Developer Linux News for Nov 13, 2009
Drupal Wins First Inaugural Packt Hall of Fame Award (Nov 13, 2009, 23:04)
CMW Wire: "This week Packt is announcing one
new award winner a day. Already they've revealed that Drupal won
Best Open Source PHP CMS "
An Explanation of Computation Theory for Lawyers (Nov 13, 2009, 21:04)
Groklaw: "If I had to describe the fairly
universal geek reaction to the oral argument at the US Supreme
Court on Monday in In Re Bilski, I would have to say it's a worry
that some of the participants didn't seem to understand computers
or the tech behind software very well."
HookSafe Protects Kernel from Rootkits (Nov 13, 2009, 19:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "A research group in the
computer sciences faculty at North Carolina State University has
written a prototype to prevent rootkits from manipulating kernel
object hooks to do their damage."
Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 2) - Graphics (Nov 13, 2009, 17:34)
The H Open: "Earlier this month, Linus Torvalds
released 2.6.32-rc6 – due to the Kernel Summit, RC6 was not
released the usual week after RC5, but two weeks after."
Is Ubuntu broken? (Nov 13, 2009, 17:04)
Tech-No-Media: "Are there really that many
regressions and instabilities with the latest releases of Ubuntu?
Probably! Should we accept that in a production OS? No, but there
is something that a many people tend to forget: the primary
objective of these interim releases is not stability."
Mozilla Jetpack Gets an Update (Nov 13, 2009, 16:34)
Linux Magazine: "Mozilla Labs is continuing in
its quest to make it as easy to extend the browser as it is to
write a Web page. The latest update to Jetpack came out this week,
and brought a few new APIs and a gallery of community contributed
Code Project: control Digg with Python (Nov 13, 2009, 13:34)
TuxRadar: "Everyone knows that Digg is a hugely
popular social news website where like-minded folks gather and
flame each other to death. But if you're a Digg user and want to
flex your coding skills to get a little more from the site, we've
got the perfect code project for you: we're going to show you how
to write a Python app to read Digg submissions and geo-locate them
FFmbc - A Broadcast Media Alternative to FFmpeg (Nov 13, 2009, 10:34)
Stream #0: " FFmbc (FFMedia Broadcast) is an
off-shoot of the FFmpeg project that is targeted squarely at the
broadcast media world. The project while still in its infancy, but
available for around 6 months already, is currently at release