Linux News for Oct 01, 2000
NewsForge: Linux developer rolls out BrowseX light browser (2000-10-01 21:08:38)
"Does the world need yet another Web browser? Veteran Linux
developer Peter MacDonald, who released the beta version of his
BrowseX this week, thinks so."
LA Weekly: Enhancing the Scanner - Can Digital Convergence stop hackers from making the CueCat useful? (2000-10-01 20:33:44)
"Rothwell's offense, it would seem, was to have
reverse-engineered Digital Convergence's software to make the
CueCat perform functions more specific to his needs, and eliminate
the possibility of its violating anyone's privacy."
LinuxPR: Psi-Domain Announce Refinement of Product Range and New Internet Services (2000-10-01 20:07:32)
"Psi-Domain announce a refinement of their product range, plus
additional Internet services to encompass the maturing UK Linux
LA Times: Whose Art Is It, Anyway? (2000-10-01 20:00:58)
"There have been constant cries over the last 50 years that
copyright will end, but it hasn't happened. Copyright always finds
a way to accommodate itself to new technology."
InfoWorld: Transmeta deals point to wireless notebooks (2000-10-01 19:36:37)
"Although Crusoe has only recently begun to appear in ultrathin
portable computers from manufacturers such as Sony, Hitachi, and
Fujitsu, Asia-Pacific customers are responding enthusiastically to
the Crusoe chip."
Freshmeat: Linux -- A Viable Alternative For The Blind? (2000-10-01 19:19:38)
"Blind computers users had more difficulty than most people when
they made the transition from DOS to Windows. Would a switch to
Linux be as great a problem?"
Linux.com: Unix Web Application Architectures - Part 4: Other Issues (2000-10-01 18:54:54)
"I think of Web apps as a group of functions, each of which
receives zero or more parameters. Each function implements a
different page or operation in the application."
Linux.com: Shell Scripting (2000-10-01 18:31:38)
"There are two primary dialects of shell languages: the Bourne
shell (sh) and the C shell (csh). The Bourne shell was the original
Unix shell, and as such is the simplest one the of general purpose
ApacheWeek: Issue 217 29th September 2000 (2000-10-01 18:12:16)
In this issue: Apache status, In the news and Featured
LinuxLookup.com: Crontab Scheduling Service Guide (2000-10-01 17:52:08)
"It allows you to schedule a specific task to be ran when ever
you please, on the minute, hourly, daily, monthly and thus giving
you a sense of relief knowing tasks are being executed without you
having to baby-sit your system."
LinuxMonth: Netstat - What is it good for? (2000-10-01 16:16:42)
"Ever wonder what ports are open on your Linux machine? Did you
ever want to know who was connecting to your machine and what
services were they connecting to? Netstat does just that."
UdmSearch 3.1.5 released (2000-10-01 15:47:56)
"The UdmSearch developer team would like to indroduce new
version if their open source web search engine software for most
known UNIX and Win platforms."
Linux Magazine: IBM's Linux Point Man [Q&A with Irving Wladawksy-Berger] (2000-10-01 15:19:00)
"It became clear to me and a number of others that Linux and
Open Source in general was the evolution of where we saw the
Internet going. It wasn't a separate movement."
FreeOS.com: Quick and dirty guide to diskless workstations (2000-10-01 15:00:28)
"A computer which has only a network card, 8MB RAM, low-end cpu
and a very simple mother-board with no modem/cdrom/floppy is an
ideal candidate for the diskless transition!"
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.18pre14 (2000-10-01 14:48:23)
"This should really fix the which compiler bugs. It should also
be close to having everything in the kernel build correctly on x86
again. PCMCIA still uses some very large udelays which need to
become mdelay() based instead."
NewsForge: I think, therefore I am James (2000-10-01 13:55:04)
"He has more swag from Boy Scouts though than from free software
and considering that he has and continues to program part time for
Copyleft, that means he has a lot of Scout stuff. Despite its
majority status though, the Scout shirts stay in the closet while
the cap with the big red C gets the most wear. That hat is old
school Copyleft. He alternates it with the second version of the
geek hat and the first sample of the PHP one."
SunWorld: Scripting Qt [Includes Coverage of GNOME's Piper] (2000-10-01 12:52:21)
"Bizzaro explains, 'Piper is actually a new name for a
collaboration between four older projects: Overflow, Generalized
Messaging Service, The Loci Project, and BlueBox.' Workers in the
life sciences seem to have the most enthusiasm for Piper; genetics
researchers, for instance, can easily see the benefits of a system
that makes it easy to build filters and computations on a remote
store for the human genome or other massive datasets. However,
Bizzaro emphasizes, 'Piper is general purpose in design. All of the
developers appreciate the need for a system capable of very
sophisticated operation, yet with a simple facade.'"
Raph Levien: An open letter to the Ghostscript development community (2000-10-01 11:46:18)
"Ghostscript is a very mature piece of software. At the same
time, I believe it has the potential to be one of the most exciting
and dynamic projects out there. There is a lot of work to be done,
especially closer integration with other projects. Ghostscript is
currently an essential component of printing and imaging on Unix,
and I think it can grow even more into that role as both documents
and user interfaces become more graphically intense."
Linux Gazette #58 (October 2000) is available (2000-10-01 10:37:56)
"Linux Gazette...Making Linux just a little more fun!"
KDE News: Update on KOffice Development (2000-10-01 09:41:09)
"First, KWord frame handling was improved and floating frame
support was added. Tables generally work much better now. Even
tables with variable-width columns are now handled when imported
from MS Word, as such imported tables use the new floating frame
LinuxNews.com: Digital Creations, Kaivo Helps Developers Wash Their Brains Out With Zope (2000-10-01 08:28:19)
"Kaivo became interested in offering Zope courses because of the
increasing demand for the Open Source application server, Gosa
says. 'The rapid growth of the Zope community has definitely
resulted in a sharp increase in demand for training and education,
and we believe this is a trend which will continue,' she adds.
'We've scheduled more Zope classes for this year, and currently are
planning expanded course offerings for 2001.'"
Apache Today: The September Netcraft Web Survey is Out (2000-10-01 07:06:35)
"For the third month in a row there was strong growth in sites
run using web servers outside of the traditional big three of
Apache, Microsoft, and Netscape."
QubeCorner: On the Sale of Cobalt to Sun (2000-10-01 06:48:39)
"Will they kill Cobalt? Who knows. I remember them buying
Lighthouse Design years ago. I think the idea was that they would
produce spiffy Java apps or OpenStep apps. But no one ever heard
from them again as far as I know. There is still a site run by
someone who appears to have connections with the original
Lighthouse Design crew, but who now apparently works for Netscape.
Lighthouse used to have the funniest ads in NeXTWorld magazine. The
fine print could have come from Radiohead."
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.18pre13 (2000-10-01 01:34:27)
"Bug squash number one. This should fix the 'it doesnt compile
at all' bug. The other change here is that support for faster
processors, that will catch out anyone using (abusing) udelay with
extremely large values. If you get a link error or a module load
error about bad_udelay let me know."