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Interview with Mikael Hallendal of Imendio HB
OSNews features an interview with Mikael Hallendal, founder of Imendio HB. Imendio is the professional face of GTK+ worldwide today, offering Gnome & GTK+ consultancy services, however the company is also well known in the OSS community with their releases of GPL'ed software like the MS Project-alike Planner, DevHelp, the Jabber client Gossip, the music player Jamboree, DrWright & the popular Mono-based RSS reader Blam!. The interview digs on the increase of the industry's interest on Gnome, how GTK# and Mono fit in the Gnome developement world, what's still missing from the platform and how a professional GTK+ developer thinks of Qt.

( Permalink: Interview with Mikael Hallendal of Imendio HB      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 29, 2004 )

Linux in Government: CORE.GOV
"Founded in March of 2004, CORE.GOV resides on CollabNet and uses the SourceCast tool to, according to the site, "Integrate applications for software development, knowledge management and project communication. Control access through a Web-based project workspace with a centralized, role-based permissions model. Enables secure and cost-effective development across multiple agencies.""

( Permalink: Linux in Government: CORE.GOV      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 29, 2004 )

Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Reviews Coming In
It seems that the recent Debian-based Ubuntu preview release had a major impact for a brand new distro. Screenshot slideshows are available (1, 2, 3), while preview articles are coming in from ExtremeTech, from USALug, and a 6-page comprehensive Ubuntu preview is at OSNews. Gnome's & Ubuntu's release manager Jeff Waugh also had an interesting interview detailing lots of interesting tidbits. The final version of Ubuntu is expected mid-October.

( Permalink: Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Reviews Coming In      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 29, 2004 )

Defending IT Infrastructure Through Patching
Imagine that you are the IT Director of a large retail bank with an active and highly visible Internet banking service. While driving into the office, half-listening to the radio news, you hear your bank’s name being announced, immediately followed by the words "hacker", "massive system failure" and "identity theft". As you take the news in, you recall an earlier email concerning a patch that needed to be applied to your web servers. story

( Permalink: Defending IT Infrastructure Through Patching      Submitted by Scott Wed Sep 29, 2004 )

NetBSD 2.0 RC1 tagged
The NetBSD Releng Team has announced that the first Release Candidate for NetBSD 2.0 (ie NetBSD-2.0_RC1) has been tagged. This is a major milestone in the much anticipated release of NetBSD 2.0: from now on, any pullups must address some form of show-stopping issue to even be considered. The NetBSD Project encourages all users to test the binary snapshots that will soon be available on the release engineering ftp server.

If no pullups are necessary, then the 2.0 release should occur around the middle of October. Any fixes resulting in pullups will cause a second RC cycle to begin and add approximately 1-2 weeks more to the timeline.

( Permalink: NetBSD 2.0 RC1 tagged      Submitted by Jan Schaumann Wed Sep 29, 2004 )

Apple iMac G5
"Taking design cues from the previous Mac products, the iMac G5 presents a front panel devoid of speakers, control buttons, or ports. The ports—USB 2.0, FireWire 400, Ethernet, and modem jacks—are lined up vertically on the back panel. The audio-out port doubles as a standard iPod-style headphone jack, or it can be used with a mini optical cable and connected to speaker sets and A/V receivers with SP/DIF inputs. A VGA/video-out port is present, but requires a dongle adapter."

( Permalink: Apple iMac G5      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

iMac Is Elegant, Powerful, Surprisingly Affordable
"This is the third major iteration of the iMac, Apple's stylish consumer machine that features a built-in monitor. But now the computer's guts have been shrunk to the point where they are essentially invisible. And this version uses the G5 processor, a chip that is in some respects more powerful than the Intel Pentium processors that power most Windows computers. The iMac G5 isn't the first computer to be crammed into the back of a flat-panel display. But the iMac is much thinner and more attractive than the others."

