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Developer Linux News for Feb 26, 2002

  • Linux 2.5.6-pre1 Released (Feb 26, 2002, 23:23)
    Release notes, link within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18-ac2 (Feb 26, 2002, 23:17)
    Changelog, link within.

  • KernelTrap.org: Interview: Rik van Riel (Feb 26, 2002, 22:36)
    "This week, KernelTrap has spoken with Linux kernel hacker Rik van Riel. Rik is perhaps most recognized for his impressive rmap VM efforts. He's also the founder of kernelnewbies. Living in Brazil, he works for Conectiva."

  • NewsForge: GPL enforcement goes to court for first time in MySQL case (Feb 26, 2002, 20:55)
    "MySQL AB, the originator of the MySQL GPL database, is taking Progress Software Corporation, the corporate parent of NuSphere to court because it continues to distribute a database product that links statically to MySQL's code. ...Eben Moglen, is set to provide expert testimony in a hearing Wednesday at 2 p.m. in what is the first court test for Richard Stallman's GNU General Public License."

  • Free Software Foundation: FSF Lawyer and Board Member Serves as Expert Witness in GPL-Related Suit (Feb 26, 2002, 20:51)
    The Free Software Foundation's press release regarding Progress Software Corporation vs. MySQL AB: "Since Progress distributes no FSF-copyrighted code, the FSF is not a party in the case; however, the FSF takes a strong position that Progress is indeed in violation of the GNU GPL."

  • LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 26) (Feb 26, 2002, 18:58)
    All that's new in the Python world.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #82 by Jesper Skov (Feb 26, 2002, 17:38)
    AbiWord Weekly News returns from hiatus: "Biggest single news item from the past 3 weeks is that AbiWord 0.99.2 has been released. If you have not already downloaded it, you probably want to do that ASAP as it fixes many many Bugs and adds/completes quite a few features!"

  • IBM developerWorks: Packaging software with RPM, Part 3 (Feb 26, 2002, 15:03)
    "RPM is a widely-used tool for delivering software for Linux. Users can easily install an RPM-packaged product. In this article, third in a series, Dan explains how to run scripts when your package is installed or uninstalled, or when other packages are installed or uninstalled."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre1-ac1 updated notes (Feb 26, 2002, 10:20)
    "This one has the +/o/* etc updated to reflect the 73 emails I just sent Marcelo - just so folks know what is queued for merging this time around from the -ac tree."

  • KernelTrap.org: Linux: 2.4.18 released (aka 2.4.18-rc3) (Feb 26, 2002, 05:05)
    KernelTrap offers a summary and a collection of links regarding earlier confusion over the release of Linux kernel 2.4.18, which went out missing a patch.