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Developer Linux News for Apr 18, 2001

  • LinuxProgramming Links for April 18, 2001 (Apr 18, 2001, 23:59)
    Here's a rundown of all the release information, articles, and tutorials for the day from LinuxProgramming. Your chance to catch up on all the latest news from LProg in one place.

  • ZDNet: The thrill in the eXPerience is gone (Apr 18, 2001, 22:30)
    "Lastly, we should not forget GNU, FSF and the rest of open source. There's not a day that goes by that Linux doesn't tear into the market head first with new innovation. As a Linux developer I can tell you honestly the Linux OS is not only getting better, it also currently crucifies Windows in availability and features. BSD, forget it with almost full Linux compatibility BSD is screaming with available software and hardware compatibility."

  • Linux Documentation Project Weekly News: April 17 (Apr 18, 2001, 21:39)
    Among the new and updated Linux HOWTOs: Network Boot and Exotic Root HOWTO and Apache Overview HOWTO.

  • LinuxProgramming: Pango-0.15 released (Apr 18, 2001, 18:30)
    "Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization. It forms the core of text and font handling for GTK+-2.0."

  • LinuxProgramming: Bonobo 1.0.2 Released (Apr 18, 2001, 18:18)
    The Bonobo folks have made some small changes to Bonobo since the initial 1.0 release. Here's the scoop.

  • LinuxProgramming: GTK+-1.3.4 released (Apr 18, 2001, 16:52)
    "The API is mostly frozen at this point. Major API changes beyond the remaining open '2.0 API freeze' bugs in bugzilla are unlikely to occur before GTK+-2.0 is released."

  • LinuxProgramming: GLib-1.3.4 released (Apr 18, 2001, 15:55)
    "If you install this version, do NOT replace your current GLib with it. You should be able to install it alongside your current GLib without disturbing your current GLib installation."

  • LinuxProgramming: Tcl-based Units Conversion Library 1.0 released (Apr 18, 2001, 15:39)
    The units conversion library provides a conversion facility from a variety of scientific and engineering shorthand notations into floating point numbers. This allows application developers to easily convert value strings like "9.2 meters/second" and "20 miles/hour" into uniformly scaled floating point numbers.

  • The Register: Motion Picture Ass. launches Gnutella offensive (Apr 18, 2001, 14:22)
    "The Motion Picture Association Of America has begun targeting Gnutella users, having successfully seen off Scour. The Ass. has started contacting US ISPs and university network administrators to warn them that some of their users are illegally sharing copyright movie material."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Something for Everybody (Apr 18, 2001, 12:49)
    OS/2 is back from the dead in the form of eCommerceStation with a fascinating new software management tool called Wise Machine. What's that got to do with Linux? According to Dennis Powell, it may be pointing the way to sensible management of packages built from source. His call for a "super package manager" within.

  • LinuxProgramming: Multi-entry widget package Mentry 2.0 released (Apr 18, 2001, 02:30)
    Mentry is a multi-entry widget package for Tcl.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.3-ac9 (Apr 18, 2001, 00:30)
    "VIA users should test this kernel carefully. It has what are supposed to be the right fixes for the VIA hardware bugs. Obviously the right fixes are not as tested as the deduced ones. You may well need to 'make clean' before building -ac8 as the GDT layout has changed a little."