Developer Linux News for Aug 26, 2010
Is packaging new software hard? (Aug 26, 2010, 16:35)
Ubuntu Linux Tips & Tricks: "A common
answer to my question about why people aren't packaging is that
packaging is hard and the wiki is kind of lacking. Debhelper 7 and
Source Version 3.0 (the new Debian packaging format) make things a
The Made-To-Order revolution: custom flexible manufacturing is here (Aug 26, 2010, 14:35)
Free Software Magazine: "The mass production
barrier has fallen, so that today, it's possible for a home
inventor, hobbyist, or crafter to create almost anything by
assembling one-off manufactured components, either from a service
or from affordable home-fabrication equipment (or a combination of
Kernel Log: New X Server, 3D drivers for Radeon 5000 and new stable kernels (Aug 26, 2010, 13:35)
The H Open: "While the new kernel versions
mainly correct minor bugs, X.org's next generation X Server offers
a range of improvements."
Microsoft Open Source Strategy is Upside Down (Aug 26, 2010, 13:05)
Martin Iturbide: "Last April (April-29-2010)
there was a local event in Ecuador organized by AESoft, the
Ecuadorian Software association.... On this conference Microsoft
sent a message saying that they are Open Source friendly and they
support Open Source development."
USB 3.0: Everything You Need to Know (Aug 26, 2010, 12:05)
IT Expert Voice: "After a lengthy gestation
period, the third generation of the Universal Serial Bus is making
its way to the market. But is it already obsolete?"
Hacking for change (Aug 26, 2010, 07:35)
The Hindu: "In what is now known — often
pejoratively — as the 'back office of the IT world', the once
quaint operating system Linux is not so niche anymore."
The Technology Behind the OpenStack Cloud Computing Project (Aug 26, 2010, 06:05)
Developer.com: "Rackspace (a noted high-end
hosting provider) and NASA recently announced a joint open source
endeavor called OpenStack. The project aims to merge cloud
computing technologies from both organizations into one common,
open cloud computing platform."
Ubuntu drops support for ia64 and sparc (Aug 26, 2010, 01:35)
LWN.net: "Earlier in the Maverick release cycle
the Tech Board had posted an announcement  that we'd
decommission support for the Ubuntu sparc and ia64 ports at Feature
Freeze (ie Thurs Aug 12)"