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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 11, 2001

  • LinuxDevices.com: A developer's review of MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux SDK (Oct 11, 2001, 23:10)
    "Unlike Embedix, which has a strong (and successful) emphasis on user friendliness, Hard Hat Linux can be expected to appeal to current Linux users requiring features specific to embedded systems. Its configuration and development model follows the GNU model closely. GCC, GDB, and DDD are used for program compilation and debugging. SysVinit is used for system initialization."

  • LinuxPR: Linux Conference to Offer Free Registration (Oct 11, 2001, 21:31)
    "Berkeley, CA -- October 11, 2001 -- In response to an uncertain political climate and the recent economic downturn, the USENIX Association and the Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. jointly announced today that they will offer free registration to everyone wishing to attend technical sessions at next month's Annual Linux Showcase & Conference in Oakland, California."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Citizen Watch and IBM Research announce research collaboration on Linux (Oct 11, 2001, 19:01)
    "Citizen Watch and IBM Research today announced that they have started the research collaboration on Linux Watch technology and jointly developed their first prototype, called "WatchPad" to further explore a new type of personal information access devices for the pervasive computing era."

  • Linux Weekly News for October 11, 2001 (Oct 11, 2001, 13:06)
    This week: A note for LWN's readers on the site's financial problems as Tucows withdraws support, playing with StarOffice 6.0, RAND licensing, more.

  • Red Hat: ext3 information (Oct 11, 2001, 05:41)
    Michael Johnson, manager of Red Hat's kernel development team, wrote up a piece about some of the benefits involved in Red Hat's choice of ext3 for its next release (currently in beta), and the steps the distro's developers have taken to ensure a clean transition from ext2. He's careful to point that "it's not an anti-any-other-filesystem tirade at all," and a reasonable reading of his writing will bear that out.
    [ With Red Hat 7.2 approaching release and readers discussing this particular issue once again, we're returning this item from August to the front page for a day. -ed. ]

  • Mozilla.org Response to the W3C Patent Policy Framework Working Draft (Oct 11, 2001, 05:19)
    "If there needs to be a venue where companies can get together and create documents that describe their patent-encumbered standards, they should do that outside of the W3C. The W3C should promote standards that are truly freely available. This would promote truly interoperable software and standards and would put the resulting technologies into the hands of as many people as possible."