Linux News for Aug 30, 2002
Editor's Note: Holiday Schedule for Linux Today (Aug 30, 2002, 23:30)
Time for another break here at LT...
Release Digest: GNOME, August 30, 2002 (Aug 30, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: File Roller 2.0.1, Gnome Multires 0.2.2, and
Gentoo Linux Advisory: ethereal (Aug 30, 2002, 21:44)
"It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or hang by injecting
a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, or by convincing
someone to read a malformed packet trace file..."
Red Hat Linux Advisory: PXE (Aug 30, 2002, 21:42)
"Updated PXE packages are now available for Red Hat Linux which
fix a vulnerability that can crash the PXE server using certain
KernelTrap: HyperThreading-Aware Scheduler (Aug 30, 2002, 20:30)
"Ingo Molnar, author of the O(1) scheduler and the orginal
preemptive kernel patch, has provided a patch to make the O(1)
scheduler fully aware of symmetric multithreading..."
ZDNet: Turbolinux Future Uncertain (Aug 30, 2002, 19:00)
Gartner's take on the recent Turbolinux sale: "The deal makes
sense for Turbolinux, which didn't have much success, especially in
the United States, and needed more stable financial backing..."
Venezuela's Government Shifts to Open Source Software (Aug 30, 2002, 16:00)
"According to government sources in Venezuela, the South
American nation has announced an official policy that exclusively
calls for the use of open source software in that
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre5-ac1 (Aug 30, 2002, 15:30)
Changelog, link within.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.22-rc2 (Aug 30, 2002, 15:28)
Changelog, link within.
InfoWorld: Don't Fear the GPL (Aug 30, 2002, 14:30)
"A few software companies (I'll let you guess which one heads
the list) have spent a considerable amount of time recently trying
to convince folks that the GNU GPL (General Public License) is
evil. Well, it's not..."
MacCentral: Apple to Release Rendezvous as Open Source (Aug 30, 2002, 13:00)
"Apple Computer Inc. will release the source code for Rendezvous
to the open source community in early September, the company said
in an interview today..."
CommsDesign.com: Carrier Grade Linux: What You Need to Know (Aug 30, 2002, 11:30)
"Interest is building around the use of Linux in telecom
equipment designs. To accelerate acceptance, the OSDL is developing
a set of specs that will turn Linux into a carrier-grade OS. Here's
a look at these efforts."
GNOME Summary: August 16-20, 2002 (Aug 30, 2002, 10:00)
The latest compilation of news from the GNOME Project.
LinuxPR: Bangalore Linux User Group announces LINUX BANGALORE/2002
(Aug 30, 2002, 08:30)
The BLUG announces this year's incarnation of India's premier
JCNN: Sharp's e-Book Viewer to Run on Linux (Aug 30, 2002, 07:00)
"Consequently, the SL-A300, Sharp's latest Zaurus model running
Linux, will have 3,700 titles available, published from the Zaurus
Release Digest: August 29, 2002 (Aug 30, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Guikachu 1.3.1, Eye of Gnome 1.0.3, gtkmm
1.3.22, xsu-0.2.4, xsu2-0.2.4, and XML Security Library 0.0.9.
ComputerWorld.NZ: Air NZ Keeps MS Mail for Now (Aug 30, 2002, 03:00)
"Despite claims by IBM that Air New Zealand is replacing its
Microsoft email clients with the open source email application
Bynari, the airline has no plans to do so at this stage..."
InformationWeek: Bolstering Business Continuity (Aug 30, 2002, 01:00)
"Quantum's Guardian 4400 Linux server gives customers the option
to fire off snapshots of information automatically throughout the
day without shutting down the network..."
Business 2.0: Microsoft's Newest Challenger: Moore's Law (Aug 30, 2002, 00:00)
"Entire PCs can now be bought for less than the cost of one copy
of Microsoft Office software -- and an interesting new market is