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Developer Linux News for Dec 23, 2008

  • Alan Cox: Moving on from Red Hat (2008-12-23 17:19:16)
    LXer News: "Linux Kernel developer Alan Cox has announced that he will be departing Red Hat for Intel. In an e-mail to the editors he explained that this move allows him to spend more time with his family and work even closer on the low level stuff that he really likes."

  • Perl 5 Completes Move to Git (2008-12-23 14:31:32)
    Heise Open Source: "The Git distributed source code management system has won over another major project, Perl 5. The Perl Foundation has announced that they have completed moving the source code of Perl 5 from Perforce to Git and are now opening the system up for developer use."

  • Python 3 Changes Breaks Backwards Compatibility (2008-12-23 10:31:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "Python 3 is the latest version of Guido van Rossum's powerful general-purpose programming language. It breaks backwards compatibility with the 2.x line but has cleaned up some syntax issues. This article is the first in a series that talks about the changes that affect the language and backwards compatibility, and it provides examples of new features."