Developer Linux News for Jan 27, 2000
InfoWorld: Inprise to tie Web and C++ development (Jan 27, 2000, 23:20)
"The company also restated its commitment to porting C++ Builder
to Linux via its project Kylix, which Swindell said is targeted at
making sure applications developed today will work easily with
Linux in the future."
CCN: Rebel.com Announces Completion of Financing Round: Funds to expand R&D & marketing of NetWinder (Jan 27, 2000, 23:12)
"This financing allows Rebel.com to expand research and
development efforts, and marketing of the NetWinder product
BW: Object Design Announces That Its ObjectStore Data-Management System Will Support Linux (Jan 27, 2000, 23:08)
"Object Design has begun to adapt its product suite to the Linux
market in order to meet increasing demands by customers for ODI
solutions on Linux."
M2 Presswire: The LOSF, 4linuxjobs.co.uk and 1venture.co.uk targets UK students with contest (Jan 27, 2000, 23:04)
"The Linux/Open Source Foundation (LOSF) is a trust with the
sole purpose of supporting the development of Linux/Open Source by
arranging contests and sponsoring events."
BW: Maxspeed's MaxStation is First Linux Desktop Device Certified by Linuxcare (Jan 27, 2000, 23:00)
"The Maxstation thin-client allows multiple users to share one
Linux server and eliminates the need for Linux PCs on the desktop,
offering improved simplicity, significant cost savings, greater
reliability, enhanced performance and quicker, easier installation
versus Wintel PC-based networks."
Linux Journal: Crackers and Crackdowns (Jan 27, 2000, 22:36)
"From Kevin Mitnick to Jon Johansen, the Empire strikes
Slashdot: Interview: Larry Augustin Finally Answers (Jan 27, 2000, 22:32)
"We're building a serious company here and we plan to grow
significantly, and I think our valuation reflects that. I think we
are undervalued compared to some of the other companies out there
based on the potential of Open Source and our target markets. The
market opportunity is huge."
Red Herring: Solaris is "free," but not open (Jan 27, 2000, 22:02)
"For Sun Microsystems...the word "open" is a dangerous one these
Salon: The Best Game Ever (Jan 27, 2000, 21:40)
"What's more, it's one of the best open-source games ever made
-- meaning anyone who cares can grab ahold of the game's source
code and make changes and improvements."
Linuxvideo.org: LiViD Status Report #1 -- January 27th 2000 (Jan 27, 2000, 21:33)
"Our goals are simple -- provide a unified development and user
resource center for video and dvd related work for Linux."
LinuxPR: EZHTML v1.3 Released Today For Linux (Jan 27, 2000, 21:16)
"CSV Technologies Inc. today released the ultimate web page
design companion EZHTML for Linux."
LinuxPR: internet.com Relaunches LinuxCentral.com, The Complete Marketplace For Linux Products (Jan 27, 2000, 21:15)
"The site has been completely redesigned with changes in
organization, structure and overall navigation, making it easier to
find products and information."
ComputerWeekly.com (UK): Windows to Linux gap bridged in NY (Jan 27, 2000, 21:06)
"Losing access to features such as calendars, tasks and shared
diaries has been one of the drawbacks for companies considering
deploying Linux on the desktop."
Ext2: Mozilla M13, First Look (Jan 27, 2000, 20:55)
"Ok, so it looks nice.. how does it work?"
TheLinuxGurus.org: Review: Unreal Tournament (Jan 27, 2000, 19:17)
"The Linux version of Unreal Tournament does not ship on the CD.
You cannot in effect buy a Linux version of Unreal Tournament. You
must buy the Windows version and download the Linux binaries and
Mozilla M13 binaries have been released (Jan 27, 2000, 18:27)
The thirteenth milestone has been reached.
Linux kernel 2.2.15pre5 released (Jan 27, 2000, 17:45)
Kernel Cousin debian-hurd #33 Is Out (Jan 27, 2000, 17:37)
Mailing list threads from the Debian-Hurd Development Team
Wired: X Marks a New Web Standard (Jan 27, 2000, 16:58)
"With XHTML 1.0, authors can mix and match HTML 4 elements with
elements from other XML languages."
sendmail.net: LDAP directives in sendmail 8.10 (Jan 27, 2000, 16:54)
"But why should you care about LDAP? And how do you get to a
The Register: Sun gives free access to Solaris 8 source, strings attached (Jan 27, 2000, 16:10)
"And frankly, viewing the company's every move as a 'get Linux'
plan is excessively Linocentric."
SRO: Free Solaris?, There's got to be a catch. And there is. (Jan 27, 2000, 15:47)
"Sun created a new, separate category to cover Solaris source
and binary (a.k.a., runtime) licenses. These new licenses are just
two of a growing number of different types of software licenses
that Sun will offer in the coming months."
NY Times: Sun Plans to Start Shipping Operating System Next Month (Jan 27, 2000, 15:29)
"Analysts predicted that the move would have little impact on
Linux users and that developers would more likely be held back by
the cost of purchasing a Sun workstation than by the cost of a
software license for developing programs that run on Solaris."
LinuxPR: First International Conference of PHP Group Agrees on Code Improvements (Jan 27, 2000, 07:02)
"PHP is a freeware, open-source scripting language used for
developing dynamic Web pages for e-commerce and other dynamic Web
Linux Journal: Solaris Free-for-All (Jan 27, 2000, 06:11)
"Solaris 8 represents not only Sun Microsystems' latest defense
of its Internet server turf, but also an attempt to pluck some of
the most central tenets of the Linux phenomenon for its own
GNOME Summary for January 18-26, 2000 (Jan 27, 2000, 04:02)
GNOME Development Update
CNET News.com: DVD lawyers spill "secret" code (Jan 27, 2000, 03:49)
"A digital rights licensing group seeking to ban the
controversial DVD decryption program known as DeCSS has shut down
yet another potential distributor: a California state
ComputerWorld: Sun rolls out Solaris 8 (Jan 27, 2000, 03:33)
"Ten companies are using it in tightly controlled production
tests now, according to Sun."
LinuxPR: Natural MicroSystems Delivers Carrier-Class Linux to Telecom Equipment Providers (Jan 27, 2000, 01:18)
"Natural MicroSystems will offer broad support for Linux across
its AG family of PCI and CompactPCI resource boards, for its
NaturalFax(tm) software, and within the CT Access(tm) runtime
environment in the third quarter."
LinuxPR: Linuxcare To Provide Support, Services And Courseware to Compaq Solution Partners Worldwide (Jan 27, 2000, 01:16)
"Compaq is committed to Linux running on Alpha and we are
pleased to be partnering with Linuxcare."
LinuxPR: Free embedded Linux firewall software from Fireplug (Jan 27, 2000, 01:09)
"...turns a minimally configured consumer PC into a basic stand
alone Internet firewall, complete with address translation,
proxying, and IP packet forwarding."