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Developer Linux News for Feb 20, 2009

  • Add a Binary Payload to your Shell Scripts (Feb 20, 2009, 23:31)
    Linux Journal: "Generally when we think of shell scripts we think of editable text, but it's possible to add binary data to your shell script as well. In this case we're going to talk about adding a binary payload to the end of your shell script."

  • ACCESS Linux Platform 3.0 unveiled (Feb 20, 2009, 23:01)
    ars Technica: "ACCESS has unveiled the next major version of its Linux-based mobile software platform. The ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) 3.0 brings a significant user interface overhaul with support for rich visual effects. It also boosts interoperability by delivering LiMo compliance."

  • An open letter to the openSUSE Community (Feb 20, 2009, 19:31) "As you may know, recently Novell made the decision to reduce the workforce in their organization in the wake of our current economic outlook which is affecting everyone globally in all sectors of life. Unfortunately, this has also impacted some members of the openSUSE Community who were employed by Novell when, earlier this week, they were laid off."

  • Sun Studio 12 vs. GCC3 vs. GCC4 Benchmarks (Feb 20, 2009, 17:31)
    Phoronix: "Following that article being published, Sun Microsystems had requested some compiler tests since they were confident the results would be different had their Sun Studio compiler been used. Well, in this article we now have some OpenSolaris benchmarks from the same AMD setup using GCC 3.4, GCC 4.0, and Sun Studio 12."

  • Washington Times releases open source projects (Feb 20, 2009, 16:31)
    Washington Times: "The Washington Times has always focused on content. After careful review, we determined that the best way to have the top tools to produce and publish that content is to release the source code of our in-house tools and encourage collaboration."

  • The tanner's ugly daughter - or - Musings about a modern GTK+ theming (Feb 20, 2009, 16:01)
    Federkiel: "But there's one thing almost everyone would agree to: that GTK+ isn't pretty."

  • Do you have an itch? Scratch it! (Feb 20, 2009, 14:01)
    Toolbox for IT: "How many times have you used a program that does almost all that you want but there is just a single maddening missing function? If you have ever felt any of these things then you have felt the "itch"."

  • Make Vim as Your Bash-IDE Using bash-support Plugin (Feb 20, 2009, 07:31)
    The Geek Stuff: "sc will insert the case statements and places the cursor next to the case statement in INSERT mode as shown in figure 5. Like this you can use all the mentioned short cut keystrokes to get the appropriate statement in the table 1."

  • Libre Graphics Meeting launches community fundraising campaign (Feb 20, 2009, 01:31)
    Press Release: The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is an annual workshop for developers and users of free software graphics applications to collaborate and advance the cause of high-quality free graphics software. From now until April 22, you can help support this event by making a donation to the LGM 2009 community pledge drive.