Developer Linux News for Aug 22, 2002
CNN: New [Open-Source] Software Lets Your Eyes Do the Typing (Aug 22, 2002, 22:00)
"And now, researchers from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge
University say they have developed software that replaces the
standard QWERTY keyboard layout with one that is nearly twice as
efficient, more accurate and easier on the eyes..."
Linux and Main: GNOME Releases Interface Guide; Invites KDE to Join In (Aug 22, 2002, 19:00)
"In the announcement, its developers 'challenge the KDE project
to serve the general user community by partnering with us in
developing these guidelines to create a common Free Software
interface style,' which despite wording that at first looks
contentious appears to be an invitation, not a dare..."
CrossNodes: Kiss Your BIND Good-bye: In-Depth Configuration with Tinydns (Aug 22, 2002, 18:00)
"Last week we looked at the broad strokes of Tinydns, a
replacement for BIND you can drop into anything from a home LAN to
an enterprise deployment. This week it's time to get in-depth with
The Register: Eclipse Project Gains netCOBOL for Linux (Aug 22, 2002, 17:00)
"Fujitsu Software Corp announced availability of its NetCOBOL
product for Linux, based on the open source application development
Red Hat Linux Advisory: Kernel Update (Aug 22, 2002, 16:54)
"Updated kernel packages are now available which fix an oops in
the i810 3D kernel code. This kernel update also fixes a difficult
to trigger race in the dcache (filesystem cache) code, as well as
some potential security holes, although we are not currently aware
of any exploits..."
KDE.org: KDE 3.1 Beta1 Released (Aug 22, 2002, 14:30)
"The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of
KDE 3.1 beta1, the second development release of KDE 3.1..." Press
release excerpt within.
Kernel Cousin KDE #43 by Juergen Appel (Aug 22, 2002, 05:01)
The latest news from the KDE project.
Release Digest: KDE, August 21, 2002 (Aug 22, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KBear 2.0beta2, Krusader 1.10, KGamma 0.9.2,
Yammi 0.6.1, and Rosegarden 0.2.0.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 21, 2002 (Aug 22, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gtktalog 1.0rc2, gob2 2.0.2, Pango-1.1.1,
GNOME Human Interface Guidelines 1.0, GNU Midnight Commander
4.6.0-pre1, and gedit 2.0.3.
OfB.biz: Pouring over the Facts: Andreas Pour on KDE (Aug 22, 2002, 01:00)
"Andreas Pour is well known to most everyone in the K Desktop
Environment (KDE) community. Considering that KDE is the leading
desktop for Linux, if you are investigating GNU/Linux workstations,
you are sure to run into Pour's work..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre2-ac6 (Aug 22, 2002, 00:59)
Changelog, link within.
The Register: SonyEricsson cuts Linux P800 Fee to Zero (Aug 22, 2002, 00:00)
"SonyEricsson hopes to mollify developers who've discovered that
writing native C++ applications for the much-hyped P800 can carry a
hefty fee. The move favors the savvy rather than savant: determined
Linux developers should be able to get in for nothing..."