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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 included."

  • 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 within.

  • 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 download."

  • 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."