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Developer Linux News for Oct 20, 2009

  • Performance Analysis Tools for Linux Developers: Part 1 (Oct 20, 2009, 22:32)
    Dr. Dobbs: "Whether it is memory usage and leaks, CPU usage, or optimal cache usage, analysis and profiling would be almost impossible without the right tool set. This article seeks to help developers understand the more common tools available and select the most appropriate tools for their specific performance analysis needs."

  • Red Hat Fedora 12 'Constantine' targets netbooks (Oct 20, 2009, 22:02)
    Netstat -vat: "The first Fedora 12 beta is now available and at first glance it sure looks to me like it's jammed pack full of interesting and innovative new features."

  • Midgard 8.09.6 "AmsterGard" released (Oct 20, 2009, 21:02)
    Midgard: "The Midgard Project has released the sixth maintenance release of Midgard 8.09 Ragnaroek LTS. Ragnaroek LTS is a Long Term Support version of the free software content management framework."

  • Happy Birthday Ubuntu! (Oct 20, 2009, 20:32)
    Softpedia: "Our favorite operating system is turning 5 years old"

  • NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support (Oct 20, 2009, 16:02)
    Phoronix: "In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Twelve pages worth of questions were accumulated and we finally have the answers to a majority of them."

  • Toward a freer Android (Oct 20, 2009, 15:02) "Linux-based mobile phone platforms are really just specialized distributions. Like other distributions, phone platforms will live or die based on how well they meet the needs of their users...Android is clearly not meeting the needs of all its users currently, but changes are afoot which may improve the situation."

  • Linux Weather Forecast (Oct 20, 2009, 11:32) "This page is an attempt to track ongoing developments in the Linux development community that have a good chance of appearing in a mainline kernel and/or major distributions sometime in the near future."

  • Moving to an IDE for programming (Eclipse with PyDev) (Oct 20, 2009, 05:02)
    Free Software Magazine: "In the past, I’ve always shied away from integrated development environments (IDEs), but I recently had a strong enough motivation to finally learn how to use Eclipse — one of the most widely-used free software IDEs available today."

  • You Can't Teach Expertise (Oct 20, 2009, 02:02)
    DevX: "Instead, it's the ability to anticipate the unexpected that makes a good driver--and unfortunately, that's a skill you can't teach."

  • GPLv2 clause 6 (Oct 20, 2009, 00:32)
    Fellowship of Free Software Foundation Europe: "There’s one clause of the GPL version 2 that I’d like to single out because it’s one that is surprising to me — and rarely mentioned. Clause 6."

  • Linux Weather Forecast (Aug 10, 2009, 20:31) "Current conditions: the 2.6.30 kernel was released on June 9. The 2.6.30 development cycle saw the addition of almost 12,000 individual changes from over 1100 developers representing some 200 different companies. 2.6.30 has 624,000 more lines of code than 2.6.29."