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Linux News for Jun 24, 2002

  • Slackware Linux Advisory: apache (2004-05-13 12:58:28)
    "New apache packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current to fix security issues..."

  • Linux Orbit: BZFlag 1.7e6: First Look at an Impressive Update (2002-06-24 23:30:17)
    "If you haven't played BZFlag yet, now's the time to give it a try. An update to the already cool 3D tank game was released on Wednesday, June 19, and the new client (1.7e6) has added some nice touches to an already mature game..."

  • CNET News: Red Hat Hears Desktop Linux Calling (2002-06-24 22:00:15)
    "Red Hat is warming to the use of the Linux operating system on desktop computers, a difficult market where customers are picky and Microsoft is the leader."

  • Computerworld.NZ: Red Hat 7.3 Slick but Fat (2002-06-24 20:30:05)
    "Furthermore, it's likely to be the Red Hat Linux distribution. Our friends at IDC reckon that well over half of Linux installations don the Red Hat, which leaves it well ahead of other distributions..."

  • CW360.com: Can Microsoft Patents Stop Open Source File-Sharing? (2002-06-24 19:00:23)
    The Giga Information Group believes that Microsoft's CIFS patents could be used to "stem the growing adoption of Samba." But, will this attempt succeed or fail?

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-rc1 (2002-06-24 18:59:19)
    Incremental changelog, link within.

  • LinuxPlanet: The UnitedLinux Dark Horse: Conectiva (2002-06-24 17:30:29)
    "If you watch Linux-related news, then for the last few weeks it's been hard to do anything without running into pronouncements about UnitedLinux. UnitedLinux is certainly a curious beast, a kind of Tuxed-out Cerberus with four heads where more might sprout out at any moment. Dee-Ann LeBlanc takes a break from all of the hype and guesswork and examines one of the lesser-known heads--at least, in English-speaking Linux markets..."

  • MSNBC: A Law to Mandate Open-Source? (2002-06-24 16:00:46)
    "If Congressman Edgar Villanueva gets his way, Crespo might have some more maneuvering room. Swimming against the Microsoft tide, Villanueva is pushing legislation to obligate all public institutions to convert exclusively to open-source software..."

  • ZDNet UK: Video Format Turns to Open-Source Developers for Aid (2002-06-24 14:30:21)
    "On2 Technologies will blend its technology with the open-source Ogg Vorbis format in a bid to gain wider acceptance"

  • Computerworld: Q&A: Ballmer Aims for Broader Customer Connection (2002-06-24 13:00:12)
    Microsoft seems to be trying to remake its image... and could be applying some of the strengths of Linux to help accomplish this.

  • KernelTrap.org: Linux: Live Kernel Upgrades (2002-06-24 11:00:50)
    "Rob Landley offers quite a bit of information on just what is involved, 'That said, the fundamental problem is that when you change kernels, run-time state structures change...'"

  • LinuxDevices.com: What's Up with Red Hat's Embedded Strategy? (2002-06-24 09:00:19)
    "Earlier this week, CNET editor Stephen Shankland reported that Red Hat has discontinued development of its eCos open source embedded operating system, laying off seven of its nine-member U.K.-based eCos development team. 'That area is something we have moved on from,' said Red Hat chief operating officer Tim Buckley..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 23, 2002 (2002-06-24 05:00:20)
    This weekend's KDE apps: Kamibroke 0.19, KSalup 1.0.7, GuardDog 1.9.16, KTuberling :: Sounds 0.3.2devel, KTuberling 0.3.2devel, QtTudo 0.9.14, OpenOffice.org Quickstarter, noteedit 2.0.5, Process View Browser 0.9, TaskJuggler 1.2, Qtstalker 0.14, GuardDog 1.9.16, Qtmame 1.2, LibChipCard 0.5, and QUB 0.6.8.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 23, 2002 (2002-06-24 05:00:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: lpt-news 0.4, Elysium Download 0.99.1, gnomemm 1.3.7, CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.1, libbonobomm 1.3.1, libbonobouimm 1.3.2, and Shermans aquarium v2.0.1.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 24, 2002 (2002-06-24 05:00:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Kura 1.2, Zeiberbude 2.0RC2, Kahuna 0.9, Knights :: Embedded 0.5.6, Knights :: Wallpapers 1.0, Knights :: ThemePack 0.5.6, Knights 0.5.6, xsidplay 1.6.5pre8 and EditMinus 0.1.2.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-24 00:58:03)
    "Please note that this advisory supersedes the previous MDKSA-2002:039 and MDKSA-2002:039-1 advisories..."

  • Slackware Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-24 00:55:59)
    "While testing for Oracle vulnerabilities, Mark Litchfield discovered a denial of service attack for Apache on Windows. Investigation by the Apache Software Foundation showed that this issue has a wider scope..."

  • GNOME 2.0 Desktop Release Candidate 2: "Glad Midsommar" (2002-06-24 00:36:09)
    As written on Friday, GNOME 2.0's final release has been slightly delayed in favor of a last-minute RC2 release. Details within.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-21 02:53:34)
    "A Denial of Service attack was discovered by Mark Litchfield in the Apache webserver..."