Developer Linux News for May 28, 2002
InfoWorld: All Things Under the Sun (May 28, 2002, 20:30)
"Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's chief strategy officer, on July 1 will
assume the role of executive vice president of software and will
inherit a set of major challenges. In particular, Schwartz needs to
put Sun's Linux house in order, get IT managers excited about a
range of products marketed under the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment)
banner, and recapture the industry momentum the company has lost in
the wake of being late to embrace and understand Web
LinuxPlanet: Basics for Adopting Linux/Open Source (May 28, 2002, 17:30)
"Despite the recent sucesses of Linux adoption in the
marketplace, you can't just wave a magic wand and make Linux appear
on all of your company's desktops. Software change in an
organization is something that takes time, planning, and lots of
patience. Brian Proffitt puts on his configuration/change
management hat and walks through some of the procedural basics in
getting a Linux test-bed started in your company..."
KernelTrap.org: BitKeeper Author Larry McVoy Interviewed (May 28, 2002, 16:00)
"KernelTrap has spoken with Larry McVoy, BitMover founder and
primary BitKeeper author. BitKeeper, a distributed source control
system, has been adopted by Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds and
condemned by free software icon Richard Stallman..."
ZDNet: Sun's StarOffice No Longer Free (May 28, 2002, 13:00)
A few more details on Sun's discontinuation of free downloads of
StarOffice 5.2, first reported on Linux Today this
weekend, plus a look at the recently announced move to bundle
StarOffice 6.0 with Ximian Desktop.
LinuxPR: SOT, MySQL, and EFFi Team Up to Oppose Software Patents
(May 28, 2002, 12:00)
"National governments within the European Union (EU) are
preparing for negotiations over a proposed EU directive that could
allow software patents within Europe. SOT has joined forces with
MySQL AB and local lobby group Electronic Frontier Finland (EFFi)
to file a statement to the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industrial
Affairs opposing the EU commission's proposal..."
Adobe Quietly Releases Acrobat Reader 5.05 for Linux (May 28, 2002, 11:00)
"Version 5.05 of the Acrobat Reader by Adobe is available for
immediate download for the Linux and Solaris platforms..."
ZDNet UK: Linux Gets Bluetooth (May 28, 2002, 09:00)
"Support for Bluetooth has been added to the Linux development
kernel, a step toward native Bluetooth support in upcoming releases
of the Linux operating system..."
Release Digest: GNOME, May 27, 2002 (May 28, 2002, 05:00)
This holiday weekend's apps: libgda/libgnomedb/gnome-db 0.8.191,
GNOME Games 188.8.131.52, Encompass 0.4.99.30, Tenes Empanadas Graciela
v0.10.0, GnomeMeeting 0.92.1, at-poke-0.1.0, ORBit-0.5.16, Yelp
0.9, gedit 1.121.0, GNOME Applets 1.104.0, libgnomeprint 1.114.0,
and libgnomeprintui 1.114.0.
Release Digest: KDE, May 27, 2002 (May 28, 2002, 05:00)
This holiday weekend's KDE apps: KLogic 1.352, QCad 1.4.12,
KYatzy 0.4, QVV 0.16, KYatzy 0.2, KGLCube 0.6.1, KS8085 0.7.0,
Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.1beta6, K3b 0.7, KFli4L 1.0, French
Foreign Region 1.0, GGZ KDE Games 0.0.5, GGZ KDE Client 0.0.5,
LibChipCard 0.4.2, KShowmail 3.0.1, SQMixer 0.6, Kpictorial 0.8,
KFeeder 0.06, KVerbos 1.05, Section 1 Script 0.2.4, KBruch 0.19,
FindItNIX 1.0.2, KMusicChoice 0.2, French Foreign Region 1.0.1,
GILT 0.3.2, EDK 0.0.2, and Scribus 0.7.3.