the Debian press team was asked about the
distribution, the motivation behind it and where he sees it
BetaNews: Apple Bridges OS X and Linux with X11 Beta (Jan 09, 2003, 16:00)
"Because Mac OS X finds its roots in FreeBSD, it is no surprise
that Apple is courting open source developers to its Darwin
First Monday: The Institutional Design of Open Source Programming (Jan 09, 2003, 09:00)
"Little research has been published outlining the details of how
successful open source programming endeavors are achieved, such as
how projects are initiated and organized over time, what rules for
participation have been established, and how the methods for
maintaining versions of new submissions have been managed..."
DesktopLinux: Alternative Computing in Education (Jan 09, 2003, 08:32)
"Calling for computing options in education, Michael C. Barnes
examines the integration of proprietary applications in homework
assignments. Barnes challenged educators at his daughter's school
to defend a social studies project that required the use of
Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation software, and won. Barnes
raises the issue of software costs in educational computing and
offers some great examples and approaches for implementations that
make the grade..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.55 (Jan 09, 2003, 08:01)
Changelog, links within.
Release Digest: KDE, January 8, 2003 (Jan 09, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Design Recovery Tool 0.2.2, KDown 0.2.1, and
Release Digest: GNU, January 8, 2003 (Jan 09, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: GMP 4.1.2, Bison 1.875, GNU Libidn 0.1.0, GNU
Mailman 2.1, and GNU Gengetopt 2.8.
OpenP2P.com: LazyWeb and RSS: Given Enough Eyeballs, Are Features Shallow Too? (Jan 09, 2003, 02:30)
"A persistent criticism of open source software is that it is
more about copying existing features than creating new ones. While
this criticism is overblown, the literature of open source is
clearer on debugging than on design..."