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Developer Linux News for Nov 22, 2004

  • Federal Computer Weekly: VA Drives Open-Source Health Records Initiative (2004-11-22 22:45:23)
    "Twenty-year-old software developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs could serve as the low-cost building block of a nationwide electronic health care record (EHR) system..."

  • eWeek: GPL 3 to Take on IP, Patents (2004-11-22 16:00:39)
    "With a relatively hostile environment that has pitted proprietary software against open source as a backdrop, the Free Software Foundation... is working on the first revamp to the license in 13 years..."

  • Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.10-rc2-mm3 (2004-11-22 15:59:51)
    Changelog, link within.

  • LinuxWorld: Torvalds: "I'll Be Really Happy If Sun Ends Up Being A Good Open-Source Player" (2004-11-22 15:15:31)
    "Some see Linus Torvalds as a barrier to getting their proposed changes in to the mainstream Linux kernel, Schwartz insisted..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: The Final Frontier: Hacking Sendmail (2004-11-22 11:30:21)
    "While it's true that messing with kernel modules isn't trivial, there's a higher peak: hacking sendmail's configuration file. This tip shows you how to ruin your mail system with ease..."

  • developerWorks: Inside Memory Management (2004-11-22 08:30:33)
    "This article gives you the details of how memory management works, and then goes on to show how to manage memory manually, how to manage memory semi-manually using referencing counting or pooling, and how to manage memory automatically using garbage collection..."

  • ONLamp: make: The Evolution and Alternatives (2004-11-22 07:00:15)
    "Like the indispensable sidekicks found in many novels and movies, make starts out as the underappreciated supplicant to whom you throw a few odd jobs, and then gradually takes over the entire enterprise..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, November 21, 2004 (2004-11-22 04:45:40)
    This weekend's KDE apps: kio_p7zip 0.2, kio_rar 0.4, SuperKaramba 0.35, Klear 0.1-preview2, KFTPGrabber 0.5.0, KAlarm 1.2.2b1, GLobal Application Network (GLAN) 0.1.1, KSquirrel 0.5.0-preview3, Kuote (Fortune Frontend / Fish Applet) 0.8, KMPlayer 0.8.4-rc3, Katiuska 0.6.1, KreetingKard 0.5.0, Set CD-ROM Speed 1.0, kmhtConvert 0.5, gambas 1.0 RC3, QtiPlot 0.4.7, KPoGre 1.2.6, and qjackctl 0.2.13.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, November 21, 2004 (2004-11-22 04:45:20)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: OnTV 0.2, GNU Gadu 2.2.3, gvidm 0.8, unicap 0.0.12, gmtodo 0.4, viewglob 1.0.2, gperfmeter 2.0.29, Totem 0.99.22, Glsof 0.9.17, SlideRule 0.1, BlogMatrix Jäger 1.6.10, gtkpod 0.85, bookmark-applet 0.7 - Me Llaman el Desaparecido, SigBrowser 0.4, StarPlot 0.95, Gimp# 0.3, Efax-gtk 2.2.13, gThumb 2.6.1, GAMGI GAMGI0.10.5, Balsa 2.2.6, fewnn 0.2, Gnocatan, Leafpad, mtPaint 0.45, OGMRip 0.5.2, and DebInstaller 0.2.2.

  • developerWorks: The Eclipse Task List (2004-11-22 02:30:45)
    "In this new series, I will revisit an old friend of the Working XML column: XSLT Make, or XM. This will serve as an excuse to work on Eclipse plug-ins..."