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Developer Linux News for Dec 17, 2001

  • KOffice 1.1.1 Ships (Dec 17, 2001, 23:58)
    "The release, out less than three months after the long-anticipated KOffice 1.1 hit the KDE ftp servers, mainly improves performance, printing (particularly in KWord), and stability."

  • Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 17) (Dec 17, 2001, 19:38)
    All that's new in the Python world.

  • Kernel Traffic #146 (Dec 17, 2001, 17:18)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.

  • Ximian Setup Tools 0.11 Released (Dec 17, 2001, 16:10)
    "The Ximian Setup Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration utilities for Linux and other Unix systems. Internally they are divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows nothing about the underlying system and provides the same user interface across the different types of systems. The backend knows how to read and write the configuration information."

  • Kernel Cousin GNUe #7 (Dec 17, 2001, 13:59)
    Weekly summary of the GNU Enterprise Project, "Putting the 'Free' back in 'free enterprise'."

  • LinuxSalute-Gnome 1.0 Released (Dec 17, 2001, 12:58)
    "The LinuxSalute package development team is proud to present the initial release of LinuxSalute-Gnome Desktop 1.0 for Slackware 8.0. Desktop 1.0 is designed to replace the default Slackware installation of Gnome with a full-featured configuration more like the Gnome implementation found in other distributions."

  • DesktopLinux.com: Extraordinary Claims and Annoyances (Dec 17, 2001, 12:00)
    "What's this buzz about a Linux which runs Windows programs so effortlessly Mom and Pop don't have no more cares? DesktopLinux.com Contributing Editor Malcolm Dean is not so sure LindowsOS will be compatible with what Linux is really about."

  • AbiWord 0.9.6 ("We Love the Internet") Released (Dec 17, 2001, 10:42)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Gnumeric 0.99.0 (Release Candidate 1) Released, 1.0 Expected in a Week? (Dec 17, 2001, 09:44)
    "The bug bounty still applies, if you are the first to find a repeatable crash, I'll give you a beverage of choice. The BEVERAGES file contains a list."

  • The Register: UK govt seeks to embrace open source software (Dec 17, 2001, 08:06)
    "The policy essentially seeks to increase the use of open source software at all levels of government and public sector IT provision. Behind this broader acceptance of open source solutions lies a desire to ensure interoperability and the support of open standards and specifications."

  • Linux 2.5.1 Released (Dec 17, 2001, 01:47)
    Changelog, links within. Linus Torvalds points out some potential issues with tulip and block drivers.