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Developer Linux News for Jan 29, 2009

  • Location-aware software comes to the Linux platform (2009-01-29 15:03:24)
    "Several powerful open source software frameworks aim to bring mapping and geolocation capabilities to the Linux platform. Ars takes a look at this emerging technology and how it is being used in several popular desktop applications."

  • Telstra says Android platform not robust (2009-01-29 13:33:24)
    ZDNet: "Google's Android mobile platform wasn't robust, Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo said in an interview published yesterday, where he also disclosed he owns an Apple iPhone, among other handsets."

  • A Primer to AGI: Asterisk Gateway Interface (2009-01-29 10:33:24)
    Packt: "Asterisk AGI enables an IVR developer to develop IVR structures that are sometimes, bordering on the absurd, as applications tend to become more and more complex by using AGI. However, there are some scenarios where common dialplan practices are no longer applicable, and the use of an external logic is a must. Enter AGI!"

  • Embed Lua for scriptable apps (2009-01-29 07:33:24)
    IBM Developerworks: "The Lua programming language is a small scripting language specifically designed to be embedded in other programs. Lua's C API allows exceptionally clean and simple code both to call Lua from C, and to call C from Lua. This allows developers who want a convenient runtime scripting language to easily implement the basic API elements needed by the scripting language, then use Lua code from their applications."