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Developer Linux News for May 28, 2001

  • Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 28) (May 28, 2001, 23:00)
    All that's new in the Python world.

  • ZDNet UK: HP exec: Linux will be desktop champ (May 28, 2001, 21:00)
    Quelle surprise! Despite recent assertions of the dead Linux desktop (and affirmations of as much on the part of Dell executives, Bruce Perens (he's the HP executive the headline refers to) says "[The Linux] desktop is not dead, and will perform in the market as Linux has in the server market--going from a toy to a curiosity to a contender to having a big piece of the market."

  • GNOME Summary for May 20 - May 25, 2001 (May 28, 2001, 20:19)
    Christian Schaller reports on GNOME for Solaris, the OpenOffice Bonobo bridge, Ximian's release of SOUP, Havoc's brainstorming document, a new 3d modeler, and the project to turn gtkhtml into a Bonobo component.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac3 (May 28, 2001, 19:40)
    "In terms of going through the code audit almost all the sound drivers still need fixing to lock against format changes during a read/write. Poll creating and starting a buffer as write does and also mmap during write, write during an mmap."

  • GNOME Foundation: RFC: Foundation Administrative Employee (May 28, 2001, 02:04)
    The GNOME Foundation is interested in hiring a full-time administrative employee. The board already has a candidate in mind. Most interesting is this: "We are all very concerned about avoiding the Open Group situation. We do not want a foundation that has its own misguided interests competing with those of the hackers or the member organizations. This is the primary risk people have identified."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac2 (May 28, 2001, 01:00)
    "In terms of going through the code audit almost all the sound drivers still need fixing to lock against format changes during a read/write. Poll creating and starting a buffer as write does and also mmap during write, write during an mmap."