Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 20, 2001
Linux Journal: Post-install configuration of Debian GNU/Linux on a Dell Latitude C800 (2001-12-20 22:12:25)
Details in the follow-on article include kernel compilation
using Debian's make-kpkg scripts,configuration and installation of
a 2.4 kernel, setting up a VESA FrameBuffer console, and converting
ext2 partitions to ext3.
DevX: Procmail 'Passthrough' Partners for Powerful E-mail Filtering (2001-12-20 20:00:46)
"Here's the problem passthrough most often solves: A system
administrator wants to filter a fraction of incoming e-mail, while
handling the bulk of it as normal. The administrator knows a
criterion by which he can discard spam, autorespond to information
queries, log periodic receipts of updates, or otherwise process the
selected item. How, though, can he or she extract only those items
from the incoming message stream, and let all the others pass
through for normal delivery?"
JFS for Linux 1.0.11 Released (2001-12-20 18:59:13)
IBM has a new drop of its Journaled File System (JFS release
1.0.11) technology. JFS is regarded as one of IBM's best Open
Source offerings and it has improved greatly since its initial
release to the Open Source community back in December of 2000.
Links to download, changelog, and other documents within.
IDG.net: Delayed Yopy PDA Shipping Soon (2001-12-20 16:53:40)
"South Korea's G.Mate has confirmed it plans to begin shipping
the Yopy, a Linux-based personal digital assistant, in late
December. At the same time, the company also began accepting orders
for the device through its Web site, quoting a December 21 shipping
date and a price of $399."
Linux Weekly News for December 20, 2001 (2001-12-20 12:54:49)
This week: Dmitry Sklyarov goes home; 2001 Timeline and a look
back; Closed source rumor vulnerability; the FBI at work; security
resources, reports and updates, more.
CNET News.com: Could Linux make our convergence dreams come true? (2001-12-20 08:00:14)
"Three equally important companies have chosen a dark horse on
which to bet their digital music devices--the open source Linux
AllLinuxDevices: Lineo response to Microsoft XP Embedded article (2001-12-20 02:15:34)
AllLinuxDevices has the complete text of Lineo's response to
Microsoft regarding a recent MS comparison sheet between embedded
Linux and embedded Windows XP. The response is not geared to the
general claims about Linux as much as the specific points raised
regarding Lineo, which figured prominently in the comparison.
Announce: WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Linux released (2001-12-20 00:54:49)
"IBM developerWorks is hosting a trial version of WebSphere
Studio Application Developer for Linux . Specifically WSAD is a
pluggable tool-development and integration platform that works with
the Eclipse open-source organization. Application Developer is
built on the WebSphere Studio Workbench, a wide array of
specialized tools that provide EJB, XML, Web, Web services, and
other development capabilities."