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Steam Heat to High Speed Internet

    [0]jrmski writes "Thom Greco, an astute businessman from the crumbling
    town of Wilkes-Barre is betting the future of its downtown on a new
    [1]state of the art fiber optic network. He recently purchased the
    former Steam Heat Authority, and the underground pipes associated with
    it. The pipes provide clear advantages in connecting every downtown
    building with access faster than what's currently available in
    0. mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
    1. http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp?S=1180382

Xerox Alto Computer 30th Anniversary

    [0]aheath writes "The [1] New York Times has a story about the 30th
    anniversary of the [2] Xerox Alto computer: [3] How Digital Pioneers
    Put the 'Personal' in PC's. According to the [4] PARC Factsheet "The
    Alto Computer (1973/1980) included the Graphical User Interface (GUI),
    WYSIWYG editing, bit-mapped display, overlapping windows, and the first
    commercial use of the mouse." The concepts prototyped in the Xerox Alto
    contributed to the development of the [5] Xerox Star, the [6]Apple
    Lisa, the [7] Apple Macintosh and [8] Microsoft Windows 1.0." 
    0. mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
    1. http://www.nytimes.com/
    2. http://historywired.si.edu/object.cfm?ID=337
    3. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/03/technology/circuits/03alto.html
    4. http://www.parc.com/company/factsheet.html
    5. http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/xerox-8010/index.html
    6. http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/apple-lisa2xl/
    7. http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/mac-128k/index.html
    8. http://www.digibarn.com/collections/software/microsoft/windows10/page_01.htm

The Clueless Newbie's Linux Odyssey

    overshoot writes "Just what we've always (said we) wanted: people who
    are fed up with Microsoft and are willing, even eager, to [0]give Linux
    a real try. Well, she did. And did. And did some more. Not only that,
    she's a technical writer and she took notes. Not fun reading, but worth
    reading anyway." 
    0. http://www.linuxworld.com/2003/0401.tsu.html

Microsoft Pirating Their Own Software?

    [0]14ghz writes "Microsoft gave out copies of .NET Visual Studio Pro to
    attendees of the Microsoft .NET Student Tour. Despite the discs saying
    "UNLICENSED SOFTWARE -- Illegal without separate license from
    Microsoft", the freebie didn't contain any license document, and one
    guy decided to ask the MS conference rep about it. Read the
    [1]in-progress story." 
    0. mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
    1. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~lkstitch/text/mspirate.html

Newly Discovered Fault Under L.A.

    [0]Randolpho writes "Whether you like the city or not, you can't say
    Los Angeles doesn't have a fault. It does, and it's one of
    earth-shattering proportions. [1]Geologists have confirmed that LA was
    built right over a faultline, which they're calling the Puente Hills
    Blind Thrust System; it runs from northern Orange County through Los
    Angeles on up to Beverly Hills, and has a habbit of ripping earthquakes
    as large as 7.5 on the Richter Scale every 10 thousand years or so. And
    the last one was about 8 thousand years ago." 
    0. mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
    1. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/04/0403_030403_earthquake.html

RIAA Seeks Estimated $97.8 Billion From MTU Student

    [0]theodp writes "The Detroit Free Press [1]does the math on the
    damages [2]sought by the RIAA from the Michigan Technological
    University student. The total? About $97.8 trillion--yes, trillion with
    a T--or enough money to buy every CD sold in America last year over
    again for the next 120,000 years, according to RIAA statistics."
    Update: 04/05 21:58 GMT by [3]M: The Free Press can do the math, but
    not very well: the numbers provided show the RIAA is seeking some $97
    billion dollars, not trillion. I'm sure the student is *much* happier.
    Headline updated. 
    0. mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
    1. http://www.freep.com/money/tech/newman5_20030405.htm
    2. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/04/03/2312220&tid=141
    3. mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

