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Developer Linux News for Oct 31, 2002

  • Linux Orbit: Halloween Review: Evil Entity Linux, A Desktop Distribution with Attitude (Oct 31, 2002, 23:59)
    A review of a Linux distro that goes bump in the night: "'Many say, 'MS Windows has won, and the Linux Desktop is dead!' Now the Linux Desktop is UNDEAD, and it has risen from its crypt in search of virgin blood. Mortal operating systems will cower before the beast that has been unleashed upon them. Dismiss the week and inferior, embrace the Evil and possess your Box with Evil Entity...'" Happy Halloween! [Insert evil laughter here.]

  • Brussels to Spend €250k on Linux Migration Study (Oct 31, 2002, 17:30)
    "The European Commission has awarded UK-based consultancy netproject a €250,000 contract to study the issues of migrating government computers in member states to a Linux/Open Source environment..."

  • Siliconvalley.internet.com: Mozilla's Phoenix Reaches Milestone (Oct 31, 2002, 16:00)
    "Version 0.4 (code named Oceano) is a leaner and meaner redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform..."

  • Internetnews.com: Yahoo Goes PHP in Open Source Embrace (Oct 31, 2002, 14:30)
    "Mega portal Yahoo has switched to the PHP scripting language for its back-end programming, a decision that's sure to bring smiles to the faces of open-source advocates..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.45 (Oct 31, 2002, 14:18)
    Changelog, link within.

  • developerWorks: Open Source in the Lab (Oct 31, 2002, 13:00)
    "Science and engineering laboratories have long depended on proprietary products for daily data analysis chores. Now, many labs are turning to open source products and development languages for specific technical benefits the conventional products don't give them..."

  • allAfrica.com: Africa Should Use Open Source, Says Minister (Oct 31, 2002, 11:30)
    "In the context of limited financial resources, Africa should investigate how to better use the opportunities presented by the emergence of open source software, [South African] Public Service and Administration minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi said yesterday..."

  • InfoWorld: JCP Open-Source Upgrade Released (Oct 31, 2002, 10:00)
    "Under the new rules, JCP participants are able to implement compatible Java specifications of their own choosing, including open source..."

  • EE Times: Irritation Prompts Engineer to Write Open-Source Tool (Oct 31, 2002, 05:30)
    "Engineer Shiv Sikand was so upset with Synchronicity Inc.'s commercial data management tool that he wrote his own open-source software to do the job..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, October 30, 2002 (Oct 31, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: krename 2.4.1, Konserve 0.7.1, Apollo 1.4.2, and KGIS 0.0.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, October 30, 2002 (Oct 31, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Glade-- 1.1.2 and gpaint 0.2.2.1.

  • LinuxWorld: A Mixed Welcome for Unreal Tournament 2003 on Linux (Oct 31, 2002, 02:30)
    "Didn't know about the Linux version of Unreal Tournament 2003, Epic Games' popular first-person shooter? That's because Epic Games seems to be keeping quiet about the Linux version's very existence. Joe Barr examines the mysterious shortcomings that plague what could have been very cool news for the Linux community..."

  • The Register: Borland Thinks Mono for Open Source .NET Challenge (Oct 31, 2002, 01:00)
    "The next planned release of Borland Software Corp's Kylix cross-platform development suite could bring Microsoft-style web services to Linux, helping consolidate the product's early market lead..."