Developer Linux News for Sep 19, 2001
Federal Computer Week: Is Linux secure enough?
(Sep 19, 2001, 22:45)
"Although proponents argue that Linux is at least as secure -and
perhaps more secure - than Unix, Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT or
Novell Corp.'s NetWare, there is still concern at many federal
agencies about the operating system's safety."
Federal Computer Week: Linux Comes of Age (Sep 19, 2001, 22:05)
"The Bureau of the Public Debt saved more than $330,000 in
start-up costs when it chose Linux over other operating systems for
its Dynamic Web Publishing project, but that's not what initially
prompted officials to choose the open-source route. Their reasons
had more to do with compatibility."
Linux 3D Starship Traders Game Client Source Released (Sep 19, 2001, 20:40)
"The C source code for the SST graphical client was released
today under the GPL. The client provides a heads-up display with
both mouse controls and keyboard controls for playing the free
online multiplayer strategy game, Starship Traders. The background
of the heads-up display is a view of space from inside your space
ship, including any planets, starbases, fighters, and other ships
that are in that same sector of space."
LinuxProgramming: Mono 0.7 released (Sep 19, 2001, 12:03)
"It has been a long time since the last release of Mono (almost
three weeks). We have made an incredible ammount of work in the
past three weeks: JIT engine works for very simple programs
(Fibonacci works for instance). It is about 30% faster running than
the equivalent code compiled with Kaffe. The compiler can generate
code for most statements now; It also performs semantic analysis on
most expressions. Creation of new objects is supported, access to
parameters, fields and local variables works. Method invocation
works. Implicit type conversions, assignments and much more."
KDE 2.2.1 Goes Live
(Sep 19, 2001, 07:24)
"The primary goals of the 2.2.1 release, which follows one month
after the release of KDE 2.2, are to improve documentation and
provide additional and improved language translations for the user
interface, although the release includes some performance
enhancements (particularly application startup time), numerous
minor bugfixes, and significant improvements to the HTTP
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.10-pre12
(Sep 19, 2001, 01:54)
"Lots more merging - it almost looks like there's a light at the
end of the tunnel."