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Developer Linux News for May 18, 2010

  • Implementing One-way Encryption in PHP (May 18, 2010, 22:32)
    Webreference: "To demonstrate one-way encryption in PHP, this article describes how to start building a secure online diary application. The one-way encryption will allow the diary to log a user in and generally encrypt the contents of the file that it loads."

  • The Wonders of Maatkit for MySQL (May 18, 2010, 21:02)
    Database Journal: "MySQL is a great database for web-facing applications, however, it tends to be a bit rough around the edges. Enter Maatkit, a great toolkit with a bewildering array of command line tools that fill the gap where MySQL's native tools leave off. From data replication to query profiling and optimizing, Maatkit has tools to make you smarter, and help you get your job done."

  • Early Release Schedules For Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 LTS (May 18, 2010, 18:32)
    Phoronix: "Mark Shuttleworth wants to release Ubuntu 10.10 on the 10th of October (10/10/10), and so that's when the Maverick Meerkat will be introduced to the world."

  • yay for barriers (May 18, 2010, 17:02)
    Codeblog: "I find it surreal to have people guessing at my motivations when they could just ask me. On top of all that, I find it weird that people spend so much time with in-fighting. I just want my system not to suck."

  • Porting Osmos to Linux: a post-mortem (May 18, 2010, 14:02)
    Hemisphere Games: "A couple of weeks ago, we announced the release of Osmos on Linux. Even before I had finished the port, we had been invited by a few members of the Linux community to do a post-mortem on our experiences. We were asked, "What would have made the port easier?""

  • Epic Games Provides No Hope For UT3 On Linux (May 18, 2010, 12:02)
    Phoronix: "With Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux in the coming months, we decided to check with Epic Games to see how Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux is coming along. After all, the game was released in November of 2007 and nearly three years later the client is still missing..."

  • Diaspora: The Future of Free Software Funding? (May 18, 2010, 07:32)
    Computerworld UK: "Since then, of course, Facebook-bashing and Diaspora-boosting have become somewhat trendy. Indeed, Diaspora has now soared past its initial $10,000 fund-raising target: at the time of writing, it has raised over $170,000, with 15 days to go."

  • Streamlining Software Installation with PackageKit (May 18, 2010, 06:02) "Software packaging is one of Linux greatest strengths and weaknesses. If all or most of your software comes from your Linux distribution, managing software installs, updates and removal are a piece of cake. But, it can be a fragmented landscape that is confusing for users and annoying for developers and vendors. PackageKit is an attempt to solve some of that."

  • Exclusive: Seagate confirms 3TB drive (May 18, 2010, 03:02)
    THINQ: "After a few weeks of rumours, Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig has confirmed to Thinq that "we are announcing a 3TB drive later this year"

  • Workshops tackle Qt, Linux, and i.MX development (May 18, 2010, 00:02)
    LinuxDevices: "Future Electronics and Nokia will host six full-day, hands-on workshops across the North America on using Linux and Nokia's Qt development framework to develop user interfaces (UIs) for Freescale's ARM-based i.MX system-on-chips (SoCs)."