Developer Linux News for Dec 25, 2000
GIMP 1.2 is Out. (Dec 25, 2000, 18:47)
With little fanfare, GIMP 1.2 is now available.
Transmeta's Crusoe, HotRod or Performance Hog? (Dec 25, 2000, 17:08)
"Transmeta has developed a whole new approach to microprocessor
design, and not just another processor. Rather than implementing
the entire x86 instruction set of the processor in hardware, the
Crusoe processor consists of a compact hardware engine surrounded
by a software layer."
WineHQ.com: Of Dynamic loading in Wine (Dec 25, 2000, 16:05)
"Wine recently had lots of new features in the way it handles
SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Take OpenNMS 0.4.0 for a drive (Dec 25, 2000, 15:18)
"The stripped-down, 0.4.0 interim version of OpenNMS is a
single-server solution with features appropriate for Internet
Service Providers and small to medium-sized companies. It will be
compatible with the full, enterprise-level OpenNMS release that
will come out in early 2001."
SunWorld: wxWindows: mature but little-known Portable C++ framework is the basis for successful applications (Dec 25, 2000, 14:38)
"Julian Smart created wxWindows in 1992 while doing research
with the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute in
Edinburgh, Scotland. wxWindows is a "free C++ framework to make
cross-platform programming child's play."
webTechniques: Optimize PHP 4 with Zend Optimizer (Dec 25, 2000, 13:44)
"PHP has matured into a powerful language that's easy to learn
and is supported on many platforms. However, flexibility and ease
of use come at a price: system performance."
InformationWeek: Is There An Open-Source Solution? (Dec 25, 2000, 13:17)
"Despite a lack of marketing resources, more businesses are
discovering and deploying open-source software in their back
offices. Support has improved, and capable tools quickly become the
standard by which commercial products are measured."
IBM developerWorks: Interviews with the creators of JPython and Python for .NET (Dec 25, 2000, 12:42)
"Although Python is commonly equated with CPython, its
specification has been implemented elsewhere several times,
including in applications for Java and .NET. JPython compiles
Python source to Java bytecode and provides transparent access to