( Permalink: iMac Is Elegant, Powerful, Surprisingly Affordable      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

Preview of IWill's ZMAXdp
"We've now gone one step further, with testing, evaluation and exclusive access to a fully-working production sample based on IWill's 0.91 revision mainboard. It's not often something like this comes along before a product is officially launched. Free of NDA restrictions and corporate pressure, allowing us to write exactly what we want, as we see it, and take pictures as we please, it's been a pleasure to get some hands-on time with the ZMAXdp since it arrived at Casa Del Rys a day or so ago."

( Permalink: Preview of IWill's ZMAXdp      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

Ubuntu 4.10 Warty - The Review
"The simplest answer is to Jeff Waugh from Canonical the company behind Ubuntu: "At its core, Ubuntu *is* Debian. Our six-monthly releases are based on Debian's "sid" development branch, with lots of bug fixing and integration work (which goes back to Debian), and some special additions such as the very latest GNOME releases. Ubuntu 4.10, which we call the "Warty Warthog" shipped GNOME 2.8 in our Preview release last night. Smile We provide 18 months of high-impact, data loss and security support with every release.""

( Permalink: Ubuntu 4.10 Warty - The Review      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

FreeBSD Bag Of Tricks
"As a software junkie, I'm always coming across new programs to experiment with. As I find programs I like, I add them to my mental bag of tricks so they're ready whenever a client asks, "What's the best program to do x?" In this article, I'll demonstrate how I used an old favorite as a lightweight webmail program as well as a new favorite I just ran across."

( Permalink: FreeBSD Bag Of Tricks      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

XMP Lowdown
"The Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a specification describing RDF-based data and storage models for metadata about documents in any format. The specification includes information about embedding XMP in text files such as HTML and SVG/XML; image formats such as JPEG, TIFF, and GIF; and Adobe formats such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat files. While its use of the RDF metadata format comes with some caveats, RDF enthusiasts should be pleased to see that the company making the most popular image manipulation tools has made those tools capable of reading and writing RDF metadata about these images."

( Permalink: XMP Lowdown      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

Easy ODBC programming using Apache Derby
This article introduces you to ODBC programming with Apache Derby or IBM Cloudscape as the backend data source. You'll learn how ODBC applications differ from embedded SQL applications, how to set up Apache Derby as an ODBC data source, and how an ODBC application is structured. In addition, the author covers error handling and includes an example.

( Permalink: Easy ODBC programming using Apache Derby      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Sep 28, 2004 )

Top Ten Tips for Mac OS X Con 2004
"Tip 5: Cut your rooming costs in half. O'Reilly facilitates a room sharing list where you can team up with another conference attendee and cut your rooming costs in half. And if you enable Internet Sharing (in the Sharing Preferences panel), you can take advantage of the in-room Ethernet connectivity for half the price too. (Of course, you have to have an AirPort card installed in your laptop to do so.) Even better, get a roommate who has an AirPort Express."

( Permalink: Top Ten Tips for Mac OS X Con 2004      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 26, 2004 )

HP's NX5000 Linux notebook
"List price shown this week for the configuration above was $1,480 for the Linux version and $1,505 for Windows. Taking the least expensive alternative -- including simply excluding some items -- I was able to get the price down to $1,120 with Linux preloaded. There are a few differences between NX5000 models configured for Linux and those configured for Windows. From a hardware point of view, writable DVD drives are an option only for Windows, not for Linux. Also in hardware, the Linux version uses a different internal modem and wireless NIC than does the Windows model."

( Permalink: HP's NX5000 Linux notebook      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 26, 2004 )

Interview with gaim Maintainer Rob Flynn
"LQ) How did you get involved with the gaim project? How does it feel to be the Maintainer of the most active project on SourceForge?
RF) It was November of 1998 and Mark Spencer had just started the project. I had met a girl at the beach that used AIM, and I had no way to talk to her, so, I joined the project to help development. I eventually just took over maintainership. It's a pretty good feeling, and has given me a lot of experience. I still like hearing from the various users of the project, even though the experience can be unpleasent at times. This usually happens from people that feel that I do the work as a paid job and complain when things aren't implemented as quickly as they'd like. "


( Permalink: Interview with gaim Maintainer Rob Flynn      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 26, 2004 )

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