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Developer Linux News for Mar 26, 2010

  • NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA (Mar 26, 2010, 21:34)
    Phoronix: "NVIDIA's open-source Linux efforts as it concerns their GPU support have historically been minimal. The xf86-video-nv driver has been around that provides very basic 2D acceleration and a crippled set of features besides that"

  • Radeon GPU Recovery To Hit Linux 2.6.34 Kernel (Mar 26, 2010, 21:04)
    Phoronix: "This branch provides fixes to the DRM core, Nouveau, and Radeon KMS. The new Radeon DRM code brings fixes, but it also brings a clean-up to the ASIC tables and GPU recovery support."

  • Make It Happen at OSCON, July 19-23, 2010 (Mar 26, 2010, 20:34)
    OSCON: "Open source isn't just about being cost-effective, it's leading in innovation. You can change the game in your business, your community or even the world."

  • Fedora Project Leader future (Mar 26, 2010, 20:04)
    LWN: "Before I do that, I want to smoothly pass on the role of Fedora Project Leader, and make sure the person who next takes this role can be fully successful in it."

  • LibrePlanet 2010 Completes Its Orbit (Mar 26, 2010, 18:04)
    Bradley M. Kuhn: "I met so many young people excited about software freedom. I can only imagine to be only 19 or 20 years old and have the opportunity meet other Free Software developers in person. At that age, I considered myself lucky to simply have Usenet access so that I could follow and participate in online discussions about Free Software..."

  • OpenSUSE gets an Upstart (Mar 26, 2010, 17:34)
    The H Open: "The most important development in this release is the shift from booting with the traditional System V init scheme to the newer Upstart system."

  • MySQL Prepared Statements to Generate Crosstab SQL (Mar 26, 2010, 17:04)
    Database Journal: "MySQL Reporting requirements sometimes require both unknown column and row values, necessitating a more powerful means of generating crosstabs. Today's article presents Prepared Statements, which dynamically generate the SQL and assign it to a variable so that we can tailor the output based on the number of data values."

  • coolest (or scariest?) Linux robot ever (Mar 26, 2010, 16:34)
    Handle With Linux: "Watch this, if this isn't the coolest Linux device ever, you tell me what is:"