Linux News for Nov 01, 2002
Release Digest: KDE, November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01 23:30:30)
Today's KDE apps: KAlarm2 0.8.1, Tipograf 0.4, Process View
Browser 1.1, FlexMS 0.1, KFish :: KAquarium 0.9, KitClasses 1.0.1,
Abgad The Editor 1.0, KBarcode 0.5.7, and Renamer 0.93.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01 23:30:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gtkmm 2.0.0, Workrave 1.0.0, Inti-GConf 1.0
Beta-1, GNOME Accessibility Themes 0.3, gnomemm 1.3.11, ReciteWord
0.8.0, GStreamer 0.4.2
Salon: Flag of Inconvenience (2002-11-01 22:00:04)
"Fearing the Taiwanese flag would irk China, Red Hat yanked it
from its version of Linux--and started an international geek
Byte.com: Comparing Apples and Penguins (2002-11-01 19:00:11)
"Many potential buyers are, however, asking themselves if OS
X--given its recent introduction--is ready today to handle their
critical apps... That's why I decided to take one of these sleek
Xserve boxes and test run it both under OS X and under
e-inSITE: Pick and Place: Linux Grabs the Embedded Market (2002-11-01 17:30:21)
"Vendors of bus modules and single-board computers now offer
Linux preconfigured with their products. Silicon vendors are
releasing new microprocessors with Linux configurations available.
And software vendors maintain and support more than a dozen
off-the-shelf Linux distributions as commercial products for
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: log2mail (2002-11-01 17:23:17)
"Enrico Zini discovered a buffer overflow in log2mail, a daemon
for watching logfiles and sending lines with matching patterns via
Mandrake Linux Advisories: mozilla, printer-drivers, initscripts (2002-11-01 17:22:02)
Three security advisories from Madrake Linux.
Linux and Main: Linus the Referee Considers Last-Minute Kernel Additions (2002-11-01 16:00:42)
"As the feature freeze approaches for what will become either
Linux-2.6 or Linux-3.0, Linus Torvalds has offered views on some
submitted features and asked for more information on others,
sparking discussion of some major and minor changes that could
appear in the new kernel..."
The Register: Namibia Wisely Spurns M$ 'Gift' in Favor of Linux (2002-11-01 14:30:59)
"Imagine the pleasure with which SchoolNet would initially have
confronted a charitable overture from Microsoft involving free
software. Now imagine the disappointment of learning that accepting
the 'gift' would entail outlays of money in the range of fifteen
times the value of the M$ Trojan horse..."
Linux Magazine: The Capitalist in the Penguin Suit (2002-11-01 13:00:34)
"While most Unix vendors have been eager to present a friendly
face towards the Linux community in public, McNealy has downplayed
its importance. He mockingly refers to IBM's altruistically hued
'Peace, love and Linux,' marketing campaign as 'Peace, dope, and
CrossNodes: Apache 2: Improvements Are Obvious, But Upgrade Choices Aren't (2002-11-01 11:30:21)
"Apache is highly extensible and customizable via the addition
of modules; modules come from third-party sources, as well as the
core modules that come with Apache. There is little-to-no backwards
compatibility for modules developed for older versions, they must
be recompiled for the version of Apache that the user is
OSNews: Linux, And the Path to the Desktop (2002-11-01 10:00:44)
A network manager at the Gray Cancer Research Trust evaluates
Linux and it compares it with Windows in the support and deployment
OSDir.com: Interview with Bram Moolenaar of VIM Fame on His New Project A-A-P (2002-11-01 08:30:24)
"The man who brought you VIM is working on a new project to make
face time with your computer that much more pleasant: A-A-P. With
A-A-P's .01 release announcement this past week OSDir.com caught up
to Bram to talk about A-A-P and to see if this will be as big as
The Register: Simputer Linux Handheld for Developing World Finds Builder (2002-11-01 07:00:13)
"India-based PicoPeta Simputer Private Ltd has struck a
manufacturing deal for its Simputer mass market computing device,
and expects to have the 1,000 first batch to come off the
production line next month..."
Linux Journal: What I Learned on Linux Lunacy (2002-11-01 05:30:40)
"The people and ideas on last week's Linux Lunacy cruise
confirmed what the next big story is going to be..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 31, 2002 (2002-11-01 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: Renamer 0.93, QtX3 0.3, Qvcd 0.2, BibleTime
1.2.2, KMess 0.9.7, arson 0.9.7, and kio_iso 0.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 31, 2002 (2002-11-01 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME app: GTK-Lsof 0.9.8.
MIS Magazine (Australia): Open for Business (2002-11-01 04:00:55)
"Open source is becoming the operating system of choice for a
growing number of Australian organisations..."
Dave Jones: What to Expect in Linux 2.5 (2002-11-01 02:30:30)
Kernel maintainer Dave Jones has released v0.2 of the
Post-Halloween Document, which details the features that should be
present in the 2.5 release of the Linux kernel.
Internetnews.com: Opera Releases FreeBSD Version, Updates Linux (2002-11-01 02:30:00)
"Officials also announced a browser update for Linux users on
Intel and PowerPC machines, version 6.1. Opera 6.02 for Linux was
released back in July, only two months after Opera 6.0 was