Linux News for May 29, 2002
Conectiva Linux Advisory: mozilla (Feb 14, 2003, 18:57)
"This update addresses several vulnerabilities found after the
mozilla 1.0rc2 release, wich was the last version sent as an
official update for Conectiva Linux distributions..."
Linux Journal: Obsolete Microkernel Dooms Mac OS X to Lag Linux in Performance (May 29, 2002, 23:30)
"Disagreements exist about whether or not microkernels are good.
It's easy to get the impression they're good because they were
proposed as a refinement after monolithic kernels. Microkernels are
mostly discredited now, however, because they have performance
problems, and the benefits originally promised are a
PR: Lycoris Desktop/LX Hits Retail Shelves (May 29, 2002, 22:00)
"In response to the needs of its customers, Lycoris has begun
distribution in the retail space..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: mozilla (May 29, 2002, 20:44)
"GreyMagic Security found a vulnerability in mozilla prior
to version 1.0rc1 which allows a hostile site to read and list user
files. The vulnerability was related to the XMLHTTP, a component
that is primarily used for retrieving XML documents from a web
searchWindowsManageability.com: Licenses? We Don't Need No Stinking Licenses (May 29, 2002, 20:30)
A short, two-part interview with Evan Leibovitch, Chairman of
the Board of the Linux Professional Institute about LPI's "Stay
legal - Use Free Software" campaign. And yes, you read that
headline citation correctly...
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.19 (May 29, 2002, 19:48)
Changelog summary, links within.
The Register: Red Card for Mac and Linux Users on World Cup Clips Site (May 29, 2002, 19:00)
"The decision to omit live feeds of matches (a service offered
by many Premiership clubs this season) has disappointed many fans,
but the technology used to deliver the service is set to spur even
Laurent: On gtkmm and Qt (Again) (May 29, 2002, 17:30)
One of the topics of discussion in Murray Cumming's recent
interview was Guillaume Laurent, who has chosen to respond with his
version of events and motivations.
CNET News: Red Hat Looks to Strengthen its Ties (May 29, 2002, 16:00)
"Linux provider Red Hat has launched a program aimed at
strengthening relationships with other technology companies..."
InfoWorld: Oracle, Dell, Others, in Linux Partnerships (May 29, 2002, 15:00)
Another major partnership is being announced: "Executives from
Oracle, Dell and Red Hat are scheduled next week to launch what the
companies dubbed "Unbreakable Linux" in an invitation they sent out
to the press..."
Red Hat Responds to Patent Inquiries (May 29, 2002, 14:00)
A brief statement from Red Hat's SVP and General Counsel Mark
Webbink and a link to the company's new Statement of Position and
Promise on Software Patents is within.
Linux and Main: Four Distributions to Announce "Non-merger Merger" (May 29, 2002, 13:00)
"Four well-known Linux distributors will announce Thursday that
they will pool their resources to produce a common, LSB-compliant
distribution in hope of blunting the Red Hat onslaught..."
SuSE Linux Advisory: tcpdump/libpcap (May 29, 2002, 12:59)
" The tcpdump program may be used to capture and decode network
traffic. Tcpdump decodes certain packets such as AFS requests in a
wrong way resulting in a buffer overflow. Since running tcpdump
requires root privileges this may lead to a root compromise of the
system running tcpdump..."
Kernel Traffic #168 by Zack Brown (May 29, 2002, 11:00)
The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel development
AbiWord Weekly News #93 by Jesper Skov (May 29, 2002, 09:00)
"Continued work on new features and fixing of various Bugs.
Seems we're just trucking along, making good progress..."
Kernel Cousin KDE #37 by Aaron J. Seigo, Chris Howells, Juergen Appel, and Rob Kaper (May 29, 2002, 07:00)
The latest message traffic from the KDE development mailing
GNOME Summary: May 19-25, 2002 (May 29, 2002, 07:00)
"This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-05-19 - 2002-05-25..."
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 28) (May 29, 2002, 05:01)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Release Digest: General, May 28, 2002 (May 29, 2002, 05:00)
Today's general app: Xine 0.9.10.
Release Digest: KDE, May 28, 2002 (May 29, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KMp3Indexer 0.6, Avifile 0.7.7.20020523,
Digital Video Recorder 2.7.9, EAGLE 4.09r1, KPumpe beta2, Krio
1.2.0 and QuiteInsane 0.5.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 28, 2002 (May 29, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: glunarclock 0.24.0, Metacity-Setup 0.3 and
0.3.1, gnome-utils-1.107.0, ATK-1.0.2, GLib-2.0.3, Pango-1.0.2,
GTK+-2.0.3, gnome-panel 1.5.23, gnome-desktop 1.5.21, gnome-session
1.5.20, GtkGLExt, Greenwich 0.3.2, Guikachu 1.2.2, Gnomoku 1.99.2,
and GNUsound 0.3.
SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #71 (May 29, 2002, 03:00)
"It recently came to our attention that Sun Microsystems and the
Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China announced
on March 26 that Sun is donating Star Office 6.0 for use in schools
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-pre9 (May 29, 2002, 01:40)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Computerworld NZ: Linux Gets Big in Christchurch (May 29, 2002, 01:00)
"Christchurch is becoming something of a Linux hot bed..."