Developer Linux News for Aug 23, 2000
LinuxPR: New KDE Desktop Beta For Linux Released
"Fourth Beta Preview of Leading Desktop for Linux and Other
AllLinuxDevices: Weekly Roundup, August 23, 2000 (2000-08-23 22:10:15)
"What a week! LinuxWorld wraps up, Transmeta files for their
IPO, Intel confesses to a "fear of new technology", and the
GNOME/KDE "war" (we're more inclined to call it a trollfest) rages
BW: AbleCommerce launches AuctionBuilder for Linux and Solaris (2000-08-23 20:42:00)
"With companies such as IBM and Dell embracing Linux, it was
natural for AbleCommerce to develop AuctionBuilder on this
LinuxWorld: Practical XML with Linux, Part 2: A survey of tools (2000-08-23 19:46:03)
"The most amazing thing about XML's incredible rise, which I
think has been quicker than that of the PC, Java, or even the Web,
is the fact that it is still as open as ever."
LinuxWorld: Gaming in the third dimension (2000-08-23 19:34:25)
"Loki is known among Linux gamers for cool 3D games. But there
is a certain amount you must know to properly install and configure
those games. Read on and learn the tricks the painless way -- by
watching someone else's mistakes."
ZDNet: K-Meleon browser part Mozilla, part IE (2000-08-23 18:39:20)
"Not to be confused with Galeon -- the light GNOME browser based
on Gecko -- K-Meleon is billed as "the Windows answer to Galeon,"
according to the K-Meleon Web site."
ZDNet: GNOME on the range (2000-08-23 17:29:57)
"...none of this politico-marketing posturing folderol really
matters. You see, the business about history being doomed to repeat
has a rather large salt lick of truth to it. And the important
lesson learnt waaay back in the 1980s is that human-interface
AllLinuxDevices: Editor's Note: Give the Trolls a Gold Medal (2000-08-23 17:18:34)
"And if we do all, somehow, decide that corporate fiat is enough
for us and silently embrace GNOME? Then we've forfeited the spirit
of independence we've so long pointed to when explaining what makes
our community unique."
UPDATED: LinuxPlanet: Conned by the Gnomes [revised with Stallman comment] (2000-08-23 14:36:24)
"OK, so CDE didn't change the world, and it barely changed
anything in the UNIX world. For those too young to remember, CDE
was an attempt by an industry consortium to create a common desktop
environment across UNIX versions. "
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, It's Off to War We Go (2000-08-23 14:18:12)
"It's only natural that there should be friction between KDE and
Gnome, the competing Linux desktops. Gnome was, after all, created
primarily because KDE, relying as it does on a semi-proprietary
toolkit, was deemed politically incorrect by those devoted to the
interpretation of right and wrong promulgated by the Free Software
Boston Globe: A user-friendly face lift for Linux [Helix Code GNOME] (2000-08-23 11:31:14)
"Linux is not pretty - at least not in its natural state. But
lately, the upstart operating system has been getting a face lift,
and Nat Friedman likes the look of it."
Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0test7-pre7 (2000-08-23 09:22:49)
Ok, getting close to the real test7.
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch: Corel going south? Cowpland leaving can mean only one thing (2000-08-23 09:19:06)
"It's one thing for Linux companies to have low share prices and
little revenue early in their public lives, but it's quite another
to see an established company go down after having looked to Linux
to save it."