Developer Linux News for Dec 08, 2010
Linux vendors standardize on LSB 4.0 as 4.1 enters Beta (Dec 08, 2010, 20:32)
Netstat -vat: "In July of 2008, the Linux
Foundation started the process for standardizing Linux with the
Linux Standards Base 4.0 spec."
Corporate change: Contributing to open source (Dec 08, 2010, 20:02)
OpenSource.com: "Armed with a healthy dose of
idealism, I went to executive management and proposed we open
source the tool. I was hoping for a no-brainer and a quick decision
at the division level. To my surprise, it took two years"
Interesting kernel exploit posted (Dec 08, 2010, 19:02)
LWN.net: "I've included here a proof-of-concept
local privilege escalation exploit for Linux. Please read the
header for an explanation of what's going on. Without further ado,
I present full-nelson.c:"
NVIDIA Comments On Its Linux Driver Architectue (Dec 08, 2010, 18:32)
Phoronix: "Andy Ritger who heads the NVIDIA
Unix Graphics Driver team, has provided us some brief comments with
regards to their ongoing architectural work."
Canonical Donates Server to KDE (Dec 08, 2010, 18:02)
KDE.news: "KDE is a growing community with
growing needs. The KDE Sysadmin team works hard to keep up, but
lately the servers have been coming under some strain."
Create a PHP-based Twitter Client with the PEAR Services_Twitter (Dec 08, 2010, 17:02)
PHPBuilder: "Like many developers, I tend to be
pretty exacting when it comes to my programming environment. My
disdain for any application that doesn't work exactly as I expect
it to extends well beyond development-specific tools, which was the
primary motivation behind migrating my laptops to Ubuntu a year or
Rubin Demos Honeycomb Tablet, NFC on Nexus S with Gingerbread (Dec 08, 2010, 01:32)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Google's Android czar
Andy Rubin during a presentation yesterday showed off a prototype
of a Motorola Android tablet running Honeycomb, the next version of
the Linux mobile OS that's optimized for slate PCs and due out
early next year."
Java 7 and 8 Get the Green Light Over Apache Opposition (Dec 08, 2010, 00:02)
DevX: "The technical specifications for both
Java 7 and Java 8 have been passed by the Java Community Process
(JCP) in an executive committee vote. The vote for both JSR-336 on
Java 7 and JSR-337 on Java 8 was 12 in favor and three