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Developer Linux News for Aug 31, 2001

  • New York Times: Russian Programmer Enters Plea (Sklyarov Pleads 'Not Guilty') (Aug 31, 2001, 20:22)
    "Dmitri Sklyarov, the first person to be indicted under a 1998 digital copyright law, pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal court in San Jose, Calif., to four counts of trafficking in illegal technology and one count of conspiracy."

  • KDE: KMail - Important announcement for users of KMail 1.0.x / KDE 1.x (Aug 31, 2001, 16:39)
    Daniel Naber sent us a reminder of the message he sent out some time ago regarding a bug in KMail 1.0.x that will cause it to stop working correctly after September 9, 2001 (an unhappy result of the passing of the 1 billionth second since the Unix epoch.) We pass it along for readers who haven't updated yet.

  • Mosix 1.3.0 for kernel 2.4.9 released (Aug 31, 2001, 10:16)
    Mosix adds clustering capabilities to the Linux kernel: "We just released Mosix 1.3.0 for kernel 2.4.9 (and yes, I know 2.4.10 is going to be out soon, but this is a never-ending game :-)"

  • XFree Developer Says Trident To Close Chipset Documentation, Company Denies Claim (Aug 31, 2001, 08:48)
    Possibly an item to file under "rumor control," possibly a story of a company changing its ways after a sharp response: In a message to the XFree86 Xpert mailing list, Egbert Eich announced that chipmaker Trident is halting its practice of sharing chipset documentation for X driver development. However, a mail sent from Trident's VP of Marketing says nothing has changed in terms of the company's relationship with open source projects, and appears to indicate that while the company will continue to be require NDA's of developers, it will continue to provide documentation.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac5 (Aug 31, 2001, 00:37)
    Changelog, links within.

  • NewsForge: Review: New Linux software runs Windows browser plugins (Aug 31, 2001, 00:30)
    "Installation and configuration were so simple, in fact, that I tested the setup process on more than one computer just to be certain that this wasn't a fluke. It wasn't, although a few times I ran into a problems with Netscape not picking up file associations or recognizing the QuickTime plugin. Every time, entering a few bits of information in CrossOver's Association dialog frame solved the problem."