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Developer Linux News for Apr 17, 2001

  • LinuxProgramming: QuakeWorld Python 1.1 released (Apr 17, 2001, 21:30)
    QuakeWorld Python 1.1 has been released, according to Barry Pederson.

  • NewsForge: Legal way to defeat AOL's third-party AIM blocking (Apr 17, 2001, 20:30)
    "What follows is a brief overview of the clever technique AOL is using for its access restrictions, and then a proposal for defeating this scheme in a completely legal way. This method (which is completely generic and not tied to AOL in particular) may provide a blueprint for overcoming this type of blocking restriction by other companies in the future. Think of it as a kind of non-violent resistance."

  • LinuxProgramming: Widget callback package Wcb 2.5 released (Apr 17, 2001, 19:30)
    Wcb is a library package for Tcl/Tk version 8.0 or higher, written in pure Tcl/Tk code. Details about the latest release can be found at LinuxProgramming.

  • Enterprise LinuxToday: Why Can't My 2.4 Kernel See Some Web Sites? (Apr 17, 2001, 18:29)
    "The problem with Linux 2.4.x and ECN is that not all of the existing routers and other devices on the Internet can support ECN. In fact, some older devices actually treat ECN packets as invalid, and discard them altogether. This explains the problem with NASDAQ and E-Trade's web sites, both of which (as of a few days ago) did not support ECN packets. There are other sites with this problem as well, and in fact Internet.com had to upgrade some of its own equipment several months ago as a result of this new protocol."

  • AllLinuxDevices: G.Mate Announces Second Round of Price Cuts on Yopy Developer Edition (Apr 17, 2001, 17:19)
    "G.Mate, the Korean company developing the Linux-based PDA Yopy, has announced a 30% discount on the Yopy Developer's Kit, a version of the PDA the company released in late January. The devices were selling for $790, but under certain conditions the company will now sell them for as little as $550."

  • Ximian Gets a New CEO (Apr 17, 2001, 16:40)
    Nat Friedman steps aside to make way for David Patrick, a veteran of The Learning Company.

  • LinuxProgramming: Python 2.1 released (Apr 17, 2001, 14:58)
    Guido van Rossum shares the details about the final release of Python 2.1

  • LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Things That Are Pointless (Apr 17, 2001, 13:29)
    It's a pointless world we live in sometimes: pointless corporate sponsorships, the pointlessness of branded life, and the relief from despair only a trip to Las Vegas to make some honest cash can bring. This week Brian Proffitt proposes the perfect way to metatheme your X desktop with a pointless window manager: PLWM.

  • Kernel Cousin Gimp #39 by Cris Flagg (Apr 17, 2001, 03:00)
    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.