Developer Linux News for Oct 30, 2000
Tcl-URL! for October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30 21:06:53)
Tcl (Tool Command Language) is used by over half a million
developers worldwide and has become a critical component in
thousands of corporations. It has a simple and programmable syntax
and can be either used as a standalone application or embedded in
application programs. Best of all, Tcl is open source so it's
eWeek: Dev tool goes open source (2000-10-30 20:40:32)
"The drive to provide enterprise developers with robust Linux
environments is gathering momentum."
eWeek: Four scripting languages speed development; JSP scores high; PHP "does the job" (2000-10-30 20:23:17)
"With our priorities of speedy development, ease of use, and a
complete and powerful API, ColdFusion really stood out. We also
recommend the use of JSP (JavaServer Pages), which is represented
here by Tomcat, as a good choice for enterprises. ASP and PHP did
the job, but they weren't our first picks."
Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test10-pre7 (2000-10-30 20:20:59)
"Ok, this one contains at least a preliminary fix for the
problem with truncate together with a concurrent page access - the
bug that causes oopses in block_read_full_page() and
Enterprise Linux Today: Software AG's Alf Goebel Discusses Tamino (2000-10-30 20:14:16)
"Software AG realized that that the golden days for proprietary
applications were drawing to a close."
Enterprise Linux Today: Macro 4 launches first Output Management solution for Linux on S/390 (2000-10-30 20:06:42)
UniQPrint gives Linux users a centralized point of control for
Boson 0.5 Released (2000-10-30 17:43:25)
"Boson is a real-time strategy game, like Command&Conquer or
StarCraft. It is designed to run on Unix (Linux) computers, uses
the QT Toolkit and the QwSpriteField library. A minimum of two
players is required, since there is no artificial intelligence yet.
Boson is still in very early development and not playable yet."
Opera.com: Opera 4.0b2 for Linux is now available (2000-10-30 17:19:10)
"Opera for Linux has been tested on RedHat Linux 6.2, Debian
Potato 2.2, Slackware 7, NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2/i386, and Linux Mandrake
7.1; we'll be releasing versions regularly now with the progress
updated. There are now also ports to other platforms working nearly
as well as the RedHat Linux 6.2 version is. We're compiling on
pretty much everything and making use of tools that are different
between platforms to make Opera work as well as possible."
Enterprise Linux Today: Tesco to use Linux in 20,000 checkout lanes in eight countries
"The three-year agreement allows Tesco to deploy the
ASP/thin-store concept initially in more than 800 stores in the
U.K., Ireland and France... The Linux-based solution will support
Tesco's global IT strategy for implementing and maintaining a
single point-of-sale system across all its 20,000 checkout lanes in
Rant Mode Equals One: Microsoft Forks Windows on Purpose (2000-10-30 13:28:49)
Paul Ferris shows how the Open Source and Free Software movement
is actually responsible for the recent heist of the Microsoft
source code. Really! No Foolin'! Honest! (Right)
LinuxPlanet: .comment: KOffice is a Good Start (2000-10-30 13:02:50)
"So yes, the framework is in place, the design intelligent and
thoughtful. The applications are a little rough-edged and limited
and it's not likely that this incarnation of KOffice will grace
many offices. But what this version does demonstrate is the
enormous potential of the KDE2 office suite. It's to be hoped that
it's enough to bring many others onto the bandwagon, producing at
last a good, fast, and free set of professional quality
productivity applications for the Linux desktop."