Linux Weekly News for January 4, 2001
Jan 04, 2001, 06:55 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)
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Leading items and editorial: Graphics presents under the tree,
Linux 2.4.0-prerelease and pcoming Linux Events.
"Graphics presents under the tree. With very little fanfare, and
in a slipped-release schedule matched only by the Linux kernel
itself, GIMP 1.2 was released to the masses on Christmas day, a
gift to the starving artists who have been waiting patiently for a
reprieve from the stranglehold of Adobe, the pains of Corel's
PhotoPAINT-on-WINE and the limitations of GIMP 1.0...."
"Linux 2.4.0-prerelease: a present for the New Year. On the last
day of 2000, Linus Torvalds sent out a note announcing Linux
2.4.0-prerelease. Linus and the rest of the kernel team had hoped
to get the final version of Linux 2.4.0 out in December, but
development issues and some critical bugs decreed otherwise.
Nonetheless, Linus has decreed that enough is enough. After a busy
week, with three test kernels quickly released, the last bug
considered to be a show-stopper was stomped, driver updates from
Alan Cox were integrated and Linus released the official
2.4.0-prerelease with a strong promise that there would be no more
test kernels. The next kernel release should be 2.4.0...."
"Upcoming Linux Events. With the new year comes a new line-up of
Linux events. This month, the linux.conf.au will be running January
17 - 20, 2001, for those of you "Down Under" and those of you not
down under but lucky enough to make it out. This looks like an
extremely fun, highly technical event. The speaker line-up is
extremely impressive, including a list of kernel hackers and
developers that has to be read to be believed...."