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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 configuration..."

  • 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 tools framework..."

  • 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..."