Developer Linux News for Aug 24, 2004
Baseline: A New Program for the Enterprise (2004-08-24 20:30:28)
"Microsoft's developer support is eroding as coders turn to open
source tools such as the Python programming language..."
Scooblog: More Microsoft Engagement with Open Source Projects (2004-08-24 18:15:49)
"Engaging the 'open source crowd' is something that we have
historically neglected. Hell, from their perspective, some of our
assaults on Linux are downright insulting..."
Computerworld Australia: Nuclear Science Group Develops Eclipse-based App on Linux (2004-08-24 17:30:08)
"...[T]he Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
(Ansto) has started using it to build a Linux-based desktop
application for controlling laboratory instrumentation..."
NewsForge: Report from the KDE World Summit: Day Two (2004-08-24 16:45:02)
"The second day of aKademy, KDE's World Summit 2004, opened the
two-day developers' conference, involving a series of presentations
and discussions both on ground-breaking topics like KJSEmbed and
other subjects important to KDE..."
Microsoft Patent Happy? Su-Don't Say... (2004-08-24 16:00:31)
Two stories on the discovery of a Microsoft patent application
that apparently patents sudo. With a link to the actual patent so
you can read for yourself.
CNET News/NY Times: Microsoft Quits UN Standards Group (2004-08-24 14:30:30)
"Microsoft on Monday withdrew from a United Nations software
standards group for commerce, citing 'business reasons...'"
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.9-rc1 (2004-08-24 12:30:15)
Changelog, links within. (And a statement regarding the 2.6.x
vs. 2.6.x.y naming scheme.)
Linux Journal: Programming for Oracle on Linux, Part I (2004-08-24 05:30:01)
"Interaction with a legacy Oracle database can be done simply in
only a few hundred lines of code, using Perl, DBI and
Release Digest: KDE, August 23, 2004 (2004-08-24 04:45:45)
Today's KDE apps: Bookcase 0.10, komposé 0.4.1, QLiss3D
1.3.2, Konverter 0.7, KAlarm 1.1.4, Equations Tester 1.0, and knoda
Release Digest: GNU, August 23, 2004 (2004-08-24 04:45:30)
Today's GNU app: GNUbik 2.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 23, 2004 (2004-08-24 04:45:15)
Today's GNOME apps: Nautilus Sendto 0.1 and GARNOME 220.127.116.11.
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 23, 2004 (2004-08-24 04:45:00)
Today's distributions: Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta 2 and Knoppix
DesktopOS: If I Had My Way--Functionality, Similar To A Mouse (2004-08-24 02:30:37)
"The suggested change will affect operating systems and in the
case of GNU/Linux, the design of window managers as well..."