Developer Linux News for Mar 25, 2004
DevX: Opening Source: The Ultimate Customer Security Blanket (Mar 25, 2004, 20:30)
"When Dan Appleman began to lose customers because companies had
lost trust in third-party components, he gave them what they
wanted: Source code. It's a controversial move with a long list of
residual issues. Find out why Dan thinks it will all pay
The Salt Lake Tribune: Linux Author Makes No Fuss About His Fame (Mar 25, 2004, 17:30)
"Corporate jets fly him to a rock-star welcome from thousands of
laptop-toting admirers, and, at age 34, he already has earned his
place as a technology demigod..."
Government Computer News: Sun's McNealy: Java Won't Be Open Source (Mar 25, 2004, 13:45)
"Despite urging from competitors and open source advocates, Sun
Microsystems Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., will not open the source
to its Java programming language anytime soon, said Sun CEO Scott
Linux Journal: On the Xtreme in Open-Source Software Development (Mar 25, 2004, 13:00)
"What do Xtreme Programming and open source have in common and
what can they learn from each other?"
OSNews: SVG and Its Path Into the Linux Desktop (Mar 25, 2004, 11:30)
"In this article I cover the history and rise of scalable
graphics on the desktop from my viewpoint--a proponent of its use
in the GNOME platform..."
developerWorks: Simulate Devices Using DSF (Mar 25, 2004, 07:00)
"The Device Simulator Framework (DSF) provides an easy-to-use
ioctl interface to all your devices, real or imagined..."
Release Digest: KDE, March 24, 2004 (Mar 25, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KMameleon 1.0, DVD Audio Extractor, Image
Service Menu 1.2, and Konverter 0.6.
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 24, 2004 (Mar 25, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: SystemRescueCD 0.2.12 and AUSTRUMI
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.26-pre6 (Mar 25, 2004, 04:15)
Incremental changelog, link within.
Linuxworld : Java, Meet Python. Python, Meet Java (Mar 25, 2004, 00:00)
"As Sun and IBM haggle over the terms of open-sourcing Java, I
think it's important to note: if they're trying to jumpstart more
widespread development of Java applications on the server, they are
barking up the wrong tree..."