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Developer Linux News for Jul 26, 2010

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 4) - Architecture and infrastructure (Jul 26, 2010, 21:07)
    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 (Jul 26, 2010, 19:07)
    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 (Jul 26, 2010, 18:07)
    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 (Jul 26, 2010, 17:37)
    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" (Jul 26, 2010, 16:07)
    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 (Jul 26, 2010, 15:07)
    Project Gus: "Unfortunately, the current crop of Android tablets aren't nurturing open source at all."

  • Tool of the week � ftsh (Jul 26, 2010, 12:37)
    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 (Jul 26, 2010, 11:07)
    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?"