Linux News for Aug 26, 2001
LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Aug 25) (Aug 26, 2001, 23:49)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
MachineOfTheMonth: The Evolution of Debian Package Management Systems (Aug 26, 2001, 21:49)
"I want to introduce you to some of the package management
programs that I would like you to consider as a new user of Debian
GNU/Linux. I have graphical user interfaces and I have some that
run off a console. It's your choice and I am not going to try and
make it for you."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.8-ac12 (Aug 26, 2001, 18:45)
Changelog, links within.
MozillaQuest.com: Mozilla 1.0 Release Set Back to 2002 (Aug 26, 2001, 18:18)
"It's past time for the Mozilla Organization to show some
leadership and courage in stewarding the Mozilla Project. The
Mozilla Organization should set some definite, realistic, schedule
and timeline goals for finalizing Mozilla 1.0 - and then be
prepared to take and accept the heat if those goals are not met.
Moreover, it should make those goals clear and public - no more of
the evasive, uncertain, and wishy-washy "when it's ready"
Linux Journal: Kylix: Rapid Application Development on Linux (Aug 26, 2001, 17:48)
"If you believe the hype, a Rapid Application Development (RAD)
tool means never having to write code again. Instead of all that
tedious writing, you click here and there, drag a little, drop a
little and-- Hey! Presto!--instant application. Real problems call
for real code, and the true value of a RAD tool lies in how easily
you can design, document, implement, test and maintain a project.
This article takes a closer look at Borland Kylix, the facts, not
osOpinion: Something Missing From Open Source (Aug 26, 2001, 16:00)
"After going to Source Forge and seeking out an open source GNU
CAD project, I found that one existed, but that it had remained
dormant for over a year, with no serious effort underway. I cannot
function professionally without a CAD graphics program. Neither can
any of the world's architects and engineers. So while the computer
geek in me revels in open source, it is astounding that it
continues to be useless for so many technical people."
IBM developerWorks: Embedded Linux applications: An overview (Aug 26, 2001, 13:49)
"Linux now spans the spectrum of computing applications,
including IBM's tiny Linux wrist watch, hand-held devices (PDAs and
cell phones), Internet appliances, thin clients, firewalls,
industrial robotics, telephony infrastructure equipment, and even
cluster-based supercomputers. Let's take a look at what Linux has
to offer as an embedded system, and why it's the most attractive
option currently available."
ZDNet: Ximian To Offer Shrink-Wrapped Linux PIM (Aug 26, 2001, 13:02)
"Ximian will offer its Evolution application, an e-mail
management, calendar and to-do list manager, as a package with
documentation in a $29.95 standard edition and $49.95 professional
edition, said Jon Perr, vice president of marketing."
Linux.com: Fight the GNU/Future (Aug 26, 2001, 12:05)
"The same people in the Open Source community who make excuses
for FSF extremism seem to be missing the simple truth here-- RMS
isn't an extreme view in the Open Source movement, but the standard
view of a completely different movement altogether."
Linux Magazine: How to Write Efficient MySQL Applications (Aug 26, 2001, 10:08)
"Just as thousands of folks are learning about Unix by
experimenting with Linux in their spare time, many are learning
about relational database systems by playing with MySQL. Most of
these newcomers to MySQL have neither a background in relational
database theory nor the time to read the entire MySQL manual. For
this reason, we've decided to take a look at some of the methods
you can use to tune MySQL for optimal performance. After reading
this article, you'll understand some of the techniques that will
help you design your MySQL databases and queries so that your
applications are efficient. We will assume you are familiar with
MySQL and SQL basics, but will not assume you have extensive
knowledge of either."
TheLinuxReview: KDE 2.2: The aftermath (or, a week after install) (Aug 26, 2001, 08:19)
A supposed KDE developer (the only reason I say supposed, is
because he/she posted anonymously) wrote the following: "And you'd
be surprised how good of a payment a fresh pizza delivery is. I
urge every user to send a quick mail to kde-devel offering money or
a pizza to any developer that codes a wanted feature." To that I
say, "The first developer that presents me with a working Mandrake
8.0 binary of KMail that supports the following ... will provide
one product from the TUX store of the developer's choosing, and
350.00 US Dollars."