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Developer Linux News for Feb 28, 2002

  • LinuxPower.com: Video I/O on Linux: Lessons Learned from SGI (Feb 28, 2002, 23:53)
    "If the linux community is to learn anything from Silicon Graphics (SGI), it's to not design a video API like the SGI Video Library. As described in many pages of the Lurker's Guide to Video, the Video Library makes many well-intentioned attempts to "help" the application by providing high-level primitives and encapsulation, but ends up making the task of writing a usable video app almost impossible."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-pre2 (Feb 28, 2002, 22:22)
    "Here is 2.4.19-pre2: A very big patch (around 13MB uncompressed) due to the architecture (MIPS and IA64 mainly) updates." Changelog, link within.

  • LinuxPower.com: Putting together a complete multimedia architecture for Unix (Feb 28, 2002, 19:48)
    "During November of last year, I visited the Annual Linux Conference in Oakland, California. I spent a lot of time there talking with Erik Walthinsen (GStreamer developer) about what is needed to get really good multimedia support under both GNOME and Unix in general. At this conference, Erik and I also talked about these issues with a lot of other people in the Linux and Unix Multimedia field. This article spotlights the technical issues involved and presents the different efforts underway trying to solve these issues."

  • GNOME News: GNOME 2.0 Desktop Snapshot and Garnome Testing/Tweaking Distribution Released (Feb 28, 2002, 18:33)
    "GARNOME 0.7.5 ... is ready for more tire-kicking and bug-bashing. If you're dying to try the GNOME 2.0 Desktop, but don't want to fall into the depraved addictions and co-dependencies of testing from anonymous CVS, then GARNOME is for you."

  • eWeek.com: The Palmisano Game Plan (Feb 28, 2002, 14:05)
    "People want to polarize the debate. It's not about operating systems. To implement a true computing grid, whether it's a shared grid or your own internal grid, you need to work in this heterogeneous world. No one company is going to be able to dictate that the grid will be .Net [or] the grid will be Solaris."

  • UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: The Name Game (Feb 28, 2002, 10:20)
    A collection of tools: Change Suffix, Rename, and a regular expressions wizard: "Have you ever banged your head in frustration trying to remember the syntax for a regular expression in sed or awk? Want an easy way to whip up a regular expression in a Perl script? If so, ^txt2regex$ might be just the tool for getting rid of the regexp blues."

  • Politech: John Palfrey's report from Boston in GPL MySQL license lawsuit (Feb 28, 2002, 06:28)
    Though she did not issue any orders on the spot, Judge Saris made it plain that she intended to issue a preliminary injunction against NuSphere's use of the marks in question (likely with 90 days to stop usage of the marks) and that she was not going to issue a preliminary injunction in the more complicated matter of the use of the MySQL code and terms the GPL.

  • Boston.internet.com: NMS Latches Onto Linux (Feb 28, 2002, 04:10)
    "NMS Communications has introduced a new Linux version of its development product to help code writers produce conferencing, unified messaging and other telecom applications on the open source operating system."