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Developer Linux News for Apr 30, 2009

  • Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King (Apr 30, 2009, 22:16)
    Phoronix: "While Btrfs does perform well in some areas, it is not yet the performance king for Linux file-systems. As our results show, in some tests it even has a hard time competing with the incremental EXT4 file-system."

  • Open Source Eucalyptus Cloud Goes Commercial (Apr 30, 2009, 18:31)
    InternetNews: "There is money in the cloud. Just ask open source startup Eucalyptus which today announced it received $5.5 million in Series A round of venture financing."

  • Going deep into GCC 4.4 with Red Hat (Apr 30, 2009, 14:03)
    Netstat -vat: "Tim Burke, Senior Director, RHEL Product Development told me that in his view the most significant new advancement in gcc 4.4 over gcc 4.3 is OpenMP 3.0 support (gcc 4.3 had OpenMP 2.5 support)."

  • ReactOS 0.3.9 improves open source Windows clone (Apr 30, 2009, 13:03)
    Netstat -vat: "Now with it's 0.3.9 release ReactOS is doing something that Microsoft didn't do with its own releases -- namely reduce the memory footprint needed to run the server."

  • Python's optparse for human beings (Apr 30, 2009, 00:03)
    Alex on Linux: "This article extends optparse's documentation. optparse is a Python's module that allows your program to easily parse command line options it receives. In addition, it takes care of some of the very common tasks, such as handling -h command line option."