Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 17, 2001
DebianPlanet: OpenProjects.net Needs Help (Jun 17, 2001, 23:15)
DebianPlanet has put out a call for assistance for
OpenProjects.net: "Lilo, the OPN admin, needs help convincing
people that OPN is an important part of Free software development.
If you are a developer or a user of Free software, please read on
and help." More to the point, Lilo needs help convincing businesses
that there's a benefit to OPN that may not be as tangible as direct
revenue, but with as important an impact on Free/open source
Linux Gazette: Secret Tools (Jun 17, 2001, 22:30)
This is an interesting collection of small tools that do useful
things: enhanced screengrabbers, a nice
"place-anything-into-the-clipboard" utility, a terminal splitter,
plus a few more. There's also a guide to binding commands to keys
in KDE and IceWM, and a ringing endorsement of glimmer, a text
editor the author likens to an Emacs for the Python set.
NorthernJourney.com: Linux for Newbies, pt. 24, Filtering mail with procmail (Jun 17, 2001, 21:45)
First, congratulations to Gene Wilburn for two years of his
"Linux for Newbies" column. This month's installment centers on
procmail, a traditional Unix mail-sorting tool that offers a lot of
power and real flexibility in terms of contextually appropriate
mail clients. This tutorial explains getting mail down to a system
with fetchmail, and enough procmail to handle basic sorting and
some specialized actions, like storing messages in dated
kuro5hin.org: The GPL: A Technology Of Trust (Jun 17, 2001, 21:00)
kuro5hin offers this brief, brief examination of the GPL. The
author prefaces his piece with "Microsoft's attacks on the GNU
General Public License (GPL) prompted me to analyze its technical
merits, using insights from the book 'Nonzero' by Robert Wright.
Since I'm a fan of Open Source for its pragmatic benefits, my own
conclusions surprised the heck out of me."
LinuxOrbit: The Agenda VR3: A Linux Orbit first look (Jun 17, 2001, 20:15)
LinuxOrbit has a favorable review of the Agenda VR3 PDA: "My
personal opinion is "wow", I love this device. Its sleek, ergonomic
and fits right in your front shirt pocket without the case. The
speed has doubled since the original release of the operating
system and once all the synchronization software is ready for all
platforms (serial or IR) this device will be more useful than other
PDAs in its price range."
FreeOS.com: Web server tutorial - Part 1 (Jun 17, 2001, 13:30)
FreeOS.com goes in-depth with Web servers, explaining some of
the underlying protocols and networking concepts involved, then
delving into some basic Apache configuration options.
O'Reilly Network: Bootstrapping the YOPY PDA (Jun 17, 2001, 12:00)
O'Reilly Network takes a look at the Yopy PDA, the third in its
series on Linux PDA's. Besides the usual run down the specs, this
review offers insight into an interesting design decision: G.Mate
has decided to drop the W Window System for X.