Linux News for Oct 27, 2001
kerneltrap.org: XFS, kdb, kbuild 2.5, ksymops, modutils... Keith Owens Interview (Oct 27, 2001, 17:20)
"Kerneltrap interviews Keith Owens this week, an experienced
kernel hacker who has long contributed to the Linux kernel. His
contributions include updating ksymoops and modutils, both of which
he maintains. He also works on kbuild 2.5. Earlier, he built the
original Integrated Kernel Debugging patch. He's also working on
kdb and XFS."
Linux 2.4.13-ac3 Released (Oct 27, 2001, 17:02)
"Fix the first reported problem sets. I'd still treat this one
with a little care."
Linux 2.4.14-pre3 Released. (Oct 27, 2001, 16:56)
Changelog, links within.
LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: In-Depth With StarOffice Filters (Oct 27, 2001, 06:11)
Interoperability is critical to Open/StarOffice's survival in a
Microsoft-dominated office software world, and file filters are the
feature on which Open/StarOffice's success in that arena will be
measured. Brian Proffitt goes in-depth with the developer who heads
up the OpenOffice file filtering efforts and learns where the
project is still lacking, why Microsoft's own file formats lead to
a hidden quagmire of stale data, and why OpenOffice provides a more
secure alternative, even when it's exporting to Word's .doc
LinuxPlanet: .comment: The Distribution We Need (Oct 27, 2001, 06:11)
While Microsoft says no one should talk about its products'
dangerous lack of security, Dennis E. Powell argues that in the
current world more than pretend security is essential -- and
wonders when we'll see a Security-Enhanced Linux kernel in a
mainstream distribution, along with a more user-friendly way of
filtering the flood of spam to come.
LinuxProgramming: Perl and Python for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Now Shipping
(Oct 27, 2001, 05:02)
"Perl and Python programmers can now leverage the power of the
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development Environment
(IDE) and rapidly create, edit, debug and run programs with Visual
Perl and Visual Python. Both these tools also have features that
let programmers quickly build and consume XML Web services."
LinuxPR: Timely Topics And Security Issues Top Sysadmin Conference Program
(Oct 27, 2001, 02:30)
"The USENIX Association and The System Administrators Guild
(SAGE) today announced the addition of speaker William LeFebvre of
CNN to their LISA, the 15th System Administration Conference in San
Diego, California in December. "CNN.com: Facing a World in Crisis"
will examine the need for vigilance in system administration and
discuss the trials CNN system administrators faced when their
internet site failed during the news deluge of the September 11th
LinuxPrinting.org: OSDN Printing Summit 2001 (Oct 27, 2001, 00:50)
"[Bruce Perens] also commented on the fact that HP and IBM are
competing to deliver better things for Linux; this is indeed
interesting. This year's conference is vastly more industrial in
flavour; fewer traditional free software projects are represented,
and there is an explicit focus here on standardization efforts and
large company needs."
SuSE Security Announcement: kernel (Oct 27, 2001, 00:19)
"The SuSE Linux kernel is a standard kernel, enhanced with a set
of additional drivers and other improvements, to suit the
end-user's demand for a great variety of drivers for all kind of
hardware. Two security related problems have been found in both the
2.2 and 2.4 series kernels."