OpenOffice.org SDK Released

    [0]Jules V.D. writes "The [1]OpenOffice.org group on Friday
    [2]announced a [3]kit that lets programmers build new modules for
    open-source alternatives to the Microsoft Office suite.This new [3]SDK
    is an add-on for OpenOffice.org 1.0.2. It provides the necessary tools
    and documentation for programming the OpenOffice.org APIs and creating
    your own extensions (UNO components) for OpenOffice.org."The highlight
    of this [3]SDK is the new Developer's Guide. This comprehensive guide
    provides, in 900 pages, a detailed description of the OpenOffice.org
    API concepts, the OpenOffice.org UNO component model and how to use the
    API in the context of the different application areas."" 
    0. http://jules.vo-dinh.com
    1. http://www.openoffice.org/
    2. http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-995570.html
    3. http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/sdk/index.html

The FCC and Media Consolidation

    An anonymous reader writes "A story on this evening's [0]All Things
    Considered but also at [1]Now with Bill Moyers reports this June, the
    FCC will choose whether to keep or drop longstanding rules limiting the
    number of media outlets (radio stations, TV stations, etc.) a company
    may hold in a single area. That means all the radio stations in your
    area, for example, may one day be controlled by one company, like
    Clearchannel or Rupert Murdoch's FOX Communications. One irony is
    virtually no news outlet is covering the story. Another is the
    justifying argument for this move comes from the emergence of new
    media, like the Internet and Cable/Satellite. Yet with all 100's of new
    TV channels available, there are only five major media companies out
    there controlling them all, and recent copyright rules applying to the
    Internet have all but squelched-out Internet radio. So the old rules
    might not be so outdated after all. But the only voices being heard in
    this argument are coming from the media giants." In a related story,
    AOL/Time-Warner is [2]petitioning the FCC to lift the restriction
    forbidding AOL from launching "advanced" IM services without letting
    others access the IM network. 
    0. http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/index.html
    1. http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/bigmedia.html
    2. http://news.com.com/2100-1032-995595.html

Habeas Seeks Poetic Justice for Trademarked Spam

    Remember the company who started [0]using haiku to fight spam?
    According to a [1]news.com article, it will [2]now be tested in court.
    Habeas is suing two internet marketers, saying that they've included
    Habeas' haiku in their mail, thereby [3]lowering their SpamAssassin
    score by [4]6 points, but allegedly violating the trademark. It's
    interesting because the end effect of this will be more or less spam,
    but it's based on trademark law. It'll also be interesting to see how
    well this holds up across national boundaries. 
    0. http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/08/20/132202&tid=111
    1. http://news.com.com/
    2. http://news.com.com/2100-1024-995568.html
    3. http://www.habeas.com/support/spamassassin.htm
    4. http://spamassassin.org/tests.html

Hubble Captures a Protoplanetary Disk

    [0]Astroturtle writes "The Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera
    for Surveys (ACS) has captured a [1]detailed image of spiral rings in a
    distant protoplanetary disk -- the pancake-shaped cloud of gas and dust
    around a young star in which planets are expected to condense. But
    contrary to earlier suggestions, the intricate structure of this
    particular disk is probably caused by a nearby companion star rather
    than by embedded planets starting to form." 
    0. http://www.astroturtle.com
    1. http://skyandtelescope.com/news/current/article_911_1.asp

Apache Hello World Benchmarks 1.03 

    Apache Hello World Benchmarks is a benchmarking tool that seeks to give
    a sense of Web application execution speed on various software
    platforms running under the Apache Web server. Benchmarks can vary
    greatly from system to system, so this tool allows one to get numbers
    on one's own platform. Applications tested include mod_perl, mod_php,
    Tomcat, and Apache::ASP, with over 62 benchmarks in all. 

Asymptopia BlackJack 1.0 

    Asymptopia BlackJack is a full-featured casino-style blackjack game
    written in Python using PyGame for graphics. You play with up to 6
    robots against the dealer. You can specify which player is you. It is
    dynamic, addictive, and you don't lose real money! 

avrLab 0.20 

    avrLab tries to be an complete IDE for the AVR microcontroller chips
    from Atmel. It offers an editor with syntax highlighting which has
    standard editor commands like copy, cut, paste, goto line, search, and
    replace. Additionally, it includes support for tavrasm (a compiler for
    the AVR assembly language), uisp (used for the communication to the
    AVR), and much more. 

