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Developer Linux News for May 16, 2001

  • LinuxPR: theKompany.com Makes Beta 2 of Rekall Available (May 16, 2001, 23:59)
    "Rekall is a personal, programmable DBMS system for Qt/KDE. Beta 2 adds a few new features but more importantly has been conveniently packaged for most distributions."

  • evil3d.net: Icepack -- How cool is this? (May 16, 2001, 22:47)
    Icepack is a relatively new Linux distribtion evil3d.net has put through its paces in a brief review. Points given for a good installation and an up-to-date selection of packages, points taken for sub-par hardware detection and poor package management.

  • Connectix VirtualPC Technology Demonstration Available for Download (May 16, 2001, 22:19)
    Connectix has announced the release of a beta version of its Virtual PC product for Intel hardware. The software allows users to run guest operating systems, much like VMWare. Unlike VMWare, however, the product only runs under Windows.

  • Unofficial Eazel Site Shuts Its Doors, Too (May 16, 2001, 16:19)
    Collectors of dotcom gallows humor may enjoy this submission from an anonymous reader. The site linked within was apparently an unofficial page maintained by Eazel employees. Don't click through if you're troubled by profanity.

  • GNOME 2.0 Release Schedule (May 16, 2001, 15:34)
    Sander Vesik has sent out a brief GNOME 2.0 release schedule, which calls for a library feature freeze on July 29 and either a second release candidate or final release on December 9.

  • Darin Adler: What's happening to Nautilus, other packages (Eazel) (May 16, 2001, 02:07)
    Darin Adler has written a message explaining in some detail the likely status of several packages key to Nautilus. With the exception of some of the libraries built around facilitating Eazel's services, he reports that several former Eazel employees will continue to work on the software, with an eye to integrating the packages with GNOME 2.0.

  • Eazel's Demise Is Official (May 16, 2001, 02:02)
    Bart Decrem of Eazel has written a message announcing that the company is closing down. He outlines the fate of Nautilus and the implications for existing users of Eazel's services within.

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #9 by Aaron J. Seigo (May 16, 2001, 02:00)
    KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • Andrea Arcangeli: Linux 2.4.5pre2aa1 (May 16, 2001, 00:11)
    "Detailed description of 2.4.5pre2aa1 follows."