Developer Linux News for Oct 21, 2000
Linux Magazine: The Road to Kick-Ass Gaming (Oct 21, 2000, 21:07)
"Driver struggles put Linux game vendors like Loki in a no-win
scenario. If they don't handhold customers through the process of
updating X, acquiring the right OSS driver, and installing the
latest 3D driver for the video card, people like me get on their
case for delivering inadequate installation instructions. If they
do offer advice, they get a new batch of problems."
LinuxProgramming.com: Book Review: The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook (Oct 21, 2000, 19:47)
"An exhaustive and nearly exhausting examination of the issues,
tools, and techniques related to running more than one operating
system on the same computer. If you're interesting in running any
two or more of Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS, OS/2, DOS, and any flavor of
Windows on the same system, this book could be just the thing you
need at 2AM when things so seriously wrong, or you simply can't
figure out how to do something simple in a multi-OS setup. Highly
Linux.com: Modify That Quaking Penguin! (Oct 21, 2000, 19:04)
A summary of the most popular Quake 3 Arena mods.
JPython relaunches as Jython (Oct 21, 2000, 16:02)
The Python scripting language for Java, formerly known as
JPython, is about to be relaunched as Jython, and continuing
development of the language will begin shortly after a lengthy
period of uncertainty surrounding its licensing.
32BitsOnline: Review of Accelerated-X Laptop display server for Linux (Oct 21, 2000, 15:38)
"Xi Graphics makes a killer server display if the XFree86 driver
for your video card is unavailable or is crap. ... Will I use it
after the fix comes out on XFree86? Probably not."
Duke of URL: The Struggle For Wireless LAN on Linux (Oct 21, 2000, 13:34)
"The problem now is the choice of protocols. And most of them
aren't compatible with each other. We will take a quick look at the
more popular protocols and the cards that use them, at their
advantages and disadvantages, and at how cross platform they are,
i.e. will the work in other non-Redmond OSes."