Developer Linux News for Aug 31, 2001
New York Times: Russian Programmer Enters Plea (Sklyarov Pleads 'Not Guilty') (Aug 31, 2001, 20:22)
"Dmitri Sklyarov, the first person to be indicted under a 1998
digital copyright law, pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal
court in San Jose, Calif., to four counts of trafficking in illegal
technology and one count of conspiracy."
KDE: KMail - Important announcement for users of KMail 1.0.x / KDE 1.x (Aug 31, 2001, 16:39)
Daniel Naber sent us a reminder of the message he sent out some
time ago regarding a bug in KMail 1.0.x that will cause it to stop
working correctly after September 9, 2001 (an unhappy result of the
passing of the 1 billionth second since the Unix epoch.) We pass it
along for readers who haven't updated yet.
Mosix 1.3.0 for kernel 2.4.9 released (Aug 31, 2001, 10:16)
Mosix adds clustering capabilities to the Linux kernel: "We just
released Mosix 1.3.0 for kernel 2.4.9 (and yes, I know 2.4.10 is
going to be out soon, but this is a never-ending game :-)"
XFree Developer Says Trident To Close Chipset Documentation, Company Denies Claim (Aug 31, 2001, 08:48)
Possibly an item to file under "rumor control," possibly a story
of a company changing its ways after a sharp response: In a message
to the XFree86 Xpert mailing list, Egbert Eich announced that
chipmaker Trident is halting its practice of sharing chipset
documentation for X driver development. However, a mail sent from
Trident's VP of Marketing says nothing has changed in terms of the
company's relationship with open source projects, and appears to
indicate that while the company will continue to be require NDA's
of developers, it will continue to provide documentation.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac5 (Aug 31, 2001, 00:37)
Changelog, links within.
NewsForge: Review: New Linux software runs Windows browser plugins (Aug 31, 2001, 00:30)
"Installation and configuration were so simple, in fact, that I
tested the setup process on more than one computer just to be
certain that this wasn't a fluke. It wasn't, although a few times I
ran into a problems with Netscape not picking up file associations
or recognizing the QuickTime plugin. Every time, entering a few
bits of information in CrossOver's Association dialog frame solved