Infrastructure Linux News for May 25, 2001
LinuxProgramming: New Version of wxDesigner Released (May 25, 2001, 23:30)
"wxDesigner is a commercial RAD tool for the Open Source
cross-platform C++ library wxWindows (and its Python and Perl
bindings). It lets you create dialogs, application skeletons,
event, getters and classes quickly and includes a
syntax-highlighting text editor, a bitmap editor and some other
Linux Weekly News for May 24, 2001 (May 25, 2001, 23:16)
Leading items and editorials: A shakeup at MandrakeSoft, license
trouble ahead?, BSD is not free software?, the boundaries of the
Richard Stallman to Deliver Speech at NYU, Countering Mundie's Attack on
Free Software (May 25, 2001, 20:28)
"Richard M. Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation,
announced today that New York University has asked him to deliver a
talk that will counterbalance the speech made on May 3, 2001 at NYU
by Craig Mundie of Microsoft."
ZDNet: Intel set to roll out Itanium chips
(May 25, 2001, 20:12)
Next week the NDA's Intel has placed on system manufacturers
will be lifted, allowing a collection of companies to announce
their use of Itanium chips in assorted systems. The Linux
distributions ready to provide 64-Bit Itanium-compatible versions
will include Red Hat, Caldera, SuSE, and TurboLinux.
The Register: Disabled mother of four beats off MS, Mounties in piracy case (May 25, 2001, 19:06)
No, Mundie Madness and our fixation with disappearing GPL'd IPv6
web servers providing evidence to the contrary, we're not fond of
Microsoft stories, but when a disabled mother of four gets hauled
off to jail for selling counterfeit software she had no way of
knowing was counterfeit, we file it under "general interest" and
CNNfn: AMD allies with Transmeta (May 25, 2001, 13:38)
AMD and Transmeta, together again. The last time it was to
provide code-morphing versions of Sledgehammer for developers, this
time it's part of a broader push behind AMD's "HyperTransport"
technology, which the company maintains can speed data transfer
across devices by up to 24 times. Transmeta also cites
Sledgehammer's software compatibility with existing 32-bit systems
as a good reason to pass on Intel and IA-64.
The Register: TiVo wields patent club against Microsoft (May 25, 2001, 12:41)
TiVO's been awarded a patent for its "multimedia time-warping,"
and it's already out on the streets picking fights with stray
giants from Redmond. TiVO's patents cover 61 claims, enough that
the company's CTO is already talking about letting Microsoft off
the hook with a licensing arrangement. The Standard, by the way, is
reporting that TiVO's shares jumped 70% on news that it had been
awarded the patents.
Microsoft Releases IPv6 WWW Server Under GNU License (May 25, 2001, 05:00)
That's the headline our reader provided us. Microsoft hasn't so
much "released" it as a few of their engineers have sort of put it
up there where people like our correspondent can stumble across it.
It just takes a little grepping to turn up the GNU license
throughout the source, though.
[ Microsoft took this down some time today. ]
PenguinPPC.org: Apple and Open Source: Two Drinks that Don't Mix (May 25, 2001, 01:17)
Apple's been a popular topic of late with the recent release of
OS X and associated columns lauding and decrying its approach to
open source software. This column falls under the latter category,
issuing a condemnation of a broadside for floundering Linux support
and accusing the company of releasing uncompilable source for
Darwin. A brief interlude also asks whether open source advocates
have become "addicted to acceptance."
LinuxPR: Jon Hall & Robin Miller to Speak at Computer & Technologies Show with the Suncoast LUG (May 25, 2001, 00:45)
"The Suncoast Linux Users group is going to be at the Computer
and Technologies Showcase on May 30th and 31st In Clearwater
Florida at the Harbor View Center. This is the Second show we will
be doing with the promoter of the Computer and Technologies