Developer Linux News for Jun 19, 2009
openSUSE Factory is Now Open (Jun 19, 2009, 23:33)
LWN.net: "openSUSE development is now even
_more_ open than before. Factory development is changing, and we're
making it easier for contributors to take responsibility for
packages and to contribute directly to openSUSE."
More about Moblin on the Nettop (Part 3) (Jun 19, 2009, 22:33)
Jamie's Random Musings: "The first thing to say
about Moblin this time is that the automatic update process seems
to work very well. Shortly after booting it today I got a notice
that there were 344 updates available for my system, and it is now
happily chugging along installing them. Quite Nice."
Fedora 11 Provides Glimpse of Future for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Jun 19, 2009, 22:03)
DBTA: "The project fulfills several purposes
and "one of them is to give Red Hat a place to contribute code and
have it integrated into a release that is in very wide distribution
to millions and millions of users," Paul Frields, Fedora project
leader at Red Hat, tells Linux Executive Report."
10 reasons why open source makes sense on smart phones (Jun 19, 2009, 20:33)
10 Things: "Open source brings a host of
benefits to the mobile market, starting with cost savings. But as
Jack Wallen explains, the advantages go much further - from better
security to more customization options to more prolific application
Amazon code release irrelevant, Kindle is still closed (Jun 19, 2009, 19:33)
ars Technica: "Amazon recently released the
source code of some of the components that are used in the Kindle.
Contrary to the erroneous reports that are circulating the Web,
Amazon is not opening its ebook reader. The code release is purely
for GPL compliance while the Kindle's ebook features remain
CIA gets open source for enterprise search (Jun 19, 2009, 19:03)
Computerworld UK: "The company providing
technology to the US intelligence community has invested in an
open-source firm to provide enterprise-search technology to the CIA
and other intelligence agencies."
Firefox and Firebug: A Developer's Swiss Army Knife (Jun 19, 2009, 18:03)
HTML Goodies: "If you are developing or theming
for a content management system (CMS) -- such as Drupal, Joomla,
WordPress, Blogspot -- Firebug is an essential tool. These
applications are comprised of many, many files, and navigating
through this maze can be daunting without a tool like Firebug"
Firefox 3.5: what's in a number (Jun 19, 2009, 17:03)
Open Enterprise: "Shaver noted how most of the
real advances in 3.5 were non-obvious to the general user; sending
it out into the world as Firefox 4.0 would have created false
expectations that might not have been met. So think of it as a kind
of coded signal to those in the know: it may not look much
different, but there are some powerful new features under the
NVIDIA: WinCE Better for ARM Netbooks than Android, Linux (Jun 19, 2009, 16:33)
OSNews: "Mike Rayfield, the company's general
manager for the mobile business unit, has stated that NVIDIA
prefers Windows CE over Android because CE is more mature. Windows
CE "is a rock-solid operating system that has been shipped billions
Linux Kernel Design Patterns - Part 1 (Jun 19, 2009, 13:33)
Linux Weekly News: "One of the topics of
ongoing interest in the kernel community is that of maintaining
quality. It is trivially obvious that we need to maintain and even
improve quality. It is less obvious how best to do so."
Rip: A New Way to Package Ruby Software (Jun 19, 2009, 00:02)
Linux Magazine: "Tired of juggling Ruby gems?
Try Rip. It's a one-size-fits-all, no fuss, powerful package