Developer Linux News for Nov 26, 2001
KernelTrap: Interview With OpenBSD Creator: Theo de Raadt (2001-11-26 23:12:49)
"[Compared to Linux] I feel that OpenBSD development is
evolutionary instead of revolutionary, and suspect that since our
development methodology is so radically different at a fundamental
level, that it will result in many obvious differences for the user
community -- a long list full of contentious things which I prefer
not to write up."
Kernel Cousin Wine #109 by Brian Vincent (2001-11-26 21:17:35)
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.
Kernel Traffic #143 by Zack Brown (2001-11-26 20:10:43)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
The Register: Galeon zips while Mozilla slips
"We've found Galeon to be horribly addictive for a while now,
and it's the only Linux application we truly miss when away from
the OS. (There are lots of UI features we miss away from a non-*nix
box, but this is probably the only app)."
Candidate Stallman Responds to GNOME Foundation Board Questions (2001-11-26 17:44:41)
Richard Stallman has answered the questions presented to GNOME
Foundation Board candidates (voting deadline is tomorrow),
explaining his perspective on the relationship between GNOME and
the broader GNU project.
LinuxProgramming: This week in DotGNU - no 6 (November 24, 2001) (2001-11-26 17:15:38)
This week: phpGroupware becomes part of DotGNU, PNetMark
benchmark application for Portable.NET released, Version 1.9.1 of
GNU Common C++ released, and Disability Impact Statements.
Opera 6.0 for Linux Technology Preview Released (2001-11-26 16:52:02)
Opera has released a technology preview of Opera 6.0 for Linux.
The announcement with a list of what's new is within.
Kernel Cousin GNUe #4 by Peter Sullivan (2001-11-26 16:42:28)
Weekly summary of the GNU Enterprise Project, "Putting the
'Free' back in 'free enterprise'."
Linux 2.4.16 Released (2001-11-26 16:18:42)
Changelog, link within.
LinuxPower.org: Interview with GNOME hacker Rodney Dawes (2001-11-26 12:36:59)
"One of the people working extremely hard at realizing his own
dream for the Linux desktop is Rodney Dawes. At daytime he is a
faithful employee at Ximian working on making sure that the
packages in Red Carpet are up to date. At night he is working hard
to make his GNU/Elysium Linux distribution a reality."
Linus Torvalds: Comments on Kernel Releases (2001-11-26 10:03:51)
Linus Torvalds provides some commentary regarding the perceived
quality of kernel releases, the pace of development, and problems
with bug-hunting: "The problem with any big release is that the
people you really want to test it won't test it until it is stable,
and you cannot make it stable before you have lots of testers. A
basic chicken-and-egg problem, in short."
AbiWord 0.9.5 Released (2001-11-26 05:13:03)
The last release of AbiWord before 1.0 is out: "Highlights
include: Command Line Printing, Normal Mode, Thesaurus ,Dictionary
support, All image type support (these last three via plugins) ,
Header/Footers for first/last/facing pages, Dynamic Toolbars (drag
and drop toolbar icons) for Unix/Gnome. Plus lots of other stuff