Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Developer Linux News for Aug 13, 2009

  • A tempest in a tty pot (2009-08-13 22:02:33)
    LWN.net: "There are dark areas of the kernel where only the bravest hackers dare to tread. Places where the code is twisted, the requirements are complex, and everything depends on ancient code which has seen little change over the years because even the most qualified developers fear the consequences."

  • C++0x Forward Enum Declarations Cut Down Compilation Time and Dependencies (2009-08-13 19:32:33)
    DevX: "Every declaration of an enum type must be a complete definition containing a full list of its enumerators. However, in some use cases declaring an enumeration without providing the enumerators list is desirable."

  • Localization and Practical Security in Asterisk 1.4: Part 1 (2009-08-13 19:02:33)
    Packt: "In this part, we will cover the following:
    How to change the tones generated and recognized by Asterisk
    Where and how to affect the way times, dates, and so on are announced
    How to change the language of system prompts"

  • Debian: contempt for "end user" values has to stop! (2009-08-13 16:02:09)
    Free Software Magazine: "Three recent problems with packages in the last stable release of Debian GNU/Linux ("Lenny"), brought me face-to-face with what is still a major obstacle for acceptance of free software on the desktop: contempt for the values of the people who use it."

  • Lazarus for Cross-Platform Development (2009-08-13 15:32:09)
    Linux Journal: "The Lazarus Project started on Linux ten years ago and now runs on all major platforms: Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The Lazarus Project's motto is "Write once compile anywhere", and it provides cross-platform libraries, a cross-platform compiler and a cross-platform IDE."

  • Microkernels Again, and Mathematically Proving Safety and Reliability (2009-08-13 14:32:09)
    The nice folks at NICTA claim to have found a way to mathematically prove that software is safe and reliable, and their demonstration project is the seL4 microkernel.

  • Open-source hardware heralds greater creativity (2009-08-13 13:32:09)
    Guardian UK: "We're all familiar with open-source software, such as the Apache webserver or the Linux OS, but in the last few years, open-source hardware projects have risen in popularity, including the open-source electronics platform Arduino."

  • Nokia prepping first Linux phone? (2009-08-13 04:32:09)
    Moblin Zone: "Nokia, which sponsors the open source Maemo project, in June formed an alliance with the Intel-sponsored Moblin project. Thus, Moblin technology could also see use in forthcoming Nokia phones based on Maemo."