Developer Linux News for Mar 29, 2001
LinuxPR: The Open Group Announces Open Source Manageability Services Broker
(Mar 29, 2001, 23:29)
"The Pegasus source code, which is written in C++, is publicly
available from The Open Group's server, and is being released under
an open source license."
PC Magazine: New Linux Kernel Boosts Server Power, Desktop Compatibility (Mar 29, 2001, 23:20)
"Linux 2.4 is all that and more. It has better support for USB,
1394, and it's even ready for Bluetooth. Our review has lots more
information on the enhancements."
CNET News.com: The GIMP 1.2.1 [Review] (Mar 29, 2001, 22:26)
"After many years of development in the open source community,
the GIMP has matured into a remarkably powerful image manipulation
program with an extensive set of features rivaling that of Adobe
Economist.com: Digital baroque (Mar 29, 2001, 21:22)
"The idea is that when an update to a particular piece of
software becomes available, Nautilus allows the user to download
and install it with a single click."
Python-dev Summary, March 15 - 29, 2001 (Mar 29, 2001, 20:33)
"This summary of traffic on the python-dev mailing list is
intended to inform the wider Python community of ongoing
LinuxProgramming: Cadence releases TestBuilder 1.0, a testbench C++ class library (Mar 29, 2001, 17:41)
"Cadence Design Systems, a supplier of electronic design
products and services, announced the release of TestBuilder 1.0, a
new version of its testbench C++ class library that now includes a
rich library of event expressions and support for VHDL as well as
Verilog. With these enhancements, TestBuilder 1.0 has extended C++
into a full-functioned verification language for production
The Register: Be getting ready to open source BeOS?
(Mar 29, 2001, 17:32)
"Is Be planning to release its BeOS operating system to the open
source community? It's something it has discussed in the past but
never come down on the issue one way or the other."
Evans Research Survey Says 77% of Linux Developers Prefer Red Hat (Mar 29, 2001, 16:36)
"Research firm Evans Data has released a survey of Linux
developers indicating that the majority of those surveyed selected
Red Hat Linux as the most likely distribution for use with web
servers or web application servers. The survey involved over 300
Linux developers interviewed in January of 2001, of which 77.2%
chose Red Hat Linux. 3.5 times more than the number two choice of
SuSE Security Announcement: Kernel Backdoor (April Fool's joke) (Mar 29, 2001, 15:28)
"Many German Linux users have been calling SuSE support to learn
details on how to deal with this problem, not willing to believe
that the article is an April Fool's joke on security. None of the
claims are correct, which makes a kernel update unnecessary for
this particular problem."
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.2-ac28 (Mar 29, 2001, 09:22)