Developer Linux News for Oct 23, 2001
LinuxProgramming: Borland Announces Kylix 2
"Kylix 2 features BizSnap, WebSnap and DataSnap to form a fully
integrated set of visual tools with advanced compiler technology
and re-usable software components. With these components, Kylix 2
users can easily exchange and manipulate XML documents, integrate
applications across the Internet, and additional functionality from
Web Service platforms including .Net and BizTalk from Microsoft,
and ONE from Sun Microsystems."
Kernel Cousin Wine #106 by Brian Vincent (2001-10-23 22:00:44)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
Kernel Cousin KDE #22 by Aaron J. Seigo (2001-10-23 16:03:31)
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.
Ximian Rolls out the Red Carpet for Opera (2001-10-23 15:20:22)
Opera Software ASA, the developer of the Opera Web browser, has
joined with Ximian to deliver its Opera for Linux Web browser
through the Ximian Red Carpet Program.
LinuxWorld.com: Linux library loader stirs Borland complaint
"Thorpe's first complaint is that the loader doesn't report
return codes reflecting the results of library initialization to
the calling program. Borland didn't know that when they wrote
Kylix. They assumed that it did. Now that they have found out that
loader Linux uses behaves differently than Windows does, they
pronounce it a bug."
GNOME Foundation: Procedures/Timeline for 2001 GNOME Foundation Elections (2001-10-23 09:53:41)
"The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is
proud to announce the beginning of the 2001 elections for the
Foundation's Board of Directors. All eleven spots on the Board are
up for election."
LinuxWorld.com: Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S.
"Sony Computer Entertainment Inc will launch a Linux-enabled
version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market, an executive from
the company said Monday."
dot.kde.org: KDE 3.0 Multimedia Meeting (2001-10-23 07:53:57)
"Stefan Westerfeld has posted a summary of a IRC discussion held
by the KDE Multimedia team last month. Essentially a KDE 3 roadmap
for the multimedia team, the discussion covers topics ranging from
MCOP and OSS compatability to recording and video embedding."
Mozilla.org: Mozilla Bug Week - October 27th to November 4th. (2001-10-23 04:36:49)
"From Saturday October 27th to Sunday November 4th, mozilla.org
will be running a "Bug Week". Experienced Mozilla hackers will be
available to help anyone who wants to get involved with the Mozilla
code. Engineers from companies using Mozilla or Mozilla
technologies, interested onlookers, and those who are involved with
the project, but have never hacked on the code, are all welcome to
come along and get their feet wet."
WIRED: Tricky E-Voting Comes to Oz (2001-10-23 01:01:50)
A brief backgrounder on the conditions a Debian-based electronic
voting system will be facing in Australia, including Australia's
Hare-Clark election procedures and the more traditional
shortcomings of paper ballots: "...Election officials say one test
of the new system will be whether the electronic system results in
fewer uncountable ballots than that. Purvis hopes it will, since
the computers will remind voters if they fill out voting forms
incorrectly. No similar check exists for paper ballots."