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Developer Linux News for Nov 03, 2008

  • PHP 5 CMS Framework Development: Access Control (Nov 03, 2008, 23:03)
    WebReference: "Many websites will want to control who has access to what. Once embarked on this route, it turns out there are many situations where access control is appropriate, and they can easily become very complex. So in this chapter we look at the most highly regarded model--role-based access control--and find ways to implement it."

  • Get Cable, Dish and Local TV Listings Using Bash (Nov 03, 2008, 21:33)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: " This week's script is an update to include cable and dish TV as well as provide greater coverage of your personal provider's schedule. The next paragraph is another litany of "other scripts we've done before that somewhat resemble this one."

  • Wayland: A New X Server For Linux (Nov 03, 2008, 20:03)
    Phoronix: "It's no secret that much of the code-base that makes up the modern-day X.Org Server is old and in some places bloated. The X.Org Server continues to evolve and has received a number of major additions in recent times, but wouldn't a clean and lighter server that is designed around today's needs be ideal?"

  • Writing Network Device Drivers for Linux (Nov 03, 2008, 16:33)
    Linux Gazette: "This article is based on a network driver for the RealTek 8139 network card. I chose the RealTek chip for two reasons: First, RealTek provides technical specifications for its chips free of cost. (Thanks, RealTek!) Second; it's quite cheap. It is possible to get the chip under Rs 300 (approximately US$7) in Indian markets."

  • Ultamatix (This Isn't Constructive Criticism. This is Just Criticism.) (Nov 03, 2008, 14:33)
    Matthew Garrett: "I wrote about Automatix some time ago. It died and the world became a better place. More recently it's been resurrected as something called Ultamatix. In summary, don't bother. It's crap. And dangerous. But mostly crap."

  • Best Approach for a Quick & Dirty Desktop Application (Nov 03, 2008, 13:03)
    Linux Journal: "I have decided to let the geeks out there solve a problem for me. The problem is writing a quick and dirty solution to a temporary problem. I have an idea but I am interested to see what others have to say."