Developer Linux News for Dec 18, 2001
LWN: Richard Stallman on Dmitry, again (Dec 18, 2001, 22:56)
"Here's a followup from Richard Stallman regarding his
statements on Dmitry Sklyarov's deal with the U.S. Department of
Justice. 'Since then, people have told me that the situation is
more complicated; that his testimony won't necessarily help the
prosecution much, and that the deal will make it easier for ELCOM
to argue its case. I'm glad to hear that things are not as bad as
they looked. So I withdraw my criticism of Sklyarov for making the
deal, and I apologize if I misjudged its nature.'"
Linux Programming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Dec 18)
(Dec 18, 2001, 20:24)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
GNOME Summary - 2001-12-08 - 2001-12-15 (Dec 18, 2001, 15:41)
This week: GNOME 2.0 Developer Platform Beta, Compiling FAQ,
Dependency chart, Ximian Setup Tools power forward, Is GNOME ready
for the desktop?, Hacker Activity, more.
Ximian Announces Availability Of Red Carpet Express Subscription Service (Dec 18, 2001, 13:30)
"Ximian, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Red
Carpet Express, a time-saving subscription service that provides
customers with priority, high-bandwidth Internet downloading and
updating of Linux software from Ximian, leading Linux
distributions, and third party vendors."
LinuxWorld.com: MPlayer: The project from hell (Dec 18, 2001, 12:39)
"The bad news is the installation stinks, configuration is a
black art, and the documentation is barren. Worse yet, Gereoffy and
the other developers have more attitude than the law allows. At
least the law in this county, and I'm the sheriff. In just a year,
that attitude has gotten them on the wrong side of Red Hat, of
Russian developers porting a clone to OS/2, and many of their own
AbiWord Weekly News #74 by Jesper Skov
(Dec 18, 2001, 11:14)
"AbiWord 0.9.6 was released this week (or rather Sunday). We've
now entered feature freeze, and will do bug-fixes-only releases
numbered 0.99.x until AbiWord is (considered by the developers to
be) good enough for 1.0 (hopefully in late January 2002)."
Consulting Times: StarSuite Begins Long Asian March
(Dec 18, 2001, 10:29)
"StarSuite 6 appears to have set off on a long march to
challenge Microsoft's Asian monopoly of office productivity
applications. With the blessings of the Chinese government, Sun
Microsystems established an Engineering and Research Institute in
Beijing. It then signed a definitive Technology Licensing and
Distribution Agreement with three leading Chinese software
Linux Journal: Finally, Free Fix to Filtrix for WordPerfect 8 Linux Users (Dec 18, 2001, 06:38)
"Blueberry Software, makers of the Filtrix utility, were
contacted as well, and replied that they were working on a fix.
They ended up passing that job on to Corel, and it was never done.
In the meantime, a Corel WP8-Linux list member from the Netherlands
came up with a fix. The patch came almost two months after WP8
Linux users were left without the ability to translate MS Word
PR: Ximian and Hewlett-Packard Deliver Ximian Gnome Desktop Software for HP-UX Workstations
(Dec 18, 2001, 05:53)
"Ximian, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard today announced that a preview
release of the Ximian GNOME open source desktop environment is now
available for HP-UX workstations."