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
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
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
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