Developer Linux News for Aug 13, 2009
A tempest in a tty pot (Aug 13, 2009, 22:02)
LWN.net: "There are dark areas of the kernel
where only the bravest hackers dare to tread. Places where the code
is twisted, the requirements are complex, and everything depends on
ancient code which has seen little change over the years because
even the most qualified developers fear the consequences."
C++0x Forward Enum Declarations Cut Down Compilation Time and Dependencies (Aug 13, 2009, 19:32)
DevX: "Every declaration of an enum type must
be a complete definition containing a full list of its enumerators.
However, in some use cases declaring an enumeration without
providing the enumerators list is desirable."
Localization and Practical Security in Asterisk 1.4: Part 1 (Aug 13, 2009, 19:02)
Packt: "In this part, we will cover the
How to change the tones generated and recognized by Asterisk
Where and how to affect the way times, dates, and so on are
How to change the language of system prompts"
Debian: contempt for "end user" values has to stop! (Aug 13, 2009, 16:02)
Free Software Magazine: "Three recent problems
with packages in the last stable release of Debian GNU/Linux
("Lenny"), brought me face-to-face with what is still a major
obstacle for acceptance of free software on the desktop: contempt
for the values of the people who use it."
Lazarus for Cross-Platform Development (Aug 13, 2009, 15:32)
Linux Journal: "The Lazarus Project started on
Linux ten years ago and now runs on all major platforms: Linux,
Windows and Mac OS X. The Lazarus Project's motto is "Write once
compile anywhere", and it provides cross-platform libraries, a
cross-platform compiler and a cross-platform IDE."
Microkernels Again, and Mathematically Proving Safety and Reliability (Aug 13, 2009, 14:32)
The nice folks at NICTA claim to have found a way to
mathematically prove that software is safe and reliable, and their
demonstration project is the seL4 microkernel.
Open-source hardware heralds greater creativity (Aug 13, 2009, 13:32)
Guardian UK: "We're all familiar with
open-source software, such as the Apache webserver or the Linux OS,
but in the last few years, open-source hardware projects have risen
in popularity, including the open-source electronics platform
Nokia prepping first Linux phone? (Aug 13, 2009, 04:32)
Moblin Zone: "Nokia, which sponsors the open
source Maemo project, in June formed an alliance with the
Intel-sponsored Moblin project. Thus, Moblin technology could also
see use in forthcoming Nokia phones based on Maemo."