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Developer Linux News for Aug 27, 2001

  • Linux 2.4.10-pre1 Is Out (Aug 27, 2001, 22:24)
    Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 2.4.10-pre1 prepatch. Changelog, link within.

  • Interactive Week/Yahoo!: Make Way For The Little OS That Could (Aug 27, 2001, 20:18)
    "The fact that Linux was free didn't impress me, but here was a value proposition that money couldn't buy - an increasingly stable operating system (OS) that was less prone to security vulnerabilities in the first place, because so many interested parties were examining it continuously, and that now seemed easier for developers to secure."

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #20 by Aaron J. Seigo (Aug 27, 2001, 18:27)
    KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • PR: Ximian Announces Red Carpet Services (Aug 27, 2001, 18:12)
    "The services include Red Carpet Express, which gives subscribers priority, high-bandwidth access to Internet software downloads and Red Carpet CorporateConnect, which provides customers a centralized method for managing software version control and installation on end-user systems. For software vendors, Ximian introduced the Red Carpet Partner Program, which allows software vendors to create and manage channels to distribute their Linux or UNIX software."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac2 (Aug 27, 2001, 17:26)
    "This is just for resychronizing the mips merge with the mips folks. It isnt worth running over -ac1."

  • PerkyPants.org: GNOME 2.0 Status Interview: James Henstridge and libglade (Aug 27, 2001, 17:05)
    "Libglade is a library designed to dynamically load a user interface from an XML file on disk. These UI description files can be created using the Glade UI builder. It provides several options for connecting callbacks up to the interface including an `autoconnect' option that scans the program's symbol table for callback functions."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac1 (Aug 27, 2001, 15:16)
    Experimental release: Merge the fat and iso changes from 2.4.9, Merge the sunrpc changes from 2.4.9, Merge (hopefully correctly) the nfs changes, Switch to the 2.4.9 emu10k1 driver, more. Links, changelog within.

  • MaximumLinux.org: Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 review (Aug 27, 2001, 13:02)
    "I've had a PowerBook G4 for a while now and never really had the change to install Linux on it until this past week. And to honest I didn't even think that they would have kernel support for the Titanium yet anyway since Apple seems to be the "odd-man-out" when it comes to Linux development. Boy was I wrong....."

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #20 by Aaron J. Seigo (Aug 15, 2001, 02:12)
    This week: KDE Usability Project Back On Its Feet, The Road Ahead Includes a New Release Manager, New Version of QextMDI, Possible Directions For KConfig in KDE 30, Konqueror Showing Progress, An Option For The Speed Obsessed.