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Developer Linux News for May 11, 2009

  • Top 10 features you'll love about Android 1.5 (May 11, 2009, 17:33) "Make no mistake, Android 1.5 is a major upgrade. The software brings a host of new capabilities, some of which can't be found on rival mobile platforms."

  • California open source digital textbook plan faces barriers (May 11, 2009, 17:03)
    ars Technica: "The governor of California has launched a new initiative to compile open source textbooks for the state. He hopes that the plan will help cut costs and improve the quality of education. The effort seems very promising, but the state's complex standards and arduous textbook evaluation process will pose major challenges."

  • Should Software Developers Be Liable for their Code? (May 11, 2009, 14:03)
    Linux Journal: "There's no other industry where shoddy products are sold to a public that expects regular problems, and where consumers are the ones who have to learn how to fix them."

  • Clang to replace GCC in the FreeBSD base system (May 11, 2009, 10:03)
    FreeBSD Stable mailing list: "The FreeBSD project is looking at the possibility to replace GCC with Clang as a system compiler. It can compile 99% of the FreeBSD world and can compile booting kernel on i386/amd64 but it still contains bugs and its C++ support is still immature."