Developer Linux News for Apr 26, 2001
ZDNet: You can't always get what you font (Apr 26, 2001, 21:30)
In his newest column, Evan Leibovitch has taken on font support
in Linux. A lot of people are warming up their bookmarks to link to
the Font DeUglification HOWTO, which is a nice resource and already
linked to in this column. The issue, he says, is that we shouldn't
LinuxProgramming: Eric S. Raymond: CML2 1.2.8 is available (Apr 26, 2001, 20:59)
Eric Raymond has announced the latest version of CML2. This is a
tool designed to ease kernel configuration and compilation for
"non-gurus" slated for introduction into the 2.5.1 or 2.5.2
Opera 5.0 Beta 8 is out. (Apr 26, 2001, 19:59)
Opera 5.0 Beta 8 is out. Excerpt from the new features/changes
list and download link within.
LinuxProgramming: Snack Sound Toolkit v2.1b1 released (Apr 26, 2001, 18:30)
Kare Sjolander announces a release of the Snack Sound Toolkit
v2.1b1, a Tcl and Python toolkit that adds commands to play,
record, and process sound and supports in-memory sound objects,
file based audio, and streaming audio. Most notable in this new
version: support for Ogg/Vorbis.
ZDNet/Yahoo!: Am I a Microsoft lackey or what?
(Apr 26, 2001, 17:08)
Well, here's an interesting question we'd suspect many might
answer very quickly. The issue is, would the thundering
affirmations be correct? When approaching Microsoft, two favorite
labels when addressing its apologists are "FUD" and "astroturf,"
which don't address how to deal with reporters who might honestly
be trying to call it like they see it. A ZDNet columnist responds
to readers "who take the position that anything bad for Microsoft
is good for computing."
The Register: No Joy from P2P vets for Sun's Jxta
(Apr 26, 2001, 14:36)
From the Sun perspective, JXTA is the greatest thing since
TCP/IP. From the outside perspective, it pushes the P2P buzzword
button nicely. According to this article, from an experienced P2P
developer's perspective it mostly elicits an unhappy "Oh my God."
And the tech press? They've declared P2P DOA anyhow.
LinuxPlanet: .comment: New Stuff (Apr 26, 2001, 04:48)
This week's .comment involves looks both forward and back.
Dennis Powell takes a look at the newest Opera beta and the
vexations the previously stable browser introduces in its latest
iteration; examines some of the newest features and snags found in
KDE 2.2 alpha 1; and returns to HancomOffice, a Korean office suite
that elicited an unhappy review not too long ago. The trouble with
Hancom, it seems, might not be its developers but rather the lack
of a standard development target.
LinuxProgramming: Linus Torvalds: A Refresher on Submitting Patches (Apr 26, 2001, 04:48)
Ever-interested in slaking our curiosity on how to best go about
submitting a patch for inclusion in Linux, we came across this mail
from Linus, written in response to a curious developer, which
spells it out rather concisely.
Linux 2.4.4-pre7 Released (Apr 26, 2001, 03:30)
As a result of all those tidily submitted patches mentioned
earlier this evening, here's Linux 2.4.4-pre7, featuring updates to
USB, Coda cleanups, and more.