Developer Linux News for Mar 21, 1999
MyC - VB-like C API wrapper for MySQL (Mar 21, 1999, 22:26)
"MyC is a set of simple C routines intended to make programming
applications for use with the MySQL database engine a bit easier,
especially for those familiar with Microsoft's DAO engine model
(used with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Visual Basic)."
SJ Mercury: Code maestro bringing Linux to the masses (Mar 21, 1999, 21:57)
"De Icaza is orchestrating the development of software dubbed
``Gnome,'' a sophisticated line of programs full of graphics and
icons that aim to make it easy for ordinary users to run computers
with Linux, a non-Microsoft operating system."
InfoWorld: GNOME builds an open interface (Mar 21, 1999, 21:48)
A review of the GNOME desktop.
TheAge: Once were Windows (Mar 21, 1999, 20:58)
"All around the world, anonymous volunteers are fine-tuning an
operating system that may redefine computers as we know them. It's
people power in its purest form - and it has Microsoft looking
anxiously over its shoulder."
Windows Magazine: Opening Pandora's box (Mar 21, 1999, 11:00)
Readers respond to an earlier article that speculated on
Microsoft opening the source code to Windows.
Information Week: Microsoft's Legacy (Mar 21, 1999, 10:27)
"Since when has compatibility been a primary concern for
Microsoft in any of its products? Such problems have been in
Microsoft products throughout its history. I remember being very
upset when the second release of the Windows software developers'
kit came out and many of the APIs had changed and new ones were
introduced. I was set back weeks in making the programs usable with
the new SDK. Maybe Linux and other software producers will provide
us with more stable and standardized software systems."
Boulder Daily Camera: Lining up for Linux (Mar 21, 1999, 10:19)
"The Eklektix trio - former National Center for Atmospheric
Research engineers Jonathan Corbet and Elizabeth Coolbaugh, and
former operations specialist and teacher Dennis Tenney - provide
client companies with customized training on the best ways to
install and use Linux and other open-source software. Eklektix also
publishes a weekly online newsletter, Linux Weekly News, which
attracts 700,000 page views per month."
On Free software and the Free press (Mar 21, 1999, 07:03)
Paul Ferris asks, "Can we afford to let one company own the
printing press of the digital age?"
SJMercury: AOL May Cut 750 Netscape Workers (Mar 21, 1999, 06:48)
"America Online Inc., moving quickly to swallow its newly
acquired Netscape unit, reportedly plans to slash up to 30 percent
of the software pioneer's work force, or 750 employees."