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Developer Linux News for Nov 17, 2010

  • Announcing a new utility: 'trace' (2010-11-17 22:35:22)
    LWN.net: "We are pleased to announce a new tracing tool called 'trace'. This tool follows up on Linus's (not so) recent observations that Linux tracing is still not really offering good tracing tools to ordinary users."

  • A "clarification" from Fedora on the SQLNinja decision (2010-11-17 22:05:22)
    LWN.net: "As many of you are well aware, the Fedora Board made a decision not to include the SQLNinja package at our November 8th meeting. In the meantime, I've received quite a bit of feedback, and I'd like to take this opportunity to provide a bit of clarification on the Board's decision."

  • AMD Already Has Open-Source Fusion Drivers (2010-11-17 17:05:22)
    Phoronix: "There's good news for those of you wanting to quickly go out and pickup an AMD Fusion system as soon as it's available: there's already open-source drivers for Fusion."

  • Fourth alpha of Python 3.2 released (2010-11-17 15:05:22)
    The H Open: "As part of their efforts to improve and stabilise Python 3.x, the Python developers have released the forth and final alpha for Python 3.2, the latest generation of the Python language."

  • The Linux desktop may soon be a lot faster (2010-11-17 13:05:22)
    Cyber Cynic: "Linux is fast. That's why 90%+ of the Top 500 fastest supercomputers run it. What some people don't realize is that Linux is much better at delivering speed for servers and supercomputers than it is on the desktop."

  • New Btrfs Free Tutorial and Request for End User Feedback on Btrfs (2010-11-17 09:05:22)
    Linux.com: "Those who follow Linux have certainly heard of Btrfs, a relatively new high performance file system that has a lot of people excited about its potential. Two months ago during LinuxCon Japan, we were pleased to sit down with lead developer Chris Mason from Oracle to record a short webinar..."

  • openSUSE medical team releases stable version 0.0.6 (2010-11-17 00:05:22)
    Saigkill's Backtrace: "Some month our team was busy, and so you hasn't heard about us. But we are alive. We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Distribution who still medical needs."