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Developer Linux News for Nov 21, 2002

  • ExtremeTech: Review Ximian Evolution 1.2 (Nov 21, 2002, 23:30)
    "Things just keep getting better and better in Linux Land. First a whole slew of desktop-oriented distros and now an upgrade to one of the most popular email/organizer clients--Evolution..."

  • InfoWorld: Oasis Aims to Create Office Document Standard (Nov 21, 2002, 20:30)
    "A standards body known for creating key technologies around XML (Extensible Markup Language) said Wednesday that it has launched an effort to develop a standard file format that would allow office documents such as spreadsheets and word processing files to be opened by applications from different vendors..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-rc2-ac3 (Nov 21, 2002, 20:25)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Europemedia.net: Microsoft Nederland Protests at Greens 'Open Software' Proposal (Nov 21, 2002, 19:00)
    "Michel van der Bel, director of Microsoft in the Netherlands, is unhappy with the recently published proposal by the Dutch political party, Groenlinks, requiring all Dutch government institutions to use only 'open' computer software from 2006..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-rc2-ac2 (Nov 21, 2002, 12:58)
    Changelog, link within.

  • allLinuxDevices: uClinux and Linux Set to Merge (Nov 21, 2002, 08:30)
    "Mainstream Linux is about to gain the ability to go much more deeply embedded without the need for specialized toolchains..."

  • Wired: A Vote for Less Tech at the Polls (Nov 21, 2002, 07:00)
    "A second concern is the voting machine companies' proprietary control over the software that runs on their systems. Although companies are required to allow election authorities to inspect their software, the code is not open source and therefore not open to public inspection..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, November 20, 2002 (Nov 21, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: kmplot 1.0, QuickDC 0.0.4, KVocabulary 0.2.2, UML Modeller 1.1rc1, RLPlot 0.95b, Kuery for MySQL 1.1, Design Recovery Tool 0.2.0, RKWard 0.1.0, Kgpg :: Kicker Applet 0.1.1, Kgpg 0.9.2, and KVocabulary 0.2.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, November 20, 2002 (Nov 21, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: coriander-0.27 and Bakery 1.3.4.

  • GNOME Foundation Releases List of Registered Voters (Nov 21, 2002, 02:30)
    Members of the GNOME Foundation are urged to check their voting status on a list just released by that organization before voting in the Foundation begins on November 25. Details within.

  • LinuxDevices: 1st Multivendor Embedded Linux Standard Nears Release (Nov 21, 2002, 01:00)
    "'If all goes as planned, an API-centric standard (V1.0) for the construction of embedded Linux platforms will be in public hands before year's end,' said Shohat..."