Developer Linux News for Jun 26, 2001
ZDNet: A very apt app (Jun 26, 2001, 21:21)
"The availability of apt-get doesn't eliminate all RPM-related
problems (most notably Red Hat's tendency to make gratuitous and
backward-incompatible changes in the RPM format, often timed to
coincide with Red Hat's own Linux releases). But it provides some
badly needed extra flexibility to non-Debian users' abilities to
manage their own systems."
GNOME Summary for June 17 - June 23, 2001 (Jun 26, 2001, 20:00)
This week: Ximian Setup Tools 0.6 released, Galeon reviewed,
GStreamer ported to GObject, Procman released, Glade2 development
underway, Eskil back on gnome-pilot, more.
KOffice 1.1 Beta 3 released (Jun 26, 2001, 16:14)
"Though this release is a beta, it constitutes the most stable
and feature-complete release of KOffice to date. The KOffice team
encourages all users of earlier KOffice releases to upgrade to
KOffice 1.1beta3. In particular, this release is substantially more
stable and feature-complete than KOffice 1.0, which was released
together with KDE 2.0 in October 2000."
The Register: Open Source Terror Stalks Microsoft Lawyers (Jun 26, 2001, 14:43)
Starting off from last week's news that Microsoft's EULA for at
least some of its SDK's forbids use of "potentially viral" software
in conjunction with development under them, this article says
Microsoft might be trying to hide something about the power it
confers its developers, including an unlikely "WinXP forced open"
scenario. Didja know the GPL was designed to "eat your
LinuxProgramming: Trolltech makes Qt/Windows available under new non-commercial license (Jun 26, 2001, 13:26)
Trolltech has created a brand-new noncommercial license that
will allow Windows developers to use Qt, the cross-platform C++ GUI
application development framework, at no charge.
Linux Programming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 26) (Jun 26, 2001, 13:20)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
eWeek: Department of Defense adopts StarOffice (Jun 26, 2001, 12:00)
It looks as if StarOffice will be the software of choice for up
to 25,000 US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) desktops,
nudging Applix off a collection of Unix machines. The article draws
several connections to Linux and open source software uptake in
governments around the world.
LinuxProgramming: Release candidate Komodo 1.1 for Linux now available (Jun 26, 2001, 02:45)
New in this release: PHP editing and debugging, XSLT editing and
debugging, Tcl support, and performance enhancements.
AsiaBizTech: Linux in Possible Crisis; IBM, NEC, Two Others to Form Promotion Group (Jun 26, 2001, 00:10)
Behind the provocative headline, there are some rather
thought-provoking quotes from Japanese business executives who say
that IBM is trying to hijaak Linux for its own ends, and in the
process take control of Linux from the core Linux developers and
the greater Linux community. The article also blames the "casual"
attitude of Linus Torvalds as one reason why investors and
corporate customers are losing interest in Linux.