Linux News for Jun 30, 2004
LinuxDevices: Consumer Linux Confab Turns One, Releases Spec (Jun 30, 2004, 23:30)
"The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) celebrated its
one-year anniversary today by releasing its first Specification and
ITBusiness.ca: PartnerNet VARs Embrace Novell's Linux Push (Jun 30, 2004, 22:45)
"The head of a B.C. Linux reseller says it was a 'no-brainer' to
become a Novell partner after the software vendor bought one of the
biggest open source operating system distributions earlier this
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Minister Spreads Good Word about Linux to Nonprofits (Jun 30, 2004, 22:00)
"Ordained minister Don Parris has plenty of experience spreading
the good word--about Linux..."
Bisnis.com: Five Ministers Support IGOS (Jun 30, 2004, 21:15)
"Five ministers of the present cabinet confirmed that they would
support the movement of Indonesia Go Open Source (IGOS) that would
be declared on June 30..."
Gentoo Linux Advisory: Pavuk (Jun 30, 2004, 21:14)
"Pavuk contains a bug potentially allowing an attacker to run
CRM Daily: PeopleSoft Supports Linux with EnterpriseOne (Jun 30, 2004, 20:30)
"PeopleSoft has announced a new tools package that will allow
its EnterpriseOne suite to run on the Linux and WebLogic
Novell: Novell Announces Availability of Mono 1.0 (Jun 30, 2004, 19:45)
"Novell today announced the availability of Mono 1.0, an open
source development platform based on the .NET framework..."
internetnews.com: James Gosling, Creator of Java (Jun 30, 2004, 19:00)
"Internetnews.com sat down with Gosling just before [JavaOne] to
talk about the controversial topic of open sourcing Java, as well
as J2SE 'Tiger,' the latest version of NetBeans, JINI and his fans
Silicon.com: Microsoft: Europe is Key Linux Battleground (Jun 30, 2004, 17:30)
"Microsoft has dismissed high-profile European government
defections to Linux, such as the city of Munich, but admitted
Europe will be a key battleground in the ongoing Windows versus
LinuxElectrons: Mozilla Foundation Announces More Open, Scriptable Plugins (Jun 30, 2004, 16:00)
"...[T]he Mozilla Foundation, in collaboration with Apple,
Macromedia, Opera, and Sun Microsystems are working to extend the
Netscape Plugin Application Program Interface..."
LinuxInsider: Eric S. Raymond: Sun 'Thrashing' for Direction (Jun 30, 2004, 15:15)
"'I expect the thrashing to continue for a while until they
settle on a business model for the future...'"
PR: Mississippi Deploys Linux Law Enforcement System (Jun 30, 2004, 14:30)
IBM is announcing the deployment of "the Mississippi Automated
System Project (ASP), a mobile data infrastructure that links local
law enforcement and public safety agencies in a single database..."
Press release within.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Novell Pledges to Continue Close Ties to Linux Community (Jun 30, 2004, 13:45)
"Goodwill has been heaped upon the new kid on the Linux block,
Novell Inc., since it pledged its full-fledged devotion to the OS
and the community via recent high-profile acquisitions and internal
Linux Journal: Automating Builds on Linux (Jun 30, 2004, 13:00)
"Why nightly builds improve code integrity and how to
incorporate them into your product's lifecycle..."
WebProNews: Lost Root Password (Linux) (Jun 30, 2004, 11:30)
"A while back I installed Fedora on a system here, and today I
wanted to look at something and... what was the root password? Hmm,
not that... how about?... nope, well it must be... darn...!"
LinuxWorld: TeamQuest Announces Support for IBM zSeries Utilizing SUSE LINUX (Jun 30, 2004, 10:00)
"The TeamQuest technology solution further enhances the
optimizing and performance functionality of the IBM zSeries for
customers who rely upon the SUSE LINUX Platform..."
LinuxDevices: Tiny SBC Aims to Free Linux Device Designers from Core Chores (Jun 30, 2004, 08:30)
"In September, Kontron will release a powerful, fanless
RISC-based SBC (single board computer) designed to enable Linux and
VxWorks device developers to concentrate on product design and
NewsForge: How to Create OpenOffice.org Forms (Jun 30, 2004, 07:00)
"This article is excerpted from the recently published book
OOsSwitch: 501 Things You Wanted To Know About Switching to
OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office..."
developerWorks: Five Easy-to-Use Performance Tools for Linux on PowerPC (Jun 30, 2004, 06:15)
"This article describes Performance Inspector, which contains a
suite of performance tools for Linux. The author describes how to
download and install the required software and tools, and how to
collect performance data..."
Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (Jun 29) (Jun 30, 2004, 05:30)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Release Digest: KDE, June 29, 2004 (Jun 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: RMT-Installer (Kommander 1.0beta5) 1.0,
KHTMLScrub 0.3.1, kmp3burn 0.2.5, Filelight 1.0-beta2, and KRename
Release Digest: GNOME, June 29, 2004 (Jun 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME app: fewnn 0.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, June 29, 2004 (Jun 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Quantian 0.5.9.2, tinysofa enterprise
server 2.0-pre1, and Hiweed Desktop 0.3 RC1.
KernelTrap: Linux: Choosing A CPU Scheduler (Jun 30, 2004, 04:00)
"Those interested in testing the various efforts focused on
improving Linux desktop performance may wish to try the patches
available from the CPU Scheduler Evaluation project page..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Who Wrote Linux? Oh Gosh, Is Linux Really IGOS? (Jun 30, 2004, 02:30)
"I can't believe these guys expect anyone to believe their
stories! Isn't it a lot more believable that I wrote Linux while
birding in Finland...?"
Mandrakelinux Advisories: libpng, apache, apache2 (Jun 30, 2004, 02:29)
Three security advisories from Mandrakesoft.
tinysofa Advisory: apache/httpd (Jun 30, 2004, 02:28)
"A remote exploit has been discovered in the Apache HTTP server
which allows an attacker to cause the server to allocate increasing
amounts of memory until system memory is exhausted or until process
limits are reached..."
ONLamp: Open Source Java: No Magic Pixie Dust (Jun 30, 2004, 01:45)
"So is 'a new community and development model' codespeak for
open source? Even if the panel description doesn't make it clear,
that's what everyone is expecting..."
ZDNet: When Standards Don't Apply (Jun 30, 2004, 01:00)
"When is a standard not a standard? Technology users are
pondering that conundrum more and more as the industry moves to
LinuxInsider: Shocking Behavior and Smart Open-Source Policy (Jun 30, 2004, 00:15)
"I'm reminded of that scene every time I hear about responsible
companies turning a blind eye to the internal use of open-source
software by their employees..."