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Developer Linux News for Oct 30, 2000

  • Tcl-URL! for October 30, 2000 (Oct 30, 2000, 21:06)
    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 completely free.

  • eWeek: Dev tool goes open source (Oct 30, 2000, 20:40)
    "The drive to provide enterprise developers with robust Linux environments is gathering momentum."

  • eWeek: Four scripting languages speed development; JSP scores high; PHP "does the job" (Oct 30, 2000, 20:23)
    "With our priorities of speedy development, ease of use, and a complete and powerful API, ColdFusion really stood out. We also recommend the use of JSP (JavaServer Pages), which is represented here by Tomcat, as a good choice for enterprises. ASP and PHP did the job, but they weren't our first picks."

  • Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test10-pre7 (Oct 30, 2000, 20:20)
    "Ok, this one contains at least a preliminary fix for the problem with truncate together with a concurrent page access - the bug that causes oopses in block_read_full_page() and filemap_nopage()."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Software AG's Alf Goebel Discusses Tamino (Oct 30, 2000, 20:14)
    "Software AG realized that that the golden days for proprietary applications were drawing to a close."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Macro 4 launches first Output Management solution for Linux on S/390 (Oct 30, 2000, 20:06)
    UniQPrint gives Linux users a centralized point of control for printing

  • Boson 0.5 Released (Oct 30, 2000, 17:43)
    "Boson is a real-time strategy game, like Command&Conquer or StarCraft. It is designed to run on Unix (Linux) computers, uses the QT Toolkit and the QwSpriteField library. A minimum of two players is required, since there is no artificial intelligence yet. Boson is still in very early development and not playable yet."

  • Opera.com: Opera 4.0b2 for Linux is now available (Oct 30, 2000, 17:19)
    "Opera for Linux has been tested on RedHat Linux 6.2, Debian Potato 2.2, Slackware 7, NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2/i386, and Linux Mandrake 7.1; we'll be releasing versions regularly now with the progress updated. There are now also ports to other platforms working nearly as well as the RedHat Linux 6.2 version is. We're compiling on pretty much everything and making use of tools that are different between platforms to make Opera work as well as possible."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Tesco to use Linux in 20,000 checkout lanes in eight countries (Oct 30, 2000, 16:24)
    "The three-year agreement allows Tesco to deploy the ASP/thin-store concept initially in more than 800 stores in the U.K., Ireland and France... The Linux-based solution will support Tesco's global IT strategy for implementing and maintaining a single point-of-sale system across all its 20,000 checkout lanes in eight countries."

  • Rant Mode Equals One: Microsoft Forks Windows on Purpose (Oct 30, 2000, 13:28)
    Paul Ferris shows how the Open Source and Free Software movement is actually responsible for the recent heist of the Microsoft source code. Really! No Foolin'! Honest! (Right)

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: KOffice is a Good Start (Oct 30, 2000, 13:02)
    "So yes, the framework is in place, the design intelligent and thoughtful. The applications are a little rough-edged and limited and it's not likely that this incarnation of KOffice will grace many offices. But what this version does demonstrate is the enormous potential of the KDE2 office suite. It's to be hoped that it's enough to bring many others onto the bandwagon, producing at last a good, fast, and free set of professional quality productivity applications for the Linux desktop."