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Developer Linux News for Feb 13, 2002

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.5-pre1 (ALSA merged) (Feb 13, 2002, 23:06)
    "This is a _huge_ patch, mainly because it includes three big pending things: the ALSA merge (which is much smaller in the BK tree than in the patch, because a lot of them are due to renames), merging most of x86_64, and merging some PPC patches."

  • LinuxPR: Announces German and Italian Support in Latest Kapital Release (Feb 13, 2002, 22:17)
    " has now released version 0.9.7b of Kapital, our personal finance manager package for KDE and Linux. One of the big things in this release is that we have now added localization for German and Italian."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.18-rc1 (Feb 13, 2002, 21:15)
    Changelog, link within.

  • HTTP in 44k with libhttp (Feb 13, 2002, 21:03)
    "Web browsers aren't the only clients that need to talk HTTP. Get information from web servers and even load complete software updates with this tiny, easy-to-use HTTP client library which is suitable for use in embedded Linux based applications."

  • KDE 3.0beta2 Released (Feb 13, 2002, 19:59)
    "This pre-release of KDE 3.0, which follows almost two months after the release of KDE 3.0beta1, ships with the core KDE libraries, the core desktop environment, and over 100 applications from the other base KDE packages (administration, games, multimedia, network, PIM, utilities, artwork, addons, development, edutainment, bindings, etc.). KDE 3.0 is scheduled for final release early in the second quarter 2002, with one or more intervening "RC" releases preceding the final release."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18pre9-ac3 (Feb 13, 2002, 15:43)
    Changelog, link within.

  • The Open Road: Procmail (Feb 13, 2002, 15:03)
    "Most Mail User Agents (MUA) include some kind of mail filtering, but none of them holds a candle to the flexibility and power of Procmail. Procmail is one of the most powerful programs for filtering and processing email, but the syntax used by Procmail is not exactly intuitive. However, once you've overcome the hurdle of understanding the syntax used to create Procmail recipes, you'll be very glad you did."

  • IBM developerWorks: IBM Developer Kit for Linux (Feb 13, 2002, 12:12)
    "The IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Javad 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.3 is a development kit and runtime environment that contains IBM's just-in-time compiler, enhanced with a unique Mixed Mode Interpreter and a re-engineered Java 2 virtual machine."

  • CNN/IDG: Review: Top 15 office PCs (Feb 13, 2002, 10:16)
    "The other newcomer to the power chart is the Pogo Linux Pogo Altura Workstation, at number four. This system, which achieved a PC WorldBench 4 score of 118, includes a 1.53-GHz Athlon XP 1800+ processor, 512MB of SDRAM, and a 120GB hard disk."

  • ZDNet/Reuters: Googlewhacking enters the office? (Feb 13, 2002, 00:27)
    "Google said Monday that it is launching a new device that will allow corporations to use its search technology to scan their own networks. The GB-1001, which can be mounted in a server rack, will store an index of 150,000 documents, or up to 10 gigabytes, and is priced at $20,000. The GB-8008, a freestanding device that holds 8GB 1001s, can handle "millions of documents," the company said, and starts at $250,000."