Developer Linux News for Apr 27, 2001
AbiWord Weekly News #41
(Apr 27, 2001, 23:00)
AbiWord Weekly News is back, providing readers with a look at
the most recent bugfixes, CVS activity, and useful excerpts from
the mailing lists related to this Open Source word processor. The
highlight of the week for most will likely be the release of
NeoPlanet Postpones Mozilla Work, Expands Beyond Browser Paradigm
(Apr 27, 2001, 22:30)
An early win for the Mozilla project was NeoPlanet's decision to
use the Gecko engine as the foundation of some of its themeable
(and rebrandable) browsing products. The company, however, has
taken a turn in strategy and indefinitely suspended its plans for
SurePlayer.org announces first open source MPEG 1 Java Audio/Video Player (Apr 27, 2001, 21:33)
This is a non-proprietary, open-source MPEG-1 audio/video player
built on Java and, by extension, mostly platform agnostic. We say
"mostly" because our own examination revealed no sound on either
Netscape 4.x (which the company says they expect) or Netscape 6.01
(which isn't supposed to be the case.) At any rate, please read the
announcement, try out the demos, and make sure to share your
successes (or failures) with other readers.
GNOME: Accessibility Project Launched (Apr 27, 2001, 19:35)
"A new GNOME project, atk, which contains the initial code for
ATK (Accessibility Toolkit) was created yesterday."
The Haus: Review of Shogo for Linux (Apr 27, 2001, 18:45)
"[Gameplay] is where the port really shines. Despite the
somewhat higher requirements, it is very faithful to the original.
I could find no differences between gameplay in Linux and in Win98.
As a matter of fact, you can even argue that it is better in Linux
because Shogo doesn't lock up with NVIDIA cards like the original
The Register: Goodbye MS IE? AOL revs up for browser wars two
(Apr 27, 2001, 15:16)
We might not ordinarily be interested in a story about what a
pair like Microsoft and AOL are up to, but this article hints at
the possibility that Microsoft's loss (in the form of losing its
status as AOL's default browser) might be Mozilla's gain.