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Developer Linux News for Oct 26, 2001

  • IBM developerWorks: Preview of the [anygui] project (2001-10-26 23:32:03)
    "A very interesting project in the Python world has entered early development. The [anygui] project is intended as a wrapper API for a large number of underlying graphic toolkits. Once fully developed, a Python programmer will be able to call a common [anygui] function -- for example, to create a window -- then have the "best available" toolkit do the work. On Windows, the Win32 API might be used (or wxWindows); on MacOS, native calls; on BeOS, Bethon; on Linux, TKinter or GTK; on a telnet screen, ncurses -- all depending on what is installed and available on a given machine."

  • ConsultingTimes: A New Star is Born: StarOffice 6 Rises to the Desktop Challenge (2001-10-26 21:36:52)
    "As the opening salvo in our StarOffice/OpenOffice series, ConsultingTimes is delighted to present an exclusive interview with Iyer Venkatesan, the StarOffice product manager. He gives us an inside look at how Sun is positioning StarOffice, the target audience, key development goals, and other issues that are sure to be of interest."

  • Linux 2.4.14-pre2 Released (2001-10-26 20:31:00)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.13-ac2 (2001-10-26 18:18:32)
    "The usual warnings apply. This is an initial merge against 2.4.13. The patches are still getting smaller which is good."

  • BrowserWatch: Microsoft to non-MS Browsers: Access Not Denied (2001-10-26 16:31:36)
    Microsoft has changed its tune regarding non-Microsoft browsers and MSN, noting that while browsers besides Internet Explorer will be allowed to access the service, they'll enjoy "slightly degraded" performance. Also within, Opera's press release regarding the issue: they're particularly irked about claims MS made regarding XHTML support.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.13-ac1 (2001-10-26 15:21:17)
    "The usual warnings apply. This is an initial merge against 2.4.13. The patches are still getting smaller which is good."

  • LinuxWorld.com: Open source programmers stink at error handling (2001-10-26 10:55:02)
    "I'll be blunt. Open source programmers need to stop being so darned lazy about error handling. That obviously doesn't include all open source programmers. You know who you are."

  • Tuxia Labs: New nxzilla release (2001-10-26 05:20:16)
    "Tuxia Labs are pleased to announce a new release of NxZilla, a set of libraries that allow Mozilla to be used with a Nano-X server. This release includes a number of improvements over the last release, including True type font support, image alpha and scaling improvements, as well as UI and general bug fixes."