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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 business?"

  • 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.