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Linux News for Mar 29, 2001

  • LinuxPR: The Open Group Announces Open Source Manageability Services Broker (Mar 29, 2001, 23:29)
    "The Pegasus source code, which is written in C++, is publicly available from The Open Group's server, and is being released under an open source license."

  • PC Magazine: New Linux Kernel Boosts Server Power, Desktop Compatibility (Mar 29, 2001, 23:20)
    "Linux 2.4 is all that and more. It has better support for USB, 1394, and it's even ready for Bluetooth. Our review has lots more information on the enhancements."

  • Trustix Security Advisory: OpenSSH (Mar 29, 2001, 22:39)
    "The countermeasures introduced in earlier OpenSSH-2.5.x versions caused interoperability problems with some other implementations."

  • CNET News.com: The GIMP 1.2.1 [Review] (Mar 29, 2001, 22:26)
    "After many years of development in the open source community, the GIMP has matured into a remarkably powerful image manipulation program with an extensive set of features rivaling that of Adobe Photoshop."

  • Zelerate Going Under? (Mar 29, 2001, 22:25)
    The open-source e-commerce firm wouldn't comment on reports that it's shuttering its doors.

  • AllLinuxDevices PR: Wipro Technologies takes Linux to Embedded Markets (Mar 29, 2001, 22:04)
    "Wipro Technologies, one of the largest engineering service provider from India, is helping its customers build next generation internet appliances using embedded Linux."

  • LinuxPR: Guru Labs Introduces New Linux System Administration Course (Mar 29, 2001, 22:02)
    "The course delivers an in-depth understanding of the skills required to plan, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux servers."

  • ZDNet: Oh say can you CeBIT? (Mar 29, 2001, 21:52)
    "A number of companies not thought of as Linux vendors used penguins to proclaim their support. The German applications giant SAP had a large penguin staring across an aisle toward the massive Microsoft display."

  • Security Portal: Ask Buffy - Unencrypted TCP Logging Application and Hiding the Web Server Identity (Mar 29, 2001, 21:40)
    "I am in the process of planning a central logging facility for systems scattered around the world. What alternatives to using UNIX syslog should I be looking at?"

  • Economist.com: Digital baroque (Mar 29, 2001, 21:22)
    "The idea is that when an update to a particular piece of software becomes available, Nautilus allows the user to download and install it with a single click."

  • LinuxPlanet: New HOWTO: Linux XDMCP HOWTO (Mar 29, 2001, 21:14)
    This HOWTO describes how you can use the combination of X Display Manager (xdm, kdm and gdm) and XDMCP (X Display Manager Control Protocol) to provide the mechanism for an X terminal and a platform of cheap remote X apps solution. This document will be focusing on how to setup connection using XDMCP.

  • ZDNet AnchorDesk: Embed Linux, and put Microsoft on the desktop... (Mar 29, 2001, 20:39)
    "Here's where I lose all my friends in the open software foundation: no, Linux is not going to move into the office any time soon. And the reason has nothing to do with the release of Windows XP. It is: you can't get the staff for Linux operations."

  • Linux.com: System Administration of Apache / Tomcat (Mar 29, 2001, 20:37)
    "If your web development efforts have become disorganized or overly complex, servlets and Java Server Pages can help with good support and high quality tools for Linux."

  • Python-dev Summary, March 15 - 29, 2001 (Mar 29, 2001, 20:33)
    "This summary of traffic on the python-dev mailing list is intended to inform the wider Python community of ongoing developments."

  • Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Update for ucd-snmp to work with rpm-4.0.2 (Mar 29, 2001, 20:18)
    "In the errata for rpm-4.0.2, there is a new shared library librpmio.so that contains symbols that used to be in librpm.so. Executables that linked against the shared librpm.so need to be relinked with the new librpmio shared library."

  • Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Update for gnorpm to work with rpm-4.0.2 (Mar 29, 2001, 20:13)
    "In the errata for rpm-4.0.2, there is a new shared library librpmio.so that contains symbols that used to be in librpm.so. Executables that linked against the shared librpm.so need to be relinked with the new librpmio shared library."

