Linux News for Aug 09, 2002
LinuxPR: LinuxWorld/New York 2003 Call-for-Papers Now Available
The call-for-papers is now posted for the January 21-24, 2003
event in New York, NY.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 9, 2002 (2002-08-09 23:30:35)
Today's GNOME apps: GCM 1.0, GTK+ C++ Object Development
Environment 1.0 Beta-2, GCode eXtension Classes 1.0 Beta-2, and
LinuxPlanet: Building Sounds for your Applications with SoundTracker (2002-08-09 22:00:08)
"Beeps, bloops, and buzzes. These are the sounds that enrich our
computing experience. When done right, these auditory cues provide
instant feedback to a user from an application. But getting the
right sounds for your app does not have to involve scrounging
around for whatever you can find on the Internet. You can
professionally edit your own sounds with the Linux program
SoundTracker, as Dee-Ann LeBlanc and Andrew J.D. Bowman explain in
MSNBC.com: An Alternative to Microsoft Office (2002-08-09 20:30:14)
"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Microsoft Corp.
should feel supremely complimented by the OpenOffice.org suite of
software. And, perhaps, just a tad worried.
OpenOfficeâ€™s sleek word processor, spreadsheet
and presentation programs capture Microsoft
Officeâ€™s look and some of the most popular
features without the $479 price tag and anti-piracy
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.0.1 Desktop RC 1 Released (2002-08-09 19:01:13)
"The GNOME 2.0.1 Desktop Release Candidate 1, 'Not Considered
Harmful', is now available..."
NewsForge: How and Why RealNetworks is Moving Toward Open Source (2002-08-09 19:00:06)
"This may help bring more current versions of the RealPlayer
client to Linux, but it may also help RealNetworks make big sales
to companies like Nokia, and if you're a RealNetworks shareholder,
that's more important than making a few Linux geeks happy..."
MacCentral: Company Offers Macs with Yellow Dog Linux Pre-Installed (2002-08-09 17:30:22)
"Despite improvements in recent versions of Yellow Dog Linux to
make it easier to install on your own Mac Terra Soft Solutions Inc.
announced a plan to make it even easier to get Linux on the
KOffice.org: KOffice 1.2 RC1 Released (2002-08-09 16:00:10)
According to a brief blurb on the KOffice website, KOffice 1.2
Release Candidate 1 has been released.
Linux Magazine: Associating With Linux: Computer Associates' Sanjay Kumar Sees Big Business (2002-08-09 13:00:09)
"So what does the CEO of the world's fourth-largest software
company think about an open source phenomenon like Linux?"
DesktopLinux.com: Final Winning wIndependence Day Essays Unveiled (2002-08-09 11:00:56)
"This last batch completes the program as we are gearing up for
lots of great Linux news, advocacy, and some fun centered on the
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco next week..."
KernelTrap: Automatically-Shrinking Caches (2002-08-09 08:00:12)
"Andreas Gruenbacher posted a patch to lkml that would allow for
'dynamically sized caches that shrink under pressure' (caches that
shrink when available physical memory is low). This feature seems a
Release Digest: GNOME, August 8, 2002 (2002-08-09 05:00:30)
Today's GNOME apps: RhythmBox 0.3.0, gnome-panel 2.0.5,
gnome-session 2.0.5, gnome-desktop 2.0.6, CVSGnome Build Script
0.2.9, linphone 0.9.0pre3, and GDM 18.104.22.168.
Release Digest: General, August 8, 2002
Today's General app: Ultra Monkey 2.0.0
NetworkWorldFusion: Zowie! Zaurus! (2002-08-09 03:00:59)
"We have come by an amazing device that's cool and it possesses
an incredible geek quotient...!"
Mandrake Linux Advisories: util-linux, mod_ssl (2002-08-09 02:15:03)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
OSNews: Mini-Interview with Miguel de Icaza (2002-08-09 01:00:27)
Miguel on Mono. Ximian, and GNOME 2.