Developer Linux News for Mar 28, 2000
EETimes: Chronology adds Linux support (Mar 28, 2000, 21:44)
"...to its QuickBench verification suite, which helps automate
testbench creation. QuickBench version 4.1 also includes support
for Cadence Design Systems' NC-VHDL simulator."
InternetWeek: Netscape Preps 6.0 Browser (Mar 28, 2000, 20:45)
"...Netscape's emphasis on standards may push Microsoft to do
the same, making it easier for developers to build applications
that run on multiple platforms and on both browsers."
TechWeb: March Madness: Infonautics Bets Big On Linux, Cold Fusion (Mar 28, 2000, 20:31)
"...'with Cold Fusion on NT, everything would work great, but
once you hit the curve, it just stopped on you," he said. "Linux
gives you a much more graceful degradation and time to react, to
put in another machine.' "
LinuxPR: Kaspersky Lab announces beta-version of AntiViral Toolkit Pro for Sendmail (Mar 28, 2000, 20:29)
"AVP for Sendmail is an advanced anti-virus filtration system
for e-mail correspondence, transmitted through Sendmail mail
server. The program provides centralised protection against all
types of malicious code including computer viruses, Trojan horses,
Internet worms, dangerous Java applets etc."
Netscape.com: W3C Standards Support in IE and the Netscape Gecko Browser Engine (Mar 28, 2000, 19:30)
"Unfortunately, testing using published, open source test suites
shows that Microsoft has failed to fully support the W3C DOM level
1 in any of its browsers..."
LinuxPR: Photoseek 0.2 Released (Mar 28, 2000, 19:18)
"Major rewrites for GPL web-based media management
Alan Cox: The 2.3.x Job List (Updated) (Mar 28, 2000, 18:11)
PRNewswire: Allaire and SportSLEUTH.com Team Up for March Madness (Mar 28, 2000, 18:00)
"Infonautics installed and tested the scalability of the more
than 20 Linux servers running ColdFusion. Peak loads of up to 1.7
million page views an hour were recognized during scalability
testing with no significant performance degradation."
PC Week: Taking Linux off the Intel-only path (Mar 28, 2000, 17:55)
"It will be interesting to see what significant benefits the
various chip makers will be able to tout for having Linux run on
their systems. And I can't wait to see if Intel is seriously
challenged over Linux."
BW: ISDCorp Announces Cooperative Agreement With MIPS Technologies to Deliver Royal Linux for MIPS (Mar 28, 2000, 17:54)
"The agreement calls for ISDCorp to provide Royal Linux to
MIPS32 and other MIPS architecture processors. In addition, ISDCorp
will offer systems integration services, software drivers and Linux
support for MIPS Technologies customers and licensees."
BW: QueryObject Internet Data Analysis Software Now Available for Linux (Mar 28, 2000, 17:51)
"The QueryObject System transforms high volume business data
into a highly compact and portable format - a QueryObject -- that
is hosted on the QueryObject Server for Internet access or
LinuxPR: Pervasive Software's Tango 2000 Powers New Linux-Based ASP Portal (Mar 28, 2000, 17:51)
"The Tango Development Studio is one of the most efficient
visual programming environments available..."
Wired: MS Foes Cry, 'Break 'Em Up' (Mar 28, 2000, 17:30)
"...pundits are scrambling to sound off on what they think and
even hope Jackson's likely ruling will be."
Wired: Mattel Suit Takes GNU Twist (Mar 28, 2000, 17:17)
Mattel said it planned to use its new copyright in court to ban
Internet copying of the "cphack" utility. But cphack's authors
released it under the GNU General Public License, which appears to
permit unlimited distribution of the original cphack
Be.com: Be Opens Source Code to Desktop Interface of BeOS 5 (Mar 28, 2000, 17:08)
"The licensing agreement is based on the updated freeBSD
guidelines, to make it easy for developers to ship their own
proprietary products with the time-to-market advantage of our
The American Prospect: Storming the Gates (Mar 28, 2000, 17:05)
"Open-source software has re-emerged today largely as a reaction
against the Microsoft proprietary standard. Companies that have
seen their own proprietary alternatives crushed by the Microsoft
steamroller have turned to alliances with open-source software to
combat the Windows monopoly."
CNET News.com: Hacked video technology provides look at MP3-like films (Mar 28, 2000, 16:16)
"The files found online are often copied from DVDs using another
controversial technology, which allows DVDs to be played on
computers using the open-source Linux operating system."
The Register: German firm confirms it owns MP3 (Mar 28, 2000, 15:22)
"...'This is to ensure that everyone can use the term MP3, at
present the term the most sought in the Internet.'"
Wired: Value Your Freedom [Audio Interview with Richard M. Stallman] (Mar 28, 2000, 04:46)
"Imagine a recipe you weren't allowed to change and one if you
got caught changing, could very well land you in jail."
Visionyze.com: Speedware's Visionyze.com to Develop Open Source OLAP Engine on Linux Platform (Mar 28, 2000, 04:17)
"New open source OLAP engine to become industry standard for
business intelligence solutions."
BW: In-Depth Survey of Over 300 Linux Developers Now Available (Mar 28, 2000, 03:31)
"The study found severe dissatisfaction amongst Linux developers
with the tools currently available. Of eleven tools categories
studied only two - compilers and editors - were rated as adequate
by more than 75% of the developers."
BW: Intel Communications Fund Invests in Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc. (Mar 28, 2000, 03:16)
"Intel invested in Lynx to speed the development of an embedded
Linux operating system and development tools optimized for the
Intel(R) Internet Exchange(TM) (IX) architecture."
PRNewswire: eOn Communications Corporation Selected by ARO Contact Center (Mar 28, 2000, 00:34)
"eOn Communications Corporation designs, develops and markets
next-generation Linux-based communications servers and software
that integrate and manage voice, e-mail and Internet