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Developer Linux News for Mar 03, 2011

  • CentOS 4.9 released (2011-03-03 23:06:13)
    The H Open: "Almost exactly two weeks after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.9, the CentOS project has completed CentOS 4.9. "

  • Qt and the Future of KDE (2011-03-03 22:36:13)
    KDE dot news: "Following Nokia's recent announcement about its future smart phone development strategy, KDE has received a lot of questions. Many of these questions have been related to the future of KDE and KDE's commitment to the Qt framework. In this statement we set out what we see as a bright future for Qt and KDE software."

  • Linux (2011-03-03 21:36:13)
    LWN.net: "I'm announcing the release of the kernel. All users of the 2.6.32 kernel series must upgrade."

  • Managing Persistent Data with Doctrine 2 PHP ORM (2011-03-03 21:06:13)
    Developer.com: "Under development for more than two years, the first stable release of Doctrine 2 was made available this past December. This release provides users of PHP's leading object-relational mapper with even more expansive capabilities for effectively managing data and relations using a convenient object-oriented interface."

  • Software patents are a distraction (2011-03-03 19:36:13)
    TechFlash: "It is interesting that a man like Nathan Myhrvold would start a company whose primary purpose seems to be acquiring software patents. It means that one of the deep thinkers of Seattle does not realize that software is math."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.38 (Part 4) - Storage (2011-03-03 17:06:13)
    The H Open: "Expected in March, the forthcoming kernel will contain the new LIO target framework for implementing Storage Area Networks (SANs). Also new are a kernel-side media presence polling feature for disk drives and various Device Mapper optimisations that are relevant for desktop systems."

  • Testing Forms in PHP with SimpleTest (2011-03-03 11:06:13)
    PHP Builder: "Although not as well known as PHPUnit, SimpleTest is an immensely capable framework, having been adopted by popular PHP projects including CakePHP and Drupal. In addition to offer a complete suite of unit testing capabilities, SimpleTest is bundled with an internal Web browser which you can use to automate the navigation of your Web site..."

  • Yocto Project Aligns Technology with OpenEmbedded and Gains Corporate Collaborators (2011-03-03 07:06:13)
    Linux Foundation: "Project gains momentum as the OpenEmbedded Community and an increasing number of companies collaborate to build Linux for variety of chip architectures"

  • MySQL InnoDB File Formats (2011-03-03 05:06:13)
    Database Journal: "Versions of MySQL now come equipped with the powerful and stable InnoDB plugin. The InnoDB plugin comes with a lot of new features, bug fixes and performance gains. We will be covering file formats today, which is a very important part of the InnoDB plugin feature set."