Developer Linux News for Sep 27, 2010
Happy 27th Birthday GNU Project! (Sep 27, 2010, 21:34)
LXer: "A hearty Happy 27th Birthday to the GNU
60 Great Open Source Developer Tools (Sep 27, 2010, 21:04)
Datamation: "If you're looking for good open
source developer tools, you literally have thousands to choose
from. For this list, we focused on 60 of the best and most well
known. Rather than trying to rank them, we've arranged them into
categories and listed them in alphabetical order. "
Mozilla CTO: Why Firefox wins over Chrome (Sep 27, 2010, 20:04)
InternetNews: "There are some people that
believe that Google's Chrome is winning the browser war for the
fastest and possibly best browser -- Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich is
not one of them."
The Genius of the Tinkerer (Sep 27, 2010, 18:34)
Wall Street Journal: "In the year following the
2004 tsunami, the Indonesian city of Meulaboh received eight
neonatal incubators from international relief organizations.
Several years later, when an MIT fellow named Timothy Prestero
visited the local hospital, all eight were out of order, the victim
of power surges and tropical humidity, along with the hospital
staff's inability to read the English repair manual."
Internationalizing Those Bash Scripts (Sep 27, 2010, 16:34)
Linux Journal: "Thinking through that
assignment and the greater application, I can say with complete
certainty that none of its stakeholders were contemplating [human]
language independence - that is, how to render prompts, error
messages, progress diagnostics, etc. in a language other than
New development release name has been chosen, Cauldron! (Mageia) (Sep 27, 2010, 16:04)
Mageia Blog: "Since we're starting with a new
base, a brand new name for the development release in Mageia needed
to be found."
Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges (Sep 27, 2010, 13:34)
Phoronix: "Besides talking about the X.Org
Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith
Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root
(also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS
The Defenders of Free Software (Sep 27, 2010, 12:04)
New York Times: "He works as a technology
consultant, but spends several hours a week on his avocation:
pestering some of the world's most powerful consumer electronics
and technology companies."