Developer Linux News for Apr 19, 2001
Linux Journal: Sendmail Setup for Your Home Network (Apr 19, 2001, 22:13)
"In this article we will address a basic installation procedure
(sort of a recipe for a quick set up of your mail server) for the
average user. Assuming the system is a home or small company
network with a Linux machine running Sendmail as the mail server,
Sendmail's functions will be to receive mail messages from machines
on the internal network, deliver local messages to their respective
users and deliver to the Internet messages for external
destinations. Additionally, the server will receive mail from the
ZDNet eWeek: GNOME, KDE interfaces make Linux palatable (Apr 19, 2001, 18:52)
eWeek has taken on the task of comparing GNOME and KDE, calling
KDE the more smooth and polished of the two. The reviewer's taken
the time to qualify a few important differences that make a
difference in his assessment, and he recommends GNOME fans wait on
Ximian's release of GNOME 1.4.
SFGate: Desktop Linux: Eazel Inc. Could Change the World Or Go Broke Trying (Apr 19, 2001, 16:00)
SF Gate has weighed in on Eazel in this article, arguing that
the company is a bellwether for the technology industry at large.
Some will take issue with the implication that Nautilus is unique
in the technical benefits it confers to Linux desktops, but we'd
recommend looking past the Desktop Wars to consider the larger
economic picture the author seeks to address.
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Something for Everybody II (Apr 19, 2001, 13:00)
Inspired by an interesting application found in the resurrected
OS/2, Dennis Powell issued a call for A Grand Unified Package
Handler that would let users slip the surly bonds of binary
packages and manage their source-built applications sensibly.
Thanks to the magic of reader feedback, he's back today with a
report on CheckInstall, a tiny but powerful tool that could put us
back in touch with the tarball in the best way possible
Newsforge: TuxBox: Rising from Indrema's ashes (Apr 19, 2001, 07:42)
Newsforge reports with great earnestness and no skepticism about
the TuxBox project, a volunteer effort to keep the Indrema
technology alive. Good intentions aside, we're not too optimistic
about projects headed by high schoolers in rural Minnesota who
promise to have a game console and several games available by this
fall -- without having any access yet to Indrema code.
LinuxProgramming: Gnome-aRts-0.1.1 Release (Apr 19, 2001, 05:00)
This is the initial release of Gnome-aRts which provides
GTK+-2.0 based GUI frontends for common aRts features, including a
proof-of-concept implementation of GLib main loop integration with
LinuxProgramming: Python-based maki module released (Apr 19, 2001, 02:49)
The purpose of maki is to serve XML files via the web. A web
developer can specify that the XML data be processed or transformed
through any number of steps. Each step is either a stylesheet
transformation or a custom process.