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Mozilla-Europe 2000. The Mozilla-Europe 2000 meeting has been announced. The conference will be held near Frankfurt Germany on September 23 and 24, 2000.
Installing & Using WINE (LinuxNewbie.org). LinuxNewbie.org has put up a help file on installing and using WINE. "...the best way to find out if a program will run under WINE, is to just try it. Sometimes compatible programs won't run, sometimes programs thought not to be compatible, will run. Just try it. You won't break anything. :)"
Wine Weekly News for September 4, 2000. The Wine Weekly News #59 for September 4, 2000 has been published. Take a look for the latest Wine development news.
OpenNMS update. Here's the OpenNMS update for September 5, covering the latest happenings in the quest to create an open network management system. Among other things, the project is looking to hire developers...
Moodss-11.10 announced. Version 11.10 of moodss has been announced. Moodss, the Modular Object Oriented Dynamic SpreadSheet is a tool that is used for dynamically monitoring changing system information with a graphical or tabular display.
AbiWord Weekly News. The AbiWord Weekly News for August 31, which actually covers two weeks, is out.
Eye of Gnome 0.5 released. The Eye of Gnome version 0.5 image viewer has been released. This is the last release of EOG before some major reworking commences.
On the Desktop
KDE 2.0 release schedule. A new KDE 2.0 release schedule has been posted. It calls for the first release candidate on Thursday, September 14, and the official 2.0 release on October 16.
Qt 2.2 and Qt Designer released. Trolltech has announced the release of Qt 2.2. Many new features are included, including the new "Qt Designer" GUI builder. The announcement does not mention it, but this is the version which is covered by the GPL.
KDE Licensing Information. Rik Hemsley and Matthias Elter have put together an extensive list that details all of the licenses that are used in the base KDE source code tree.
GNOMEnclature: Handling multiple documents (DeveloperWorks). IBM's DeveloperWorks site has put up a lengthy, technical article on using the GNOME MDI class. "In this installment, George Lebl turns away from widgets to look at GnomeMDI, the Multiple Documents Interface from gnome-libs. GnomeMDI makes it easier to handle a variety of different documents at the same time in one program."
FreeGIS CD v1.0.4 available. The latest packaging of the FreeGIS tools has been announced. An update on FreeGIS in general can also be found in the announcement - it looks like the pace of this project, which is putting together a collection of free Geographical Information System tools, is picking up.
Open Source Medical Project. Linux Med News has updated its Open Source Medical Project list recently. Numerous new additions have been added to bring the total to 29 applications.
Midgard Weekly Summary. Here is the Midgard Weekly Summary for August 31. It covers the release of Midgard 1.4b5, and various other topics.
Zope Weekly News for September 6. The September 6 edition of the Zope weekly news is out. News includes a zope.org mirror site, a new Zope security document, and skins for Zope.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook
September 7, 2000
Perl 5.7.0 released (use Perl). Use Perl has posted this announcement about the release of Perl 5.7.0. "As promised when 5.6.0 came out, Perl 5 has now been clearly separated into stable maintenance releases and unstable development releases. Releases with even version numbers (6, 8) will be maintenance releases and odd version numbers (7) will be development releases."
Review of Programming Perl, Third Edition (DeveloperWorks). IBM's Developer Works has run a review of the third edition of the book Programming Perl. "The third edition of Programming Perl is impressive from the start. It has almost double the page count of the second edition. The cover is the same, except for the discreet banner in the top right corner, the TMTOWTDI ("There's More Than One Way To Do It") slogan at the top, and the list of authors. The similarity is only skin deep, however, as a look at the table of contents will quickly dispel any illusions that this book is only a revision."
Perldoc website announced. A new web site, perldoc.com, has been announced. This site is being maintained by Carlos Ramirez and offers a searchable html version of the Perl 5.6 documentation. A useful entry for the perl programmer's bookmarks file. The site also contains an archive of CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network.
German Perl Workshop 3.0. The third German Perl Workshop is being held February 28 through March 2, 2001 near Bonn, Germany. Abstract submissions should be sent in until October 23, 2000.
University of Perl 2000 (O'Reilly). O'Reilly has announced the University of Perl 2000, a traveling Perl boot camp to be held in Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City during October.
FreeWRL 0.26 released. A new release of FreeWRL has been announced. FreeWRL is a Perl based open source VRML browser for Linux. FreeWRL is licensed under the GPL license.
Python releases. Python 1.6, the last in the 1.* series, has been released. Meanwhile, for the more bleeding-edge oriented, the first beta of Python 2.0 has also been released. (Thanks to Kalle Svensson). Also see the announcements for Python 1.6 and Python 2.0b1 from Guido van Rossum.
Linux.com interviews Guido van Rossum. Linux.com has interviewed Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python language. "2.0 will have several syntax extensions over 1.6, e.g. augmented assignment, list comprehensions, and an extension to the print statement. It will also have lots of XML support (mostly integrating the good work done by the XML-sig) and a new garbage collection feature, which will collect cyclical garbage for the first time in Python's life."
Python-dev summary for August 16-31. Here is A.M. Kuchling's Python-dev summary for August 16 to 31. It covers the "any day now" first beta release of Python 2.0 and many other topics in the Python development arena.
This week's Python-URL. Here is Dr. Dobb's Python-URL for September 5 with the latest in Python development news.
XML Processing With Python(Themestream). Themestream has run this article by Steven Vore on processing XML with Python. "This is not a normal book review. In fact, I'm leery of calling it a review at all. In reality, these are my notes taken while reading & working through examples in XML Processing With Python By Sean McGrath."
This week's Tcl-URL. Here is Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL for September 4 with the latest in Tcl development news.
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