Developer Linux News for Jan 29, 2001
LinuxPR: ICS and Sitraka Partner to create Graphical User Interface Solution for Motif on Linux (Jan 29, 2001, 22:56)
"ICS has developed a kit that allows seamless integration of XRT
PDS with BX PRO, providing a complete enterprise solution for UNIX
and Linux developers."
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases ESP Print Pro v4.1.6
(Jan 29, 2001, 22:52)
"ESP Print Pro v4.1.6 provides several security enhancements and
bug fixes. It also adds drivers for the EPSON Stylus Color 680 and
Kernel Cousin Gimp #29 By Cris Flagg (Jan 29, 2001, 22:47)
Newsletter of the Gimp developers' mailing list prepared by Cris
Flagg. The Gimp is a high-end, open-source graphics application
which competes with Adobe Photoshop.
Linux.com: Kernel 2.4 Ascends the Desktop (Jan 29, 2001, 21:18)
"What exactly is new with 2.4, and how does it improve the
experience of the average desktop user?"
eWeek: Storage, SMP get much better in Linux 2.4 kernel (Jan 29, 2001, 21:09)
"The Linux 2.4 kernel is the first kernel the enterprise helped
build, and it shows. Driven by the demands of enterprise customers,
enterprise applications and intensive benchmarking (some of which
was carried out by eWeek Labs), the Linux 2.4 kernel has far more
of an enterprise focus than ever before."
eWeek: Borland's Kylix tool for Linux comes into focus - about six weeks before Windows version (Jan 29, 2001, 21:02)
"The release also marks the first time that Borland is releasing
a product for Linux first and Windows second. The Windows version
is due out at the beginning of the second quarter..."
Signal Ground: Phat Linux 3.3 Review (Jan 29, 2001, 20:56)
"The big attraction to this distribution seemed to be that it
didn't require repartitioning of your hard drive. So if you already
were running Windows and wanted to satisfy your Linux curiosity,
this distribution might be a good choice."
LinuxPower: Talking with John Heard of Sun about GNOME (Jan 29, 2001, 20:04)
"Sun's expectations for GNOME are based upon the goals which we
would like to see achieved. The primary goal is to deliver and
establish a single open and free GNOME User Environment which is
easy to use and available across a broad range of products,
including desktops and network appliances."
eWeek: Mainstream move for Linux: Borland's Kylix (Jan 29, 2001, 19:16)
"Large-scale corporate deployment of low-cost Linux desktop
systems could move into the mainstream by the end of this quarter,
propelled by Borland Software Corp.'s release of its long-awaited
Kylix, a rapid application development environment closely
resembling Borland's Object Pascal-based Delphi."
theKompany.com has made BlackAdder beta1 and demo available. (Jan 29, 2001, 19:02)
"BlackAdder is our GUI IDE for designing Python applications on
both Windows and Linux."
Tcl-URL! for January 29, 2001 (Jan 29, 2001, 15:26)
Tcl (Tool Command Language) is used by over half a million
developers worldwide and has become a critical component in
thousands of corporations. It has a simple and programmable syntax
and can be either used as a standalone application or embedded in
application programs. Best of all, Tcl is open source so it's
Linux Orbit: The LO Newbie Tests Mouseless (Midnight) Commander (Jan 29, 2001, 15:07)
"In this article, I will cover one of the many ways you can use
Midnight Commander and a few of its features. In no way will I be
able to tell you about all of its features..."
Microsoft: Linux Destined to Fall by the Wayside (Jan 29, 2001, 13:40)
"Linux is simply a fad that has been generated by the media and
is destined to fall by the wayside in time. Windows 2000 will
gradually overtake the Linux share in the server market. In fact,
the advent of Linux has spurred Microsoft's developers to move up a
gear. The arrival of new competitors in applications or operating
systems development provides us at Microsoft with the driving force
to create even better software products."
LinuxPlanet: Win4Lin: Running Windows Applications under Linux (Jan 29, 2001, 12:46)
It is the Holy Grail of many Linux users, especially those in
the corporate world: combining the vast library of Windows
applications with the stability of the Linux operating. Now you can
have it both ways with Win4Lin, which lets you run Windows
applications under Linux. William Wong reviews.
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.1-pre11 (Jan 29, 2001, 09:28)
"I just uploaded it to kernel.org, and I expect that I'll do the
final 2.4.1 tomorrow, before leaving for NY and LinuxWorld. Please
test that the pre-kernel works for you."
DukeofURL: Conectiva Linux 6.0 (Jan 29, 2001, 09:28)
"The second, and even more important feature that makes
Conectiva unique, is that version 6.0 of their distribution has APT
(Advanced Package Tool) enabled RPM package management. Finally, a
better way to install RPMs."
LinuxToday.com.au: Berlin: A replacement for X? (Jan 29, 2001, 09:28)
"Berlin is an open source project designed to cope with these
deficiencies in the design of X-windows."