Developer Linux News for Mar 09, 2011
Forthcoming AMD processors revealed (Mar 09, 2011, 23:32)
LinuxDevices: "AMD plans to add two chips and
"Turbo Core" acceleration technology to its successful line of
E-Series APUs (accelerated processing units) in the third quarter,
says the Xbitlabs website."
Google Expands Security in Chrome 10 (Mar 09, 2011, 21:32)
eSecurity Planet: "That was fast. Google is out
with its second major browser release of 2011. The Chrome 10 stable
release follows the Chrome 9 release by a little over a month."
HTML5 in the Web browser: HTML5 forms (Mar 09, 2011, 18:32)
Infoworld: "The newest specs for HTML forms
give programmers more control over data input and validation, while
offloading much of the work to the browsers"
Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release (Mar 09, 2011, 18:02)
Canonical Blog: "One of the benefits of the
direction that's been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that
there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition."
Has GNOME rejected Canonical help? (Mar 09, 2011, 16:32)
Safe as Milk: "Through the fall-out from the
Unity decision, and now the fall-out from the packaging of Banshee
on Natty, I have repeatedly read Canonical & Ubuntu people say
"We offered our help to GNOME, and they didn't want it"."
Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill (Mar 09, 2011, 16:02)
Datamation: "The Senate on Tuesday
overwhelmingly approved landmark legislation to overhaul the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office, a reform effort more than half a
decade in the making that aims to improve the quality of patents
and curb frivolous litigation."
Android vs. iOS: A Developer's Perspective (Mar 09, 2011, 15:02)
Tech Source: "The Android platform, unlike iOS,
is an open source platform and this fact has made developers take a
liking to the Android platform, as compared to the iOS
Interview with Ryan C. Gordon (Mar 09, 2011, 14:32)
ABCLinuxu: "Ryan C. Gordon is one of the most
significat Linux developers, at least as far as porting goes. He
has worked on a host of game ports including Quake III Arena,
Unreal Tournament 2004, Postal 2, Braid, or Serious Sam, but has
also brought Google Earth to Linux, and works on the SDL or
Tcl/Tk: Handling String Expressions (Mar 09, 2011, 14:02)
Packt: "Tcl has grown far beyond its original
design with numerous expansions and additions (such as the
graphical Took Kit or Tk) to become a full-featured scripted
programming language capable of creating elegant, cross-platform
Saab IQon and Linux: when Open Source isn�t Open, and your car isn�t really yours (Mar 09, 2011, 05:02)
Stop: "Car maker Saab recently announced that
it will use Android, a version for mobile devices of the "Free as
in Freedom" Linux operating system, for its in-car entertainment
and information system, the IQon. "
Exercise #7: Multiple Field Separators (Mar 09, 2011, 01:32)
Bashshell: "Once you start creating awk scripts
you will probably want to use them on multiple files and as a
result you will require multiple field separators. Field separators
are how awk determines where the fields are."
Fedora 15 Linux hits first alpha, debuts BoxGrinder for cloud (Mar 09, 2011, 00:32)
Netstat -vat: "Fedora 15, codenamed 'Lovelock'
now has its first alpha milestone available. This is a BIG release
for Fedora in that it's the first Fedora of the post Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 era, and oh yeah first with GNOME 3, SystemD and
Gameduino is a DIY, Open Source Game Platform Built on Arduino That's Ridiculously Awesome (Mar 09, 2011, 00:02)
Create Digital Motion: "Gameduino is a DIY game
platform built on a shield for the Arduino. It's open source
hardware (BSD and, for the code, GPL). Okay, that's fairly cool.
But what makes this project special is that this inexpensive board
(a $50 donation buys you one) has hardware that's capable enough to
be interesting, as seen in the video."