Developer Linux News for May 25, 2000
AbiWord Weekly News for May 25, 2000 (May 25, 2000, 23:46)
"This week saw lots of development, with 30 new patches in the
tree, including several significant ones! We also added four new
Netcraft Survey for May released (May 25, 2000, 23:00)
"Apache lost a little this month, with only 60.44% market share
at 9,095,140 servers. This is still almost 3 times Microsoft's
market share, which is 21.07% at 3,171,467 servers."
GNOME.org: Developer Interviews: Raph Levien, graphics hacker (May 25, 2000, 19:16)
"Up first is Raph Levien, a Benicia, California hacker who's
been central in the development of the GNOME graphics
infrastructure, including libart, the GNOME canvas, GNOME Print and
Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test1 (May 25, 2000, 19:05)
"It's not a real 2.4.0 release, but we should be getting closer.
There's going to be other test-kernels after this one, and we'll
find bugs. And bad behaviour. And wonderful features which we'll
document some day."
LinuxPlanet: PHP 4.0: Dynamic Content for the Web Warrior (May 25, 2000, 18:56)
"With version 4.0, the functional difference is actually quite
staggering--the server actually compiles the code on the fly, and
then executes the code, with dramatic improvements in speed as you
LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Adding Color to the Oleo (May 25, 2000, 18:56)
"...while I haven't confirmed this with anyone from Fry's, my
assumption is that by selling the system sans hard drive and in an
unassembled form, Fry's and the system manufacturer are
sidestepping any onerous Microsoft agreements that basically place
a M$ surcharge on any system shipped."
AppWatch: GNOME 1.2 released (May 25, 2000, 15:25)
"GNOME is the GNU Network Object Model Environment. The GNOME
project intends to build a complete, easy-to-use desktop
environment for the user, and a powerful application framework for
the software developer."
LA Times: Judge Weighs Plan to Split Microsoft Into 3 (May 25, 2000, 13:54)
"While Microsoft was surprised by indications that Jackson might
move quickly to break up the company, others close to the Redmond,
Wash.-based software giant seem to have been preparing for the
possible split for weeks."
Alan Cox: LINUX Jobs for 2.4 update (May 25, 2000, 08:42)
"Various folks wanted the format fixed, so stuff fixed is at the
bottom and stuff that bites at boot time or is potentially
hazardous is at the top."
CNET News.com: Microsoft antitrust ruling expected next week (May 25, 2000, 08:40)
"Although Jackson did not say how he would rule, circumstances
indicate that he is leaning toward breaking the company into two,
and perhaps three, pieces. He mostly focused on the feasibility of
a breakup during today's hearing."
Linux Weekly News for May 25, 2000 (May 25, 2000, 07:46)
"Leading items and editorials: LinuxMall.com and EBIZ to merge,
PHP 4.0 has been released and Lineo has filed for an IPO."
LWN: Loki Announces Quake III Arena Editor for Linux (May 25, 2000, 07:30)
"Beta Version of Linux SDK Now Available."
LinuxPR: First Public Release of MDC-XSL
(May 25, 2000, 05:10)
"MDC-XSL is an XSL processor implemented in C++. Intended for
inclusion in other applications, there is also a commandline
LinuxPR: LuteLinux Announces Plans for Certification
(May 25, 2000, 01:02)
"In addition to offering certification for various levels from
the user, to specialist, LuteLinux will also offer Trainer
CNET News.com: E-commerce software market gets open-source boost (May 25, 2000, 00:59)
"Start-up OpenSales today released the first version of its
open-source e-commerce software, part of an effort to dislodge
competitors, such as InterShop, with proprietary software."
Richard Stallman: Regarding Gnutella (May 25, 2000, 00:31)
"Gnutella" is not actually GNU software , and we cannot be sure
it is actually free software. In fact, it is extremely difficult to
find information about the program at all."
LinuxPR: EVSX Announces Name Change And Technology Focus
(May 25, 2000, 00:22)
"Linux-Based EDA and Circuit Technology Developer Becomes
Intrinsity, Inc., Claims Circuit Speed Three Times Faster Than
Kernel Cousin Wine #43 And #44 By Eric Pouech (May 25, 2000, 00:05)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.