Developer Linux News for Feb 20, 2009
Add a Binary Payload to your Shell Scripts (Feb 20, 2009, 23:31)
Linux Journal: "Generally when we think of
shell scripts we think of editable text, but it's possible to add
binary data to your shell script as well. In this case we're going
to talk about adding a binary payload to the end of your shell
ACCESS Linux Platform 3.0 unveiled (Feb 20, 2009, 23:01)
ars Technica: "ACCESS has unveiled the next
major version of its Linux-based mobile software platform. The
ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) 3.0 brings a significant user interface
overhaul with support for rich visual effects. It also boosts
interoperability by delivering LiMo compliance."
An open letter to the openSUSE Community (Feb 20, 2009, 19:31)
LWN.net: "As you may know, recently Novell made
the decision to reduce the workforce in their organization in the
wake of our current economic outlook which is affecting everyone
globally in all sectors of life. Unfortunately, this has also
impacted some members of the openSUSE Community who were employed
by Novell when, earlier this week, they were laid off."
Sun Studio 12 vs. GCC3 vs. GCC4 Benchmarks (Feb 20, 2009, 17:31)
Phoronix: "Following that article being
published, Sun Microsystems had requested some compiler tests since
they were confident the results would be different had their Sun
Studio compiler been used. Well, in this article we now have some
OpenSolaris benchmarks from the same AMD setup using GCC 3.4, GCC
4.0, and Sun Studio 12."
Washington Times releases open source projects (Feb 20, 2009, 16:31)
Washington Times: "The Washington Times has
always focused on content. After careful review, we determined that
the best way to have the top tools to produce and publish that
content is to release the source code of our in-house tools and
The tanner's ugly daughter - or - Musings about a modern GTK+ theming
(Feb 20, 2009, 16:01)
Federkiel: "But there's one thing almost
everyone would agree to: that GTK+ isn't pretty."
Do you have an itch? Scratch it! (Feb 20, 2009, 14:01)
Toolbox for IT: "How many times have you used a
program that does almost all that you want but there is just a
single maddening missing function? If you have ever felt any of
these things then you have felt the "itch"."
Make Vim as Your Bash-IDE Using bash-support Plugin (Feb 20, 2009, 07:31)
The Geek Stuff: "sc will insert the case
statements and places the cursor next to the case statement in
INSERT mode as shown in figure 5. Like this you can use all the
mentioned short cut keystrokes to get the appropriate statement in
the table 1."
Libre Graphics Meeting launches community fundraising campaign (Feb 20, 2009, 01:31)
Press Release: The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM)
is an annual workshop for developers and users of free software
graphics applications to collaborate and advance the cause of
high-quality free graphics software. From now until April 22, you
can help support this event by making a donation to the LGM 2009
community pledge drive.