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JavaJDK 1.1.6 v4a on the PowerPC has been announced by "Your Linux PowerPC JDK Porting Team". The latest version contains a variety of bug fixes and some improvements in the Russian font properties.
Michael Hamilton sent in a tip on how he uses WINE plus Borland's JBuilder to speed up Java compilation under Linux by a factor of ten.
O'Reilly & Associates released this reporton the recent Perl Conference. It covers the winners of the Best User Applications prizes, the LDAP release and more.
Registration for the Seventh International Python conferenceis now open. The conference is in November, so start making your plans now.
September 3, 1998
Miguel de Icaza announced a new mailing list for Gnumeric, the GNOME spreadsheet.
A new e-zine has been created to report on Mozilla developments. It can be read here. They appear to be just getting started, but, with luck, it will develop into a useful resource.
Not directly Linux related, but interesting anyway: Ted Nelson, inventor of the whole "hypertext" concept and the force behind the longest-lasting vaporware software project in history (Xanadu) has finally produced some code. Read this article in Technology Review to learn about "Zigzag" "ZigZag is to numerical spreadsheets, business databases and other applications what hypertext was to text--a fundamentally new, if initially disorienting, principle for organizing information." Zigzag does run under Linux (it seems to be written in Perl), but it has, alas, been released as shareware.