Developer Linux News for Nov 30, 2009
Dealing With Records in Perl (Nov 30, 2009, 23:34)
ServerWatch: "One thing Perl does really well
is read in information from a file. There are a couple of useful
special variables you can use to neaten up your code when doing
this or to alter the default behavior when reading in records."
Introducing Lernid (Nov 30, 2009, 23:04)
Jono Bacon@Home: "Last week, while at the
Ubuntu Developer Summit in Dallas I mentioned in one of the
roundtables about how wicked-cool it would be to have a desktop
client for Ubuntu Open Week, Ubuntu Developer Week and other online
tuition events that we run."
Dell Offers Custom Chromium OS Download For Mini 10V (Nov 30, 2009, 21:04)
PC World: "Dell has made available a customized
download of Google's Chromium OS (the open-source version of Chrome
OS), specifically for its popular Mini 10V netbook."
DRM Change Continues To Cause Debate (Nov 30, 2009, 18:04)
Phoronix: "With this message, Kristian created
a new DRM repository that dropped all of the linux-core, bsd-core,
and shared-core code. Seems simple and straightforward, right?
Well, three weeks later with dozens of replies, this change is
continuing to cause debate."
GNOME's Guadec 2010 Hosted at The Hague (Nov 30, 2009, 17:34)
GNOME Foundation Press Release: GUADEC, the
annual GNOME conference, will be held in The Hague, Netherlands
from the 24th through the 30th of July 2010. The conference is
expected to draw more than 500 attendees to discuss and direct the
future of the GNOME Project.
Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 6): Infrastructure (Nov 30, 2009, 14:04)
The H Open: "Devtmpfs, aka 'devfs 2.0' to its
detractors, should allow the Linux kernel to start faster and run
A lighter OpenOffice for all kids... and their parents (Nov 30, 2009, 13:04)
Stop!: "OOo4Kids is a special version of
OpenOffice.org (the popular, free and easy to use alternative to
Microsoft Office) which is very interesting and useful not only for
schools, but also for many adult users."
Will the Adult Industry Drive Android Adoption? (Nov 30, 2009, 12:04)
Tech Broiler: "The Adult Entertainment industry
drove the adoption of DVD and the streaming media technologies that
everyone now enjoys and takes for granted on the Internet. Will
pioneering in mobile porn also accelerate adoption of Google's
Android mobile OS?"
Ubuntu X.org Guru Calls for Desktop Help (Nov 30, 2009, 11:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Bryce Harrington is
agonizing over the nontrivial task of delivering a working X server
for Ubuntu. On the Ubuntu desktop mailing list he speaks of a flood
of bug reports and appeals to improving the situation."
GlusterFS performance tuning for small files, replication, distributed, NUFA (Nov 30, 2009, 07:04)
Linux Blog: "Small files performance is still
the Achiles heel of GlusterFS. Tuning for replication (AFR,
mirroring), distributed and NUFA setups is a non-trivial task, and
you must know your application behaviour, your hardware and network