Developer Linux News for Sep 17, 2008
Adobe AIR Launches on Linux (Sep 17, 2008, 20:01)
The Open Road: "Bringing it to Linux removes
yet another roadblock to bringing disruptive applications to
Scratch: Open-Source Programming for Kids (Sep 17, 2008, 18:31)
The Open Road: "Peter Lofgren of Redpill
(Sweden) sent over a link to Scratch, a cool open-source project
from MIT Media Labs. The purpose? Make programming easy and
approachable for kids as young as eight-years old."
The Kernel Hacker's Bookshelf: UNIX Internals (Sep 17, 2008, 13:31)
LWN: "The only solution was to learn more about
operating systems, and quickly. So I pulled out my favorite
operating systems textbook and read and re-read it obsessively over
the course of the next year. It worked well enough that my company
tried very hard to convince me not to quit when I got bored with my
"dream job" and left to work at Sun."
High-End Developers Choose Commercial Linux (Sep 17, 2008, 13:01)
Vnunet.com: "Developers are choosing
commercial, rather than non-commercial, distributions of Linux when
it comes to building high-performance or mission-critical systems,
according to new research."
Update On The Tux3 Filesystem (Sep 17, 2008, 12:47)
LKML: "It's been a busy week with all the
checkins. Not all of them from me! And Tux3 university, which seems
to be going quite well. For the next session (Tuesday, 8 p.m.
pacific time on irc.oftc.net #tux3) the theme will be: VFS read and
write. Yes, that's all, and it's a lot."
CodeWeavers Ports Chromium to Linux and Mac OS X (Sep 17, 2008, 06:31)
OStatic: "This post from the CodeWeavers blog
details how the company has succesfully ported versions of
Chromium--the open source core of Google's Chrome browser--for Mac
Perl Script To Maximize Guaranteed Combinations Within Fixed Lists (Sep 17, 2008, 05:01)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Breaking
tradition (or continuing it, depending on how often you read this
blog ;) we're going to have part 2 of yesterday's two-parter
tomorrow and put up our final Perl script to find the maximum
guaranteed number sets, or lists, within larger number pools."