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Developer Linux News for Apr 19, 2010

  • Benchmarks Of GCC 4.5.0 Compiler Performance (Apr 19, 2010, 22:02)
    Phoronix: "Over the weekend we decided to benchmark this major update to the GNU Compiler Collection to see how its performance compares to that of GCC 4.3 and 4.4."

  • Oracle presents "much faster" MySQL beta (Apr 19, 2010, 21:02)
    The H Open: "Oracle presented a beta of what it called a "much faster" MySQL at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference and insists it will be continuing to invest in the open source database."

  • WordPress For the Web Developer: How To Write Your Own Plugins (Apr 19, 2010, 19:32)
    HTML Goodies: "Previously in this tutorial series about the WordPress Content Management System, we've covered relatively simple ways of modifying the look, feel, and functionality of your WordPress website by using plugins and selecting and modifying themes. Now you'll be getting deeper into the internals of WordPress by learning how to write your own plugins and integrate them into WordPress."

  • Where's the Summer of Documentation? (Apr 19, 2010, 19:02)
    OStatic: "If you ask what's missing from open source software, one of the top responses is often "documentation."

  • Comparing Apples and Androids (Apr 19, 2010, 18:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Apple ups the ante against Android with iPhone OS version 4 — but first they have to answer to the 3.3.1 worm."

  • Synaptics Gesture Suite Ported To Linux (Apr 19, 2010, 17:02)
    Phoronix: "On Friday we were briefed by Synaptics that they would be "announcing much-desired capabilities for notebook PCs running Linux and other open source operating systems", which we found out to mean that they were bringing their Synaptics Gesture Suite software to Linux"

  • KDE 4.5 updates so far (Apr 19, 2010, 16:32)
    Ivan Čukić: "I'm not going to make a detailed post, just a screen-shot based overview of the new features you can expect in KDE 4.5."

  • HelenOS - the operating system that launched a thousand processes (Apr 19, 2010, 14:32)
    Distrowatch: "On March 10, 2010, the HelenOS project released version 0.4.2 of their operating system. HelenOS sits on top of the SPARTAN kernel, which supports SMP, multi-tasking and multi-threading on a variety of common architectures."

  • Stefano Zacchiroli is new Debian leader (Apr 19, 2010, 11:02)
    IT Wire: "Senior developer Stefano Zacchiroli has been elected the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for 2010-11, having defeated the other three candidates in the race."