Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 04, 2001
The Register: MS to Europe: opening source would break patent laws
(Dec 04, 2001, 22:28)
"Could this be a gauntlet? In its response to the European
Commission's accusations of anti-competitive behaviour, Microsoft
has claimed that the Commission forcing it to license its source
code would break international patent laws. And it has noted: 'The
proceedings before the Commission are inevitably affected by the
settlement that Microsoft has entered into with the US Department
DebianPlanet: Dpkg for Debian GNU/w32 released (Dec 04, 2001, 20:55)
"In August of 2001, we reported on the conception of the Debian
GNU/w32 port as proposed by A Mennucc in this thread on
debian-devel. The project is beginning to gain momentum with Mark
Paulus of the Debian GNU/w32 project announcing last week of his
sucess in building dpkg under a Cygwin environment. Base system
packages are not yet ready. However, their functionality is
currently being replicated by Cygwin's own ported GNU tools."
Tonight Live: The Best of 2001-Part One >> on The Linux Show! (Dec 04, 2001, 20:21)
"Tonight we will have the first installment of a 2 part show.
The panel members will suggest stories, companies and products that
impacted 2001 the most. Although we do have a couple categories in
mind, we will allow the panel to "make it up" as they go
KDE.news: KDevelop Gains Cross-Platform Compilation Support (Dec 04, 2001, 19:16)
"KDevelop's programmer extraordinaire Ralf Nolden has added
cross-compilation support to KDevelop. As his initial motivation
was to support development for the Zaurus."
The Register: HP's Blade strategy isn't so dense
(Dec 04, 2001, 17:12)
"Surprisingly the first offerings will be Linux-only, with
Windows and HP-UX to follow. Red Hat, SuSE and Debian - chalk one
up for HP's Linux advisor, Bruce Perens - are the favoured
MandrakeForum:Mandrakesoft Advent Calendar (Dec 04, 2001, 12:06)
"Thanks to the numerous responses to our bizcases survey , we'll
have no problems presenting you with a very special Advent calendar
this year: Every day, there will be at least one new story on
MandrakeBizcases site, and we'll try to put some very special
stories out each Sunday."
LinuxPR: theKompany.com Announces DataArchitect 2.0, a Qt Based ERD Tool For Database Admins (Dec 04, 2001, 08:58)
"DataArchitect is an exciting tool for Linux and Windows that
provides ERD capability like PowerDesigner as well as the ability
to graphically reverse engineer, create and modify a database
through ODBC and perform advanced SQL functions..."
GNU-Darwin: Yearly report (Dec 04, 2001, 02:33)
"The GNU-Darwin CD images are easily among our most popular
downloads, and will soon rival AbiWord, Xdarwin, E!, OpenSSH,
PyMOL, and even the package manager itself. More interestingly, the
x86 iso is at least as popular as the ppc image, and we are seeing
a similar situation with x86 packages. We may soon face the
possibility that the GNU-Darwin Apple users will be outnumbered by
GNU-Darwin Intel users."
TuxPPC.com: A few thoughts about the future of Yellow Dog Linux... (Dec 04, 2001, 01:02)
"The next release of YDL could ultimately decide the fate of the
company and their distribution. First YDL needs to redefine
themselves, continuing as simply a "PowerPC release of RedHat" is
going to leave them in a very precarious position, should RedHat
release for all PowerPC hardware."
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