Developer Linux News for Jan 28, 1999
TechWeb: Jini: Start Of 'Semi-Open' Source Movement (Jan 28, 1999, 18:10)
"This time next year, people might be talking about the
semi-open source movement."
Linux 2.2.1 released (Jan 28, 1999, 15:37)
This is the "Brown Paper Bag Release", according to Linus
An Ode to Richard Stallman (Jan 28, 1999, 13:12)
Stephen Adler recently attended the New York Software Summit
held at the Institute of Technology in NYC where Richard Stallman
sat on the panel of speakers. Here are Stephen's thoughts.
REUTERS: Linux gets more major boosters with H-P, SGI (Jan 28, 1999, 12:53)
"Linux, which started out as software used by Torvalds and five
long-haired programmers, is updated and improved by a vast network
of programmers but it is not owned by any company."
GDM - the GNOME Display Manager version 0.7.1 released (Jan 28, 1999, 11:52)
The Gnome Display Manager is a re-implementation of the well
known xdm program. gdm, however, consists of two separate parts: A
small daemon and a graphical login program -- gdmgreeter.
Salon Magazine: Glory Among the Geeks (Jan 28, 1999, 11:48)
"For serious programmers, contributing code to Linux pays off
not in dollars but in respect."
VnuNet: Gloves are off as Linux bids for OS crown (Jan 28, 1999, 11:31)
"Can Linux succeed where its Unix predecessors have failed to
wrest the hold Microsoft has on the operating system world? Sean
Hallahan reports from the ringside."
Inter@ctive Week: Corel reports half million WordPerfect for Linux
downloads (Jan 28, 1999, 00:55)
"Corel says Linux versions of its spreadsheet and presentation
software will hit the Web this fall."
Linus Torvalds requests no more patches be submitted - for now, Security hole fix coming soon (Jan 28, 1999, 00:23)
2.2.0 may be out, but we're still in "serious bugfixes only"
mode - and will be so for all of the 2.2.x series until I open up
2.3.x. I'm not interested in patches unless you can clearly show
that the patches fix a _serious_ bug.
LinuxWorld: Configuring Apache, Part 2 (Jan 28, 1999, 00:06)
Apache's runtime configuration. Article by Mark Komarinski and
Civ: Call to Power Coming to Linux (Jan 28, 1999, 00:04)
Activision announces it will "launch the first line of
commercially available games for the Linux platform."
Issue #3 of Kernel Traffic is out (Jan 28, 1999, 00:03)
Sporting a new host, new format, new banner and helpful links,
Kernel Traffic is definitely organizing for a successful run.