Developer Linux News for Apr 24, 2009
Linux Storage and Filesystem workshop, day 1 (Apr 24, 2009, 19:02)
LWN.net: "The annual Linux kernel summit may
gain the most attention, but the size of the kernel community makes
it hard to get deeply into subsystem-specific topics at that event.
So, increasingly, kernel developers gather for more focused events
where some real work can be done. One of those gatherings is the
Linux Storage and Filesystem workshop; the 2009 workshop began on
April 6. Here is your editor's summary of the discussions which
took place on the first day."
Creating a Fancy 3D-Effect GIMP Plugin in Python (Apr 24, 2009, 14:02)
LinuxPlanet: "In parts one and two we learned
the basics of writing our own custom Gimp plugins, and learned that
it's simple and very useful. Today we'll put it all together in a
more complex plugin for creating fancy 3D text effects, to make
text look more rounded and three-dimensional."
OpenOffice: Future Uncertain (Apr 24, 2009, 10:32)
Linux Magazine: "Very few details about the
takeover are known at this time. Many analysts are of course
speculating, but right now I have no information regarding
developers' jobs in OpenOffice."
Debian Kernel Has No Proprietary Firmware (Apr 24, 2009, 09:02)
Linux Magazine: "Debian developer Robert Millan
is offering an alternative kernel for Debian's Lenny free Linux
distro. Unlike the standard Lenny kernel, it contains no
People of openSUSE: Jan Engelhardt (Apr 24, 2009, 04:32)
openSUSE News: "How many icons are currently on
Ha! I can say I am proud to be one of the users to have exactly
ZERO icons on their desktop, simply because… icewm does not
come with a desktop to dump icons on. As a side effect, you have
more time enjoying the backgroud picture."
Arduino hardware hacking: Part 2 (Apr 24, 2009, 00:02)
Tux Radar: "After this, you'll have more than
enough information to be able to tackle your own projects with
confidence - we're going to build on the existing foundations to
work on an entire project using nothing but cheap components and