Developer Linux News for Feb 28, 2002
LinuxPower.com: Video I/O on Linux: Lessons Learned from SGI
"If the linux community is to learn anything from Silicon
Graphics (SGI), it's to not design a video API like the SGI Video
Library. As described in many pages of the Lurker's Guide to Video,
the Video Library makes many well-intentioned attempts to "help"
the application by providing high-level primitives and
encapsulation, but ends up making the task of writing a usable
video app almost impossible."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-pre2 (2002-02-28 22:22:46)
"Here is 2.4.19-pre2: A very big patch (around 13MB
uncompressed) due to the architecture (MIPS and IA64 mainly)
updates." Changelog, link within.
LinuxPower.com: Putting together a complete multimedia architecture for Unix
"During November of last year, I visited the Annual Linux
Conference in Oakland, California. I spent a lot of time there
talking with Erik Walthinsen (GStreamer developer) about what is
needed to get really good multimedia support under both GNOME and
Unix in general. At this conference, Erik and I also talked about
these issues with a lot of other people in the Linux and Unix
Multimedia field. This article spotlights the technical issues
involved and presents the different efforts underway trying to
solve these issues."
GNOME News: GNOME 2.0 Desktop Snapshot and Garnome Testing/Tweaking Distribution Released (2002-02-28 18:33:08)
"GARNOME 0.7.5 ... is ready for more tire-kicking and
bug-bashing. If you're dying to try the GNOME 2.0 Desktop, but
don't want to fall into the depraved addictions and co-dependencies
of testing from anonymous CVS, then GARNOME is for you."
eWeek.com: The Palmisano Game Plan (2002-02-28 14:05:52)
"People want to polarize the debate. It's not about operating
systems. To implement a true computing grid, whether it's a shared
grid or your own internal grid, you need to work in this
heterogeneous world. No one company is going to be able to dictate
that the grid will be .Net [or] the grid will be Solaris."
UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: The Name Game
A collection of tools: Change Suffix, Rename, and a regular
expressions wizard: "Have you ever banged your head in frustration
trying to remember the syntax for a regular expression in sed or
awk? Want an easy way to whip up a regular expression in a Perl
script? If so, ^txt2regex$ might be just the tool for getting rid
of the regexp blues."
Politech: John Palfrey's report from Boston in GPL MySQL license lawsuit
Though she did not issue any orders on the spot, Judge Saris
made it plain that she intended to issue a preliminary injunction
against NuSphere's use of the marks in question (likely with 90
days to stop usage of the marks) and that she was not going to
issue a preliminary injunction in the more complicated matter of
the use of the MySQL code and terms the GPL.
Boston.internet.com: NMS Latches Onto Linux (2002-02-28 04:10:21)
"NMS Communications has introduced a new Linux version of its
development product to help code writers produce conferencing,
unified messaging and other telecom applications on the open source