Developer Linux News for Nov 29, 2000
LinuxPR: Multicast Technologies Announces The Release Of Its Multicast Player (Nov 29, 2000, 23:36)
"The MCT Player is being released under an open-source license,
which will enable other programmers to contribute improvements to
subsequent player updates."
O'Reilly Network: Test Drive of Netscape 6 (Nov 29, 2000, 22:34)
"Whenever a browser comes out with a new version, it's like an
automobile manufacturer coming out with a sleek-bodied car. The
lines and curves may look real nice, but you have to look under the
hood and take a test drive before you can form an honest opinion
for yourself. In order to beat their competitors, automakers may
rush into production, which can lead to recalls because of parts
InfoWorld: A world with UCITA may allow fine print to outweigh the right thing (Nov 29, 2000, 21:40)
"Sir, Firebridge Tires is aware of those reports. I want to
assure you we are investigating, and when we identify the people
responsible for those reports, we will prosecute them to the
fullest extent of the law."
Enterprise Linux Today: SGI Launches First Annual Global Developer Conference on IRIX and Linux Operating Systems (Nov 29, 2000, 21:14)
"Conference Will Address 'Developing the Future'"
Linux.com: Springboard (Nov 29, 2000, 20:59)
"For companies using Linux in new products, the code is just a
springboard. The concept of selling software support for a standard
Maximum Linux: SimCity 3000 Unlimited for Linux [Review] (Nov 29, 2000, 20:21)
"Like all of Loki's ports, the Linux version of SimCity 3000
Unlimited is a perfect port of the Windows version. Unfortunately,
Loki did such a good job doing the port that it shares all the
weaknesses of the Windows version..."
LinuxPR: Version 3.1 of Open CASCADE 3D Modeling Components Now Available
(Nov 29, 2000, 19:20)
"Presenting expanded data export format capabilities and notable
enhancements in ease of use, this new version was developed
following feedback and suggestions from Version 3.0 users."
Upside: Vita Nuova breaks new OS ground [with Plan 9]
(Nov 29, 2000, 13:09)
"...transparent access to the network is a design issue
currently bedeviling open source programmers and their allies in
the commercial world. While interface projects such as GNOME and
KDE have achieved arguable breakthroughs using the object-oriented
design model, both projects are limited by the underlying
30-year-old architecture of the Unix or Unix-like systems that run
Enterprise Linux Today: In Context: Linux to Reach Critical Mass in 2001? (Nov 29, 2000, 09:10)
"As the details of successful Linux deployments are reported --
in conferences, in the trade press, and in the market research of
Gartner Group and similar organizations -- and the reports are
along the lines of "we did it, it works great, and we saved $22
million in the first year," the question asked by IT managers
starts to shift. It shifts from "can Linux do it?" to
"how can we get Linux to do it here?"
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.0-test12-pre3 (Nov 29, 2000, 07:28)
"The bulk of this is architecture updates (most lately mips64).
The most interesting (but fairly small) part is the VM cleanups.
Any day now kiobuf's can just use PageDirty on everything, and we
won't have any nasty races any more."
Kernel Cousin Wine #71 By Eric Pouech (Nov 29, 2000, 07:16)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
OpenNMS Update v1.36 (Nov 29, 2000, 05:32)
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.
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.18pre24 (Nov 29, 2000, 02:34)