Linux News for Nov 22, 2002
Release Digest: KDE, November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22 23:30:30)
Today's KDE apps: KVocabulary 0.2.4, KLuJe 0.7, K Remote Control
0.8, KTextDecode 3.0, KSocrat 3.0, and KPassCard 0.1.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22 23:30:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Gringotts 1.2.1 and Pan 0.13.2.90.
TweakHound: Mandrake 9.0, A "Newbie"ginning (2002-11-22 22:00:31)
"Several people told me that for a newbie Mandrake was the way
to go. As luck would have it MandrakeSoft was about to release
their newest version, 9.0..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-rc3 (2002-11-22 21:49:12)
Incremental changelog, links within.
DB2 Developer Domain: The Big Switch: Moving from Windows to Linux with Kylix 3 (2002-11-22 20:30:24)
"One of the greatest benefits the Borland tools offer, is that
moving an application is less of a 'porting' project than a
recompilation of your Windows/Delphi (or Linux/Kylix)
CNET News: Yamaha, NEC Back Linux Start-Up (2002-11-22 19:00:53)
"MontaVista Software, a company specializing in use of Linux in
embedded computing devices, has won an investment from Yahama and
sold its software for use in a new video-recording computer..."
Internetnews.com: Microsoft's Battle Lines Shifting to Office? (2002-11-22 17:30:55)
"Microsoft and Sun Microsystems may have ironed out their
differences long enough to get Sun to join the Web Services
Interoperability Organization (WS-I), but they already seem to be
redrawing battle lines over standards..."
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisories: kernel, php, mod_php (2002-11-22 17:13:59)
Two security advisories from Guardian Digital.
ZDNet UK: LinuxWorld to Hit UK (2002-11-22 16:00:56)
"The UK show will take place at the Birmingham NEC from 3-4
September, and will be the second LinuxWorld event in Europe,
joining an annual event in Germany..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: security.debian.org Restored After Twente Fire (2002-11-22 15:17:07)
"The Debian Team has reinstalled security.debian.org on the host
klecker, which is hosted at XS4all in the Netherlands..."
The Inquirer: ATI Finally Delivers Linux Driver (2002-11-22 14:30:01)
"The Linux community gained a strong supporter this week as
graphics company ATI finally introduced its unified driver for the
open source operating system..."
Grid Computing Planet: Next-Generation Globus Toolkit To Debut In January (2002-11-22 13:00:37)
"Globus Toolkit 3 (GT3) will implement the Open Grid Services
Architecture vision for the convergence of Grid computing and Web
services, an effort that began with the open-source Globus Project
and IBM and grew into a broader effort of the standards-setting
Global Grid Forum..."
Linux Journal: E-mail as a System Console, Parts I and II (2002-11-22 11:00:52)
Accessing your home system from work or from around the world,
using fetchmail, procmail and a few scripts... Discussing the roles
fetchmail and procmail play in this system...
CNET News: Patch Slipup Raises Security Questions (2002-11-22 08:00:16)
"The ISC's flub is the latest incident to call into question
whether software companies, security researchers, and open-source
development groups can be relied on to responsibly handle the
vulnerabilities found in the software that forms the foundation of
Release Digest: KDE, November 21, 2002 (2002-11-22 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: KSocrat 3.0, KPassCard 0.1.2, KSms2 0.1.1,
KMonodim 2.0a2.1, KickPIM 0.4.0, KVocabulary 0.2.3, and KProf
Release Digest: GNOME, November 21, 2002 (2002-11-22 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME app: GTK+-2.0.9
Linux and Main: The Great Unfolding (2002-11-22 03:00:49)
"'Desktop' distributions tried to reinvent the wheel, making
themselves incompatible with everything else, splitting off 'devel'
parts of packages, and trying to tie users to binaries from that
particular distribution. Every time desktop Linux said 'I'm not
dead yet,' along came some ill-conceived distribution to club it
over the head..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: kdelibs (2002-11-22 02:27:51)
"Vulnerabilities were discovered in the KIO subsystem support
for various network protocols..."
OSNews: Review of Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition 9.0 (2002-11-22 01:00:28)
"And this is where exactly my problem lies. It is just not
enough to only support the installation. I mean, it is not 1995
anymore and the Linux installation methods are not as arcane as
they used to be..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: kdelibs (2002-10-09 18:49:57)
"A vulnerability was discovered in Konqueror's cross site
scripting protection, in that it fails to initialize the domains on