Developer Linux News for Feb 08, 2011
Debian Linux was important: Will it continue to be? (2011-02-08 23:34:32)
ZDNet: "When I asked the rhetorical question,
"Is Debian Linux still relevant?" I knew I'd cause a ruckus. But, I
also felt the question needed to be asked: For Debian's own good.
Interview with Richard Stallman (2011) (2011-02-08 19:34:32)
Tildehash "Richard M. Stallman (born March 16,
1953), often shortened to RMS, is an American software freedom
activist and computer programmer. In September 1983, he launched
the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system"
Creating sprites with Blender and Gimp (2011-02-08 18:34:32)
flagrantdisregard: "I've been using simple
placeholder images for my game so that I could work on gameplay.
But I'm getting to a point now where I think I've got the core of
the game nearly complete and I need more than just
Camp KDE 2011 & Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit (2011-02-08 15:04:32)
The H Open: "The KDE developers have announced
Camp KDE 2011 which will be held at the Hotel Kabuki, San
Francisco, California, on 4 and 5 April."
OpenSceneGraph: Methods for Improving Rendering Efficiency (2011-02-08 14:34:32)
Packt: "Real-time rendering is in quite demand
in computer science today, and OpenSceneGraph, being one of the
best 3D graphics toolkits, is being used widely in the fields of
virtual reality, scientific visualization, visual simulation,
modeling, games, mobile applications, and so on."
Debian 6.0 Breaks Free of Restrictive Licenses (2011-02-08 14:04:32)
PC World: "The new Debian release is notable in
many ways, not least of which is that it is the first version ever
to incorporate an entirely free Linux kernel, using only software
published under the GNU General Public License (GPL) or other free
licenses compliant with the official Open Source Definition."
Ubuntu font on show at the Design Museum, London (2011-02-08 13:34:32)
Linux User and Developer: "The Ubuntu font goes
on display at London's Design Museum, along with world-renowned
type designer Bruno Maag's Shape My Language installation"
... if you thought 4.6.0 was good (2011-02-08 06:04:32)
aseigo: "I'm really happy with how the number
of bug reports coming in is not a massive deluge of different bugs,
but mostly just endless repetition of the same handful."
Greg Taylor Discusses Media Nommer with Ubuntu's Ahmed Kamal (2011-02-08 04:34:32)
Ubuntu User: "Ahmed Kamal, the Ubuntu cloud
community liaison interviews Greg Taylor to discuss "media-nommer"
an open-source cloud based distributed media encoding system that
runs over the Ubuntu server platform over Amazon EC2."
Command Substitution in a Bash Shell Script (2011-02-08 03:04:32)
Bashshell.net: "Command substitution is when
you take the output of one command and use it as the argument for
another command. If you simply invoke the date utility, you'll get
the following output."
10 Git Version Control Utilities to Make You More Effective (2011-02-08 00:04:32)
Developer.com: "I'm one of many developers who
really enjoy using the Git version control system. A Git Groupie,
if you will. It's one of those software projects that just feels
right practically from the very first commit."