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Developer Linux News for May 28, 2009

  • GiftWrap - Debian packages creator is out (May 28, 2009, 21:33)
    Always Right: "You follow the wizard, click here and there, et-voila ! You have a nice installer ready to be shipped wherever you want."

  • Graphical Python Programming part 2: Write Your Own Screensaver (May 28, 2009, 20:03)
    LinuxPlanet: "In part 1 ace coder Akkana Peck taught us how to use Python and PyGTK to bring up a window and draw lines and circles. Today we'll expand on that humble beginning and draw some pretty graphics."

  • NASA embraces Microsoft format -- but adds an open-source twist (May 28, 2009, 14:33)
    Tech Flash: "NASA is processing immense sets of images and data from Mars and the moon into a special Microsoft format for viewing in the Redmond company's WorldWide Telescope online program."

  • C/C++ reference counting with atomic variables and gcc (May 28, 2009, 14:03)
    Alex on Linux: "Lets say we have a data structure that manages objects and we would like to manipulate the data structure and the objects from two or more threads. To achieve maximum performance we have to distinguish between mechanism that we use to protect the data structure itself, and the mechanism that we use to protect actual objects."

  • User Personalization with PHP: The Final Scripts (May 28, 2009, 07:33)
    Webreference: "Part six of this series looks at the last scripts that make up the main section of the application. We will look at how to add, remove and change bookmark information, in particular."

  • Snooping For Usernames And Passwords Over SSH Using Strace On Linux (May 28, 2009, 03:03)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Well, SSH is pretty secure - as advertised ;) However, I found that, if you have the root privilege to snoop an interface for username and password traffic, you can just as easily trace SSH processes using strace..."

  • Advanced String Processing - How Regular Are Your Expressions - The ABC's of PHP - Part 9 (May 28, 2009, 01:33)
    PHPBuilder: "We've looked at strings, and numbers and all sorts of types of data, but we've not yet seen how to do something really important, and that's to look for and pull interesting parts out of the data we have, to do that where going to use some magic from the Perl world called "Regular Expressions""