Kernel space: Bisection divides users and developers

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| Linux developers change the kernel at the rate of one patch every twenty
| minutes. When you report a bug, finding the one patch that introduced it can
| be trouble. A new tool lets users help find it--if kernel developers and bug
| reporters can work together.

Commercial GNU tools rev'd

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| CodeSourcery has updated its commercially supported versions of the GNU C/C++
| Toolchain and Eclipse IDE (integrated development environment). The "spring
| release" of Sourcery G++ adds support for Linux ELF binaries on the MIPS
| architecture, and Windows binaries on x86, along with a QEMU-based simulator
| for PowerPC.


New kernel puts a spotlight on memory hogs

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| After 2.6.21, which came out about a year ago, we started to be able to use
| PowerTOP to spot problem applications that wake up the processor and waste
| power. *

Linux kernel developers have tripled in number

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| The Linux Foundation (LF) has published a study on Linux mainline kernel
| development. According to LF, the number of Linux kernel developers has
| tripled since 2005, with many more companies contributing to the process
| (including, potentially, the latest new LF member, Adobe). *

NEWS: Linux Developers Make A Living

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| McPherson also notes that “it’s difficult for most people to get their minds
| around competitive mass collaboration.” Indeed, this is what the freedom
| afforded by Linux is all about. People (and companies) contribute not for
| humanitarian reasons, but because they expect a benefit. Work together to
| create the best platform, openly usable by everyone, and if it still doesn’t
| meet your needs perfectly, you are free to change it accordingly. Everyone
| wins. No compromises. * * *