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Developer Linux News for Mar 17, 2009

  • Mono and Qt (Mar 17, 2009, 23:02)
    Miguel de Icaza's web log: "The KDE folks have created some brilliant bindings for Mono and .NET called Qyoto. But there is nothing like a polished application to really test the bindings. This week Eric Butler announced Synapse: an advanced Instant Messaging platform."

  • How to make vi colorful on xubuntu (Mar 17, 2009, 18:32)
    Thoughts of a Future Engineer: "I noticed that all my colleagues using vi on ubuntu are very irritated and seem to envy their friends who use VI on Fedora 10 because it's very easy to use and colorful, it helps to detect syntax errors."

  • Apache's Ongoing Licensing Bout with Sun (Mar 17, 2009, 14:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Sun's table of JSR reviews per company show nice little green check marks next to Google, Fujitsu, HP and many others. Apache is the only one marked with a big red X."

  • 10 Linux and open source developer tools you should not overlook (Mar 17, 2009, 12:02)
    10 Things: "If you're a new user you might not know which tools are there, but worry not. Here are 10 outstanding tools that will help you take your development to another level."

  • ext4, application expectations and power management (Mar 17, 2009, 08:32)
    Matthew Garrett: "The applications that failed hardest were doing open("foo", O_TRUNC), write(), close() and then being surprised when they got zero length files back after a crash. That's fine. That was always stupid."

  • Open Arms (Mar 17, 2009, 07:02)
    IEEE Spectrum: "I stayed conscious until we reached the U.S. Navy Alpha Surgical Company at Al Asad Airbase. Then I was anesthetized and sent to the operating room, where I joined the hundreds of amputees who have lost limbs in the two wars we are currently waging."

  • Are Quirky Developers Brilliant or Dangerous? (Mar 17, 2009, 04:02)
    Datamation: "You might say that "weird" is a matter of opinion or perspective. Perhaps it would be nicer to refer to them as quirky. But either way, I must say that in retrospect, in many cases they weren't worth the trouble."