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Developer Linux News for Jan 28, 2002

  • Kernel Traffic #152 by Zack Brown (Jan 28, 2002, 19:49)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.

  • dot.kde.org: KDE/aRts Video Roadmap Meeting Results (Jan 28, 2002, 18:22)
    "The aRts/KDE Video Roadmap Meeting ending up having a fairly large turnout, peaking at 26 participants on the IRC channel. There was so much turnout, in fact, that participants could not agree on a single strategy for video development in aRts and KDE."

  • AbiWord Weekly News #80 by Jesper Skov (Jan 28, 2002, 15:50)
    "It's been a slow week - people have been working on fixing bugs. Unfortunately we're still at about 80 Bugs that should be closed before 1.0 - and that's no different from last week, even though there's been plenty of Bugs closed."

  • Encouraged by Intel and HP, Ximian Adopts X11-Style License for Mono (Jan 28, 2002, 14:28)
    "Among programmers writing the class library, about 80 percent said they liked the new license better. However, this opinion wasn't shared by Richard Stallman... 'He doesn't like the license switch,' de Icaza said. 'It allows proprietary companies to benefit from the software.'"

  • PCWorld.com: Pogo Linux Pogo Altura Workstation (Jan 28, 2002, 14:04)
    "This speedy, well-rounded, reasonably priced system is a good choice for people who want to use Linux or who would like to try the OS out without having to install it on their own."

  • LinuxWorld.com: A streaming media player for the rest of us (Jan 28, 2002, 13:01)
    "After my less than satisfying visit to the land of Linux streaming media viewers just a few weeks ago, I was a little reluctant to try another, in spite of the readers who suggested I look at Xine. I shouldn't have been. I found the Xine experience satisfying in every aspect."

  • dot.kde.org: KDE Icon Chatter (Jan 28, 2002, 12:09)
    "As MacOS X (and GNOME to a certain extent) has shown, many people love photorealistic icons despite the theoretical trade-offs with usability. So if you've ever wondered about the philosophy behind KDE's default icons, you might want to read Torsten Rahn's recent article on the matter."

  • The Register: That Linux AMD bug in Technicolor detail (Jan 28, 2002, 06:21)
    "...it isn't just in parallel processing where the hairy business of cache coherency is a problem, as we've seen with the AMD Linux bug blame game. This has affected uniprocessor systems, and I was stumped. But Reg readers have provided a wealth of detail, and what follows will take you from a bird's eye view to the low-level nasties."