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Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor, Cloud Source Repositories

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Google hasn’t announced it yet, but the company earlier this year started offering free beta access to Cloud Source Repositories, a new service for storing and editing code on the ever-expanding Google Cloud Platform.

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Rust 1.1 stable, the Community Subteam, and RustCamp

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Moz/FF

We’re happy to announce the completion of the first release cycle after Rust 1.0: today we are releasing Rust 1.1 stable, as well as 1.2 beta.

Read on for details the releases, as well as some exciting new developments within the Rust community.

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GitHub launches Atom 1.0, the first stable version of its open-source text editor

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Source code repository company GitHub today released version 1.0 of its Atom text editor for working with code.

Contributors to the Atom open-source project have made several improvements to the software in recent months, adding features like preview tabs, cutting down on memory usage for large files, making text more readable by default, and, of course, squashing bugs.

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kdbus: to merge or not to merge?

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Linux

So I am still expecting to merge it, mainly for a rather simple
reason: I trust my submaintainers, and Greg in particular. So when a
major submaintainer wants to merge something, that pulls a *lot* of
weight with me.

That said, I have to admit to being particularly disappointed with the
performance argument for merging it. Having looked at the dbus
performance, and come to the conclusion that the reason dbus performs
abysmally badly is just pure shit user space code, I am not AT ALL
impressed by the performance argument. We don't merge kernel code just
because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack. Kernel
code has higher standards, and yes, that also means that it tends to
perform better, but no, "user space code is shit" is not a valid
reason for pushing things into the kernel.

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Linux Kernel At 19.5 Million Lines Of Code, Continues Rising

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Linux

With Linux 4.1 having been released this week and being mid-way through 2015, here's some Git development statistics for the newest kernel code.

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Also: KDBUS Merging Prospects Get Debated

Interview with Mikeal Rogers: Node.js fork that ended up as a giant, unifying step forward

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Node.js is the software that allows you to run Javascript to create amazingly powerful server-side applications by using Google's V8 Javascript Engine.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

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Linux

When you run a program as setuid, it runs with all the permissions of that user. And if the program spawns new processes, they inherit the same permissions. Not so with filesystem capabilities. When you run a program with a set of capabilities, the processes it spawns do not have those capabilities by default; they must be given explicitly.

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PowerPC based IoT gateway COM ships with Linux BSP

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Linux

The rugged Arcturus “uCP1020″ COM for IoT/M2M gateways runs Linux on Freescale’s QorIQ P1020, with up to up to 64GB eMMC, three GbE ports, and a baseboard.

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SourceForge Not Making A Graceful Exit

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If SourceForge were a person and I were the New York Times, I’d make certain I had an obituary on file right about now. It’s obvious that the once essential code repository for open source projects is terminally ill, although it’s just as obvious that Dice Holdings, which took over ownership of the site nearly three years ago, has no plans of letting SourceForge go gently into the good night, so we’ll probably see more kicking and noise-making until the lights are inevitably extinguished.

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Also: SourceForge under fire again for Nmap page [Ed: SourceForge says that's not the case]

Apple to tailor Swift into a fully open-source language – for Linux, too

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