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Developer Linux News for Jan 17, 2003

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 17, 2003 (Jan 17, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: KMovisto 0.4.0, Kid3 0.1, KMPlayer 0.6.3, K Radio 0.2.7a, Kisdnmonitor 0.1, KmusicdB 0.10.0beta1, and KDE Pocket PC Contacts Import 0.6.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 17, 2003 (Jan 17, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME apps: gob2 2.0.5, Pan 0.13.3.90, gnome-hello 2.0.1, and Bakery_GnomeUI 1.3.0.

  • The Age: A Developer's Nightmare (Jan 17, 2003, 22:00)
    "The various proprietary bits and pieces which commercial Linux distributions continue to add to push their products and grab market share is driving at least one group of developers to distraction..." [An interview with Shawn Gordon. -ed.]

  • InfoWorld: WSIS Delegates Fail to Agree on Open-Source 'Support' (Jan 17, 2003, 17:30)
    "A three-day meeting that brought together Asian governments, organizations, companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) ended Wednesday morning with the approval of a declaration that, among other things, calls for encouraging the development of open-source software..."

  • DesktopLinux.com: [DL.com] Drops Support for Lindows Desktop Linux Summit (Jan 17, 2003, 16:00)
    "DesktopLinux.com is withdrawing our support for the Desktop Linux Summit originated by Lindows.com..."

  • The Washington Times: Gadgets Outpace Laws in Digital Age (Jan 17, 2003, 11:30)
    "Two problems arose with CSS, both born of the very nature of digital technology. First, if your computer ran Linux, an operating system increasingly popular among the computer literate, you couldn't watch the movie you had just bought..."

  • Indian LUG: TCO: Total Cost of Ownership--A Case for Linux in Schools (Jan 17, 2003, 05:30)
    "TCO as defined by the above mentioned IDC study relates to the cost of ownership, however in this case the author would like to evaluate TCO as Total Cost of Operations and thus extrapolate the inherent benefits of schools switching their networks over to a more viable and cost effective Linux based setup..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 16, 2003 (Jan 17, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Renamer 0.97, GPG Keys 0.3.1, LinCVS 1.1.0, distcc 1.0, mplayerplug-in 0.23, K Radio 0.2.7, QHacc :: KHacc 1.4, QHacc 2.6, EasySok 0.3.2, Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.2.1, KMonodim 2.0beta, KRPMBuilder 1.0Alpha1, M.E.S.H. 1.8, and KCheckers 0.4.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 16, 2003 (Jan 17, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: control-center 2.1.7 and Pluggable Image Generator pig 0.1.1.

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.59 (Jan 17, 2003, 04:01)
    Changelog, links within.

  • developerWorks: Improving Linux Kernel Performance and Scalability (Jan 17, 2003, 04:00)
    "The first step in improving Linux performance is quantifying it. But how exactly do you quantify performance for Linux or for comparable systems? In this article, members of the IBM Linux Technology Center share their expertise as they describe how they ran several benchmark tests on the Linux 2.4 and 2.5 kernels late last year..."

  • KernelTrap: 2.4 VM Documentation (Jan 17, 2003, 02:30)
    "Anyone interested in obtaining a solid understanding of the Linux 2.4 VM will certainly want to take a look at this documentation..."