Developer Linux News for Dec 27, 2000
Zope 2.2.5 b1 released (Dec 27, 2000, 23:45)
"This release contains a number of bug fixes, and includes all
Hotfixes to date."
Linux Orbit: Instant Messaging on GNU/Linux Part 1: AIM (Dec 27, 2000, 21:20)
"So whats a GNU/Linux user to do? Is there an alternative to
these proprietary clients? Can GNU/Linux users even join the IM
Wired: Vaporware 2000: Missing Inaction - 2.4 Kernel Makes #4 (Dec 27, 2000, 17:53)
"4: A New Linux kernel: Linus Torvalds promised a new kernel for
Linux, version 2.4, by December. Where is it? Er ..."
LinuxPower: Linux user interface: Strength of diversity or a stranglehold of inconsistency? (Dec 27, 2000, 15:32)
"...I think and hope that the long term situation will
improve... due to more and more old and inflexible applications
being replaced with newer, more flexible ones and at the same time
the flexibility and intuitivity of Linux applications will increase
with incremental improvements in theme-technologies and due to
influence from people like the usability experts at Eazel."
NetRaider Project: Building a Basic Unix Web Browser (Dec 27, 2000, 14:40)
Our particular itch is that currently available browsers for
Unix are either too large, too unstable, rely on third-party
software or are proprietary. Enter NetRaider: small, fast,
independent and free (we are working on the 'stable' part ;-)).
Though currently tested only on Linux, we have the strong intention
to make it available on as many Unix platforms as possible.
MozillaQuest: Sneak Preview of Mozilla Milestone 0.7 -- Release Expected This Week (Dec 27, 2000, 14:31)
"Would you like a sneak preview of Mozilla 0.7? If so, you can
download and try the 24 December 2000 Mozilla Mtrunk build."
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Ain't Anti-Aliasing Amazing? (Dec 27, 2000, 13:25)
When it comes to handling typefaces and fonts, Linux does an
extremely poor job; in fact, its poor handling of fonts is probably
one of the biggest reasons why Linux hasn't made more inroads on
the desktop. That's why the newsgroups were buzzing with the news
that anti-aliasing was now possible on the Linux desktop under KDE
2.0 and XFree86 4.02. But, as Dennis E. Powell reports, he found it
virtually impossible to set it up on his Linux desktop -- even
after some personal assistance from Keith Packard and Waldo