Linux News for May 01, 2006
Notes from a Senior Editor: Driving Nails with a Jackhammer (2006-05-01 23:30:18)
"Why does Spamhaus blacklist innocent mail servers...?"
SearchOpenSource: At University, GroupWise on Linux Beats Out Exchange (2006-05-01 22:45:52)
"For Golden Gate University, patience and sticking with a legacy
application may end up paying dividends..."
Groklaw: On Methods and Concepts and Horses Out of the Barn (2006-05-01 22:00:19)
"I started thinking about methods and concepts. Sometimes it's
good to think simply. By that I mean, to think like a child, in the
SearchOpenSource: Splunk and CA Unite for IT Troubleshooting (2006-05-01 21:15:56)
"IT troubleshooting became a little less complex today as two
leading data search applications were combined into a module
designed to boost efficiency in data centers..."
LinuxPlanet: New Mono-Based Applications for GNOME in Fedora Core 5--Part 1 (2006-05-01 20:30:20)
"So why include Mono in Fedora Core 5, given the controversies
and the fact that Mono isn't strictly necessary for the future of
GNOME? The answer lies in three GNOME tools that were built with
the language: Beagle, F-Spot, and Tomboy..."
eWeek: Gentoo, Linux? Yes, Sometimes (2006-05-01 19:45:09)
"Gentoo is a Linux distribution that succeeds in striking a
balance between fine-grained configurability and ongoing
NewsForge: Laid Back at Linuxfest Northwest (2006-05-01 19:00:42)
"A heavy spring rain was not enough to dampen spirits at
Linuxfest Northwest this year..."
InfoWorld: Sun's Schwartz Still Doesn't Get Linux (2006-05-01 17:30:56)
"New CEO's first statements reveal a company struggling with the
realities of the software market..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-rc3-mm1 (2006-05-01 16:45:17)
Incremental changelog, links within.
eWeek: Will Sun Open-Source Java? (2006-05-01 16:00:30)
"New Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz's first 100 days at
the helm are about to get interesting. First up: managing an
internal debate over whether the company should open-source
DesktopLinux: OpenSUSE 10.1 RC3 Delta ISO Released (2006-05-01 15:15:42)
"On April 28, the OpenSUSE Linux project unveiled the third
release candidate of OpenSUSE 10.1..."
internetnews.com: Eirik Chambe-Eng, President, Trolltech [Interview] (2006-05-01 14:30:30)
"Its Qt (pronounced 'cute') application framework is at the
heart of KDE, one of Linux's main graphical environments, the other
being GNOME, which is based on the GTK+ framework..."
International Herald Tribune: 'Hairy Guys' Join EU in Fighting Microsoft Appeal (2006-05-01 13:45:22)
"Carlo Piana is part of a motley brigade of software activists
and lawyers who have forced even the most dapper Microsoft
executives to loosen a button or two in court here this past
NewsForge: Xara Retools for FOSS (2006-05-01 13:00:00)
"The conventional wisdom is that software development companies
have trouble converting to free and open source (FOSS) business
models. But someone seems to have forgot to mention that to Charles
Moir, the upbeat CEO of Xara..."
LinuxDevices: Device Profile: Glyph/MGI GPM-216 Personal Monitor (2006-05-01 11:30:04)
"Glyph Technologies used Linux and key open source audio
software packages to build a personal monitoring system aimed at
letting musicians create their own monitor mixes..."
NewsForge: Using OpenOffice.org's spadmin as an Advanced Font Manager (2006-05-01 10:00:04)
"One of the few remaining gaps in basic desktop functionality in
GNU/Linux is the dynamic loading and unloading of fonts, especially
Linux.com: Convert Any Video File to DVD with Open Source Tools (2006-05-01 08:30:44)
"You've just downloaded the new episode of your favorite video
podcast, and you'd like to watch it on your big-screen TV..."
NewsForge: Migrating to Turbolinux from Windows Made Easy (2006-05-01 07:00:57)
"Versora today announced the release of Versora's Progression
Desktop for Turbolinux..."
Advisories, April 30, 2006 (2006-05-01 04:45:41)
This weekend's security advisories: openvpn, mozilla, and resmgr
(Debian GNU/Linux); libtiff (Fedora Core); Ethereal and Mozilla
Suite (Gentoo Linux); thunderbird (Slackware Linux); and mysql-dfsg
and mozilla (Ubuntu Linux).
KernelTrap: Benchmarking the Lockless Pagecache (2006-05-01 01:00:56)
"Anticipatory I/O scheduler author Nick Piggin has been
maintaining a lockless pagecache patch for many months..."