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Developer Linux News for Oct 17, 2008

  • Linux Command Line Language Translation (Oct 17, 2008, 20:33)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "If there really is more than one way to skin a cat, you need to know all those different ways or you'll end up skinning your cat the same way over and over"

  • Supporting Your Free Software? Don't Burn Out (Oct 17, 2008, 20:03)
    Free Software Magazine: "It was an understandable reaction, and in a way, kind of funny if you could understand all of the languages involved, but it wasn't exactly good public relations. It was a sure sign of burnout. He had forgotten one important point: you are not obligated to help just because you wrote the thing."

  • Greg K-H: Kernel Version Numbering Scheme Change (Oct 17, 2008, 19:33) "How about this proposal instead?
    We number the kernel based on the year, and the numbers of releases we
    have done this year:

  • The Linux Foundation End User Summit (Oct 17, 2008, 15:33)
    Tecosystems: "To be honest, I half expected the Linux Foundation End Users Summit to degenerate into a tavern brawl. Considering the disparate - and frequently conflicting - viewpoints assembled in a compact venue, it seemed at least possible."

  • Linux Phone Pioneer Acquired (Oct 17, 2008, 13:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Founded in 1999, Mizi was among the first wave of companies attempting to commercialize embedded Linux. From the beginning, the company took an interest in Linux on handsets, as well as PDAs. It began offering GPL-licensed Linux BSPs (board support packages) for Samsung system-on-chip processors..."

  • Testing Grails: Squash Bugs and Build Executable Documentation (Oct 17, 2008, 09:33)
    IBM Developerworks: "Grails makes it easy to ensure that your Web applications start out bug free and stay that way. As a bonus, you can leverage your test code to produce a rich set of executable documentation that is always up-to-date. This month, Grails guru Scott Davis shows you the Grails testing ropes."

  • Create a Yahoo! SearchMonkey application (Oct 17, 2008, 09:03)
    IBM Developerworks: "SearchMonkey is one of the first attempts from a major search engine to make use of Semantic Web technologies to enhance search results. In this tutorial, you will implement a Yahoo! SearchMonkey application that enhances search listings to include other information about the blog and blog owner."

  • System Text for Information Extraction (Oct 17, 2008, 03:33)
    IBM Alphaworks: "This system enables text-centered enterprise applications by extracting structured information from unstructured text. Unlike previous systems for information extraction, System Text incorporates AQL, a declarative rule language that makes it easy to express precise specifications for complex patterns in text."

  • Python 3.0 Makes a Big Break (Oct 17, 2008, 00:33) "But in 2000, when Python creator Guido van Rossum announced that he was embarking on a new version of Python, he did not sugar coat his plan: Version 3.0 would not be backward-compatible. Now that the first release candidate of Python 3.0 is out, with final release planned for later this month, developers must grapple with the issue of whether to maintain older code or modify it to use the new interpreter."