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Developer Linux News for Feb 25, 2002

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.21-pre3 (Feb 25, 2002, 23:48)
    "This merges the main backlog stuff as a big chunk. There are some small but important fixes left for pre4 then I want to aim for a 2.2.21 about March 10th or so."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18-ac1 (Feb 25, 2002, 23:44)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Certification Scope: Examining the LPI 201 Exam (Feb 25, 2002, 22:38)
    "Be forewarned: this is not an exam for novice or casual Linux users. Although the exam comprises only 56 questions, participants will find themselves all-too-readily using up the allotted 90 minutes."

  • Linux 2.4.19-pre1 Released (Feb 25, 2002, 21:47)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Return of the GNOME (Feb 25, 2002, 21:08)
    "Ximian, Inc., Wipro, and Sun Microsystems say they will jointly develop an open source desktop environment for the Solaris Operating Environment (OE) based on the upcoming GNOME 2.0."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.18 (Feb 25, 2002, 20:17)
    "Finally, 2.4.18. No changes between it and -rc4." Changelog, link within.

  • OS Interview with Mandrake's & KDE's David Faure (Feb 25, 2002, 19:23)
    "The linker has indeed been identified as a cause for slowdown when starting C++ applications. Work is being done in that area, though not by the KDE developers themselves. The objprelink method does not appear to be stable enough to work around this problem, it is known to be the reason for crashes in the Javascript engine and in KMail."

  • A developer's review of REDSonic's Embedded Linux toolkit (Feb 25, 2002, 17:32)
    "Many may consider REDSonic to be a minor player in the Embedded Linux market, with significantly less prominence than the products offered by Lineo, MontaVista, Red Hat, and LynuxWorks . But as we will see, REDSonic's RED-Builder has some features and characteristics that are quite competitive with the other Embedded Linux toolsets."

  • Kernel Traffic #155 by Zack Brown (Feb 25, 2002, 10:46)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.