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Developer Linux News for Feb 25, 2010

  • Built to last (Feb 25, 2010, 22:32)
    The Linux Foundation: "As it turned out, git was almost immediately useful, and has only become more so since. Making the development process work is git’s main claim to fame, but, as a side benefit, git also makes it possible to learn a lot about how our kernel is developed."

  • EFL brings Ubuntu Netbook Remix to ARM (Feb 25, 2010, 21:32)
    Enlightenment.org: "Canonical developer Jamie Bennett announced in his blog post The New UI for ARM Based Ubuntu Devices how Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) enabled rich graphical user interfaces even on non-3D-accelerated ARM devices."

  • Linux 2.6.33 Boosts Graphics, Dumps Android (Feb 25, 2010, 21:02)
    Linux Planet: "A new kernel release makes its debut, with Nvidia and without Android, and top Red Hat and Novell kernel developers share their inside views."

  • Open Source Re-writes the Rules for Mobile (Feb 25, 2010, 20:02)
    Open...: "One consequence of open source's rapid spread in the world of mobiles is that you can now do the same in that market:"

  • Meet Git, the Version Control System for Developers Who Like Ease (Feb 25, 2010, 18:32)
    WDVL: "Meet Git, an open-source version control system that reduces rather than adds to the overhead of managing a software project."

  • Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros (Feb 25, 2010, 15:02)
    The Register: "How much would it cost the European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch? The development costs would reach over a billion euros..."

  • Kindle blessed by Microsoft over Linux-related patents (Feb 25, 2010, 13:32)
    LinuxDevices: "The Microsoft/Amazon cross-license agreement provides each company with access to the other's patent portfolio, says Microsoft. In addition, Amazon will pay Microsoft an undisclosed amount of money under the agreement."

  • Heros (Feb 25, 2010, 12:32)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "I have a few personal heroes whose lives have inspired me: Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Clemens, Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Albert Einstein and Alan Turing. Recently I learned of another, and I would like to share their story with you, since in a lot of ways they had a major effect on Computers and Free Software."

  • Arduino – the hardware revolution (Feb 25, 2010, 01:32)
    Linux User and Developer: "As we watched for signs of hope in netbook sales, Drupal sites and partly-FOSS Android phones, a revolution was taking place all around, in the physical world but not entirely away from the internet."

  • Kernel Log: Linux and hard disks with 4-KByte sectors (Feb 25, 2010, 00:02)
    The H Open: "In future, fdisk will arrange partitions in such a way that the new hard disks with 4-KByte sectors can achieve optimum performance – although, for now, users will still need to select fdisk's appropriate mode of operation manually."