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Developer Linux News for Feb 11, 2002

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18-pre9-ac1 (Feb 11, 2002, 23:26)
    Changelog, link within.

  • LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Between the Sheets with Siag (Feb 11, 2002, 22:38)
    Like programming in Scheme? If so, you may like Siag -- a spreadsheet with so many Scheme affinities the language gets a mention in its name: Scheme in a Grid. Brian Proffitt reports you can use this off-beat offering's C-like expressions to build something as simplistic as a custom function... or an applet as complex as a Web server.

  • openMosix 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 for Linux Kernels 2.4.14 and 2.4.16 Released (Feb 11, 2002, 19:15)
    "For thousands of users Mosix has been a reliable, fast and cost efficient clustering platform. There are hundreds of Mosix installations in life sciences, finance, industry, high tech, research and government environments. The goal of openMosix is to give to these users a continued support and an up-to-date platform."

  • Interview with GNOME hacker Daniel Veillard (Feb 11, 2002, 15:06)
    "Daniel, a long time contributor to free software including developing, gives his views on GNOME. As a recently re-elected GNOME Foundation Director he has had a long period of exposure to the direction the enviromnent. He covers how he got involved in GNOME, work he has done for the project and what he thinks the role of the Foundation is."

  • Open Magazine: High CManship (Feb 11, 2002, 11:56)
    "Intel's C++ Compilers for Linux and Windows smoke GNU C and MS Visual C++ in number crunching benchmarks."

  • Linux 2.5.4 Released (Feb 11, 2002, 05:54)
    Changelog, link within.

  • 2.5 Now Has Preemptible Kernel (Feb 11, 2002, 00:37)
    "Robert Love's preemptible kernel patch has made it into the main 2.5 development tree as a compile time option."