Developer Linux News for Nov 20, 2009
Google Chrome OS: First looks, first impressions (Nov 20, 2009, 23:33)
Ghacks: "The very early stages of the REAL
Google Chrome operating system has been released (and done so fully
open sourced). It's not an operating system you can (and should) be
putting on a stand alone machine. Actually what has been released
are VirtualBox and VMware images that can be booted in their
respective virtual machines."
Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 3) - Storage (Nov 20, 2009, 23:03)
Kernel Log: "The kernel development team have
enhanced various aspects of Btrfs, one effect of which is to
significantly improve the experimental file system's write
Keeping score in test-driven development with Python, PyLint, unittest, doctest, (Nov 20, 2009, 20:33)
Free Software Magazine: "Programming is more
fun when you keep score. The extreme programming (XP) development
model popularized the idea of test-driven development (TDD) with
professional programmers in mind. But TDD turns out to be even more
useful for lone amateur programmers, because it provides much
needed motivation in the form of more visible rewards for your
PHP 5.3.1 released for 5 security flaws, 113 bugs (Nov 20, 2009, 19:33)
Netstat -vat: "The first update to PHP 5.3 is
now available providing 5 security fixes in addition a long list of
bug fixes to the popular open source dynamic language."
Heard at the Ubuntu Developer Summit: Goodbye GIMP, hello ... nothing (Nov 20, 2009, 17:33)
Click: "The OMG!Ubuntu blog reports on the
decision, however preliminary, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in
Dallas to remove the GIMP image editor from the 10.04 Lucid LTS
release of the wildly popular Linux distribution."
Installing Google's Go Language on Ubuntu (Nov 20, 2009, 16:33)
Experimenting with GNU/Linux: "GO language
promoted by google is a new system programming language said to be
expressive, concurrent, garbage-collected. The language is still
very young and there is no ready made package available for ubuntu.
You can install it and try out the features from the version
control repository of go."
A tiny cloud in Android (Nov 20, 2009, 16:03)
IBM Developerworks: "Cloud computing minimally
requires two components: the client software that runs on the
portable device and the server software that normally runs on a
network server. Put a tiny cloud in your Android handset and
experience the usefulness of a local Web server."
Google Chrome OS goes open source in Chromium OS (Nov 20, 2009, 14:17)
Netstat -vat: "Google today has officially open
sourced its under-development Chrome OS operating system under the
Chromium OS project."
10 Years of SourceForge.net (Nov 20, 2009, 13:33)
OStatic: "Most people think of SourceForge.net
these days as another huge web site with lots of ads, but very few
understand its humble beginnings or how challenging it was to even
launch the darn thing without the powers-that-be at VA killing it
off in a fit of well-intentioned hari kiri."
EVO Game Console Goes Live (Nov 20, 2009, 09:03)
Envizions press release: EVO Open Source Game
Console Goes Live: Game On Nov. 20 streaming event: Derrick Samuels
debuts the final version of EVO
Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 12 (Nov 20, 2009, 07:33)
LWN.net: "We distribute specially modified
versions of popular open source software packages. These special
versions monitor their own behavior while they run, and report back
how they work (or how they fail to work) in the hands of real users
Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation (part 2) (Nov 20, 2009, 03:03)
LinuxPlanet: "In Part 1 I talked about the
messy state of Linux documentation, and how telling users to rely
on Google is not documentation. Good documentation is equally
important as good code. Today we look at the different types of
documentation, from man pages to glossy books."