  • LinuxProgramming: Cadence releases TestBuilder 1.0, a testbench C++ class library (Mar 29, 2001, 17:41)
    "Cadence Design Systems, a supplier of electronic design products and services, announced the release of TestBuilder 1.0, a new version of its testbench C++ class library that now includes a rich library of event expressions and support for VHDL as well as Verilog. With these enhancements, TestBuilder 1.0 has extended C++ into a full-functioned verification language for production use."

  • The Register: Be getting ready to open source BeOS? (Mar 29, 2001, 17:32)
    "Is Be planning to release its BeOS operating system to the open source community? It's something it has discussed in the past but never come down on the issue one way or the other."

  • Evans Research Survey Says 77% of Linux Developers Prefer Red Hat (Mar 29, 2001, 16:36)
    "Research firm Evans Data has released a survey of Linux developers indicating that the majority of those surveyed selected Red Hat Linux as the most likely distribution for use with web servers or web application servers. The survey involved over 300 Linux developers interviewed in January of 2001, of which 77.2% chose Red Hat Linux. 3.5 times more than the number two choice of distributions."

  • SuSE Security Announcement: Kernel Backdoor (April Fool's joke) (Mar 29, 2001, 15:28)
    "Many German Linux users have been calling SuSE support to learn details on how to deal with this problem, not willing to believe that the article is an April Fool's joke on security. None of the claims are correct, which makes a kernel update unnecessary for this particular problem."

  • LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch Review: Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 Beta (Mar 29, 2001, 14:09)
    The news has been full of Caldera lately, from its retrenchment away from the retail market and hobbiest user base to its acquisition and reinvention of UnixWare into a Linux-friendly OS. This leaves us all wondering what that means for their distribution and its loyal enthusiasts. Scott Courtney says Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 beta is a promising, developer-friendly release that provides a development workstation right out of the box. A look at the good, the bad, and the ugly.

  • UPDATED: RedPepper: A World Without Microsoft (Mar 29, 2001, 14:09)
    "If you own a PC, you've got your own software factory. If you can write good software, multi-billion pound companies need you -- but you could string together the words and numbers that shape the world as well from a bedroom in Calcutta as from their plush offices in Silicon Valley. The consumers own the means of production, the workers hold all the cards: welcome to the future, a world where the anarchy of software economics has the potential to overturn capitalism." [ Tony Stanco, the principal interviewee for this article, has contributed an interesting addition to the debate surrounding this article. His comments within. -ed.]

  • Debian Project Elects New Leader (Mar 29, 2001, 13:13)
    "And the winner is..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.2-ac28 (Mar 29, 2001, 09:22)

  • IT-Director: Peace, Love, Linux and IBM (Mar 29, 2001, 09:22)
    "This is completely unprecedented. A company launching and aggressive marketing campaign for a product that it has no claim over and for which it cannot obtain even one cent in direct revenues."

  • Linux Weekly News for March 29, 2001 (Mar 29, 2001, 09:02)
    Leading items and editorials: The janitors get organized, Singapore Linux Conference/LinuxWorld Singapore 2001 and Three years of Mozilla.

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - openssh (Mar 29, 2001, 08:12)
    "Solar Designer demonstrated that it is possible to do a passive analysis on an ssh encrypted connection and obtain important information about that connection."

  • Kernel Cousin Debian #28 by Prashanth Mundkur (Mar 29, 2001, 07:48)
    Highlights from the Debian development mailing lists for the previous week.

  • Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #86 by Paul Emsley and Zack Brown (Mar 29, 2001, 07:41)
    Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for the previous week.

  • LinuxWorld: Bob Young, tete-a-tete with the monopoly (Mar 29, 2001, 00:42)
    "A fierce debate over whether open source software really is un-American."

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - openssh (Dec 06, 2000, 23:21)
    "In versions prior to 2.3.0, if the openssh client receives a request for ssh-agent or X11 forwarding, it does not check if this feature has been negotiated during session setup and grants access. This could allow remote access to the client's display and ssh-agent service."