Developer Linux News for May 06, 2009
Debian is switching to EGLIBC (May 06, 2009, 21:31)
Aurelien's weblog: "I have just uploaded
Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) into the archive (it is currently waiting
in the NEW queue), which will soon replace the GNU C Library
An early look at whats coming in PHP V6 (May 06, 2009, 21:01)
IBM Developerworks: "The main feature of PHP V6
is improved support for Unicode. Currently, PHP is essentially a
binary preprocessor. PHP V5 does not provide native Unicode
support; it assumes that all characters are 1 byte long, which is a
problem when handling non-Latin characters. You can do conversions
to Unicode, but it requires the mbstring extension, which is not
enabled by default or an external tool like iconv."
Link fixed-- ed.
Novell Moonlight 2.0 previews Silverlight on Linux (May 06, 2009, 20:01)
Netstat -vat: "It wasn't all that long ago that
Moonlight 1.0 was released providing Linux users with a way to run
Microsoft Silverlight media on their screens. Now Novell is out
with the Moonlight 2.0 preview, including expanded functionality
and compatibility with Microsoft's media framework."
The RGB/Green.org Sustainability Challenge (May 06, 2009, 16:31)
IBM Developerworks: "An organic social network
is one that arises naturally within a specific geographic
community. Some users of geographically dispersed social networks,
such as Facebook, feel "connected," yet report a lack of meaningful
relationships. Because organic social networks arise from local
relationships, they can provide meaningful and significant forms of
support. And a Web site that supports these local relationships can
have a significant impact on a local community."
Forking Nagios: Behold Icinga (May 06, 2009, 14:31)
Open Enterprise: "A group of leading Nagios
protagonists including members of the Nagios Community Advisory
board and creators of multiple Nagios Addons have launched ICINGA -
a fork of Nagios, the prevalent open source monitoring system."
PHP Speeds to the Cloud With Zend Framework 1.8 (May 06, 2009, 13:31)
InternetNews: "PHP developers will have new
ways to easily connect their PHP applications to the cloud, thanks
to the latest version of the open source Zend Framework."
The LKML Summary Podcast (May 06, 2009, 12:31)
LWN.net: "I'm experimenting with recording a
short 3-5 minute summary of LKML traffic for those of us who like
to listen to Podcasts. It's modeled after e.g. the NYT Front Page
Podcast, though not quite as cool."
Tridge -- Subject: [PATCH] Add CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES option (May 06, 2009, 09:01)
Groklaw: "When this option is enabled the VFAT
filesystem will refuse to create new files with long names.
Accessing existing files with long names will continue to
Introduction to Arrays and Hashes in PHP - The ABC's of PHP Part 7 (May 06, 2009, 00:01)
PHP Builder: "What is an array? An array is a
list of a certain variable type, where each item in the list can be
referenced by a unique index number, usually starting at 0. Think
about it in real terms as you might think about a shopping