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Developer Linux News for Jul 30, 2009

  • GNU Emacs 23.1 has been released (Jul 30, 2009, 19:04)
    Emacs-devel: "GNU Emacs 23.1 has been released. It is available on the GNU ftp site at See for a list of mirrors."

  • [CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis (where are you, and where is the money?) (Jul 30, 2009, 17:04)
    CentOS: "Please do not kill CentOS through your fear of shared management of the project."

  • Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer � "I've Had Enough" (Jul 30, 2009, 16:34)
    Slashdot: "After a stern criticism from Linus, the long-time kernel hacker Alan Cox has decided to walk away as the maintainer of the TTY subsystem of the Linux Kernel, stating '...I've had enough. If you think that problem is easy to fix you fix it. Have fun."

  • Debian is NOT switching to time-based releases (Jul 30, 2009, 12:04)
    Matt Zimmerman: "Both the Debconf presentation and the announcement were quite clear, but a number of news articles and blog posts on the subject seem to have misinterpreted them:"

  • Of Spiders and Scrapers: Decomposing Web Pages 101 (Jul 30, 2009, 10:34)
    Linux Magazine: "Not all sites proffer slick RESTful interfaces and XML feeds. In those cases, collecting data requires some good, old-fashioned scraping. This week, let's look at some of the tools and techniques required to scrape a site."