Developer Linux News for Nov 22, 2000
LinuxPR: Emacspeak-13.0 (YellowLab) Unleashed!
(Nov 22, 2000, 22:07)
"Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides
complete eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating
ZDNet: Let's get ready to mumble - Companies throwing PR behind feuding Linux desktops are doing more harm than good (Nov 22, 2000, 21:29)
"The spitting match between the two groups, each backed by its
share of Linux vendors, is starting to look like it's being driven
more by testosterone than by any genuine effort to advance the
cause of open source operating systems."
Freshmeat: Setting Data Free (Nov 22, 2000, 20:10)
"...it's become easier for personal/home computers to share
information. ... "The new problems are... Hardware compatibility
doesn't solve problems of software incompatibility. ... Our
hardware is becoming incompatible once again..."
LinuxPR: PythonWorks Pro v1.1 - Now Also for Linux and Solaris!
(Nov 22, 2000, 19:42)
"PythonWorks Pro, entirely developed in Python, contains an
editor, project manager, a deployment tool, an integrated browser,
debugger, and a proprietary interface design tool. PythonWorks Pro
allows the developer to easily create Python applications using the
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.0test11-ac2 (Nov 22, 2000, 19:23)
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.18pre23 (Nov 22, 2000, 19:15)
Bugs to go: PS/2 mouse detection Anything which isn't a strict
bug fix or previously agreed is now 2.2.19 material.
Kernel Cousin Wine #70 By Eric Pouech (Nov 22, 2000, 18:47)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
The Register: Software patents stay banned in Europe - for now (Nov 22, 2000, 18:10)
"The tide was turned by a groundswell largely co-ordinated
through EuroLinux, although it would be wrong to assume that the
issue is just of concern to open source proponents, as there are
major implications for the ethical part of the software industry.
... Much of the initiative against software patents has come from
France, with strong support from Germany. Monaco was evidently
called to heel by France, and the Nordic Linux groups played a
heroic role in gaining their governments' support."
Software Patent Decision Postponed in Europe, European Governments
Wait for a Democratic Debate
(Nov 22, 2000, 15:00)
"With the exception of Austria, Lichtenstein and Switzerland,
all European countries voted in Munich yesterday against an
extension of the patent system to software. The exception on
computer programs will be maintained in the European Patent
Convention after its revision."
The Register: Microsoft honours Linux programmer with patent gong
(Nov 22, 2000, 13:14)
"In what must be one of the most surreal stories we've ever
covered, Microsoft has awarded a Linux devotee with one of the
company's most coveted patents awards -even though the recipient
has never worked for Microsoft."
LinuxPR: Aladdin Releases HASP CD9 With Linux Support
(Nov 22, 2000, 08:53)
"Latest Version of Aladdin's Software Protection System Provides
Simplified Implementation, Advanced Protection Features."
OpenNMS Update v1.35
(Nov 22, 2000, 06:12)
The mission of OpenNMS.org is to build the world's best Internet
infrastructure management system with the assistance of the open
source community and to make it free and open.