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Developer Linux News for Oct 23, 2001

  • LinuxProgramming: Borland Announces Kylix 2 (2001-10-23 23:50:19)
    "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 (2001-10-23 14:01:20)
    "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. (2001-10-23 08:42:57)
    "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."