Developer Linux News for Dec 17, 2009
GNOME, GNU, and a long memory (Dec 17, 2009, 22:33)
Off the Beat: "Reading the recent discussions
about GNOME's position in the GNU Project, I'm reminded of Utah
Phillip's comment that "a long memory is the most radical notion in
been released and it promises to bring stricter code and better
coding standards to the table. To learn more about this exciting
new update to the Internet's workhorse, read on."
Make your own 3D games in Linux (Dec 17, 2009, 17:03)
Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "This tutorial
series shows you how to use some of the features of Irrlicht, which
is a free, powerful and cross platform C++ 3D engine. If you just
want to see Irrlicht in action, all of these demos have been
combined into one application."
Best Buy lawsuit shows how GPL violations have changed (Dec 17, 2009, 14:33)
Netstat -vat: "It's not the first (and likely
not the last) of the SFLC's GPL enforcement efforts, but it does
mark a key turning point in their public efforts for a number of
The Five Distros That Changed Linux (Dec 17, 2009, 13:03)
Linux Magazine: "Each of the truly significant
distributions changed how Linux was seen, and brought the operating
system new and different groups of users. You can argue about which
distro is more important than another, but, all the distributions
in my list changed how we saw and used Linux."
How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings (Dec 17, 2009, 12:33)
Tech Broiler: "Public floggings and executions
like the recent SFLC lawsuit could be avoided if actual standards
and procedures for compliance with the GPL and other Free and Open
Source licenses actually existed."
Mono 2.6 and MonoDevelop 2.2 released (Dec 17, 2009, 10:33)
Netstat -vat: "Today the project released Mono
2.6 providing even more features and compatibility for developers
looking for a .NET framework implementation for Linux."
Phoromatic Tracker Launches To Monitor Linux Performance (Dec 17, 2009, 04:33)
Phoronix: "Last month Phoromatic went into
public beta, which is our remote test management software for the
Phoronix Test Suite that allows a wealth of possibilities including
the ability to easily build a benchmarking test farm."
Kernel support for infrared receivers (Dec 17, 2009, 03:03)
LWN.net: "One of the stated goals of the
staging tree is to bring widely-used drivers into the mainline
kernel tree. This effort has been quite successful; the number of
out-of-tree drivers has dropped considerably over the last year or