Linux News for May 28, 2002
EL Today: Oracle-Certified Linux Cluster Delivers Always-On Database (May 28, 2002, 23:30)
"Linux NetworX announced today the launch of the Linux NetworX
Eclipse Database Cluster - a high-availability cluster based on the
Oracle9i Real Application Cluster architecture..."
Tonight Live: Remembering Giants (May 28, 2002, 22:00)
"We will cover the hot news of the last few weeks tonight. In
particular, the buzz on "free" Star Office getting pulled and
InfoWorld: All Things Under the Sun (May 28, 2002, 20:30)
"Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's chief strategy officer, on July 1 will
assume the role of executive vice president of software and will
inherit a set of major challenges. In particular, Schwartz needs to
put Sun's Linux house in order, get IT managers excited about a
range of products marketed under the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment)
banner, and recapture the industry momentum the company has lost in
the wake of being late to embrace and understand Web
Linux Journal: Linux Dreamworks Redux (May 28, 2002, 19:00)
"Leonard describes the DreamWorks Linux conversion as a two-step
process: porting an extensive library of internal proprietary tools
and convincing vendors of commercial tools to do the same..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: fetchmail (May 28, 2002, 18:59)
"A problem was discovered with versions of fetchmail prior to
5.9.10 that was triggered by retreiving mail from an IMAP
Mandrake Linux Advisory: perl-Digest-MD5 (May 28, 2002, 18:59)
"A bug exists in the UTF8 interaction between the
perl-Digest-MD5 module and perl that results in UTF8 strings having
improper MD5 digests. The 2.20 version of the module corrects this
LinuxPlanet: Basics for Adopting Linux/Open Source (May 28, 2002, 17:30)
"Despite the recent sucesses of Linux adoption in the
marketplace, you can't just wave a magic wand and make Linux appear
on all of your company's desktops. Software change in an
organization is something that takes time, planning, and lots of
patience. Brian Proffitt puts on his configuration/change
management hat and walks through some of the procedural basics in
getting a Linux test-bed started in your company..."
KernelTrap.org: BitKeeper Author Larry McVoy Interviewed (May 28, 2002, 16:00)
"KernelTrap has spoken with Larry McVoy, BitMover founder and
primary BitKeeper author. BitKeeper, a distributed source control
system, has been adopted by Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds and
condemned by free software icon Richard Stallman..."
Linux Magazine: The Importance of Being Debian (May 28, 2002, 14:30)
"There needed to be a distribution that this emerging community
of Linux users could trust. And so, fusing his first name with that
of his girlfriend Debra, Murdock founded what would become Linux's
most popular non-commercial distribution -- Debian
ZDNet: Sun's StarOffice No Longer Free (May 28, 2002, 13:00)
A few more details on Sun's discontinuation of free downloads of
StarOffice 5.2, first reported on Linux Today this
weekend, plus a look at the recently announced move to bundle
StarOffice 6.0 with Ximian Desktop.
LinuxPR: SOT, MySQL, and EFFi Team Up to Oppose Software Patents
(May 28, 2002, 12:00)
"National governments within the European Union (EU) are
preparing for negotiations over a proposed EU directive that could
allow software patents within Europe. SOT has joined forces with
MySQL AB and local lobby group Electronic Frontier Finland (EFFi)
to file a statement to the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industrial
Affairs opposing the EU commission's proposal..."
Adobe Quietly Releases Acrobat Reader 5.05 for Linux (May 28, 2002, 11:00)
"Version 5.05 of the Acrobat Reader by Adobe is available for
immediate download for the Linux and Solaris platforms..."
ZDNet UK: Linux Gets Bluetooth (May 28, 2002, 09:00)
"Support for Bluetooth has been added to the Linux development
kernel, a step toward native Bluetooth support in upcoming releases
of the Linux operating system..."
IDG.net: Linux Firewalls (May 28, 2002, 07:00)
"Linux firewalls may not be the best solution in all situations
-- such as the main corporate gateway firewall for large
organizations -- but they work great as internal firewalls
separating network subnets and gateway firewalls for small and
medium businesses and home networks with broadband Internet
Release Digest: GNOME, May 27, 2002 (May 28, 2002, 05:00)
This holiday weekend's apps: libgda/libgnomedb/gnome-db 0.8.191,
GNOME Games 126.96.36.199, Encompass 0.4.99.30, Tenes Empanadas Graciela
v0.10.0, GnomeMeeting 0.92.1, at-poke-0.1.0, ORBit-0.5.16, Yelp
0.9, gedit 1.121.0, GNOME Applets 1.104.0, libgnomeprint 1.114.0,
and libgnomeprintui 1.114.0.
Release Digest: KDE, May 27, 2002 (May 28, 2002, 05:00)
This holiday weekend's KDE apps: KLogic 1.352, QCad 1.4.12,
KYatzy 0.4, QVV 0.16, KYatzy 0.2, KGLCube 0.6.1, KS8085 0.7.0,
Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.1beta6, K3b 0.7, KFli4L 1.0, French
Foreign Region 1.0, GGZ KDE Games 0.0.5, GGZ KDE Client 0.0.5,
LibChipCard 0.4.2, KShowmail 3.0.1, SQMixer 0.6, Kpictorial 0.8,
KFeeder 0.06, KVerbos 1.05, Section 1 Script 0.2.4, KBruch 0.19,
FindItNIX 1.0.2, KMusicChoice 0.2, French Foreign Region 1.0.1,
GILT 0.3.2, EDK 0.0.2, and Scribus 0.7.3.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: imap (May 28, 2002, 04:32)
"A buffer overflow was discovered in the imap server that could
allow a malicious user to run code on the server with the uid and
gid of the email owner by constructing a malformed request that
would trigger the buffer overflow..."
UserLocal.com: Slackware 8.1 rc1 Released (May 28, 2002, 01:40)
The next release of Slackware has been announced.
Red Hat Linux Advisory: pam_ldap (May 28, 2002, 00:57)
"Updated nss_ldap packages are now available for Red Hat Linux
6.2, 7.0, 7.1,7.2, and 7.3. These packages fix a string format
vulnerability in the pam_ldap module..."