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Developer Linux News for Jun 17, 2001

  • Dr. Giovanni A. Orlando: Why FTOSX? (Jun 17, 2001, 19:30)
    This is a curiosity. The goal of FTOSX is to create a seamless blend of the Linux kernel with binary support for Mac OS 7/8, Windows, and SCO on top of the ReiserFS filesystem, and building a suite of apps from an amalgam of the best of KDE (a hacked version is available from the site), GNOME, and OpenMotif. Steps are included for creating your own FTOSX installation, though the timeline (which ostensibly explains when this all comes together in a seamless whole) is 404ing at the moment.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #48 by Jesper Skov (Jun 17, 2001, 17:15)
    In this week's edition: 0.9 on the way, 35 bug fixes this week, abiword-docs project readying first release (in time for 0.9?)

  • Ogg Vorbis 1.0 Approaches With Release Candidate 1 Expected Today (Jun 17, 2001, 15:36)
    Ogg Vorbis, the patent-unencumbered sound standard its developers hope will lay MP3 to rest, is approaching version 1.0. According to the development team, 1.0 Release Candidate 1 should be hitting servers today. This release will be feature-complete and the only changes the team plans to make are for bugfixes.

  • LinuxJournal: Applications over Freenet: a Decentralized, Anonymous Gaming API? (Jun 17, 2001, 15:00)
    "In this article, I'll tell you how to write a simple, generic gaming API on top of Freenet using the shiniest new Freenet APIs and design patterns. Why write games over Freenet? Well, you can play without a central server, without having to worry about attackers falsifying moves and without knowing who you're playing against! Some people question the usefulness of these features."