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Developer Linux News for Nov 12, 2008

  • Want To Program Smartly In C? Use GLib (Nov 12, 2008, 23:04)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "GLib is a utility library for C, which augments the standard C library in several purposeful ways to make your life that much easier while programming. GLib has the following things to offer you:"

  • Bash Sub Shells (Nov 12, 2008, 20:34)
    Linux Journal: "But what do you do if you need to run multiple commands in the background? You could put them all into a separate script file and then execute that script followed by an ampersand, or you can keep the commands in your main script and run them as a sub-shell."

  • Microsoft Rethinks Open Source CodePlex Site (Nov 12, 2008, 15:47)
    The Register: "Microsoft's CodePlex site could be revised before the year's out to signpost genuinely open-source projects, after the company got itself in hot water."

  • WiiBuntu (Part 1), Ubuntu Ports MID, and lpia (Nov 12, 2008, 14:04)
    Random Rantings: "So here I am, with a wonderful Wii, complete with Twilight Hack and Homebrew Menu installed, wondering if I could do something crazy like run Ubuntu on it. After some trial and error, it appears possible to do a debootstrap of an Ubuntu PowerPC installation and have it work!.

  • KDE 4.2 is Flat Out Going to Rock (Nov 12, 2008, 13:34)
    moving parts of the kasper clan: "I've been running OpenSUSE 11 for a couple of months now, and thanks to the awesome nightly/weekly KDE 4.2/trunk packages, I'm thoroughly enjoying pretty-darned-bleeding-edge 4.2/trunk packages, but with half the carbs, and I am loving what I'm seeing!"

  • Former AROS Developers Start New OS Project, Much Secrecy (Nov 12, 2008, 00:04)
    OSNews: "We get these emails and news submissions all the time, and most of the time, "new operating system" means Ubuntu-with-a-black-theme, so we don't bother. I figured this time things wouldn't be different, but after a bit of digging around, there's a little more to it this time."