Developer Linux News for Jan 30, 2001
LinuxPR: NuSphere Contributes Significant Code Enhancement To MySQL (Jan 30, 2001, 22:11)
"NuSphere "Checks In" New Features To Allow Commercial
Transaction Processing for No. 1 Open Source Database."
LinuxPR: Open Source Development Network Unveils freshmeat II (Jan 30, 2001, 22:02)
"Major Features Enhancement of Web's Largest Index of Linux and
Open Source Software."
CNET News.com: Linux update has corporate appeal (Jan 30, 2001, 21:50)
"The biggest addition to the release of Linux kernel 2.4.1 is
the ReiserFS, which is a journaling file system."
Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 30) (Jan 30, 2001, 21:22)
"Python is an open source, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language."
Ch@nnelWeb: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It - Q&A with Red Hat's Bob Young (Jan 30, 2001, 18:20)
"Do you think there should be a formal advisory board or
organization set up to oversee the Linux kernel? ...if it's not
broken, don't fix it. There may be a better structure for building
the kernel, but we don't perceive there is a problem as it is
currently being built. There's a more formal structure than it
appears from the outside."
CNET News.com: Intel edges into Transmeta territory with new chip (Jan 30, 2001, 16:12)
"Intel is releasing two chips that will compete directly with
Transmeta's Crusoe processors in the notebook market, and the scary
part for Transmeta is that it didn't take Intel long at all."
The Register: Red Hat to bundle Eazel - making it the de facto Linux desktop standard? (Jan 30, 2001, 15:15)
"With Sun gearing up to bundle Nautilus with Solaris and Dell
choosing the software as its own preferred Linux user interface,
Eazel now stands a good chance of seeing its code become the de
facto standard open source UI desktop."
Enterprise Linux Today: CollabNet Helps Investment Banking Software Go Open Source (Jan 30, 2001, 12:39)
"CollabNet is focusing on enabling an open source development
model, for a fee, for companies that want to move a body of code
into an open source development model. CollabNet's facilitation of
the open source release of a major piece of software by a German
investment bank is just the latest development in what may turn out
to be a trend."
LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: W is for WindowMaker and West Coast (Jan 30, 2001, 12:27)
This week Brian Proffitt looks at WindowMaker, one fine looking
window manager that's based on the legendary NeXTStep interface.
Brian reviews WindowMaker and discusses its origins and future with
designer Alfredo Kojima.
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.0-test12 (Jan 30, 2001, 08:30)
"Could people that had problems with SiS interrupt handling
before please give 2.4.0-test12 a final whirl before I release it
Security Portal: Trinux Revisited (Jan 30, 2001, 07:20)
"Learning about Trinux will give you instant fame and riches,
right? Well, not exactly, but it can offer a compact security
solution for your PC. This unique distribution of Linux boots from
one or two floppies and inhabits only RAM."
BusyBox 0.49 Released (Jan 30, 2001, 05:00)
Erik Andersen of Lineo has announced the release of BusyBox
0.49. BusyBox provides a variety of common UNIX utilities in a
single executable that can be tailored at compile time, making it
ideal for embedded systems.
Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test12 (Dec 12, 2000, 07:58)
"Ok, there it is. Noticeable changes from pre8 are mainly (a)
new tq list compile fixes and (b) the NetApp snapshot thing."