Developer Linux News for Apr 26, 2002
NewsForge: Linux Mainframe Grandfather: Several Companies are Proving Linux's Worth (Apr 26, 2002, 23:00)
"At age 28, Boas Betzler is known at IBM as the 'grandfather' of
Linux on the mainframe. In mid-1998, he began a port of Linux to
the IBM zSeries, and he's shepherded the Linux mainframe project
from the beginning to the first shipments..."
IBM.com: Bynari Finds Missing Link (Apr 26, 2002, 19:00)
"'Every time we got corporations enthusiastic about the TCO
savings in converting from Windows to Linux systems, Exchange
emerged as a deal-killer,' says Adelstein, co-founder of Bynari, a
high-level consultancy for Open Source systems..."
ZDNet: Review: Mozilla Loaded Up for Browser Wars (Apr 26, 2002, 17:30)
"In our unofficial tests, RC 1 ran nearly as fast as Internet
Explorer 6. Plus, it works on Windows, Mac, and Linux, which no
other browser does [sic], and it promises a greater
ability to customize than competing browsers do..."
Kuro5hin.org: The Trouble with Vorbis (Apr 26, 2002, 16:00)
"Ogg Vorbis may be the holy grail of patent-free audio
compression, but there are some serious issues blocking its path to
widespread acceptance. Unfortunately most of us are powerless to
correct the situation; the problems must be addressed by Vorbis'
KOffice.org: KDE Releases KOffice 1.2beta1 (Apr 26, 2002, 13:00)
"The KDE Project [has] announced the immediate release of
KOffice 1.2beta1, the first preview release for KOffice 1.2,
scheduled for release this September..."
LinuxDevices: Building a Secure Kiosk with Embedded Linux (Apr 26, 2002, 11:00)
"In looking at Linux for the CerfPod, the first thing we
discovered was that Intrinsyc's Linux implementation is far from
adequate for our needs. In addition to the glaring lack of a web
browser, not many libraries were included..."
Release Digest: General, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:01)
Today's general apps: ALSA RC 1, AmayaGL, Krysalis 1.0.3.
Release Digest: GNU, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Go 3.2, hp2xx-3.4.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Balsa 2.0.0, GNet 1.1.3.
Release Digest: KDE, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KBabel 1.0beta1, KShowmail 3.0.1beta, qGo 0.0.10, KBirthday 0.4, KCopyDisk 0.1, Kuery for MySQL 1.0c, SqlGui 0.3.5, Biblos 0.21beta, KHeiseReg 0.3, KMp3Indexer 0.5, Kahuna 0.7, K Magnifier 0.8, KStella 0.7.0.
NY Times.com: Fears About Microsoft Return, in Mexico (Apr 26, 2002, 01:00)
"Mr. Guajardo said that he and a group of legislators were
considering introducing a bill to require the use of open-source
software, like the Linux operating system, in the e-Mexico
initiative, rather than proprietary software like Microsoft's,
which is protected by copyrights and patents and must be paid for
through license and upgrade fees..." [Requires free