Developer Linux News for Aug 17, 2001
LinuxNews.pl: Ximian GNOME 1.4 for Slackware (Aug 17, 2001, 20:35)
"Contents of this set of packages is almost 100% the same as for
other Linux distributions. You can find there Nautilus file
manager, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet, GIMP and lot
more... It stands to reason that Ximian RedCarpet is not included
because it still doesn't handle with tgz packages."
SFGate: Code Blue: McAfee's Monopoly on Antivirus Software Could Prove Deadly (Aug 17, 2001, 07:30)
This is an interesting story with a few points of interest for
Linux and open source enthusiasts, including McAfee's apparent
abuse of software patents and the threat a patent-enforced monopoly
in software services could pose.
LinuxPR: Common UNIX Printing System 1.1.10 Released
(Aug 17, 2001, 06:00)
"CUPS 1.1.10 adds a new driver for Dymo label printers, a new
ClassifyOverride directive, a new BrowseProtocols directive, SLPv2
support, adds Asian language support to the PDF filter, and fixes a
number of small bugs."
Andrea Arcangeli: Linux 2.4.9aa1 and Linux 2.2.20pre9aa1 (Aug 17, 2001, 05:07)
Two patch roundups from Andrea Arcangeli.
Linus Torvalds: Off for a week, linux-2.4.9... (Aug 17, 2001, 04:59)
"I'm off to Finland for a week+, and will not be reading email
or checking the newsgroups during that time. I've put up a 2.4.9
kernel on ftp.kernel.org, and would suggest that people try it out
and discuss it on the mailing lists, but NOT email me."
Sun Offers Registration for StarOffice 6 Beta Notification (Aug 17, 2001, 03:26)
Sun has set up a page where interested users can register to be
notified of StarOffice 6's first beta release.
The Register: Microsoft seeks Linux-bashing .NET evangelist
(Aug 17, 2001, 02:45)
There's not much more to this item than the following ad,
spotted by a Register: "The Developer Evangelist will be
responsible for identifying and engaging J2EE and Linux focused
developers in existing accounts, ISVs, and SIs as well as existing
Visual Studio customers."
MLUG: Linux and the Laughing Shepherd (Aug 17, 2001, 01:27)
"Linux advocates have an advantage - logic and reason are on our
side. We can dispel the myths, deflect the fud and rattle off the
many reasons why our favourite OS is the best choice for most
situations. We have all the facts at our fingertips and can use
them to reply to any question. Any question that is, until we are
asked "if it's so good, why isn't everyone using it?"