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Developer Linux News for Dec 13, 2002

  • Release Digest: KDE, December 13, 2002 (Dec 13, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: KDictThai 0.0.1beta1, KOffice 1.2.1, PyKDE 3.3.2, KMess 0.9.8, distcc 0.15, Serverwatch 1.0, Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.2rc2, and KickPIM 0.4.2.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, December 13, 2002 (Dec 13, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME apps: Bluefish HTML Editor gtk2-0.8 and Gnumeric 1.0.11.

  • Release Digest: General, December 13, 2002 (Dec 13, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's general apps: Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Linux and Tux Paint 0.9.2.

  • NewsFactor: Alternative Web Browsers: Divide and Konquer (Dec 13, 2002, 20:30)
    "KDE developer David Faure said Konqueror leads the browser pack in terms of supported file types, such as images, PostScript files, PDFs and embedded multimedia components..."

  • KOffice.org: KOffice 1.2.1 Released for Stability (Dec 13, 2002, 16:00)
    "KOffice 1.2.1 is a stability release, with the principal improvements over KOffice 1.2, released last September, occurring in the spreadsheet program (KSpread)..."

  • The Economic Times: MS to Share Windows Code with India (Dec 13, 2002, 14:30)
    The next round in the Battle for India: "Not with one and all, as Linux does, but with a specific government body which, in turn, will share it with others for the purposes of e-governance and education..."

  • The Guardian: World Wide Wealth (Dec 13, 2002, 11:00)
    "This boom in internet and e-commerce in the developing world is thanks, in no small part, to Linus Torvalds. Nearly a third of the world's internet servers run on the open source Linux software he helped create..." [Link repaired. -ed.]

  • LinuxWorld: X-oops, I Did It Again (Dec 13, 2002, 09:00)
    "Nicholas Petreley decided to perk up his VarLinux.org site by ditching the PHP-Nuke weblog package and examining his options with the X-oops and E-Xoops object-oriented portal packages. What he's seen thus far is encouraging..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, December 12, 2002 (Dec 13, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KBarcode 1.1.1, PyQt 3.5, QScintilla 0.3, and Realrekord 0.8.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, December 12, 2002 (Dec 13, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: GLib-2.1.4, GTK+-2.1.4, GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.1.4, Rhythmbox 0.4.1, Gnome Pilot 0.1.71, COnfigurator for Gnome 0.5.0, and fontilus-0.2.

  • DistroWatch: Review of Xandros Desktop 1.0 (Dec 13, 2002, 01:00)
    "Firstly, CrossOver Office provides me with absolutely no value. No matter how well it works and no matter how technically amazing it is to run Microsoft Office in Linux, you should avoid using it..."