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Developer Linux News for Oct 31, 2001

  • InfoWorld: [Open Source is] Already a contender (2001-10-31 21:05:32)
    "Although it is true that much of the history of open-source development has been marked by the effort to create features found in other platforms, this has far more to do with the time line than the Linux community's ability to innovate. As with any new venture launched into a field with many established competitors, Linux needed to first reach the baseline established by the competition before focusing entirely on innovation."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.20-pre12 (2001-10-31 18:02:02)
    "Final pieces. This tree will become 2.2.20 at the weekend unless something absolutely critical comes up."

  • AbiWord Weekly News #66 by Jesper Skov (2001-10-31 10:45:55)
    "Back after a small vacation, this issue of AWN is delayed by a week. Development progressed as usual though, and we gained a few new (user visible) features and some bug fixes. There's also plan for a feature freeze after the 0.9.5 release."

  • LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Oct 29) (2001-10-31 09:52:15)
    All the latest news from the Tcl world.

  • MozillaNews: Netscape 6.2 First Thoughts (2001-10-31 08:56:47)
    "...This is the first version of Netscape since 4.7x that I would recommend to a friend. Prior to this version, I would usually recommend either the currently Mozilla milestone build or a Mozilla Nightly build. I think Netscape 6.x has finally arrived at a commercial quality state. If the quality and features keep progressing at the current speed, and that is likely considering the advancments already in the Mozilla nightlies, then Netscape has a good chance of regaining market share from IE."

  • Linus "128MB of RAM and 1GB into swap, and happy" Torvalds: Linux 2.4.14-pre6 (2001-10-31 08:12:29)
    "...I'd _really_ like to know of any VM loads that show bad behaviour. If you have a pet peeve about the VM, now is the time to speak up. Because otherwise I think I'm done."

  • VA Linux to Drop 'Linux' From Name to Become 'VA Software Corp' (2001-10-31 02:12:01)
    VA Linux has asked shareholders to approve a change of name to 'VA Software Corp.'