Developer Linux News for Oct 20, 2000
Raphael Bauduin: Regarding GNOME and Ghostscript: An Answer to the Open Letter from Raph Levien [Updated: Raph Levien Responds] (Oct 20, 2000, 21:09)
Last month, developer Raph Levien announced that he'd taken over
maintainership of the Ghostscript project. Levien discussed his
intentions for the project, including better color management,
better inkjet printer support, and clearer licensing. Levien also
mentioned linking Ghostscript more closely to GNOME libraries
(GdkRgb in particular) to improve GUI support over that provided by
gv and GSView. Here, reader Raphael Bauduin takes issue with this
Wired: Remember Pong? uWink's for U (Oct 20, 2000, 20:35)
"UWink machines are powered by a lot of generic PC parts, such
as Intel processors, hard drives and network cards. They run a
Linux- derivative operating system."
OLinux.com.br: E-speak: HP choose Open Source platform for e-service on the Internet (Oct 20, 2000, 20:04)
"Ravi Balakrishnan, e-speak developer, talks about this
espectacular e-service tool for the Internet businesses. "E-speak
facilitates dynamic interactions among e-services on the open
Kernel Cousin Samba #29 by John Quirk And Zack Brown (Oct 20, 2000, 19:45)
Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless
file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
Fox News: Linux with Themes: A Good-Looking Geek Magnet (Oct 20, 2000, 18:23)
"It'd be easy to assume that Linux, the de facto computer-geek
operating system, would look pretty boring. But the bright,
colorful desktops might surprise you. Linux... has been built from
the ground up to be entirely customizable."
ZDNet UK: Neutrino OS is Unix flavour of the month (Oct 20, 2000, 18:05)
"QNX Neutrino was picked to power 3Com's Audrey Net appliance.
And alliances with the likes of Palm and Cisco are widely
ZDNet UK: Sun code move applauded, But will user expectations spoil its chances?
(Oct 20, 2000, 17:16)
"Mike Doyle, IT manager at charity Cooperation Ireland, where
Office 97 is deployed, said managing user expectations could be a
problem with an open source office suite. "If people know we have
the source code they may expect us to fix a bug, but we are not
staffed up to do this sort of work. Managing user expectation,
which is already difficult enough, will become even more difficult.
ZDNet: Get your red hot Linux apps -- from Chilliware (Oct 20, 2000, 14:40)
"Starting Monday, Chilliware will begin shipping its first few
products. Besides its own version of Linux aimed at the desktop
market, the company also is fielding Nexxus, a contact manager;
Mentor, a documentation wizard; IceSculptor, a desktop publisher;
and Mohawk Apache, a server configuration product."
OODS begins weekly topic collaboration (Oct 20, 2000, 14:18)
"The Open Object Directory Services (OODS) project aims to make
full-fledged open source object-based directory services into
reality. The project is a result of over a year of development time
invested in the Linux Knowledge Base Project (LKB) in which pseudo
directory services were attempted using PHP and MySQL."
InfoWorld: Bowstreet debuts toolkit for business-to-business directory (Oct 20, 2000, 08:00)
"Bowstreet is making available for free an open-source,
Java-based toolkit for the proposed Universal Description,
Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) standard, dubbed jUDDI."
O'Reilly Network: OpenAL Applications: The User's View (Oct 20, 2000, 07:09)
"OpenAL is the audio programming interface inside the games
Heavy Gear II and Soldier Of Fortune, both ported to Linux by
ZDNet: A kinder, humbler Microsoft? (Oct 20, 2000, 03:57)
"If Microsoft truly is becoming humbler, it's also because the
company doesn't many options left. If Microsoft doesn't make nice
with its hardware, software and services colleagues, they can find
lots of eager new playmates on the Linux side of the picket