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Developer Linux News for Feb 27, 2009

  • Interview: the return of the realtime preemption tree (Feb 27, 2009, 17:34) "On February 11, realtime developers Thomas Gleixner and Ingo Molnar resurfaced with the announcement of a new realtime preemption tree and a newly reinvigorated development effort. Your editor asked them if they would be willing to answer a few questions about this work; their response went well beyond the call of duty. Read on for a detailed look at where the realtime preemption tree stands and what's likely to happen in the near future."

  • LinuxDNA Supercharges Linux with the Intel C/C++ Compiler (Feb 27, 2009, 15:34)
    Linux Journal: "One might ask: Why compile the kernel with something besides gcc? The answer: Performance."

  • Five Questions With A.J. Venter - Creator Of Kongoni Linux (Feb 27, 2009, 14:34)
    OpenSource release feed: "Kongoni is a completely new distribution to Linux, who is behind this and please give some background on what got you to this place."

  • MySQL forks: Monty splits from Sun (Feb 27, 2009, 13:04)
    IT Wire: "Sometimes open source projects "fork." Disagreements over direction cause a splinter group to hive off and maintain their own separate code base. This is going to happen with well-known heavyweight FOSS staple, MySQL, after the original author quit Sun Microsystems earlier this month."

  • Cisco Goes Deep for Linux and Open Source (Feb 27, 2009, 09:04)
    InternetNews: "Without much fanfare or self-congratulations, networking giant Cisco Systems has become one of the top contributors to the Linux kernel and an active contributor to the broader open source community."

  • Subversion 1.6 Release Candidate is out (Feb 27, 2009, 04:34)
    Submerged: "The Subversion project released the first publicly available release candidate for the 1.6.0 release on Friday Feb. 20. You can download the source for this release candidate from the Subversion project on The release notes for the 1.6 release are still being assembled but you can follow the latest state of the document from the project website."

  • The ABC's of PHP: Introduction to PHP (Feb 27, 2009, 00:04)
    PHPBuilder: "So, what exactly is PHP? Well for starters, if you're looking to write a web-based game that will rock the world, PHP is not the language you need. If however you're serious about writing top class web applications, or highly interactive web sites, then PHP may just be right up your alley."