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Developer Linux News for May 01, 2007

  • Why Device Developers Prefer Debian (May 01, 2007, 17:15)
    LinuxDevices: "For example, our 2007 survey indicated that Debian was used in device-related projects by 13 percent of the survey's 932 participants, roughly double the score of MontaVista..."

  • Linux: ext4 Development Status (May 01, 2007, 16:30)
    KernelTrap: "Theodore Ts'o posted an update on the ext4 filesystem, 'I've respun the ext4 development patchset, with Amit's updated fallocate patches...'"

  • One Man Writes Linux Drivers for 235 USB Webcams (May 01, 2007, 14:15)
    The Inquirer: "A lone hobbyist programmer sitting at his home in France is responsible for adding 235 USB webcams to the list of those supported by Linux..."

  • Linux: Merging in 2.6.22 (May 01, 2007, 12:45)
    KernelTrap: "Following the release of the 2.6.21 kernel Andrew Morton posted a list of patches in his -mm kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they wil be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.22 kernel..."

  • China's Open Source Software Contest Announces Winners (May 01, 2007, 09:45) "At the 2007 China Open Source Software Summit in Beijing on March 27, China's Co-Create Software League (Cosoft) awarded prizes to 25 winners in the second China Open Source Software Contest..."

  • Mad Dog 21/21: Hearts and Minds (May 01, 2007, 01:30)
    The Four Hundred: "In 1991, Richard Stallman's great project, the GNU operating system, was made whole when Linus Torvalds developed the kernel, Linux, that it had lacked..."

  • When Did I Become Such a Tool? (May 01, 2007, 00:00)
    Making the Switch: "It wasn't that long ago that I always had a pet project going on. Helping on an open source project or helping a non-profit get setup on repurposed systems..."