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Developer Linux News for Oct 21, 2008

  • Android is Already Reaching Toward New Commercial Horizons (Oct 21, 2008, 23:32)
    OStatic: "With the news that Google's Android platform is now downloadable under an open source license, there are also some clear signs emerging about what's about to happen to Android. One doesn't have to be an expert reader of tea leaves to discern two things that lie ahead for this open source mobile platform: 1) it will arrive in commercially supported versions; and 2) it won't stay restricted to handsets."

  • Kernel Log: More than 10 million lines of Linux source files (Oct 21, 2008, 21:02)
    Heise Online: "After the release of Linux 2.6.27, kernel developers are currently busily integrating patches for the next kernel version into the main development branch of Linux. This usually involves discarding some old code and adding new code thouhg on balance, there are usually more new lines than old ones, making the kernel grow continually."

  • Fix Linux bugs. Get Free Cookies. (Oct 21, 2008, 19:02)
    Netstat -vat: "Debian is gearing up for a bug sprint to fix remaining bugs (about 100 key ones) and is offering a unique incentive to developers - free cookies."

  • From Evil to Good: List of Formerly Closed-source Software (Oct 21, 2008, 12:02)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Here are some of the most notable software packages which were published under a proprietary software license but later released as free and open source software. Note that some software from this list are still published commercially alongside their free and open-source version."

  • Linux on a Mikrotik 532a , Part 5 Final - OpenWRT and Custom Scripts (Oct 21, 2008, 07:02)
    Adam's Tech Talk: "I’ve used OpenWrt previously to this project to build some firmwards for the Linksys Router WRT54 range. OpenWrt is an incredibly powerful and small Linux distro. Although debian is probably better suited to the reasonably powerful hardware, I wanted to give OpenWrt a go anyway."

  • Class-less Objects in JavaScript (Oct 21, 2008, 04:32)
    Packt: "When you think about a JavaScript object, think a hash. That's all there is to objects - they are just collections of name-value pairs, where the values can be anything including other objects and functions. When an object's property is a function, you can also call it a method."

  • Mozilla Aims Again at Mobile Browsing (Oct 21, 2008, 01:32)
    Internet News: "Mozilla, well known as the open source group behind the popular desktop Firefox Web browser, is now hoping to move to the mobile browsing realm with the Fennec browser."