Developer Linux News for Oct 04, 2010
New Fedora Linux Project Leader Building More Than a Distro (Oct 04, 2010, 21:32)
CIO Update: "In July, Jared Smith took up the
position of Fedora Project Leader, replacing the outgoing Paul
Frields. Among Smith's first jobs is to guide the development and
release of the upcoming Fedora 14 Linux distribution"
PLplot 5.9.7 Has Been Released (scientific graphics plotting library) (Oct 04, 2010, 20:02)
SourceForge: "This is a development release of
PLplot. It represents the ongoing efforts of the community to
improve the PLplot plotting package. Development releases in the
5.9.x series will be available every few months."
Integration Watch: The myth of open-source forking
(Oct 04, 2010, 15:02)
SD Times: "Forking is frequently touted as one
of the principal benefits of using open source. The reality,
however, is that this benefit is primarily an abstraction. Projects
of any substantial size are extremely difficult to fork,"
A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian (Oct 04, 2010, 12:02)
LWN.net: "...many users have adopted this
version of Debian because it offers them a good trade-off between
stability and freshness. But there are downsides to using the
testing distribution, so the "Constantly Usable Testing" (CUT)
project aims to reduce or eliminate those downsides."
A patch for Linux Scanner Server v1.2 Beta1 (Oct 04, 2010, 11:02)
Stubborn Tech Problem Solving: "I just spent
several days testing, fixing bugs, and adding features to Linux
Scanner Server v1.2 Beta1. LSS is an easy way to share a
non-networkable scanner through a web server."
You must be this tall to ride: __ (Oct 04, 2010, 03:02)
Máirín Duffy: "I believe that
Fedora and Linux in general need to reach and inspire a wider set
of users. Free software affords us so many benefits we should
strive to share, but there's still a formidable bar in technical
skill required to realize those benefits."