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Developer Linux News for Dec 17, 2009

  • GNOME, GNU, and a long memory (Dec 17, 2009, 22:33)
    Off the Beat: "Reading the recent discussions about GNOME's position in the GNU Project, I'm reminded of Utah Phillip's comment that "a long memory is the most radical notion in history.""

  • Better Coding Standards in JavaScript 5 (Dec 17, 2009, 22:03)
    WDVL: "JavaScript 5 (ECMAScript 5) has just been released and it promises to bring stricter code and better coding standards to the table. To learn more about this exciting new update to the Internet's workhorse, read on."

  • Make your own 3D games in Linux (Dec 17, 2009, 17:03)
    Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "This tutorial series shows you how to use some of the features of Irrlicht, which is a free, powerful and cross platform C++ 3D engine. If you just want to see Irrlicht in action, all of these demos have been combined into one application."

  • Best Buy lawsuit shows how GPL violations have changed (Dec 17, 2009, 14:33)
    Netstat -vat: "It's not the first (and likely not the last) of the SFLC's GPL enforcement efforts, but it does mark a key turning point in their public efforts for a number of reason"

  • The Five Distros That Changed Linux (Dec 17, 2009, 13:03)
    Linux Magazine: "Each of the truly significant distributions changed how Linux was seen, and brought the operating system new and different groups of users. You can argue about which distro is more important than another, but, all the distributions in my list changed how we saw and used Linux."

  • How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings (Dec 17, 2009, 12:33)
    Tech Broiler: "Public floggings and executions like the recent SFLC lawsuit could be avoided if actual standards and procedures for compliance with the GPL and other Free and Open Source licenses actually existed."

  • Mono 2.6 and MonoDevelop 2.2 released (Dec 17, 2009, 10:33)
    Netstat -vat: "Today the project released Mono 2.6 providing even more features and compatibility for developers looking for a .NET framework implementation for Linux."

  • Phoromatic Tracker Launches To Monitor Linux Performance (Dec 17, 2009, 04:33)
    Phoronix: "Last month Phoromatic went into public beta, which is our remote test management software for the Phoronix Test Suite that allows a wealth of possibilities including the ability to easily build a benchmarking test farm."

  • Kernel support for infrared receivers (Dec 17, 2009, 03:03) "One of the stated goals of the staging tree is to bring widely-used drivers into the mainline kernel tree. This effort has been quite successful; the number of out-of-tree drivers has dropped considerably over the last year or so."