Developer Linux News for May 21, 2009
Open source must move from desktop to mobile (May 21, 2009, 21:04)
IT Pro: "Linux International executive director
Jon 'maddog' Hall looks forward to a time when users aren't forced
into 'closed' relationships with phone providers."
Kernel Log: ALSA driver for the X-Fi, debate over TuxOnIce (May 21, 2009, 20:34)
The H Open: "The Linux kernel will soon include
a driver for Creative's X-Fi sound cards. After a long pause, the
kernel development team are once again debating merging
FOSS: Freedom to explore, create and avoid intellectual speed-bumps (May 21, 2009, 18:34)
JBCobb.net: "While some aspects of this have
been published before, recent work in the world of proprietary
software has highlighted in my mind a few of the more powerful
aspects of living in a FOSS world that I am sure the proprietary
software makers would prefer you not to embrace."
SUSE Studio Builds Customized Linux Appliances in a Flash (May 21, 2009, 18:04)
LinuxPlanet: "Novell's SUSE Studio brings a
slick automation process to the world of Linux appliances. Paul
Ferrill shows us how a few mouse clicks is all you need to create a
fully bootable image in any of several formats, including a VMware
GNU ARM toolchain embedded development on Linux (May 21, 2009, 17:38)
IBM Developerworks: "Many tools are available
for programming various versions of ARM cores, but one particularly
popular set is the GNU ARM toolchain. Learn more about embedded
development using the ARM core as well as how to install the GNU
tools and begin using them."
GNU tools touted for faster compiling (May 21, 2009, 03:04)
LKinuxDevices: "CodeSourcery has updated its
commercially supported GNU- and Eclipse-based software development
toolkits with compiler optimizations and other enhancements. The
Spring release of Sourcery G++ also offers a QEMU emulator and
updated runtime library routines, as well as new IDE debugging
support, says the company."
Developer Salary Levels, 2004-2009 (May 21, 2009, 00:04)
Datamation: "The not so good news is that
developer salaries have not trended straight up. There's been some
bouncing around -- some job titles haven't fared spectacularly
well, with some developers' pay largely flat."