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Developer Linux News for Feb 17, 2010

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers (Feb 17, 2010, 23:03)
    The H Open: "Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support."

  • PHP Developers Prefer Using Windows to Build Enterprise Apps: Study (Feb 17, 2010, 22:03)
    Developer.com: "According to the study, 42 percent of respondents reported that Windows was their primary operating system for development. Linux came in as No. 2 at 38.5 percent while Mac OS X remained in third place at 19.1 percent."

  • Set Your Desktop Free, With Nouveau’s 3D (Feb 17, 2010, 21:33)
    Linux Magazine: "The nouveau project has done it! Finally, an open source 3D driver for NVIDIA video cards has arrived and will ship with Fedora 13. Let’s take a look (including a few benchmarks)."

  • Scripting the Vim editor, Part 4: Dictionaries (Feb 17, 2010, 20:33)
    IBM Developerworks: "In this fourth article in a series introducing Vimscript, Damian Conway introduces you to dictionaries, including an overview of their basic syntax and many functions. He concludes with several examples that illustrate the use of dictionaries for more efficient data processing and cleaner code."

  • Code Project: monitor /proc with Python and Clutter (Feb 17, 2010, 17:33)
    TuxRadar: "If you already read our beginner's guide to the Clutter toolkit and wished it were available in something other than C, then good news: we're putting together a tutorial series covering PyClutter, the Python binding to Clutter, which merges all the power and beauty of the Clutter toolkit with the simplicity and brevity of Python."

  • Dumping WYSIWYG: Building Android User Interfaces at Run Time (Feb 17, 2010, 12:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Developing Android applications ordinarily commences with a File -> New -> Android Project."

  • Weird Usage Of �select� in perl (Feb 17, 2010, 08:33)
    Safer Code: "Many times while going through some perl code, you must have come across snippets like "select((select(fh), $|=1)[0])" and wondered what this means..."