Developer Linux News for May 23, 2001
LinuxPR: Andamooka adds four new open content books.
(May 23, 2001, 23:59)
"Andamooka, the online open content library, is proud to make
the following books available for reading, annotation, and
DukeOfURL: Linux Buyer's Guide #10 (May 23, 2001, 22:00)
Patrick Mullen of the DukeOfURL is back with his Linux Buyer's
Guide, a fairly comprehensive list of his picks of the best Linux
hardware for a variety of configurations.
LinuxPR: CUPS v1.1.8 Released
(May 23, 2001, 21:50)
CUPS 1.1.8 fixes a number of small bugs, including a bug in the
pstops filter that would cause all pages in a print job to come out
on a single page.
LinuxProgramming: GNU CLISP 2.26 released (May 23, 2001, 21:00)
Common Lisp is a high-level, general-purpose programming
language. GNU CLISP is a Common Lisp implementation by Bruno Haible
of Karlsruhe University and Michael Stoll of Munich University,
both in Germany. It mostly supports the Lisp described in the ANSI
Common Lisp standard. It is free software and may be distributed
under the terms of GNU GPL, while it is possible to distribute
commercial applications compiled with GNU CLISP.
CNET News.com: Dell: Linux too tech for the desktop (May 23, 2001, 20:07)
Numerous readers have sent this story in. Dell, which this
article says is the number one manufacturer of PC's in the world
(recently passing Compaq), has some executives on record as saying
that while Linux is still very interesting as a server technology,
there's little interest in Linux desktops outside a potential
market in high-end engineering and graphics workstations.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.4-ac15 (May 23, 2001, 19:51)
"Ok most of the fixes seme to check out ok. I totally broke
Stradis and I'll fix that next patch I hope."
New Version of LyX Released (May 23, 2001, 17:38)
"In an effort to make the wait for the mythical (?) LyX 1.2.0 a
bit easier, we are proud to announce the release of LyX 1.1.6fix2.
Features include bug fixes, lots of translations updates, and also
bug fixes (although a few new features crept in)."
LinuxProgramming: GNOME: Soup (0.2) [a C SOAP implementation] (May 23, 2001, 15:10)
Ximian is happy to announce the first release of Soup, a Simple
Object Access Protocol (SOAP) implementation in C. SOAP is a
generic RPC mechanism, which uses XML for data and type encoding
and is transferred over protocols such as HTTP and SMTP. It is
language and operating system agnostic, and very lightweight.
AbiWord Weekly News #42 by Jesper Skov (May 23, 2001, 14:42)
In this issue: version 1.0 in the next four months? AbiWord GTK
widget. LaTex-style table support.
Discovery's Live Penguin Cam (May 23, 2001, 02:34)
What better way to spruce up your desktop background than a
Kernel Cousin Gimp #43 by Cris Flagg (May 23, 2001, 01:00)
Newsletter of the Gimp developers' mailing list prepared by Cris
Flagg. The Gimp is a high-end, open-source graphics application
which competes with Adobe Photoshop.
Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Offers Free Mainframe Access to Developers (May 23, 2001, 00:30)
"A new program from IBM will provide thousands of independent
software developers with free access to the ultimate tool for
writing Linux software applications -- the IBM eServer zSeries