Linux News for Jun 24, 2002
Slackware Linux Advisory: apache (May 13, 2004, 12:58)
"New apache packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
and -current to fix security issues..."
Linux Orbit: BZFlag 1.7e6: First Look at an Impressive Update (Jun 24, 2002, 23:30)
"If you haven't played BZFlag yet, now's the time to give it a
try. An update to the already cool 3D tank game was released on
Wednesday, June 19, and the new client (1.7e6) has added some nice
touches to an already mature game..."
CNET News: Red Hat Hears Desktop Linux Calling (Jun 24, 2002, 22:00)
"Red Hat is warming to the use of the Linux operating system on
desktop computers, a difficult market where customers are picky and
Microsoft is the leader."
Computerworld.NZ: Red Hat 7.3 Slick but Fat (Jun 24, 2002, 20:30)
"Furthermore, it's likely to be the Red Hat Linux distribution.
Our friends at IDC reckon that well over half of Linux
installations don the Red Hat, which leaves it well ahead of other
CW360.com: Can Microsoft Patents Stop Open Source File-Sharing? (Jun 24, 2002, 19:00)
The Giga Information Group believes that Microsoft's CIFS
patents could be used to "stem the growing adoption of Samba." But,
will this attempt succeed or fail?
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-rc1 (Jun 24, 2002, 18:59)
Incremental changelog, link within.
LinuxPlanet: The UnitedLinux Dark Horse: Conectiva (Jun 24, 2002, 17:30)
"If you watch Linux-related news, then for the last few weeks
it's been hard to do anything without running into pronouncements
about UnitedLinux. UnitedLinux is certainly a curious beast, a kind
of Tuxed-out Cerberus with four heads where more might sprout out
at any moment. Dee-Ann LeBlanc takes a break from all of the hype
and guesswork and examines one of the lesser-known heads--at least,
in English-speaking Linux markets..."
MSNBC: A Law to Mandate Open-Source? (Jun 24, 2002, 16:00)
"If Congressman Edgar Villanueva gets his way, Crespo might have
some more maneuvering room. Swimming against the Microsoft tide,
Villanueva is pushing legislation to obligate all public
institutions to convert exclusively to open-source software..."
ZDNet UK: Video Format Turns to Open-Source Developers for Aid (Jun 24, 2002, 14:30)
"On2 Technologies will blend its technology with the open-source
Ogg Vorbis format in a bid to gain wider acceptance"
Computerworld: Q&A: Ballmer Aims for Broader Customer Connection (Jun 24, 2002, 13:00)
Microsoft seems to be trying to remake its image... and could be
applying some of the strengths of Linux to help accomplish
KernelTrap.org: Linux: Live Kernel Upgrades (Jun 24, 2002, 11:00)
"Rob Landley offers quite a bit of information on just what is
involved, 'That said, the fundamental problem is that when you
change kernels, run-time state structures change...'"
LinuxDevices.com: What's Up with Red Hat's Embedded Strategy? (Jun 24, 2002, 09:00)
"Earlier this week, CNET editor Stephen Shankland reported that
Red Hat has discontinued development of its eCos open source
embedded operating system, laying off seven of its nine-member
U.K.-based eCos development team. 'That area is something we have
moved on from,' said Red Hat chief operating officer Tim
Release Digest: KDE, June 23, 2002 (Jun 24, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: Kamibroke 0.19, KSalup 1.0.7, GuardDog
1.9.16, KTuberling :: Sounds 0.3.2devel, KTuberling 0.3.2devel,
QtTudo 0.9.14, OpenOffice.org Quickstarter 0.9.5.1, noteedit 2.0.5,
Process View Browser 0.9, TaskJuggler 1.2, Qtstalker 0.14, GuardDog
1.9.16, Qtmame 1.2, LibChipCard 0.5, and QUB 0.6.8.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 23, 2002 (Jun 24, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: lpt-news 0.4, Elysium Download
0.99.1, gnomemm 1.3.7, CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.1, libbonobomm
1.3.1, libbonobouimm 1.3.2, and Shermans aquarium v2.0.1.
Release Digest: KDE, June 24, 2002 (Jun 24, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Kura 1.2, Zeiberbude 2.0RC2, Kahuna 0.9, Knights :: Embedded 0.5.6, Knights :: Wallpapers 1.0, Knights :: ThemePack 0.5.6, Knights 0.5.6, xsidplay 1.6.5pre8 and EditMinus 0.1.2.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 24, 2002, 00:58)
"Please note that this advisory supersedes the previous
MDKSA-2002:039 and MDKSA-2002:039-1 advisories..."
Slackware Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 24, 2002, 00:55)
"While testing for Oracle vulnerabilities, Mark Litchfield
discovered a denial of service attack for Apache on Windows.
Investigation by the Apache Software Foundation showed that this
issue has a wider scope..."
GNOME 2.0 Desktop Release Candidate 2: "Glad Midsommar" (Jun 24, 2002, 00:36)
As written on Friday, GNOME 2.0's final release has been
slightly delayed in favor of a last-minute RC2 release. Details
Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 21, 2002, 02:53)
"A Denial of Service attack was discovered by Mark Litchfield in
the Apache webserver..."