Developer Linux News for Jan 23, 2001
Apache Today: Plesk Releases Version 1.3.1 of Its Server Administration Tool (Jan 23, 2001, 23:36)
"In addition to version 1.3.0 features, key features of the
1.3.1 release include the ability to: fully customize Apache
configurations, use PHP4, manage SSL certificates, setup email
autoresponders, easily implement 3rd party software, run embedded
Perl scripts, and fully brand the interface with a corporate
Slashdot: Making Software Suck Less (Jan 23, 2001, 22:49)
"There's hope, though. Improving the ways in which we produce
software can dramatically improve the software itself. Extreme
Programming suggests that simple habits, acting in concert, produce
extremely powerful results."
EarthWeb: Unconventional Java Programmer Finds Open-Source Roots Deep Within IBM (Jan 23, 2001, 22:04)
"You know what Java's good for, right? Web client applets,
server-side business components, large-team object-oriented fresh
developments, that sort of thing? And system management on business
minicomputers, deep in the heart of the enterprise."
DukeofURL: Linux 2.2 VS. 2.4: Benchmarks, HowTo and More. (Jan 23, 2001, 20:11)
"The days are also over when an external package needed to be
installed for PCMCIA -- it's supported internally via the kernel,
now. The future is here -- and it's Linux."
LinuxNovice.org: Mutt: An e-mail users best friend -- Part One (Jan 23, 2001, 18:44)
"With all the choices of graphical e-mail clients available to
Linux users, the reader may wonder why I would spend time on a
terminal based e-mail program. ... Let me start with why I use Mutt
and then why you might like it too."
Corel Abandoning the Operating System Market, Focusing on Core Money-makers (Jan 23, 2001, 17:23)
Faced with heavy losses and layoffs, Corel today announced its
strategy for returning to profitability this year. The company will
be retaining WordPerfect and CorelDRAW for Linux, but according to
CEO Derek Burney, "we won't be in the operating system business any
longer is what it boils down to."
From the Desktop: T is for twm and Tracking Originality (Jan 23, 2001, 16:21)
Those whose roots in UNIX actually predate Linux will remember
twm, known variously as the Tab Window Manager and Tom's Window
Manager. For many years, twm was the best freely available window
manager for the X Window System, and it still exists to this day as
a functional window manager for Linux systems. Brian Proffitt looks
at twm and why it's so important in the history of X.
Enterprise Linux Today: Sun's Linux Strategy: Judge Deeds, Not Words - and Listen to IBM (Jan 23, 2001, 14:49)
"The first new products released by Cobalt since its acquisition
by Sun are still running Linux, but that may not be the end of the
story. IBM thinks Sun's actions have "let the Linux genie out of
the bottle" and Sun won't be able to put it back in, or control it.
And at least one IBM exec thinks that IBM's Linux strategy is
starting to pay off."
Guido van Rossum: Python 2.1 alpha 1 released!
(Jan 23, 2001, 14:26)
"Thanks to the PythonLabs developers and the many hard-working
volunteers, I'm proud to release Python 2.1a1 -- the first alpha
release of Python version 2.1."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.1-test10 (Jan 23, 2001, 08:19)
"The ChangeLog may not be 100% complete. The physically big
things are the PPC and ACPI updates, even if most people won't
Miguel Freitas: Multiple local XFree users under Linux (Jan 23, 2001, 07:47)
"This text describes how to modify XFree86 to get two (or more)
people using a single Linux computer simultaneously. They just need
2 keyboards, 2 mice, 2 video cards and 2 monitors to get their
independent desktops running."
Dr. Dobbs TechNetCast: The Nautilus Project (Jan 23, 2001, 00:22)
"An introduction to Eazel's graphical shell for Linux."
LinuxWorld: Indigo Magic Desktop for Linux (Jan 23, 2001, 00:09)
"The project to port IMD to Linux resides at 5dwm.org and is run
by Erik Masson, a geek from Quebec who has been living in Hong Kong
for the past seven and a half years."