Developer Linux News for Mar 26, 2010
NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA (Mar 26, 2010, 21:34)
Phoronix: "NVIDIA's open-source Linux efforts
as it concerns their GPU support have historically been minimal.
The xf86-video-nv driver has been around that provides very basic
2D acceleration and a crippled set of features besides that"
Radeon GPU Recovery To Hit Linux 2.6.34 Kernel (Mar 26, 2010, 21:04)
Phoronix: "This branch provides fixes to the
DRM core, Nouveau, and Radeon KMS. The new Radeon DRM code brings
fixes, but it also brings a clean-up to the ASIC tables and GPU
Make It Happen at OSCON, July 19-23, 2010 (Mar 26, 2010, 20:34)
OSCON: "Open source isn't just about being
cost-effective, it's leading in innovation. You can change the game
in your business, your community or even the world."
Fedora Project Leader future (Mar 26, 2010, 20:04)
LWN: "Before I do that, I want to smoothly pass
on the role of Fedora Project Leader, and make sure the person who
next takes this role can be fully successful in it."
LibrePlanet 2010 Completes Its Orbit (Mar 26, 2010, 18:04)
Bradley M. Kuhn: "I met so many young people
excited about software freedom. I can only imagine to be only 19 or
20 years old and have the opportunity meet other Free Software
developers in person. At that age, I considered myself lucky to
simply have Usenet access so that I could follow and participate in
online discussions about Free Software..."
OpenSUSE gets an Upstart (Mar 26, 2010, 17:34)
The H Open: "The most important development in
this release is the shift from booting with the traditional System
V init scheme to the newer Upstart system."
MySQL Prepared Statements to Generate Crosstab SQL (Mar 26, 2010, 17:04)
Database Journal: "MySQL Reporting requirements
sometimes require both unknown column and row values, necessitating
a more powerful means of generating crosstabs. Today's article
presents Prepared Statements, which dynamically generate the SQL
and assign it to a variable so that we can tailor the output based
on the number of data values."
coolest (or scariest?) Linux robot ever (Mar 26, 2010, 16:34)
Handle With Linux: "Watch this, if this isn't
the coolest Linux device ever, you tell me what is:"