Open Source Engineering: GNU

Open Source WebKit wins over Opera

The news that Opera is switching its rendering engine has attracted widespread coverage. The company is moving away from its in-house Presto system. What is undoubtedly good news for the open source WebKit project may mean the open source Gecko engine is seen as being relatively more isolated. Maybe…

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Google Summer of Code 2013 is announced

Google has announced that its Summer of Code programming programme will be running again this year, and they are looking for entries… Carol Smith, of the company’s Open Source Team writes: The program offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects with the help of…

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Via's ARMTiGO A800 supports Linux

Via Technologies has announced a 12×12.5x3cm ARM Cortex-A8-based machine, writes Steve Bush.  ARMTiGO A800 is “the world’s smallest ARM system for embedded applications, including hotel automation, digital signage and, surveillance as well as for medical and healthcare applications”, claimed the firm…

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Google open source code-in contest for school students

Google has announced its Code-in contest will begin this November, introducing pre-university students to the world of open source development. From late November to mid January, students will be able to work with 10 open source projects on a variety of tasks, says Google. The contest starts November…

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Xilinx gets Linux specialist PetaLogix

Xilinx has announced the acquisition of embedded Linux specialist PetaLogix, writes Richard Wilson. The FPGA supplier has previously worked with PetaLogix for providing a Linux distribution for its MicroBlaze and PowerPC processors and more recently for a Linux distribution and tool chain for the Zynq-7000 programmable SoCs…

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Leonardo Arduino board shows at Rapid

Educational charity Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a version of Linux optimised for the £25 computer’s ARM11 processor, writes Steve Bush. Called Raspbian, “this is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by Alex and Dom over the past couple of months, and replaces the existing Debian…

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