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Developer Linux News for Jun 21, 2002

  • Release Digest: GNU, June 21, 2002 (Jun 21, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's GNU app: Units 1.80.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 21, 2002 (Jun 21, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.1beta8, Fract-O-Rama! 1.6.4, Proc Viewer 0.2.2, Kalculator 1.1 and GuardDog 1.9.16.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 21, 2002 (Jun 21, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME app: Paleta cvs.20.06.2002.

  • Release Digest: General, June 21, 2002 (Jun 21, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's General app: WOLK (Working Overloaded Linux Kernel) v3.5rc2.

  • NewsForge: Test Drive: theKompany's Version of COBOL Looks Promising (Jun 21, 2002, 20:30)
    "Speaking of classical batch, batch processing is about all you can do with KOBOL. Because other than displaying messages at the console, there isn't much interactivity available. At least not yet. But murmurings on the KOBOL mailing list indicate there may be a GUI in KOBOL's future..."

  • xine Project Announces First GPL Sorenson Video Decoder (Jun 21, 2002, 17:30)
    "Notable in this release is the first free software implementation of the Sorenson Video algorithm, used to encode video streams in many Quicktime files..."

  • Linux and Main: GNOME2: Not Today! (Jun 21, 2002, 16:41)
    "Today is the scheduled release date for the long-awaited GNOME2 desktop. But instead of a final GNOME2, a second release candidate will be issued. This falls in line with a one-week delay in RC 1, though when its delay was announced it was said that final release would not be delayed..."

  • LinuxWorld: GNOME vs. KDE: A License to Sell (Jun 21, 2002, 16:00)
    "Continuing his discussion of GNOME/GTK vs. KDE/Qt, Nick Petreley explains why language support doesn't matter much, why technical merit doesn't necessarily translate to successful software and why he has a major problem with Trolltech's Qt-licensing scheme."

  • Kicking the Windows Habit: Apache vs. IIS (Jun 21, 2002, 07:00)
    "Previous to IIS 6.0 there was no multi-process model. If the Web server died, you didn't get it back until you started it up again. When you are doing complex stuff like Web serving, you take the chance that the process serving the request will fail. With IIS, if that third party code falls, that's it. It's done. With Apache, we just recreate the process..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 20, 2002 (Jun 21, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gnome-games 2.0.1, Metacity-Setup 0.5.2, GtkGLExt 0.3.0

  • Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.24-dj1 (Jun 21, 2002, 03:23)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.24 (Jun 21, 2002, 02:56)
    Changelog summary, links within.