Developer Linux News for Dec 14, 2001
LinuxProgramming: GNOME 2.0 Developer Platform Beta: "Everyone's Excited and Confused" (Dec 14, 2001, 21:07)
"The API frozen Developer Platform Beta, 'Everyone's Excited and
Confused', is ready for your porting pleasure! It is available for
NewsForge: Gaming review: Uplink for Linux puts you inside world of high-tech espionage (Dec 14, 2001, 15:30)
"Uplink is, essentially, a hacking (and cracking) simulator.
More accurately, its a game that simulates high-tech crime and
espionage. It should be noted here that Uplink won't really teach
you how to crack computer systems -- this is a simulation set in
the year 2010, so the game has several tools that don't exist
LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Between the Sheets With Calc (Dec 14, 2001, 14:04)
Brian Proffitt says Star/Open Office's Calc is every bit Excel's
equal in the features and tools it provides without the
hand-holding wizards. Despite its numerous strengths, some nagging
font rendering problems may make Calc hard to accept as a corporate
LinuxProgramming: wxWindows 2.3.2 GUI Snapshot Released (Dec 14, 2001, 11:08)
"wxWindows is an OpenSource cross-platform C++ GUI library with
very popular bindings for Python, Perl and recently Basic and Lua.
wxWindows is the OpenSource alternative to Qt. It is free for any
use, including commercial use. There have been many fixes,
improvements and enhancements in the GTK+ version, which is the
version usually used under Linux."
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting December 11 2001 (Dec 14, 2001, 09:12)
This week: GUADEC 3 in Seville, Spain; a new schedule for GNOME
2 as a few apps slip.
Evil3d.net: [nVidia] Linux Drivers & Page Flipping (Dec 14, 2001, 06:15)
"Since the release of the 1.0-2313 drivers for Linux there has
been quite a buzz regarding the performance boost offered.
Especially than that seen at 1600x1200x32. However, many of our
readers were only experiencing minor performance gains, if any, at
other resolutions. So, I decided to investigate the issue a little
further and not just toss up benchmarks of software titles that are
completely ill equipped to measure the graphic sub-system's
CNET News.com: Sun saturated with StarOffice advice
(Dec 14, 2001, 04:26)
"Sun Microsystems will cut off downloads of the StarOffice 6
beta software on Dec. 31 as the company prepares for a final
release in the first half of 2002, the company said Wednesday."
Press Release Regarding the Release of Russian Programmer Dmitry Sklyarov (Dec 14, 2001, 03:24)
The complete press release from the United States Attorney's
Office for the Northern District of California regarding the
release of Dmitry Sklyarov and a link to a PDF of the agreement