Interesting Links – February 2013
I’m a bit late with the links this month due to travel (more on that later…), but as is the case every month, it is entirely worth the wait!
How to split this up… Lets start with software related links:
- More and more and more and more on secure boot
- There was (and maybe still is) a bug to brick some Samsung laptops, although not Linux specific
- Google provided some C++ containers that are faster and more memory efficient than the STL versions
- Debian has been recompiled with Clang again…
- But why would you bother for a whole distribtion when gcc -O1 is equal to (or even a little bit better than) clang -O2 in performance and compile speed
- Libreoffice is now one impressive user of make
- Almost every piece of software will need an autoreconf to build for AArch64
- It seems you can now use OpenRC on Arch Linux – because systemd is evil
- Some magic involving the kernel and dbus
- A groundbreaking revelation on how to install LibreOffice-4.0 in Arch Linux
- This post on shared library permissions can out the same week I was reading up on it! Arch Linux still has no policy on these permissions…
- A new XFCE release is always good, mainly due to its minimal change.
- Tom did not read the Arch wiki when installing on his MacBook, so another way to remove the boot-up sound
- No choice here – I enjoy a good rant
- This is why all bug fixes should be accepted by upstream first
- A report on what happened with Xorg in 2012
- The Python trademark is having issues in Europe – with update
Various Linux distribution stuff:
- The AArch64 (64bit ARM) Debian port can boot
- Or is the distro called Debian/Ubuntu?
- The GNU Hurd moves along slowly, slowly.
- Arch Linux is crap and full of broken packages, but here is how to deal with it…
- Bad statistics and wobbly lines
- Another month, another Arch spinoff…
- Remember how last month it was concluded Ubuntu was not going rolling release? To clear that up, things may or may not have changed.
- Debian Wheezy is getting closer. Here is what is new.
And some fun stuff: