Developer Linux News for Feb 25, 2010
Built to last (2010-02-25 22:32:38)
The Linux Foundation: "As it turned out, git
was almost immediately useful, and has only become more so since.
Making the development process work is git’s main claim to
fame, but, as a side benefit, git also makes it possible to learn a
lot about how our kernel is developed."
EFL brings Ubuntu Netbook Remix to ARM (2010-02-25 21:32:38)
Enlightenment.org: "Canonical developer Jamie
Bennett announced in his blog post The New UI for ARM Based Ubuntu
Devices how Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) enabled rich
graphical user interfaces even on non-3D-accelerated ARM
Linux 2.6.33 Boosts Graphics, Dumps Android (2010-02-25 21:02:38)
Linux Planet: "A new kernel release makes its
debut, with Nvidia and without Android, and top Red Hat and Novell
kernel developers share their inside views."
Open Source Re-writes the Rules for Mobile (2010-02-25 20:02:38)
Open...: "One consequence of open source's
rapid spread in the world of mobiles is that you can now do the
same in that market:"
Meet Git, the Version Control System for Developers Who Like Ease (2010-02-25 18:32:38)
WDVL: "Meet Git, an open-source version control
system that reduces rather than adds to the overhead of managing a
Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros (2010-02-25 15:02:38)
The Register: "How much would it cost the
European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch?
The development costs would reach over a billion euros..."
Kindle blessed by Microsoft over Linux-related patents (2010-02-25 13:32:38)
LinuxDevices: "The Microsoft/Amazon
cross-license agreement provides each company with access to the
other's patent portfolio, says Microsoft. In addition, Amazon will
pay Microsoft an undisclosed amount of money under the
Heros (2010-02-25 12:32:38)
Linux Pro Magazine: "I have a few personal
heroes whose lives have inspired me: Abraham Lincoln, Samuel
Clemens, Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Albert Einstein and Alan
Turing. Recently I learned of another, and I would like to share
their story with you, since in a lot of ways they had a major
effect on Computers and Free Software."
Arduino – the hardware revolution (2010-02-25 01:32:38)
Linux User and Developer: "As we watched for
signs of hope in netbook sales, Drupal sites and partly-FOSS
Android phones, a revolution was taking place all around, in the
physical world but not entirely away from the internet."
Kernel Log: Linux and hard disks with 4-KByte sectors (2010-02-25 00:02:38)
The H Open: "In future, fdisk will arrange
partitions in such a way that the new hard disks with 4-KByte
sectors can achieve optimum performance – although, for now,
users will still need to select fdisk's appropriate mode of