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Developer Linux News for Feb 25, 2009

  • Develop a GPS-aware application for the Nokia N810, Part 3: Finish the job (Feb 25, 2009, 23:34)
    IBM Developerworks: "This series of articles shows how to build a global positioning system (GPS)-aware application using the Linux-based Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and its built-in GPS receiver. In this last of three installments, you'll put the final touches to the GPS trip tracker and get it ready for release."

  • Adobe AIR 1.5.1 Released (Feb 25, 2009, 18:04)
    Adobe AIR Team Blog: "Today we released Adobe AIR 1.5.1, a relatively minor update that includes a number of bug fixes. The new builds are available for Windows, Mac and Linux on the Adobe AIR download center."

  • How patches get into the mainline (Feb 25, 2009, 13:04) "Once upon a time, the way to get a patch into the mainline kernel was to email it to Linus Torvalds. A hopeful developer would then wait for Linus to release a new kernel tree to see whether the patch had been included or not."

  • Review: Python Web Development with Django (Feb 25, 2009, 07:34)
    A Million Chimpanzees: "I'm already sold on the relative simplicity and power of Python based on my attempts to hammer away with the language, so this book, at least as far as the topic is concerned, is everything I could ask for. But can the same be said for the content of the book?"

  • Nautilus Property Page now included in Gnome MPlayer (Feb 25, 2009, 06:04)
    Kevin's World: "So I started working on it and within about 4 hrs had something functional. It may not be finished yet, but it seems to fit the bill."

  • View from the Trenches: an Interview with HL7's Charles Jaffe, M.D. (Feb 25, 2009, 03:04)
    Standards Blog: "The number of standard setting organizations (SSOs) from which specifications have been drawn to create Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are legion, due to the complex nature of these goal. Some of the standards utilized are generic, and common to any sophisticated Internet-enabled commercial system"

  • Need Help with Submission: Does Copyright extremism affect open source development? (Feb 25, 2009, 02:05)
    I'd be interested in any (first or second hand) experiences where copyright extremism has affected open source projects.