Developer Linux News for Nov 28, 2001
LinuxWorld.com: A first look at Kylix 2 Open Edition (Nov 28, 2001, 23:50)
"Yes, it lacks some of the features of the commercial versions
of Kylix, and in Kylix 2 the distance between Enterprise and Open
Edition seems to have grown considerably. Nevertheless, for those
in the Linux world who simply want to develop apps with the
convenience of a RAD with a high degree of ease of use and the
power of a real programming language, it simply can't be beat. Nor
can its price."
OpenOffice.org Build 641b Available for Download (Nov 28, 2001, 22:27)
A new build of OpenOffice is available. Links within.
LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 28) (Nov 28, 2001, 21:06)
All that's new in the Python world.
NewsForge: Turner Consulting Group offers more affordable custom software using Open-Source apps (Nov 28, 2001, 19:08)
"TCG is a multi-platform shop, ready to work with whatever OSes,
languages and tools a customer prefers, including Microsoft NT 4
and Windows 2000 as well as Sun Solaris, and Linux. Internally,
however, TCG is primarily a *nix/Open Source environment."
Linux 2.4.17-pre1 Released (Nov 28, 2001, 18:43)
Changelog, link within.
GNOME Summary for 2001-11-17 - 2001-11-23 (Nov 28, 2001, 18:11)
This week: Mozilla team more lethal for bugs than DDT, Gnomoku
first app ported to the GNOME2 C++ bindings, Elysium hacker Rodney
Dawes interviewed, GNOME 2 porting document available, Abiword
O'Reilly Network: Building Freeciv: An Open Source Strategy Game (Nov 28, 2001, 17:10)
"Nowadays, the toughest jobs remaining include sprucing up the
game's graphics and re-doing the artificial intelligence (AI).
Continued efforts like these have become goals not unlike the
strategy behind Freeciv's gameplay -- building and improving upon
things over time."
PCWorld.com: San Francisco Bills IBM for Linux Love Notes
(Nov 28, 2001, 09:11)
"City officials quashed some of the warm, fuzzy feelings
associated with the Linux operating system when it reached a
settlement with IBM that has the vendor paying $120,000 to
compensate the city for damages caused by a "guerrilla" marketing
campaign centered around Linux."
ITWorld.com: Open-source fans welcome French government move (Nov 28, 2001, 06:54)
"'Many countries do open source, but only France has issued a
government order which says that we should implement open source
whenever possible,' said spokesman Jean-Paul Smets of the EuroLinux
Alliance, a group that boosts open source and the Linux operating
system. 'What is going to be compulsory is the open standards, and
open source is going to be a recommendation.'"
GNOME Foundation Election Preliminary Results Released (Nov 28, 2001, 05:16)
The GNOME Foundation has released the preliminary results of its
board election, available within.
The StarOffice 6 Weigh-in: Does it Make the Heavyweight Class?
(Nov 28, 2001, 00:50)
"The StarOffice/OpenOffice 6 beta is obviously much further down
that road than other open source office projects, such as KOffice
and AbiWord, and it comes with some of the best document filters in
the business (for MS Word, at least). But is it close to becoming
the "leading international office suite"? That's what we set off to