Linux News for Nov 08, 2002
Release Digest: KDE, November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08 23:30:30)
Today's KDE apps: Renamer 0.94, Abgad The Editor 1.0.2, KBiff
3.6.3, KHeiseReg 0.6, Gwenview 0.15.2, LongPlayer 0.98, KDE
CVSBuild 0.2.3, K3b 0.7.4, and Design Recovery Tool 0.1.8.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08 23:30:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gcompressor 2.0-1 and GTetrinet
LinuxWorld: Don't Like FUDforum? Give phpBB a Try (2002-11-08 22:00:09)
"phpBB is a good forum package despite its limitations. It's
snappy, has all of the necessary features for a basic forum and is
incredibly easy to set up and manage..."
iTWeb: Open Source 'Accelerated SA Internet' (2002-11-08 20:30:07)
"Mike Lawrie, administrator of the .za domain and one of the
pioneers of the Internet in [South Africa], believes that without
open source software, the introduction of the Internet to SA would
have been delayed by up to five years..."
MandrakeSoft: Mandrake Linux 9.0 Packs Now Available (2002-11-08 19:00:55)
"MandrakeSoft... today announced the availability of boxed
versions of Mandrake Linux 9.0..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: html2ps (2002-11-08 18:45:32)
"The SuSE Security Team found a vulnerability in html2ps, a HTML
to PostScript converter, that opened files based on unsanitized
MySQL AB and Nusphere Corporation Announce Settlement (2002-11-08 17:30:30)
Little more than eight months after the two companies went to
court over, among other issues, GPL enforcement, MySQL and Nusphere
have reached an agreement. Press release within.
Enterprise Linux Today: HP and Oracle Making Linux House Calls (2002-11-08 16:00:38)
"Oracle Corporation has announced the formation of a Financial
Services Competency Center in New York City..."
Mandrake Linux Advisories: nss_ldap, perl-MailTools (2002-11-08 15:54:18)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
ComputerActive Online: Microsoft Loses Out to Open Source (2002-11-08 14:30:56)
"Less than a month after Microsoft launched its Smartphone
software, one of its major partners has withdrawn from the
programme and defected to the open source community..."
Linux Productivity Magazine: Zope: Quick and Simple (2002-11-08 13:00:17)
"So the question is, what web programming tool is analogous to
LyX? The answer is Zope. The Zope author creates and modifies
various objects, and puts them together like Lego blocks. Because
these objects remain constant across web pages, you get a
completely consistent look and feel..."
NY Times: Forget the Files and the Folders: Let Your Screen Reflect Life (2002-11-08 11:30:37)
An argument that proposes that all operating systems, even
Linux, are eventually going to be archaic throwbacks. [Free
registration required. -ed.]
ZDNet: Patent Issues Could Cloud SOAP Standard (2002-11-08 10:00:06)
"A Web standards body is close to approving a key Web services
specification, but concerns about patent rights may hold up the
LinuxDevices.com: Linux and Open Source: Is it the Right Embedded Solution? (2002-11-08 08:30:38)
"Since embedded software adoption is generally a function of
product cycles and design wins, adoptions and changes in practices
and products occur carefully and take longer to implement for these
product life cycles than they do for general enterprise and desktop
PR: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Validated for Latest Version of DB2 (2002-11-08 07:00:01)
"SuSE's Spearheading Technology is the First Distribution to be
Validated on all Hardware Platforms supported by DB2 for Linux"
Press release within.
Release Digest: KDE, November 7, 2002 (2002-11-08 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: Skylendar 0.9, XGMC 0.51, KBarcode 0.5.9, Qt
3.0.6, and Xpertmud 3.0alpha2.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 7, 2002 (2002-11-08 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: netspeed_applet 0.6, GObjectFactory 0.0.1,
Gnome Pilot 0.1.69, Devil's Pie 0.2.3, and Glade 1.1.3.
Linux Journal: Scary Backup Stories (2002-11-08 03:00:37)
"Backups. We all know the importance of making a backup of our
most important systems. Unfortunately, some of us also know that
realizing the importance of performing backups often is a lesson
learned the hard way. Everyone has their scary backup stories. Here
LinuxPR: CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Office 1.3.1
Latest version of CrossOver Office provides a fix for the
recently reported issue with some Linux email clients and the Klez
virus, and improves on support for all Office applications,
including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, and Intuit's Quicken.
Press release within.