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West Virginia University is using Mozilla for the basis of a class "to track and study the creation of a full-scale 'real-life' software project." For more information, check the reference on Mozillazine. This is a great idea and a great way to introduce students to the development of free software. As one person commented, think about working with your own alma mater to get such courses into place!
Apache and PHP came in for some praise in this Network Computing article on picking a web server to suit your needs. Platforms considered included Netscape, Microsoft and Apache. The article is well-balanced, acknowledging faults and accomplishments in each of the products.
Embedded LinuxLWN editor Liz Coolbaugh attended a meeting held this morning at the Embedded Systems Conference that launched the "Embedded Linux Advisory Board." This group, sponsored initially by Lineo but intended to be vendor-neutral, will work to bring about better recognition of Linux in the embedded arena. Please have a look at Liz's reports from the conference for details.
Here are two sites that you may want to take a look at, for more information on Embedded Linux:this week's GNOME summary by Havoc Pennington. linux-ha-dev, has been created specifically for covering the details of defining and developing community-based HA software, like heartbeat. interviewed the developers of the Midgard web application platform. "Goals for the year 2000 include support for mobile computing and PDA's, integration with desktop software, better content management tools, and perhaps work-flow and other advanced business features."
For more Midgard News, check out this week's Midgard Weekly Summary.
MozillaThis week's Mozilla Status Report was published Sunday, October 2nd. There doesn't seem to be any big news this time around, just lots of steady progress in many areas. LinuxPlanet tutorial. MySql is not a free software product, but is free for use for some applications and requires only a small licensing fee ($200) for others. October 4th is available. It seems Wine has been a bit of a victim of its own popularity; web hits have doubled in the last six months, leading to some server problems over the past week.
And for even more Wine news, check out this week's Wine Kernel Cousin.Zope may want to note that there is a training class offered by Digital Creations in Colorado Springs, CO in a couple of weeks. They apparently have just a couple of seats left.
For a total wrap-up, check out this week's Zope Weekly News, from Amos Latteier.
Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh
October 7, 1999
JavaIn last week's issue, we mentioned JBuilder and called it "Inprise's just-in-time compiler". This was inaccurate. JBuilde is a full IDE; JBuilder JIT is Inprise's just-in-time compiler. [Thanks to Kelly Harrison]
PerlThe fifth issue of PerlMonth has been released.
PythonHere is this week's Python-URL by David Ascher. Python-URL is evidently now sponsored by Doctor Dobb's Journal.
Das Python-Tutorium, the German translation of Guido's Python tutorial, is now available in its finished state.
Tcl/tkDr. Dobbs' Tcl-URL! for October 6th has been published.
Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh
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