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Developer Linux News for Apr 17, 2002

  • NewsForge: Linux and the Art of 3D Game Programming (Apr 17, 2002, 23:30)
    "The Linux gaming scene is not as robust as certain other operating systems, I will admit. However, the myth that there are no popular games published for the Linux platform is a thing of the past..."

  • Sun Loads Up Behind Sun ONE Brand (Apr 17, 2002, 22:00)
    "The new re-branded products--all of which will bear the Sun ONE name--include the iPlanet Web, application, portal, directory, messaging, calendar, and identity servers; Forte Tools for Java development; Chili!Soft ASP, which lets Microsoft ASP code run on Java platforms; and StarOffice, the open-source alternative to Microsoft Office..."

  • Gnumeric 1.0.6 Released (Apr 17, 2002, 20:30)
    "This is a bug fix release, new development is being done in version 1.1.x based on gnome2..."

  • CNN: Microsoft Learns a Lesson from Competition (Apr 17, 2002, 19:00)
    "The company says it still believes its software blueprints should be closely held, but says it has come to see the value in sharing some source code with some of its best customers and selected academic institutions..."

  • CNET News: Netscape, Not IE, Put on New CompuServe (Apr 17, 2002, 16:00)
    "Nearly a year ago, the Internet company began testing versions of CompuServe that used Gecko, the underlying browser technology developed by open-source group and Netscape. AOL has not stated its intentions for Gecko, but the technology is being tested in experimental versions of the flagship AOL service..."

  • The USA Register: Running MS-Office on Linux (Apr 17, 2002, 14:30)
    "There's been a lot of talk in the tech press lately about whether CodeWeavers' Crossover Office for Linux will draw Windows users. The theory here is that a fair number of home users and a vast lot of businesses naturally despise Windows, but can't give it up because they adore MS Office..."

  • Python Software Foundation Officially Announces Python 2.2.1 (Apr 17, 2002, 08:00)
    "The Python Software Foundation announced today the release of version 2.2.1 of the Python programming language and standard libraries. This release includes over 100 enhancements for users of version 2.2 of Python..."