Simpler syslets

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| Syslets are a proposed mechanism which would allow any system call to be
| invoked in an asynchronous manner; this technique promises a more
| comprehensive and simpler asynchronous I/O mechanism and much more - once all
| of the pesky little details can be worked out.
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http://lwn.net/Articles/261473/

Latest Release: Tcl/Tk 8.5.0 (Dec 20, 2007)

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| The 8.5 release was a long time in development, and brought about several
| good enhancements to Tcl/Tk.
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http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.5.html

Perl recently celebrated a major birthday as well. All is well on the
development side.


Related:

40 feet of kernel developers

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| OveQuoter 40 feet long, hopefully I can find a wall that long for people to
| be able to look at the thing...
|
| I also uploaded the PDF files if others want to try their hand at printing
| this monstrosity out.
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http://www.kroah.com/log/diary


Linux: Poetry in Documentation

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| Andrew Morton noted that he would consider the documentation patches for
| inclusion in the 2.6.23 kernel, to which Rusty replied, "indeed, no code
| changes, and I feel strongly that it should go into 2.6.23 because it's
| *fun*. And (as often complained) there's not enough poetry in the kernel."
| Linus Torvalds quipped, "there's a reason for that," going on to
| rhyme, "there once was a lad from Braidwood, with a wife and a hatred for
| FUD, he hacked kernels for fun, couldn't get them to run, but he always felt
| that he should." He added, * * * *
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http://kerneltrap.org/node/13992


Linux contributor base broadens

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| With more companies funding Linux work, the core hackers now delegate
| 70% of the coding
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...utor-base.html