Linux News for May 15, 2002
Linux Journal: Kode KDE Kindly, Kan You? (2002-05-15 23:30:52)
"The two most popular open-source toolkits that layer on top of
Xlib are Qt and GTK+, upon which KDE and GNOME are respectively
Caldera Linux Advisory: imapd (2002-05-15 23:16:17)
"A malicious user may construct a malformed request that will
cause a buffer overflow, allowing the user to run code on the
server with the uid and gid of the e-mail owner..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.21-rc4 (2002-05-15 22:18:10)
Changelog, link within.
VNUNet: Hackers Turn on Open Source
"The hacker underground appears to be moving away from targeting
Microsoft, as May turns out to be a hot month for attacks on open
Red Hat Linux Advisory: Mozilla (2002-05-15 22:00:07)
"Updated packages are available which fix a security issue in
CW360.com: Microsoft Quietly Plans to Target Linux Users with Cut-down .net Web Server (2002-05-15 19:00:11)
"Like Windows 2000, Windows .net, will appear in the Standard,
Enterprise and Datacenter Editions when the series is released
later this year, but the company also plans to release a cut-down
Web Server Edition to attack Linux in the open source operating
system's principal market..." [Some browsers report problems
with this link, workarounds within]
LinuxPlanet: The Many Faces of Wine: Realities of Open Source and Business (2002-05-15 17:30:25)
It's the age-old question: how does an open source software
company bring home the bread? Dee-Ann LeBlanc reports on how three
firms--CodeWeavers, TransGaming Technologies, and Lindows.com--all
use and create different aspects of Wine to succeed as open source
Linux and Main: GNOME2 on Track for June Release (2002-05-15 16:00:07)
"The long-awaited second major version of the GNOME desktop is
days away from a fifth beta and on schedule for a full release on
the first day of summer, according to its release manager..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19pre8-ac4 (2002-05-15 15:26:59)
Changelog, link within.
CNET News: Sun Puts $76 Price Tag on Office Rival
"Sun Microsystems' StarOffice 6.0 will go on sale May 21 with a
price of $75.95, the company will announce Wednesday, in a more
concerted effort by the server specialist to take on Microsoft's
overwhelmingly dominant Office..."
Opera.com: Opera Makes Your Penguin Fly: Opera 6.0 for Linux Released
"Opera Software ASA today releases the final version of Opera
6.0 for Linux with features that improve the speed and Internet
experience for Linux users worldwide..."
MSNBC: Word Processing for Everyone? (2002-05-15 13:00:20)
"It works on most major OS platforms and supports many
languages; it's able to read and write most documents in Microsoft
Word's .doc format, as well as twenty others; its authors claim it
can do most of what Word can; and best of all it's free. It's been
in the works for years, but is AbiWord really that good?"
NewsForge: Sun Introduces New Linux-powered Cobalt Server (2002-05-15 11:00:17)
"Sun Microsystems announces a higher-end addition to its Cobalt
line of Linux-powered servers today: up to a 1.26 GHz Pentium
processor, two 80-gig hard drives and 2 gigs of SDRAM aimed at
small to medium enterprises..."
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 14) (2002-05-15 08:00:19)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Release Digest: GNU, May 14, 2002 (2002-05-15 05:00:40)
Today's GNU app: guile-1.4.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 14, 2002 (2002-05-15 05:00:20)
Today's GNOME apps: Gnome-media 1.547.0, pygtk-1.99.10,
gnome-python-1.99.10, GNOME-Applets 1.102.0, gedit 1.119.0
Release Digest: KDE, May 14, 2002 (2002-05-15 05:00:00)
Today's KDE apps: KmusicdB 0.8.3, Europe Splash 0.1.4, Light
Blue for Liquid 0.1, Conectiva Crystal beta2.7, EasySok 0.3.0,
KMyFirewall 0.4.3, KLuJe 0.5, knetfilter 3.0.1, kphone 1.0.1,
Linux Orbit: VMWare Workstation 3.1: Solid Upgrade to an Already Solid Package (2002-05-15 03:00:58)
"The facts are that although I appreciate how far Linux 'Office'
products have come in the last year, many publishers won't accept
free-lance submissions created with non-Microsoft products..."
OSNews: Interview with Gentoo's Daniel Robbins (2002-05-15 01:00:17)
"While its installation process is not for the faint of heart,
it pays back the user with a highly optimized system. As a result,
Gentoo is dubbed the 'fastest Linux distro' to date..."