Developer Linux News for Dec 07, 2001
LinuxProgramming: WebSphere Studio Tools to Run on New "Eclipse" Open Source Software
(Dec 07, 2001, 23:37)
"IBM's new WebSphere Studio tools are the first commercially
available tools built on open source software, code-named Eclipse,
which is being donated by IBM to a new community of software tool
LinuxWorld.com: Getting started with Arkeia (Dec 07, 2001, 17:56)
"This week I discuss my experiences with Arkeia backup software,
which is available in both fee and zero-cost licenses. Arkeia
backs-up heterogeneous systems on a network. The good news for
Linux users is Knox Software, the company behind Arkeia, charges
bupkis for personal and commercial use of its Linux version."
Evil3d.net: Linux Uplink Review (Dec 07, 2001, 16:28)
"Uplink has got to be one of the most addictive games released a
long time. The nature of the game builds a player's level of
excitement, holds it, then lets them rest a bit before getting them
all wound up once more. All this is managed without the aid of
fancy graphics or stellar sound."
LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Between the Sheets With abs (Dec 07, 2001, 13:52)
With a built-in scripting language designed to make it play well
with Microsoft's Excel, abs is a UNIX refugee come to roost on the
Linux desktop. Brian Proffitt kicks off his series on Linux
spreadsheets with a look at a tool that not only provides Excel
compatibility, but the ability to produce stand-alone apps with its
powerful ABVisual language.
O'Reilly Network: Introducing Sylpheed
(Dec 07, 2001, 13:19)
"Sylpheed really shines after you create the accounts and start
to actually use the application. The first thing you will notice is
the responsiveness of the application. Most of the email clients I
had previously tried would pause for a noticable amount of time
when you clicked a message to dislay it. I could never imagine
selecting all messages in a folder and marking them as read/unread.
With Sylpheed, there's virtually no delay."
Creating (High Optimized) KDE 2.2.2 packages from sources
(Dec 07, 2001, 08:00)
"In this document you will find out how tweak KDE 2.2.2 to the
max, optimize it for your machine and make nice packages out of it.
If you are not interested in tweaking KDE you can easily skip the
tuning part, and just read how to configure, compile and make
Slackware packages with KDE 2.2.2."
Linux 2.5.1-pre6 Released (Dec 07, 2001, 06:40)
Changelog, link within.
ZDNet: McNealy unplugged
(Dec 07, 2001, 00:16)
"First of all, I don't consider Linux a threat to Sun. They're
Unix. They're a partner. They're a supplier, if you will, to Sun.
We have Linux extensions to Solaris. We're the number one Linux
server appliance manufacturer with our Cobalt Product Line. We run
StarOffice on Linux. We run Java and Jini on Linux. We run the
iPlanet stuff on Linux. And the Linux world steals from Unix and
the Unix world steals from Linux. It is very compatible. And
applications written to Linux run on Solaris and Solaris
applications run on Linux very easily. It's a very compatible. When
Linux wins, the Unix world wins. When the Unix world wins, Sun
wins. That's a good thing."