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Developer Linux News for May 06, 2009

  • Debian is switching to EGLIBC (May 06, 2009, 21:31)
    Aurelien's weblog: "I have just uploaded Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) into the archive (it is currently waiting in the NEW queue), which will soon replace the GNU C Library (GLIBC)."

  • An early look at whats coming in PHP V6 (May 06, 2009, 21:01)
    IBM Developerworks: "The main feature of PHP V6 is improved support for Unicode. Currently, PHP is essentially a binary preprocessor. PHP V5 does not provide native Unicode support; it assumes that all characters are 1 byte long, which is a problem when handling non-Latin characters. You can do conversions to Unicode, but it requires the mbstring extension, which is not enabled by default or an external tool like iconv."
    Link fixed-- ed.

  • Novell Moonlight 2.0 previews Silverlight on Linux (May 06, 2009, 20:01)
    Netstat -vat: "It wasn't all that long ago that Moonlight 1.0 was released providing Linux users with a way to run Microsoft Silverlight media on their screens. Now Novell is out with the Moonlight 2.0 preview, including expanded functionality and compatibility with Microsoft's media framework."

  • The RGB/ Sustainability Challenge (May 06, 2009, 16:31)
    IBM Developerworks: "An organic social network is one that arises naturally within a specific geographic community. Some users of geographically dispersed social networks, such as Facebook, feel "connected," yet report a lack of meaningful relationships. Because organic social networks arise from local relationships, they can provide meaningful and significant forms of support. And a Web site that supports these local relationships can have a significant impact on a local community."

  • Forking Nagios: Behold Icinga (May 06, 2009, 14:31)
    Open Enterprise: "A group of leading Nagios protagonists including members of the Nagios Community Advisory board and creators of multiple Nagios Addons have launched ICINGA - a fork of Nagios, the prevalent open source monitoring system."

  • PHP Speeds to the Cloud With Zend Framework 1.8 (May 06, 2009, 13:31)
    InternetNews: "PHP developers will have new ways to easily connect their PHP applications to the cloud, thanks to the latest version of the open source Zend Framework."

  • The LKML Summary Podcast (May 06, 2009, 12:31) "I'm experimenting with recording a short 3-5 minute summary of LKML traffic for those of us who like to listen to Podcasts. It's modeled after e.g. the NYT Front Page Podcast, though not quite as cool."

  • Tridge -- Subject: [PATCH] Add CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES option (May 06, 2009, 09:01)
    Groklaw: "When this option is enabled the VFAT filesystem will refuse to create new files with long names. Accessing existing files with long names will continue to work."

  • Introduction to Arrays and Hashes in PHP - The ABC's of PHP Part 7 (May 06, 2009, 00:01)
    PHP Builder: "What is an array? An array is a list of a certain variable type, where each item in the list can be referenced by a unique index number, usually starting at 0. Think about it in real terms as you might think about a shopping list..."