Linux News for May 15, 2002
Linux Journal: Kode KDE Kindly, Kan You? (May 15, 2002, 23:30)
"The two most popular open-source toolkits that layer on top of
Xlib are Qt and GTK+, upon which KDE and GNOME are respectively
Caldera Linux Advisory: imapd (May 15, 2002, 23:16)
"A malicious user may construct a malformed request that will
cause a buffer overflow, allowing the user to run code on the
server with the uid and gid of the e-mail owner..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.21-rc4 (May 15, 2002, 22:18)
Changelog, link within.
VNUNet: Hackers Turn on Open Source
(May 15, 2002, 22:00)
"The hacker underground appears to be moving away from targeting
Microsoft, as May turns out to be a hot month for attacks on open
Red Hat Linux Advisory: Mozilla (May 15, 2002, 22:00)
"Updated packages are available which fix a security issue in
CW360.com: Microsoft Quietly Plans to Target Linux Users with Cut-down .net Web Server (May 15, 2002, 19:00)
"Like Windows 2000, Windows .net, will appear in the Standard,
Enterprise and Datacenter Editions when the series is released
later this year, but the company also plans to release a cut-down
Web Server Edition to attack Linux in the open source operating
system's principal market..." [Some browsers report problems
with this link, workarounds within]
LinuxPlanet: The Many Faces of Wine: Realities of Open Source and Business (May 15, 2002, 17:30)
It's the age-old question: how does an open source software
company bring home the bread? Dee-Ann LeBlanc reports on how three
firms--CodeWeavers, TransGaming Technologies, and Lindows.com--all
use and create different aspects of Wine to succeed as open source
Linux and Main: GNOME2 on Track for June Release (May 15, 2002, 16:00)
"The long-awaited second major version of the GNOME desktop is
days away from a fifth beta and on schedule for a full release on
the first day of summer, according to its release manager..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19pre8-ac4 (May 15, 2002, 15:26)
Changelog, link within.
CNET News: Sun Puts $76 Price Tag on Office Rival
(May 15, 2002, 14:30)
"Sun Microsystems' StarOffice 6.0 will go on sale May 21 with a
price of $75.95, the company will announce Wednesday, in a more
concerted effort by the server specialist to take on Microsoft's
overwhelmingly dominant Office..."
Opera.com: Opera Makes Your Penguin Fly: Opera 6.0 for Linux Released
(May 15, 2002, 13:17)
"Opera Software ASA today releases the final version of Opera
6.0 for Linux with features that improve the speed and Internet
experience for Linux users worldwide..."
MSNBC: Word Processing for Everyone? (May 15, 2002, 13:00)
"It works on most major OS platforms and supports many
languages; it's able to read and write most documents in Microsoft
Word's .doc format, as well as twenty others; its authors claim it
can do most of what Word can; and best of all it's free. It's been
in the works for years, but is AbiWord really that good?"
NewsForge: Sun Introduces New Linux-powered Cobalt Server (May 15, 2002, 11:00)
"Sun Microsystems announces a higher-end addition to its Cobalt
line of Linux-powered servers today: up to a 1.26 GHz Pentium
processor, two 80-gig hard drives and 2 gigs of SDRAM aimed at
small to medium enterprises..."
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 14) (May 15, 2002, 08:00)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Release Digest: GNU, May 14, 2002 (May 15, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: guile-1.4.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 14, 2002 (May 15, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Gnome-media 1.547.0, pygtk-1.99.10,
gnome-python-1.99.10, GNOME-Applets 1.102.0, gedit 1.119.0
Release Digest: KDE, May 14, 2002 (May 15, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KmusicdB 0.8.3, Europe Splash 0.1.4, Light
Blue for Liquid 0.1, Conectiva Crystal beta2.7, EasySok 0.3.0,
KMyFirewall 0.4.3, KLuJe 0.5, knetfilter 3.0.1, kphone 1.0.1,
Linux Orbit: VMWare Workstation 3.1: Solid Upgrade to an Already Solid Package (May 15, 2002, 03:00)
"The facts are that although I appreciate how far Linux 'Office'
products have come in the last year, many publishers won't accept
free-lance submissions created with non-Microsoft products..."
OSNews: Interview with Gentoo's Daniel Robbins (May 15, 2002, 01:00)
"While its installation process is not for the faint of heart,
it pays back the user with a highly optimized system. As a result,
Gentoo is dubbed the 'fastest Linux distro' to date..."