Developer Linux News for Feb 20, 2001
AsiaBizTech: Canon Distributes Free Downloadable Printer Driver for Linux (Feb 20, 2001, 22:47)
"The driver will be available on Canon's three printer models,
"BJ F870," "BJ F860" and "BJ F850." The company is planning to
increase driver-ready models, and to provide three kinds of
Enterprise Linux Today: MigraTEC Adds Linux Expertise, Services to Migration Center (Feb 20, 2001, 22:23)
"Migration outsourcing yields time-to-market advantages of
LinuxWorld: An interview with Bjarne Stroustrup [Creator of C++] (Feb 20, 2001, 21:38)
"Object-oriented languages have been around since the late
1960s. Yet, the object-oriented revolution took place more than two
decades later. How do you explain this delay and which conclusions
can we draw from it?"
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.19pre14 (Feb 20, 2001, 20:22)
LinuxToday.com.au: Dastardly Deeds or Business as Usual? MS Influence on Corel (Feb 20, 2001, 18:58)
"...a Microsoft controlled company is going to play a major role
in the development of Wine. Is anyone looking at the antitrust
implications of that?"
LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: X Is For Xim--Just Kidding, It's For Xfce (Feb 20, 2001, 18:15)
Brian Proffitt concludes his grand tour of Linux window managers
with a look at Xcfe, a GTK+-based window manager that is made to
resemble the CDE environment for UNIX. He also interviews Xfce lead
developer Olivier Fourdan, who drops a little bombshell: the future
of Xfce will include voice recognition, as Fourdan will be using
IBM Via Voice SDK to create a new module for Xfwm that will allow
people to drive the window manager with a microphone.
Linux.com: Kernel 2.4 Ascends the Palmtop (and Other Handhelds) (Feb 20, 2001, 16:23)
"Support for typical embedded and palm-top chips, and support
for the flash memory devices and additional file-systems which make
development simpler are all new with 2.4. The two primary
file-systems making embedded devices happier are cramfs, and ramfs
which both allow filesystems to be created within RAM."
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.1-ac19 (Feb 20, 2001, 08:06)
"An innovation a day keeps the monopolist away"
Linux-World Danmark: Win4Lin Desktop 2.0 Review (Feb 20, 2001, 08:00)
"Win4Lin is a program that allows you to install and run Windows
95/98 under Linux. With Windows up and running (from within Linux)
you can easily add all your favorite Windows applications just like
you would with a regular installation of Windows."
MozillaQuest: Mozilla Milestone 0.8 Browser-Suite RPM Builds Released (Feb 20, 2001, 07:34)
"At 6.4-MB, the Mozilla 0.8 basic RPM is smaller and faster to
download than the standard 10.8-MB version. The RPM version is
easier to install than the standard version and better integrated
into the Linux operating system installation."
LinuxPR: theKompany.com Releases Kapital, a Personal Finance Manager for KDE
(Feb 20, 2001, 07:11)
"Kapital has everything you need for managing all your personal
Zope Weekly News for February 19, 2001 (Feb 20, 2001, 05:15)
"Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and
interesting events which have occurred on the various Zope mailing
lists and the Zope.org site."