winocm has ported Darwin, the Apple variant of the BSD kernel used in MacOS X, to ARM.
Zaurus User until it dies. Keep developing, keep using. Interested in all Handheld Embedded Linux devices and software.
openSUSE coming to ARM
An openSUSE on ARM release candidate has recently been announced. The developers are concentrating on a few architectures to begin with but do include a QEMU image.
KDE Launches Partner Network
Following KDE’s Plasma Active environment for tablet computers as used in the Vivaldi tablet; KDE is putting together more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle in the form of the Make Play Live Partner Network.
The Vivaldi tablet is running Mer. Mer is Linux + HTML5/JS/QML based off MeeGo and plans to be involved with Tizen. This looks like a lot of interesting ingredients but how will the soup taste ?
Edit: I misspelt Vivaldi. It’s fixed now.
Libraries Update (or up to date)
It’s time to talk about libraries. It’s always good to be using the latest versions especially when security is an issue. All of the libraries discussed here can be downloaded for Zaurus at http://www.lyndonhill.com/Projects/zaurus-libraries.html
What’s changed since the last versions of these libraries were packaged for Zaurus ?libexif 6.20:
displays correct number of significant digits with rational numbers, fixed some strings to be more consistent, invalid specifiers fixed.libidn 1.23:
comes with idn command line tool, some code tidy ups, a memory leak was fixedlibgdbm 1.9.1:
this is a new package, some other packages install it without telling youlibsqlite3 3.7.9:
a lot has happened since the last package (3.6.22), some potentially incompatible changes, a lot of fixes especially for edge cases; if you have been using the previous version you probably should not install this onelibcurl 7.23.1:
there are so many aspects and protocols in curl it’s hard to pick out what is important; many bugfixes and improvements, NTLM (NT Lan Manager) works with Unicode nowopenssl 1.0.0f (included in libcurl package):
some fixes against certain attacks, improvements for various aspects of code securitylibssh2 1.3.0 (included in libcurl package):
sftp should be much faster now, some memory leak problems were fixed
Tizen is a recently announced Linux aimed at mobile devices for applications based on HTML5 to be launched early in 2012. According to Wikipedia, Enlightenment Foundation libraries will be included in the OS.