Developer Linux News for Apr 30, 2004
Editor's Note: This Whole Usability Thing (Apr 30, 2004, 23:30)
Usability is all well and good, but don't make the end user so
complacent they forget how to really use the PC.
Newhouse News: Companies Join Hobbyists in Building a Better Linux (Apr 30, 2004, 22:00)
"It was a little before 10 p.m. the last Saturday of March,
after Greg Kroah-Hartman's kids had gone to sleep in their home in
Washington County when he opened his laptop and realized his
problem was bigger than he thought..."
eWeek: SCO Still Contends GPL Is Unconstitutional (Apr 30, 2004, 19:45)
"In an interview Friday, Blake Stowell, The SCO Group Inc.'s
communications director, said that SCO is not backing off claims
after all that the GPL is unconstitutional..."
Andrew Morton: 2.6.6-rc3-mm1 (Apr 30, 2004, 11:00)
Changelog, link within.
developerWorks: Model-Driven Development with the Eclipse Modeling Framework, Part 1 (Apr 30, 2004, 07:00)
"The Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) is an open source
framework for developing model-driven applications..."
Release Digest: KDE, April 29, 2004 (Apr 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: kamix 0.2pre1, NoteBookManager 0.6.3,
KSQuirrel 0.2.4, LinkStatus 0.1.1, KLinkStatus 0.1-b1, and Mount
ISO image 0.7.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 29, 2004 (Apr 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: COnfigurator for Gnome 0.7.1 and Thirteenth
release of PythonCAD.
DevChannel: Busting Windows-to-Linux Myths (Apr 30, 2004, 01:45)
"Cliched jokes aside, there are as many myths about Linux
programming on the Windows side of the router as there are IP6
addresses. Let's dispel a few, shall we...?"
Acts of Volition: The Rise of Interface Elegance in Open Source Software (Apr 30, 2004, 01:00)
"The obvious fault with this model is the now well known scourge
of 'creeping featuritis'--when too many features and options begin
to overwhelm and overshadow the core functionality of the
Moore: Why is PHP Popular? (Apr 30, 2004, 00:15)
"The summary being that software that values simplicity over
everything else propagates faster..."