Developer Linux News for Apr 14, 2010
Communications for the rest: Rowe and the Mesh Potato (Apr 14, 2010, 22:33)
IT Wire: "One thing I like about open hardware
and software is that instead of making a few people very rich it
can make a lot of people a little bit richer."
Making Programming Easier For Kids With PyJunior (Apr 14, 2010, 22:03)
Linux.com: "Yesterday I had a break from the
sun and a few hours spare and wrote a little program I have been
wanting to write for a while. First though, a little back
Paper: Anatomy of contemporary GSM cellphones (Apr 14, 2010, 21:33)
Harald Welte's Blog: "During the last days, I
was working on an introductory paper on how a GSM cellphone
actually works. It is titled Anatomy of contemporary GSM cellphone
hardware and should provide a good technical text..."
Q&A with Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation (Apr 14, 2010, 19:03)
CrunchGear: "As Linux gets more
“productized” in the mainstream, where is the sense of
community that was such a fundamental part of early Linux
Much ado about NULL: Exploiting a kernel NULL dereference (Apr 14, 2010, 17:33)
Ksplice: "We think that it’s important
for developers and system administrators to be more knowledgeable
about the attacks that black hats regularly use to take control of
systems, and so, today, we’re going to start from where we
left off and go all the way to a working exploit for a NULL pointer
dereference in a toy kernel module."
Monitor Linux file system events with inotify (Apr 14, 2010, 14:03)
IBM Developerworks: "Summary: Use inotify when
you need efficient, fine-grained, asynchronous monitoring of Linux
file system events. Use it for user-space monitoring for security,
performance, or other purposes."
NVIDIA Puts Out Its OpenGL 4.0 Linux Driver (Apr 14, 2010, 11:03)
Phoronix: "With NVIDIA having announced the
GeForce GTX 470 and 480 graphics cards (formerly known as "Fermi")
at the end of March and these graphics cards starting to appear at
Internet retailers (see links below), NVIDIA has now put out its
OpenGL 4.0 Linux driver."
Anatomy of Linux Kernel Shared Memory (Apr 14, 2010, 09:03)
IBM Developerworks: "Linux® as a hypervisor
includes a number of innovations, and one of the more interesting
changes in the 2.6.32 kernel is Kernel Shared Memory (KSM). KSM
allows the hypervisor to increase the number of concurrent virtual
machines by consolidating identical memory pages"
Aaron Seigo on the Future of KDE (Apr 14, 2010, 07:03)
Datamation: "No one is better qualified to talk
about the state of the KDE desktop than Aaron Seigo. A former
member of the board of KDE e.V, the German non-profit that oversees
the project, Seigo is a lead developer on the desktop."
Resetting PHP 6 (Apr 14, 2010, 00:03)
LWN.net: "Rightly or wrongly, many in our
community see Perl 6 as the definitive example of vaporware. But
what about PHP 6? This release was first discussed by the PHP core
developers back in 2005."