Linux News for May 30, 2003
Wine Traffic #172 by Brian Vincent (May 30, 2003, 23:30)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
for Wine development.
Release Digest: KDE, May 30, 2003 (May 30, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: KRSA 2 0.2Alpha2, Kvolmet 0.2, K3Guitune 0.2,
and Album Shaper 1.0a.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 30, 2003 (May 30, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: GENIUS 0.5.4, libgda 0.12, libgnomedb 0.12,
mergeant 0.12, Background Buddy 1.21, and GNOME System Tools
ComputerWeekly: Red Hat Reassures Linux Users
(May 30, 2003, 22:00)
"Red Hat has stressed to its customers that the SCO Group's
claims against the operating system, although taken seriously by
the company, are baseless..."
SCO Stands Defiant, German Court Grants Preliminary Injunction (May 30, 2003, 20:30)
Today's press conference from SCO showed a confident and defiant
company ready to take on all comers. Meanwhile, across the ocean,
one German organization has been granted an injunction that
prevents SCO from saying Linux contains illegally obtained SCO
intellectual property, aka Unix source code.
FootNotes: Release Team's Almost-Final New Modules List for GNOME 2.4 (May 30, 2003, 20:30)
"The release team has discussed the modules list at great length
over the last few weeks (seems like an eternity...) and has
compiled this list, which hopefully represents a consensus of the
input we've received about each of the proposed modules..."
CNET News: Is This the End of Netscape? (May 30, 2003, 19:00)
"'For the most part, it means Netscape is pretty much gone,'
said Rob Enderle, an analyst for research firm Giga Information
Group. 'AOL is going to continue indefinitely now on IE (Internet
Explorer) and has no justification really to continue funding
Wired/Reuters: Calif. Reviews DVD Code Case (May 30, 2003, 17:30)
"California's top prosecutor on Thursday argued that an engineer
had acted as a thief and not a free speech advocate when he
published on the Internet computer code used to decrypt DVDs..."
[Link repaired. -ed.]
AlwaysOn: Novell's New Identity (May 30, 2003, 16:00)
"AlwaysOn talks to Chris Stone, Vice Chairman of Novell, about
the company's interest in supporting Linux, its future goals, and
the legacy of NetWare..."
eWeek: Novell Douses 'Smoking Gun' Against SCO (May 30, 2003, 14:30)
"Some members of the open-source community thought they had
found a 'smoking gun' against the SCO Group and its claims to
ownership of the intellectual property rights to the Unix operating
system, but Novell Inc. on Thursday poured cold water on
searchEnterpriseLinux: Gauging the Enterprise-Readiness of Open-Source Financial Apps (May 30, 2003, 13:00)
"Today, Linux-based applications are being used to manage and
make large sums of money in the financial services industry.
Meanwhile, applications for businesses outside the financial
services space are few and far between. Only two open-source
financial products--Nola and SQL-Ledger--have gained much notice in
the business world..."
The Register: MobiliX v. Asterix in Plea to Top German Court (May 30, 2003, 11:30)
"The mobile open source project formerly known as MobiliX has
stepped up its fight to have its long-running trademark dispute
with the firm behind Asterix and Obelix heard by Germany's highest
UNIXReview: Review: Kapital 1.1, GnuCash 1.8, and Moneydance (May 30, 2003, 10:00)
"So, putting aside my distaste of accounting, I embarked upon an
exploration of personal finance accounting packages for
Linux Journal: Doing It All with OpenSSH, Part 1 (May 30, 2003, 08:30)
"The secure shell is more than a simple way to keep your
passwords to yourself. In this series, I take you from the basics
through some nifty features that should make you wonder why you use
anything else to communicate (well, almost)..."
LinuxDevices.com: Snapshot of the Embedded Linux Market - May, 2003 (May 30, 2003, 07:00)
"The results of LinuxDevices.com's annual Embedded Linux Market
Survey are now in, and they provide an interesting profile of the
ascendant embedded Linux software market..."
Release Digest: KDE, May 29, 2003 (May 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE app: QHacc :: KHacc 1.6.
Release Digest: General, May 29, 2003 (May 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's general app: QuickHelp Linux 1.1
NewsFactor: Domo Arigato, Linux Roboto (May 30, 2003, 04:00)
"Worldwide, RTLinux robots test milk, pick fruit, and handle DNA
samples, among other tasks, FSMLabs president Victor Yodaiken told
NewsFactor. A Linux real-time system is for robots that require
'very precise control over positioning,' he said..."
WinInfo: Microsoft Feeling the Office Licensing Pinch (May 30, 2003, 02:30)
"Regardless, the question remained: What would happen if some
entity--a company, individual, or group of programmers--cloned the
10 percent of Office that most people actually used and then
offered the product to the public for free or for significantly
less money than Microsoft Office...?"
LinuxWorld: Why the Best for Linux is Still to Come (May 30, 2003, 01:00)
"While conspiracy theories are fun, Joe Barr is certain of two
things. One is that Linux is going to continue its inexorable march
to the desktop. The second is that the Microsoft monopoly is not
going to go gentle into that good night..."
LWN.net: A Couple of SCO Amusements (May 30, 2003, 00:00)
LWN.net has a blurb with links to SCO's annual report that may
further explain the SCO-Novell-UNIX relationship, as well as a link
to a humorous pictoral summary of recent SCO-related events,
starring none other than Roscoe P. Coltrane as SCO.