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Developer Linux News for Feb 24, 2009

  • Serious considerations before upgrading to PHP 5.3 (Feb 24, 2009, 20:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "This series has concentrated on new features in PHP V5.3, such as namespaces, closures, object handling, object-oriented programming, and Phar. While these flashy new features are a welcome addition to the language, PHP V5.3 was also designed to further streamline PHP. It builds upon the popular and stable PHP V5.2 and enhances the language to make it more powerful. In this article, learn about changes and considerations when upgrading from PHP V5.2."

  • File System Management Is Headed for Trouble (Feb 24, 2009, 15:32)
    EnterpriseStorageForum: "The POSIX file system interface isn't up to the task of managing today's data, resulting in costly fixes for users to solve problems like data integrity and regulatory compliance. It doesn't have to be that way. The problem with management of files is just that: they're being managed as files, not as information. The standard POSIX information is far too basic."

  • Wakelocks and the embedded problem (Feb 24, 2009, 15:02)
    LWN.net: "The relationship between embedded system developers and the kernel community is known for being rough, at best. Kernel developers complain about low-quality work and a lack of contributions from the embedded side; the embedded developers, when they say anything at all, express frustrations that the kernel development process does not really keep their needs in mind."

  • Linux Fund partners to boost usability of Inkscape (Feb 24, 2009, 06:02)
    Press release: "Linux Fund has partnered with Inkscape developer Milosz Derezynski to improve the text dialog of this open source vector graphics editor. This work will improve Inkscape's usability by enhancing its text tool to provide numeric control over kerning and other essential text attributes."

  • How to Upload Images Using PHP (Feb 24, 2009, 04:32)
    PHP Builder: "One of the most frequently asked questions about PHP is "how can I use PHP to upload an image". In this article we'll discuss the details of how you can do just that!"

  • Red Hat makes KVM its Linux virtualization of choice (Feb 24, 2009, 01:32)
    Practical Technology: "Despite Red Hat's surprising announcement last week that it would be partnering with Microsoft on virtualization, on February 23rd, Red Hat's announced that it would be switching its virtualization strategy from a mix of virtualization programs, including the Microsoft-friendly Xen, to focusing on Linux's baked-in KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)"