Developer Linux News for Sep 27, 2001
Vim Version 6.0 Release Is Available (Sep 27, 2001, 22:29)
"This is a major new version of Vim. Vim 6.0 is a huge step from
Vim 5.x. Many, many new features and improvements have been
ZDNet: Time to stand up to Microsoft (Sep 27, 2001, 21:36)
"There are alternatives, which in a healthy capitalistic
marketplace deserve exploration. A consortium of companies who pay
most to Microsoft could fund an open-source development project to
take Linux and turn it and its applications into a true replacement
for Windows and Office. They know what they want, it would cost
less to make such a package than it does to subscribe to Uncle
Bill's club, and they'd end up having control of their own
business-critical software for a change."
Kernel Cousin Wine #104 by Brian Vincent (Sep 27, 2001, 21:02)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac16 (Sep 27, 2001, 20:30)
"Update the VM to Rik's latest bits, Merge asorted minor
bugfixes, Merge initial speakup hooks." Changelog, links
ZDNet: Lab improves Linux kernel patch tests (Sep 27, 2001, 11:54)
"The Open Source Development Lab has created a code benchmarking
tool--known as the Scalable Test Platform--that it says will allow
developers to easily test their Linux kernel patches from a variety
of tests and server configurations."
LinuxProgramming: ActiveState Launches New Tcl Support & Resources (Sep 27, 2001, 05:29)
"ActiveState , the leader in open source programming languages,
now provides additional support and resources for Tcl. The Tcl
Clinic is a commercial support service delivering technical
expertise on Tcl and Tcl-related issues. The Tcl Cookbook is a
repository of rigorously reviewed Tcl recipes contributed by the
Tcl community for the community, which are freely available for
LinuxDevices.com: Empower Technologies emphasizes intent to comply with GPL (Sep 27, 2001, 03:30)
From a brief interview regarding the LinuxDA GPL compliance
issue: "I've been in constant communication with Richard Stallman.
We have been making changes to be sure we comply, and hopefully
this will shortly not be an issue any more. We have done everything
possible to make sure the concerns are addressed."
LinuxProgramming: New release of GTK+ libraries (1.3.9) (Sep 27, 2001, 01:30)
"The API is mostly frozen at this point. Major API changes
beyond the remaining open '2.0 API freeze' bugs in bugzilla are
unlikely to occur before GTK+-2.0 is released. ... This release is
incompatible with GTK+ and GLib 1.2.x. Software that has not been
explicitly ported will not compile with this version."
InfoWorld: Blind to brand name [Jabber Review] (Sep 27, 2001, 00:07)
"Once installed on the system, we could have one-on-one chats
with another user or create a multiple participant text conference,
with any combination of ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo users. We could also
create a tree to sort contacts by department, such as HR or
research, or by more personal groups, such as vendor contacts,
family, and friends."