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Developer Linux News for May 01, 2001

  • GNOME: Bonobo-Media 0.2: Funky Monkey (2001-05-01 23:00:19)
    "Bonobo-Media is a set of Bonobo interfaces and a GTK+/libbonobo-based implementation for the the control of generic multimedia playback. It currently supports audio and video streams. Support for tuners is also planned."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.4-ac3 (2001-05-01 22:05:06)
    "Fix hang on boot with SMP, and fixes a few more uglies too. Add another species of SB AWE 32. Tidy up APM options setting, add module SE401 USB camera driver. ACPI updates."

  • Microsoft says Corel deal leaves Linux unscathed (2001-05-01 20:51:58)
    File it under "from the horse's mouth": Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is quoted by Reuters as saying "Corel is free to do whatever it wants with Linux."

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #8 by Aaron J. Seigo (2001-05-01 20:10:04)
    KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • LinuxProgramming: PHP 4.0.5 Released (2001-05-01 19:36:31)
    vmlinuz reports that PHP 4.0.5 has been released. The new release includes many bug fixes from PHP 4.0.4, as well as output compression, new experimental FastCGI support, and significantly improved thread-safe versions.

  • LinuxProgramming: Intel Releases Beta Fortran Compiler for Linux (2001-05-01 18:13:38)
    Intel has released beta copies of its Fortran Compiler for Linux. The software is available under two licenses: one a node-locked license allowing installation on a single machine, another allowing users to float between workstations, providing the ability to check an instance out over a network connection.

  • ZDNet: Heat is on Windows: Samba 2.2 now supports range of Microsoft OSes (2001-05-01 17:33:02)
    Jeremy Allison of the Samba Team wrote in to let us know about ZDNet's review of the recently released Samba 2.2. The reviewer seems to like it, going so far as to award it an Analyst's Choice Award and contribute to AlkaSeltzer sales in Redmond by offering that it "offers enough functionality to be a Windows NT Server replacement for many organizations, especially in smaller stand-alone offices. "

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #93 by Brian Vincent (2001-05-01 16:15:46)
    Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.4-ac2 (2001-05-01 12:24:33)
    "This release is mostly meant for further eyes to check for merge errors. It boots but thats about all I'd guarantee. I plan to do just the fixups for 2.4.4 bugs and then back out some of the existing changes that don't help much - notably some of the VM tuning isnt gaining us anything but multiple bad implementations."

  • LinuxPlanet: Ximian GNOME 1.4: The Monkey Has Landed (2001-05-01 03:45:45)
    After nearly a month of waiting, Ximian has packaged up and rolled out its version of the GNOME desktop. In order to take GNOME to the next level, Ximian addresses not only the polish of the overall desktop environment, but the usability issues presented in getting the software onto an end user's machine in the first place. In the first of a two-part look, Michael Hall examines getting and installing Ximian GNOME 1.4 on Red Hat, Debian, and Progeny systems, with a special eye to straightening out a few bugs and snags he found along the way.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.4-ac1 (2001-05-01 02:28:59)
    "This release is mostly meant for further eyes to check for merge errors. It boots but thats about all I'd guarantee. I plan to do just the fixups for 2.4.4 bugs and then back out some of the existing changes that don't help much - notably some of the VM tuning isnt gaining us anything but multiple bad implementations."

  • LinuxProgramming: First beta of JPE, the Java-Python Extension, released (2001-05-01 01:48:45)
    JPE is at once a Python module (named 'java') providing access to all Java services from Python, and a Java package (named 'python') providing access to all Python services from Java.