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Developer Linux News for Mar 25, 2010

  • Iranian Game Developer Prepares to Launch Title (Mar 25, 2010, 23:33)
    GamePolitics: "While Iran has been making a concerted effort of late to beef up its presence in the international game market, developers located there still must oversome a series of obstacles to create videogames."

  • Applications and bundled libraries (Mar 25, 2010, 21:03) "Google is forking existing FOSS code bits for Chromium like a rabbit makes babies: frequently, and usually, without much thought."

  • A critical look at sysfs attribute values (Mar 25, 2010, 18:33) " It isn't hard to find complaints that the code in the Linux kernel isn't being reviewed enough, or that we need more reviewers. The creation of tags like "Reviewed-by" for patches was in part an attempt to address this by giving more credit to reviewers and there by encouraging more people to get involved in that role."

  • FreeBSD 7.3 Updates BSD Legacy (Mar 25, 2010, 15:33)
    Netstat -vat: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team this week put out the FreeBSD 7.3 release which is about four months after FreeBSD 8 was released."

  • Unigine Heaven Shows What Linux Gaming Can Look Like (Mar 25, 2010, 13:03)
    Phoronix: "Our friends over at Unigine Corp love to push the bounds of graphics realism in their Unigine Engine, which continues to be one of the most advanced commercial game engines, and right now is certainly the most advanced game engine for Linux."

  • GIMP 2.8 development still under control (Mar 25, 2010, 07:03)
    ChromeCode: "A while back I announced the creation of a schedule for GIMP 2.8 development. I've made sure to keep this schedule up to date, and after a bunch of initial adjustments such as postponing some feature and adding others, the schedule has now stabilized a bit."