Developer Linux News for Aug 29, 2000
Smart Partner: Has Java Failed Its Cross Platform Goals? (Aug 29, 2000, 21:18)
"Unfortunately, the promise of "write once, run anywhere" was
broken so long ago that nobody remembers where the warranty card
InfoWorld: Product Review: Oracle gets RAD with Linux (Aug 29, 2000, 19:52)
"RAD tools have been available for Windows and Unix environments
for quite some time, but they're now becoming available for Linux,
too. (That sound you hear is the sound of Linux marching one step
closer to the mainstream.)"
LinuxPower: GNOME triumphant, now lets rally to give users a real choice (Aug 29, 2000, 19:08)
"...the development platform has nothing to do with user choice.
... If the KDE camp wants to stay relevant in the future they
better get their act together and start modifying their development
environment to conform to and integrate with the standards that
GNOME now are setting."
IBM developerWorks: Meet the 2.4 Linux kernel, Part 1 - When will we get it and what will we get? (Aug 29, 2000, 18:30)
"The frustration of waiting for the much-anticipated Linux
kernel 2.4 release has spawned the latest communal wave of anxiety
in the open source world."
Tcl-URL! for August 27, 2000 (Aug 29, 2000, 18:10)
Tcl (Tool Command Language) is used by over half a million
developers worldwide and has become a critical component in
thousands of corporations. It has a simple and programmable syntax
and can be either used as a standalone application or embedded in
application programs. Best of all, Tcl is open source so it's
ZDNet UK: Corel users face rethink (Aug 29, 2000, 17:46)
"A change of owner could force today's Corel users into problems
with file incompatibilities and new licensing terms. ... For most
industry watchers, it is a case of when rather than if Corel sells
LinuxPR: KDE and KOffice to get Visio style application
(Aug 29, 2000, 17:13)
"theKompany.com, a leading producer of Linux developer software
including the second-tier distribution PowerPlant, is pleased to
announce that it has committed direct support and sponsorship for
enhancing and improving the Queesio project."
Smart Partner: Can Caldera Win SCO Resellers? (Aug 29, 2000, 16:44)
"Execs at Caldera Systems have been rolling out the red carpet
to SCO integrators with mixed success for more than two years. But
now, after buying a big chunk of the beleaguered Unix vendor,
Caldera may have a pitch they can't refuse."
InfoWorld: Ex-Microsoft employees report Unix is all around... (Aug 29, 2000, 15:47)
"Internally when Windows 2000 was announced, people were told
not to even think about using it for production because it was too
unstable," says this ex-Microsoftie."
Python-URL! for August 28, 2000 (Aug 29, 2000, 14:27)
"Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented
GNOME Summary for July 21 - August 28, 2000 (Aug 29, 2000, 12:25)
GNOME Development Update
Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0test8-pre1 (Aug 29, 2000, 05:55)
"Ok, there's a test8-pre1 out there in testing. This is mainly
for two reasons."
Kernel Traffic #82 By Zack Brown (Aug 29, 2000, 03:25)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
BW: Penguin Computing Unveils New Web Site Fully Integrated Into IT Infrastructure... (Aug 29, 2000, 01:17)
"The RAPTOR (Rapid configure-TO-ordeR) system allows purchasers
to specify the comprehensive hardware, software and storage
configurations that allow them to excel in their business. These
features, including custom configuration of disk partitions and
RAID storage, allow the vast majority of customers to use their
systems without having to reinstall their system software."
BW: Surge in Demand for Etnus TotalView Licenses to Analyze and Debug Complex Code on Linux... (Aug 29, 2000, 00:50)
"TotalView is the only multiprocess, multithread application
debugger/analyzer that supports Fortran, C and C++ languages along
with the major parallel programming paradigms including MPI,
threads, and OpenMP."