Developer Linux News for Sep 15, 2001
UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: HTML Tidy (Sep 15, 2001, 23:52)
"There are zillions of small tools for UNIX-type OSes that make
life much easier and are hugely useful, but they don't necessarily
get written about. They certainly don't receive the same kind of
coverage that Apache and Sendmail receive. One of my favorites,
HTML Tidy, is a tool for HTML/Web development that I think will
interest a lot of folks. HTML Tidy cleans up HTML produced by
WYSIWYG editors and such."
O'Reilly Network: CrossOver Brings QuickTime Movies to Linux: Part 2
(Sep 15, 2001, 21:49)
"As you might expect from a first release of technology with
this level of sophistication, however, there are a few quirks to
contend with. I'm going to show you both the strengths and
weaknesses of the plug-in, and show you how far you can push its
capabilities. If you're not familiar with CrossOver and how it
works, take a look at my first article that provides all of the
background information you need. CrossOver performance."
Machine of the Month: Entertainment software series: Chess stuff (Sep 15, 2001, 20:05)
"Three programs. Three interesting programs. That's what I'll be
discussing in this article. Each one of them is related to playing
chess and improving your skills in that regard. But they each
approach it in a different manner."
Norwegian Statskonsult Endorses Linux/Open Source Software for the Public Sector (Sep 15, 2001, 18:00)
Statskonsult (The Norwegian directorate on public management)
have prepared a report on the usability of Linux in the Norwegian
public sector: "The state should urge schools and the education
sector in general to use Linux and other open source software. This
is because schoolchildren and students must acquire as much
knowledge as possible about a variety of products in order to build
up a solid foundation on which to be able to choose at a later date
the products they believe are the most suitable."
Linux.com: Getting Started with Programming for Linux using GNU Tools (Sep 15, 2001, 14:00)
"Some people say there is nothing but the GNU way to develop
software. While there is a wide set of tools a typical Linux/UNIX
software developer uses in his everyday work, the GNU development
tools are a complete framework. It's absolutely free and powerful.
There is no problem to see their source code. And it's not worse
than any other commercial "killer-apps" widely used on other
platforms. Newbie Linux programmers may be scared of new kinds of
development process, but the GNU tools are your friends."
ZDNet: Mentalix imaging software gets the picture for Linux users (Sep 15, 2001, 04:30)
"Pixel!FX Deluxe is actually a collection of Mentalix's Pixel!FX
software products running in X-Windows. The $4,350 package includes
the basics required to scan, edit, and view images as well as the
additional software components needed for optical character
recognition (OCR), managing an image database, compressing and
decompressing image files, and printing."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #107 by Paul Emsley (Sep 15, 2001, 01:30)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
ZDNet: KOffice falls short of Microsoft Office standard (Sep 15, 2001, 00:00)
"One of the major complaints regarding Linux as a feasible
alternative to the Microsoft Windows environment on desktops has
been the lack of usable, Linux-based business productivity
software. In corporations, an integrated office suite offering word
processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is a basic
requirement. The Linux-based KOffice suite attempts to fill that
void, but still has a lot of ground to cover before it can catch up
with the de facto corporate standard, Microsoft Office."