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Developer Linux News for Jun 16, 2001

  • Linux Programming: Qt 2.3.1 Released (Jun 16, 2001, 19:30)
    Qt 2.3.1 is a bugfix release. It keeps both forward and backward compatibility (source and binary) with Qt 2.3.0

  • Community: Linux/VAX gets shell prompt (Jun 16, 2001, 16:59)
    "The linux-vax porting team is happy to announce that the Linux kernel now boots to a shell prompt, on the DEC VAX architecture (Digital Equipment Corporation, now owned by Compaq). The kernel boots successfully on a MicroVAX 3100 model 38, with more models close to booting."

  • gcombust 0.1.45 Review (Jun 16, 2001, 15:00)
    CD burners are popular toys, but a lot of people are put off by some of the traditional command-line tools out there for them. FirstLinux takes a quick look at the GTK+-based gcombust, which rolls a lot of functionality into a single package, including creation of ISO images, wav-to-CD, label generation, and burning from the hard drive with no intermediate ISO creation for the space-strapped.

  • ZDNet: Microsoft is not the enemy (Jun 16, 2001, 12:00)
    ZDNet's Henry Kingman has a Pogo moment as he meets the enemy and discovers it isn't Microsoft, it's the need to dominate computing... Linux enthusiasts who didn't catch the tongue-in-cheek part of "world domination," too.