Developer Linux News for Aug 20, 2009
Creating an old school shoot'em'up with SDL (Aug 20, 2009, 23:04)
Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "SDL Tutorials
are hosting a game programming competition to create an old school
style of shoot'em'up using SDL. I thought I would enter, and write
up a tutorial series will show you how to create a shoot'em'up of
your own from scratch using SDL and C++."
openSUSE to default to KDE (Aug 20, 2009, 22:04)
LWN.net: "Therefore, with openSUSE 11.2
release, the KDE desktop will be installed if the user accepts the
default setting. Users can also choose the GNOME desktop at this
40 years of Unix (Aug 20, 2009, 21:04)
BBC News: "Think then what the Unix operating
system deserves because in August 2009, it celebrates its 40th
anniversary. And it has been in use every year of those four
decades and today is getting more attention than ever before."
Fixing Linux (Aug 20, 2009, 20:04)
Cyber Cynic: "An old and obscure problem with
the gcc compiler was recently discovered to have left a security
hole in essentially every version of Linux that anyone is likely to
be running. Here's what you need to know about fixing it."
ABI compliance checker (Aug 20, 2009, 17:04)
Linux Foundation: "ABI-compliance-checker is a
lightweight tool for checking backward binary compatibility of
shared C/C++ libraries in OS Linux. It checks interface signatures
and data type definitions in two library versions (it checks header
files along with shared objects) and searches ABI changes that may
lead to incompatibility."
Working with Ogg Theora and the video tag (Aug 20, 2009, 16:34)
Free Software Foundation: "Here is a broad look
at Ogg Theora and how it fits into the push for free formats: where
we're winning, what works, and what could be improved."
Healthcheck - Mono: Too much monkey business (Aug 20, 2009, 15:04)
The H Open: "At the turn of this decade Miguel
de Icaza was the unblemished hero of the free software
movement...Now de Icaza is regarded with suspicion because of his
support for Mono. What happened to bring about this change?"
Durian is Coming: Blender's Third Open Movie Project (Aug 20, 2009, 14:34)
Free Software Magazine: "This time the project
is focusing on an adolescent audience with an epic-fantasy setting
and a female protagonist (my son aptly dubbed this the "Chicks in
Building a bridge with lines of code (Aug 20, 2009, 14:04)
The Star: ""The open-source movement is akin to
a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant," he said."