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Developer Linux News for Jun 01, 2001

  • Eric S. Raymond: Microsoft and the Big Lie (2001-06-01 21:20:45)
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, ESR has an opinion about Mr. Ballmer's outburst today regarding Linux's carcinogenic ways: "In the last three months, Jim Allchin and Craig Mundie and Steve Ballmer have launched a classic Big Lie campaign against open source. They have described it as "un-American", "a destroyer", and "a cancer". They have deliberately confused the GPL with non-infectious open-source licenses, and they have deliberately confused active combination of code with passive aggregation of data. They have lied, and lied, and lied again."

  • LinuxProgramming: Zope 2.4.0 alpha 1 released (2001-06-01 16:13:40)
    There's a slew of new features in Zope 2.4, including: support for Python 2.1; new restricted execution architecture; WebDAV Level 2 locking support; new "WebDAV Access" permission; a new built-in 'Authenticated' role; product refresh without restart during development; and new "drop-in indexes" support for ZCatalog.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac6 (2001-06-01 13:15:49)
    "In terms of going through the code audit almost all the sound drivers still need fixing to lock against format changes during a read/write. Poll creating and starting a buffer as write does and also mmap during write, write during an mmap."

  • KDE 2.2alpha2 is Out (2001-06-01 02:49:12)
    The KDE project has released KDE 2.2alpha2. Changelog between KDE 2.1 and 2.2, download links, and additional information within.