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Developer Linux News for Oct 27, 2001

  • kerneltrap.org: XFS, kdb, kbuild 2.5, ksymops, modutils... Keith Owens Interview (2001-10-27 17:20:46)
    "Kerneltrap interviews Keith Owens this week, an experienced kernel hacker who has long contributed to the Linux kernel. His contributions include updating ksymoops and modutils, both of which he maintains. He also works on kbuild 2.5. Earlier, he built the original Integrated Kernel Debugging patch. He's also working on kdb and XFS."

  • Linux 2.4.14-pre3 Released. (2001-10-27 16:56:52)
    Changelog, links within.

  • LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: In-Depth With StarOffice Filters (2001-10-27 06:11:39)
    Interoperability is critical to Open/StarOffice's survival in a Microsoft-dominated office software world, and file filters are the feature on which Open/StarOffice's success in that arena will be measured. Brian Proffitt goes in-depth with the developer who heads up the OpenOffice file filtering efforts and learns where the project is still lacking, why Microsoft's own file formats lead to a hidden quagmire of stale data, and why OpenOffice provides a more secure alternative, even when it's exporting to Word's .doc format.

  • LinuxProgramming: Perl and Python for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Now Shipping (2001-10-27 05:02:51)
    "Perl and Python programmers can now leverage the power of the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and rapidly create, edit, debug and run programs with Visual Perl and Visual Python. Both these tools also have features that let programmers quickly build and consume XML Web services."

  • SuSE Security Announcement: kernel (2001-10-27 00:19:05)
    "The SuSE Linux kernel is a standard kernel, enhanced with a set of additional drivers and other improvements, to suit the end-user's demand for a great variety of drivers for all kind of hardware. Two security related problems have been found in both the 2.2 and 2.4 series kernels."