Developer Linux News for Apr 18, 2001
LinuxProgramming Links for April 18, 2001 (Apr 18, 2001, 23:59)
Here's a rundown of all the release information, articles, and
tutorials for the day from LinuxProgramming. Your chance to catch
up on all the latest news from LProg in one place.
ZDNet: The thrill in the eXPerience is gone (Apr 18, 2001, 22:30)
"Lastly, we should not forget GNU, FSF and the rest of open
source. There's not a day that goes by that Linux doesn't tear into
the market head first with new innovation. As a Linux developer I
can tell you honestly the Linux OS is not only getting better, it
also currently crucifies Windows in availability and features. BSD,
forget it with almost full Linux compatibility BSD is screaming
with available software and hardware compatibility."
Linux Documentation Project Weekly News: April 17 (Apr 18, 2001, 21:39)
Among the new and updated Linux HOWTOs: Network Boot and Exotic
Root HOWTO and Apache Overview HOWTO.
LinuxProgramming: Pango-0.15 released (Apr 18, 2001, 18:30)
"Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an
emphasis on internationalization. It forms the core of text and
font handling for GTK+-2.0."
LinuxProgramming: Bonobo 1.0.2 Released (Apr 18, 2001, 18:18)
The Bonobo folks have made some small changes to Bonobo since
the initial 1.0 release. Here's the scoop.
LinuxProgramming: GTK+-1.3.4 released (Apr 18, 2001, 16:52)
"The API is mostly frozen at this point. Major API changes
beyond the remaining open '2.0 API freeze' bugs in bugzilla are
unlikely to occur before GTK+-2.0 is released."
LinuxProgramming: GLib-1.3.4 released (Apr 18, 2001, 15:55)
"If you install this version, do NOT replace your current GLib
with it. You should be able to install it alongside your current
GLib without disturbing your current GLib installation."
LinuxProgramming: Tcl-based Units Conversion Library 1.0 released (Apr 18, 2001, 15:39)
The units conversion library provides a conversion facility from
a variety of scientific and engineering shorthand notations into
floating point numbers. This allows application developers to
easily convert value strings like "9.2 meters/second" and "20
miles/hour" into uniformly scaled floating point numbers.
The Register: Motion Picture Ass. launches Gnutella offensive
(Apr 18, 2001, 14:22)
"The Motion Picture Association Of America has begun targeting
Gnutella users, having successfully seen off Scour. The Ass. has
started contacting US ISPs and university network administrators to
warn them that some of their users are illegally sharing copyright
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Something for Everybody (Apr 18, 2001, 12:49)
OS/2 is back from the dead in the form of eCommerceStation with
a fascinating new software management tool called Wise Machine.
What's that got to do with Linux? According to Dennis Powell, it
may be pointing the way to sensible management of packages built
from source. His call for a "super package manager" within.
LinuxProgramming: Multi-entry widget package Mentry 2.0 released (Apr 18, 2001, 02:30)
Mentry is a multi-entry widget package for Tcl.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.3-ac9 (Apr 18, 2001, 00:30)
"VIA users should test this kernel carefully. It has what are
supposed to be the right fixes for the VIA hardware bugs. Obviously
the right fixes are not as tested as the deduced ones. You may well
need to 'make clean' before building -ac8 as the GDT layout has
changed a little."