Developer Linux News for Feb 21, 2007
internetnews.com: Open Source Mono Gets Visual Basic (Feb 21, 2007, 14:30)
"Mono has long tried to provide an open source alternative
implementation of Microsoft's .Net framework. It has succeeded in
some respects, and in others it has been lacking, especially when
it come to Visual Basic..."
KernelTrap: Improving Syslets, User Interface (Feb 21, 2007, 11:30)
"Ingo Molnar posted a second version of his syslets subystem
patch set, which offers asynchrous system call support..."
Linux.com: RPM Development on the Road to Revival (Feb 21, 2007, 10:45)
"For years, the RPM utilities and specification were maintained
by Red Hat. That changed in 2006 when, following a lengthy period
of uncertainty, the company relaunched rpm.org as an independent
hub for RPM development..."
SearchOpenSource: Managing Mixed Source Software Stacks (Feb 21, 2007, 08:30)
"Russell Pavlicek, senior Linux architect with Cassatt Corp.,
has some thoughts for IT managers who want to get open and closed
source applications to play well together in the data
KernelTrap: Page Replacement Requirements (Feb 21, 2007, 04:30)
"Rik van Riel posted some thoughts on the page replacement
requirements of the Linux VM, noting that the same kinds of bugs
have been getting fixed and reintroduced over the past few
Free Software Magazine: The Participation Culture (Feb 21, 2007, 03:45)
"I am lurking on the OpenMoko mailing lists. This is an
educational experience for me.."
-stable: Linux 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206 (Feb 21, 2007, 02:30)
Three stable kernel releases from the -stable team. Information
Free Software Magazine: Interoperability, Choice and Open XML--Spot the Odd One Out (Feb 21, 2007, 02:00)
"I often like to think that I am never surprised by the
exaggerations, obfuscations and general untruths that come out of
Microsoft: this letter shows their capacity of doing just
The Inquirer: Google Should Make a Linux (Feb 21, 2007, 00:30)
"For the consumer desktop/laptop market, Linux has been a
non-starter. Sure, you can find many many different flavours of
Linux available online, but you can't go to the local Big Box store
and get a PC loaded with Linux on it..."