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Developer Linux News for Oct 22, 2000

  • Wine: It Gets Better With Age (Oct 22, 2000, 23:32)
    "Then, in a recent column I listed a number of Windows applications that I'd like to see ported to Linux. Some readers responded saying that thanks to Wine, a native version of, say, Quicken, wasn't necessary."

  • LWN: Sharing the Dream of Flight (Oct 22, 2000, 20:19)
    "The FlightGear project is collaboratively developing a flight simulator under the leadership of Curtis Olson."

  • Sun dances the dance, pours the source (Oct 22, 2000, 19:39)
    "Weighing in at over 9 million lines of code, the release classes as the biggest ever gift of code to the community by a corporation, and fulfills the wishes of thousands of developers worldwide, who have been clambering to get their mitts on StarOffice."

  • O'Reilly Network: Python Roadmap (Oct 22, 2000, 18:35)
    "How does Stackless Python fit into Python's future? To understand that, we first need to see where the Python programming language is headed."

  • Python-dev summary: October 1-16, 2000 (Oct 22, 2000, 16:38)
    "Python 2.0final was released on October 16...The python-dev traffic in the two weeks leading up to that announcement continued to be primarily focused on particular small bugs and how to fix them. Now that 2.0 is out, though, the CVS tree will be reopened for larger changes."

  • LinuxWorld: LDPS 1.0 lays an egg - Developers can safely ignore this specification (Oct 22, 2000, 14:16)
    "Linux Standard Base has not met its own stated goals with LDPS 1.0, as ncurses incompatibilities demonstrate. Furthermore, the inadequacy of the standard doesn't seem influenced by the distributors."

  • O'Reilly Network: Python 2.0 and Beyond (Oct 22, 2000, 13:01)
    "Python 2.0 was released this week. The announcement slipped quietly into the comp.lang.python newsgroup. Without breaking stride, Jeremy Hylton of the development team posted PEP 226, an informational Python Enhancement Proposal, describing the release schedule for 2.1."