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Developer Linux News for Nov 24, 2008

  • Debug Your Shell Scripts With bashdb (Nov 24, 2008, 23:33) "The Bash Debugger Project (bashdb) lets you set breakpoints, inspect variables, perform a backtrace, and step through a bash script line by line. In other words, it provides the features you expect in a C/C++ debugger to anyone programming a bash script."

  • Open-Source Mod for Grand Theft Auto (Nov 24, 2008, 21:03)
    Linux Magazine: "Today we are marking a new milestone in the history of Multi Theft Auto [...] we have made the decision to re-launch Multi Theft Auto as an open-source project."

  • The Sad Story of the em28xx Driver (Nov 24, 2008, 16:33) "What we have here is a classic story of an impedance mismatch between a developer and the development community. In the process, this long story has helped to give the Video4Linux development community a bit of a reputation as a dysfunctional family - a perception which those developers are only now beginning to overcome."

  • World's Smallest Humanoid Robot Can Run Linux (Nov 24, 2008, 14:03)
    LinuxDevices: "Mobisense is shipping a Linux-ready, robot-targeted "MBS270-520" single-board computer (SBC) that can control small robots such as Tomy's i-Sobot. The 6.5-inch-tall i-Sobot has been dubbed "the smallest humanoid robot in production" by Guinness World Records, says Tomy."

  • Common GCC 4.4 Build Problems (Nov 24, 2008, 06:03)
    Journal of Martin Michlmayr: "Martin Michlmayr built the Debian archive with a snapshot of the upcoming GCC 4.4 and described common build failures: some failures are caused by stricter preprocessor checks in GCC 4.4 and many by missing #include statements."

  • No More Microsoft Internet Explorer for the 2010 Soccer World Cup (Nov 24, 2008, 02:03)
    dwayne's blog: "If you are planning to be at the soccer world cup in 2010, planning to deliver your web content to a 2010 audience, then these trends are very important. They influence what technology decisions you need to make today to deliver to your 2010 audience."