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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 format.

  • 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 tragedy."

  • 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."