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Developer Linux News for Jul 26, 2010

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 4) - Architecture and infrastructure (2010-07-26 21:07:22)
    The H Open: "Measures to optimise the power management code and fully support the Turbo Core function of recent AMD six-core processors increase the data throughput and processing speed of Linux 2.6.35"

  • Deacon: Musings on Starting an Open-Source Project (2010-07-26 19:07:22)
    daverea.com: "I've been using open-source software since the late-nineties – I can still remember the intrigued excitement I felt when my friend Seth first told me about a free system called "Linux", and showed me the LRP box humming along in his attic."

  • FFmpeg's VP8 Decoder Blasts Google's Decoder (2010-07-26 18:07:22)
    Phoronix: "...but now the FFmpeg developers have created their own decoder and it's shockingly faster than that of Google's own open-source library."

  • Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro (2010-07-26 17:37:22)
    MakeUseOf: "Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now."

  • Open Source Does Not Need "Monetising" (2010-07-26 16:07:22)
    Computerworld UK: "While the colourful needs of "open source businesses" may fascinate, we must not lose sight of the true nature of open source communities"

  • The Sad State of Open Source in Android tablets (2010-07-26 15:07:22)
    Project Gus: "Unfortunately, the current crop of Android tablets aren't nurturing open source at all."

  • Tool of the week � ftsh (2010-07-26 12:37:22)
    Mynitor: "The Fault-Tolerant Shell (ftsh) is a small language for system integration that makes failures a first class concept. Ftsh aims to combine the ease of scripting with very precise error semantics. It is especially useful in building distributed systems"

  • Open sound series: Part 3 - Ampache (2010-07-26 11:07:22)
    Opensource.com: "Building a community is core to all open source projects. In fact, an open source project that lacks a community is likely missing the point of being open source. So what happens when your open project is designed to create communities?"