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Developer Linux News for Jul 21, 2009

  • Discussion: Partial Open-Source GPU Drivers (Jul 21, 2009, 22:33)
    Phoronix: "This whole situation with VIA has reignited the discussion over what to do when a company is interested in pushing an open-source DRM driver into the mainline Linux tree, but it's really only used by closed-source user-space drivers."

  • Eclipse for Visual Studio C++ Developers (Jul 21, 2009, 22:03)
    Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "Being able to create cross-platform applications is becoming more and more important for developers. Here you will see where some of the basic Visual Studio C++ options are under Linux and Eclipse."

  • Apollo 11 command module is released to open source (Jul 21, 2009, 20:33)
    Microchick: "The software that helped take humans to the moon has been released to the developer open source community to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission."

  • Ubuntu Launchpad now open source (finally!) (Jul 21, 2009, 19:03)
    Netstat -vat: "Ironically, though Launchpad is a system used to help open source developers build applications, Launchpad itself was not open source - until today that is."

  • A laptop for every poor child (Jul 21, 2009, 17:03)
    ZDNet Asia: "Top technology executives brushed him aside when he first raised his vision, but today Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop per Child (OLPC) device has reached 900,000 children and inspired a whole new--and growing--market segment known as netbooks."

  • Get Ready for PHP 6 (Jul 21, 2009, 16:03)
    Linux Magazine: "PHP 6, the next major revision of the popular Web application development language, looms on the horizon and promises many changes. Learn what's new and what's obsolete and how to prepare your code for tomorrow."

  • Linux Kernel Virtual Machine improves build performance (Jul 21, 2009, 15:33)
    IBM Developerworks: "Summary: Construct an on-demand software build service using ooRexx that uses the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) for better performance."

  • Introduction to Web Development with Emacs (Jul 21, 2009, 12:03)
    Cherrysave: "I would post snide little comments on Reddit, making fun of bad design and telling people to use Textmate. Then, a more elite nerd than I came along and ruined it for me by suggesting I wasn’t good enough because I didn’t use Emacs."

  • It's Time for an International Linux Summit (Jul 21, 2009, 10:03)
    Ken Hess's Linux blog: "Just like the international gang summits in Los Angeles, Linux needs a collective, "sit-down" to discuss the future of this now formidable operating system."

  • The moon and technology (Jul 21, 2009, 06:03)
    Join the Revolution!: "Tomorrow the moon will obscure the sunlight in some regions here on earth, resulting in a spectacular solar eclipse."

  • Microsoft's Linux code contribution - what about patents? (Jul 21, 2009, 00:03)
    InternetNews: ""Our use of the GPLv2 license means we will not charge a royalty for, nor assert any patents covering the driver code that we are contributing," Sam Ramji, senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft, told InternetNews.com."