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Developer Linux News for Apr 24, 2009

  • Linux Storage and Filesystem workshop, day 1 (Apr 24, 2009, 19:02) "The annual Linux kernel summit may gain the most attention, but the size of the kernel community makes it hard to get deeply into subsystem-specific topics at that event. So, increasingly, kernel developers gather for more focused events where some real work can be done. One of those gatherings is the Linux Storage and Filesystem workshop; the 2009 workshop began on April 6. Here is your editor's summary of the discussions which took place on the first day."

  • Creating a Fancy 3D-Effect GIMP Plugin in Python (Apr 24, 2009, 14:02)
    LinuxPlanet: "In parts one and two we learned the basics of writing our own custom Gimp plugins, and learned that it's simple and very useful. Today we'll put it all together in a more complex plugin for creating fancy 3D text effects, to make text look more rounded and three-dimensional."

  • OpenOffice: Future Uncertain (Apr 24, 2009, 10:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Very few details about the takeover are known at this time. Many analysts are of course speculating, but right now I have no information regarding developers' jobs in OpenOffice."

  • Debian Kernel Has No Proprietary Firmware (Apr 24, 2009, 09:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Debian developer Robert Millan is offering an alternative kernel for Debian's Lenny free Linux distro. Unlike the standard Lenny kernel, it contains no proprietary firmware."

  • People of openSUSE: Jan Engelhardt (Apr 24, 2009, 04:32)
    openSUSE News: "How many icons are currently on your desktop?
    Ha! I can say I am proud to be one of the users to have exactly ZERO icons on their desktop, simply because… icewm does not come with a desktop to dump icons on. As a side effect, you have more time enjoying the backgroud picture."

  • Arduino hardware hacking: Part 2 (Apr 24, 2009, 00:02)
    Tux Radar: "After this, you'll have more than enough information to be able to tackle your own projects with confidence - we're going to build on the existing foundations to work on an entire project using nothing but cheap components and open source."