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Developer Linux News for Jun 21, 2001

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #98 by Brian Vincent (Jun 21, 2001, 22:45)
    Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

  • CW360: Linux dominates 64-bit OS future (Jun 21, 2001, 22:00)
    A brief report, the gist of which is: "Microsoft's Windows 2002 Advanced Server Limited Edition will be perceived as a beta in retail clothing and not something that can be considered for serious applications outside the developer community.

  • Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #95 by Paul Emsley (Jun 21, 2001, 21:30)
    Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for the previous week.

  • ZDNet i-Week: Intel: Linux Has 'No Place' On Desktop (Jun 21, 2001, 21:02)
    The meme-that-cannot-die returns, this time from Intel chief executive Craig Barrett, who says "The role of Linux is not so much in the desktop but in the server or back office," he said. "It is not made for the general purpose PC."

  • Jeremy Allison: Samba Officially Supported on Solaris (Jun 21, 2001, 20:34)
    "Now people have a good business and technical response to doubts about running Samba on Solaris."

  • Andrea Arcangeli: Linux 2.4.6pre5aa1 (Jun 21, 2001, 19:52)
    "I'm running this patch on all my systems and I didn't had problems yet (though you cannot expect to get ramdisk and in turn initrd working [ramfs works fine of course])."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac17 (Jun 21, 2001, 17:53)
    Changelog within.

  • LinuxProgramming: Zope 2.3.3 released (Jun 21, 2001, 16:30)
    Zope 2.3.3 is a relatively minor bug-fix release. It contains fixes for a few issues since 2.3.2 and includes the fixes included in all hotfix releases to date. The main goal of the 2.3.3 release is to make sure that the latest "stable" release distribution is up to date regarding hotfixes.

  • Vector Linux 2.0 released (Jun 21, 2001, 15:03)
    "VECTORLINUX is a small, fast, Intel based Linux operating system for PC style computers. The creators of VECTORLINUX had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. What has evolved from this concept is perhaps the best little Linux operating system available anywhere."

  • GNU/Linux: More than a Gigabuck (Jun 21, 2001, 13:23)
    "The article More than a Gigabuck: Estimating GNU/Linux's Size is now available, which examines Red Hat Linux 7.1's source code as a representative GNU/Linux distribution. It found that it would cost over $1 billion (a Gigabuck) to develop, that it includes over 30 million physical source lines of code (SLOC), and that it would have required about 8,000 person-years to develop. Red Hat Linux 7.1 represents over a 60% increase in size, effort, and traditional development costs over Red Hat Linux 6.2 (which was released about one year earlier). Its predominant software license is the GNU GPL."

  • Linux 2.4.6-pre5 Is Out (Jun 21, 2001, 12:56)
    Hot on the heels of 2.4.6-pre4 (less than five hours later), -pre5 arrived. Changelog within.

  • Linux 2.4.6-pre4 Is Out (Jun 21, 2001, 04:01)
    Linux-2.4.6-pre4 is out. Changelog within.