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Developer Linux News for Feb 18, 2011

  • Open Source Obama (Feb 18, 2011, 21:03)
    ZDNet: "Every day, tens of thousands of developers from businesses, colleges, and homes contribute patches or new code to open-source programs. It's not every day though that the White House does it."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.38 (Part 2) � File system (Feb 18, 2011, 16:33)
    The H Open: "Linux 2.6.38 contains patches to improve the scalability of VFS that has been the topic of much discussion for the past six months and that Torvalds himself was waiting for. Ext3 and XFS now support batched discard, which is interesting for SSDs, while Btrfs and SquashFS support additional compression technologies."

  • LibreOffice Community starts 50,000 Euro challenge for setting-up its foundation (Feb 18, 2011, 16:03)
    LibreOffice: "The community around LibreOffice, the free office productivity suite, today announced its fifty-thousand Euro challenge for setting-up The Document Foundation as a legal entity. The race for funds is open until March 21st 2011, which marks the beginning of Spring in the northern hemisphere. All users - especially enterprises - are invited to donate to the capital stock of the future foundation."

  • Web Developer Class: How to Manually Install Joomla! 1.6 (Feb 18, 2011, 15:33)
    HTML Goodies: "In this article you'll learn how to install Joomla!. At the beginning of this series, we looked at the minimum system requirements to install Joomla! For reference, I've included that information again."

  • Mozilla's "modern browser" attack on IE overlooks Firefox shortcomings (Feb 18, 2011, 14:33)
    ars Technica: "Microsoft and Mozilla traded barbs this week in a dispute over what constitutes a "modern" Web browser. The competitive friction is starting to heat up because the Redmond software giant and Silicon Valley nonprofit are preparing to release the next major versions of their respective Web browsers."

  • Debian Packaging Tutorial (Feb 18, 2011, 11:03)
    git.debian.org: An Introduction to Debian Packaging (raw PDF presentation)