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
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.