Developer Linux News for Nov 24, 2010
Ubuntu sticking to six-month development cycle (2010-11-24 22:04:43)
Network World: "A story in the Register
speculated that Ubuntu would be dropping its six-month development
cycle in favor of daily updates. If so, that'd be big news —
but the word from Canonical is that it's not so."
Open Source has won precisely because we no longer notice it (2010-11-24 21:04:43)
Bangkok Post: "Open source has won. Oh, how
time flies. When I started writing in Database in May 2003, my
first column was about how the ICT Ministry had got the budget PC
programme all wrong. ICT Minister Surapong had announced his great
success at negotiating the inclusion of Windows XP and Office XP at
just 1,500 baht, a 90 percent discount. He saw it as success. I saw
it as capitulation."
Meet MeeGo (2010-11-24 19:04:43)
Smart Developer: "Android might get all the
headlines, but MeeGo, the little Linux that could, may yet become
an important Linux for your phones, netbooks, tablets, and
Vandalizing Open-Source Drivers? (2010-11-24 18:04:43)
Phoronix: "Somebody with root access to the
FreeDesktop.org server decided to vandalize the RadeonHD graphics
driver in this Git commit. The make files were deleted and replaced
with "It's dead, Jim""
No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer! (2010-11-24 16:04:43)
Phoronix: "Besides needing to get the various
tool-kits and other libraries ported to run atop the Wayland
Display Server, another requirement limiting the adoption of this
X11 Server alternative so far has been the specialized graphics
LPC: Life after X (2010-11-24 15:34:43)
LWN.net: "Keith Packard has probably done more
work to put the X Window System onto our desks than just about
anybody else. With some 25 years of history, X has had a good run,
but nothing is forever."
Kinect camera visualization and calibration (2010-11-24 15:04:43)
Freenect: "Nicolas Burrus just released some
software that grabs images from the Kinect camera and calibrate it
in a semi-automatic way. The calibration part is done by using a
printed black/white checkerboard."
The 6 Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress (2010-11-24 11:04:43)
Webreference: "A great way to increase the
popularity of your blog is by using other forms of social media to
promote it. Wordpress has many plugins to help you with this
Tuxtorial - An easy way to create and share tutorials for GNU/Linux (2010-11-24 03:04:43)
Tuxtorial: Tuxtorial makes it easy to write and
share tutorials for software in Linux. An intuitive desktop
application helps you gather screenshots, code fragments, and
outputs from shell commands...