Developer Linux News for Jan 26, 2001
LinuxPR: Jabber Selected along with Linux for Testing in new $24M Open Source Developers Lab (Jan 26, 2001, 20:49)
"As demand for Jabber increases, we're pleased to have the
opportunity to test our software on hardware and equipment not
normally accessible to us in the open source community."
LinuxPR: Future Technologies joins KDE League ...
(Jan 26, 2001, 20:24)
"TKDE will be available after the official release of KDE 2.1
and FTOSX will be available after the official release of Linux
developer.ez.no: eZ publish 2.0 beta 1 Released (Jan 26, 2001, 17:16)
eZ publish is a web based application suite. It delivers
functionality ranging from publishing of news, web logs and
diaries, through web shop functionality like shopping carts and
wishlists and forums to intranet functions like contact handling
and bug reporting.
LinuxPlanet: Sleeping with the Enemy (Jan 26, 2001, 16:07)
Sometimes writing about writing about Linux involves taking a
few knives in the back from people you agree with because you
didn't agree hard enough. But when Michael Hall ran across a
thoughtful discussion of the future of Evolution on a Ximian/GNOME
mailing list -- a discussion fueled by an ex-program manager for
Microsoft Outlook, no less -- he came to the following realization:
the constructive work is happening out of easy reach by any yahoo
with a web browser and too much time on his hands, and that makes
the yahoos irrelevant.
VNU Net: Corel denies MS effect on Linux shift (Jan 26, 2001, 15:12)
"Corel's decision to spin off its Linux business... could
actually spell bad news for the Windows giant... part of Corel's
alliance with Microsoft... was about "porting [Microsoft's]
technology to Linux. So they might be unhappy that some developers
will be disappearing."
The Economist: Linux Gets Serious (Jan 26, 2001, 12:57)
"It is used for niche tasks, such as running web servers, but it
is generally deemed to be too immature for the most demanding
environments, such as heavy-duty database systems. Recent events,
however, suggest that Linux --whose mascot is a cheerful penguin--
may have outgrown the commune of its birth."
eWeek: IBM makes set of Java libraries open source (Jan 26, 2001, 08:36)
"In a move to push the Web services movement forward, IBM
Thursday released the source code for UDDI for Java to the open
Midgard Weekly Summary for January 26, 2001 (#56) (Jan 26, 2001, 07:44)
Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting language. It
is an Open Source development project.
LinuxPR: Sistina Software Releases GFS 4.0 for Linux
(Jan 26, 2001, 02:21)
"Sistina's GFS transforms a cluster of Linux servers into a
Storage Cluster, extending all of the availability and performance
of clusters to storage sensitive compute activities."