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Developer Linux News for Aug 05, 2008

  • Safer Ajax Web Form Validation With DOM and JSP (2008-08-05 22:30:04)
    IBM Developerworks: "In this third part of the series, you'll learn how to develop client-side validators based on JavaScript as well as server-side validators, which are implemented as JSP tag files backing up their JavaScript counterparts. You'll also learn how to use resource-bundles that are reloaded automatically when changed, without requiring the restart of the application."

  • X.Org 7.4 To Lose DRI2 Support (2008-08-05 21:30:04)
    Phoronix: "However, there has been some last minute bloodshed before this first major X Server release in nearly a year. It appears that DRI2, which was first proposed back at 2007 X Developers' Summit, will be dropped from the X Server 1.5 series."

  • Why Did Javascript/AJAX Mop the Floor With Java, Flash and Silverlight? (2008-08-05 15:00:02)
    Free Software Magazine: "...Java applet were famous for crashing people’s browsers in 1995 — and they are still famous today for being immensely heavy and memory-hungry. I can only wonder how much better Java would be if the whole community were able to improve it and its libraries."

  • Linux set to dominate MIDs (2008-08-05 12:00:02)
    DeviceGuru: "The Linux OS, in the form of Moblin, LiMo, and Maemo, looks ready to take the lion's share of the Mobile Internet Devices (MID) market and is set to capture unit volumes of 50 millions units per annum in 2013, reports market analyst ABI Research."

  • The Updated OSP and Free Software Interoperability (2008-08-05 11:30:02)
    Brendan Scott's Weblog: "The OSP provides the assurance that Microsoft will not assert its Necessary Claims against anyone who make, use, sell, offer for sale, import, or distribute any Covered Implementation under any type of development or distribution model, including the GPL."

  • OpenGL Benchmarking On Linux Reaches New Heights (2008-08-05 06:00:08)
    Phoronix: "Running Lightsmark 2008 on Linux with a modern graphics card is able to deliver stunning results. Among the individual areas tested within this benchmark are real-time radiosity, global illumination, infinite light bounces, High Dynamic Range, color bleeding, indirect lighting, area lighting, hard shadows, soft shadows, and penumbra shadows."