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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 performance."

  • 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 work."

  • 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 like you."

  • 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."