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Developer Linux News for Jan 12, 2009

  • How-To: Compile and Install Code::Blocks from Source in Debian Lenny (2009-01-12 23:35:33)
    TuxArena: "Code::Blocks is a complete, cross-platform integrated development environment for C and C++, built using the wxWidgets toolkit. Code::Blocks is available on Linux, Windows and OS X, so you may find it useful on Linux if you switched and are already used to it or an IDE like Dev-C++, for example."

  • Is OpenOffice.org a 'dying horse'? (2009-01-12 21:05:33)
    ZDNet: "OpenOffice.org is still not past its expiry date, but more needs to be done to drive community participation and ensure the open source software remains relevant, say industry watchers."

  • 7 Linux web editors that get the job done (2009-01-12 17:35:33)
    TechRepublic: "So, what's the state of editors for Linux and does it get any better than Vi or Emacs? Let's take a look at what options are on offer today."

  • Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 2: WiMAX (2009-01-12 16:35:33)
    Heise Open Source: "USB sub-system maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has brought the WiMAX stack, developed primarily by Intel developers in the framework of the Linux WiMAX project, into the Linux main development branch."

  • Opensource Firmware Released For Broadcom Wireless (2009-01-12 16:05:33)
    Slashdot: "Linux developers have announced the release of a reverse-engineered open source firmware for Broadcom 4306 and 4318 wireless hardware, licensed under the GPLv2."

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Receives EXT4 Support (2009-01-12 13:35:33)
    Phoronix: "With the EXT4 file-system having been stabilized with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, the Ubuntu developers are preparing to adopt this evolutionary Linux file-system update. EXT4 will not replace EXT3 as the default file-system until at least Ubuntu 9.10, but as of yesterday, Ubuntu 9.04 now has install-time support for EXT4."

  • Btrfs and Squashfs merged into Linux kernel (2009-01-12 10:05:33)
    Heise Open Source: "The two new file systems are good examples of where the Linux kernel developers see the future of Linux; running on both smaller and larger systems."

  • San Quentin Prisoner Beaten (2009-01-12 06:05:33)
    KCBS: "Lieutenant Sam Robinson tells KCBS that Hans Reiser suffered some cuts and bruises after he was jumped by several inmates on their way back to their cells after a morning meal."