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Developer Linux News for Oct 23, 2009

  • Ryan Gordon Brings Universal Binaries To Linux (Oct 23, 2009, 22:02)
    Phoronix: "The FatELF file format allows multiple binaries for different architectures to be embedded into a single file. Ryan may take this even further by introducing the ability for Solaris and FreeBSD binaries to be embedded into a FatELF as well."

  • CentOS rev's to version 5.4, tries on KVM (Oct 23, 2009, 20:32)
    DesktopLinux: "The CentOS project, which has apparently settled a dispute that threatened to lead to a fork, released CentOS 5.4. Reflecting changes made to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, CentOS 5.4 upgrades 266 packages, adds 27, and implements preview versions of the ext4 file-system and KVM hypervisor."

  • Using Iterators in PHP (Oct 23, 2009, 19:32)
    DevX: "This article shows you how to use the most important iterator classes: ArrayIterator, DirectoryIterator, FilterIterator, and so forth, found in the Standard PHP Library (SPL), and how to integrate SPL with PHP Data Objects (PDO)."

  • Thin Liberalism and the Folly of Burning Bridges (Oct 23, 2009, 19:02)
    Bottom-Up: "However, the basic argument of his paper—that the network neutrality movement has “unwittingly bought into” the “radical agenda” of the free software movement—strikes me as pretty misguided."

  • Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Release Candidate now out (Oct 23, 2009, 17:02)
    Netstat -vat: "Ubuntu 9.10 RC is now available, marking the final step before the general availability of the Karmic Koala next week. Might have been fun, if it had reached general availability today, with the Windows 7 release, but hey the release is only 7 days away."

  • VMware to launch own Linux distro? (Oct 23, 2009, 16:32)
    Mixed Signals: "This is a pure rumour, sourced from random tweets. But it comes from Miguel de Icaza, founder of Gnome and Mono, so it has a certain investment of radiance."

  • Why Adobe likes open source (Oct 23, 2009, 16:02)
    The H Open: "Dave McAllister...was recruited by Adobe as Director of open source and standards with a specific mission: "I was hired to, a) start an open source process and, b) get PDF approved as an ISO standard." So: mission accomplished?"

  • KDE4 Demonstrates Choice Is Not A Usability Problem (Oct 23, 2009, 11:32) "KDE always stood out as a desktop environment that doesn't shy away from giving you lots of options and features. It is no wonder that one of its flagship products, Konqueror, was often compared to a swiss army knife. It could be used as a file manager for both local and remote files, an image viewer and a fairly powerful web browser shifting from one role to the other as needed."

  • Papers from the Real Time Linux Workshop (Oct 23, 2009, 09:32) "There are far too many interesting Linux and free software conferences these days, so it would be difficult—really, impossible—to attend them all. Slides and videos of the talks can help fill in the gaps, but, for conferences with a more academic bent, the papers that are the basis of the presentations can give an even more detailed look. The papers from the recently concluded Real Time Linux Workshop are a good example; this article will briefly look at a few of them."

  • Fedora 12 Beta now available! (Oct 23, 2009, 00:32)
    OSDir: "Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release every six months. We have reached the Fedora 12 Beta, the last important development milestone of Fedora 12"