CapiSuite 0.4.1a 

    CapiSuite is an ISDN telecommunication suite providing easy-to-use
    telecommunication functions which can be controlled from Python
    scripts. It uses a CAPI-compatible driver for accessing the
    ISDN-hardware, so you'll need a CAPI-compatible driver. CapiSuite is
    distributed with two example scripts for call incoming handling and fax
    sending. They provide a multi-user answering machine with fax
    recognition, remote inquiry, and fax receiving/sending functions. 

Cheetah Server 1.2 

    Cheetah is a very minimal Web server for testing small local sites, or
    to continue to serve some content while configuring your primary Web
    server. It has very few features (and is single-threaded, non-forking
    for now), except that it will serve files in a directory under a
    user-specified port, does not require root access, and can serve Last
    Modified information to aid caching. 

Cygnus IRC Services 0.2.0 

    Cygnus IRC Services is a services program for IRC networks. It provides
    networks with NickServ, ChanServ, MemoServ, and RootServ. It aims to be
    highly configurable and very feature rich. It currently supports
    DreamForge, Bahamut, Prometheus, and UnrealIRCd. 

DOLFIN 0.3.3 

    DOLFIN is used as a platform for research in adaptive finite element
    methods for PDEs at Chalmers Finite Element Center and at the
    Department of Computational Mathematics at Chalmers University of
    Technology, Sweden. 

Ebotula 0.1.6 

    Ebotula is an IRC bot for administration tasks in one or more channels.
    He has four access levels. The top level is the bot master. In this
    level have a user complete acces of all functions. The next level is
    the channel owner. He is the administrator in one channel. The other
    both are friends and other users. The bot is a multithread applikation
    and can execute simultaneously more commands. The data are contained in
    gdbm hash files. 

ErfurtWiki R1.00e 

    ErfurtWiki is a small Wiki engine implemented in PHP which can store
    its pages in a MySQL, ADOdb, or a flat file database. The Wiki source
    parsing is rather complete but is very extensible. It stands out from
    other Wikis in that it does not define the whole page layout itself;
    instead it allows for very quick integration into an existing Web site.
    The core 'library' is fully contained in one script file, but a
    collection of extension plugins is also available. Additionally, it can
    cache referenced images. The simplicity of the image uploading function
    makes it also a good choice as 'lite' CMS for private homepages. 

Fink 0.5.1 CVS_SNAP-05042003 (CVS)

    The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source
    software to Darwin and Mac OS X. It modifies Unix software so that it
    compiles and runs on Mac OS X and makes it available for download as a
    coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to
    provide powerful binary package management. You can choose whether you
    want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from

FireHOL R5 v1.120 

    FireHOL is a script producing stateful iptables firewalls. It can
    control any number of internal/external interfaces, offers control on
    any combination of routed traffic, sets up DMZ routers and servers and
    all kinds of NAT, provides strong protection (flooding, spoofing, etc),
    transparent caches, and more. Its goal is to be completely abstracted
    and powerful but also easy to use, audit, and understand. 

Gaim 0.60 (Stable)

    Gaim is a GTK2-based instant messenger application. It supports
    multiple protocols via modules, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN,
    Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu and Zephyr. It has many common features
    found in other clients, as well as many unique features. Gaim is not
    endorsed by or affiliated with AOL TimeWarner, Microsoft, or Yahoo. 

GGTL -- Generic Game-Tree Library 1.0pre1 

    GGTL is a C library to help people program computer games. It is
    targeted in particular at two-player zero-sum games with perfect
    information. Examples of such games are (in no particular order):
    Chess, Checkers, Go, Othello, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Connect-4. For these
    games, GGTL can currently provide iterative deepening Alpha-Beta
    game-tree search, unlimited undo, and saving to/resuming from files. An
    Othello game, Moth, and a Tic-Tac-Toe game comes bundled with GGTL. 

GNU Coreutils 5.0 

    GNU Coreutils are a set of basic file, shell, and text manipulation
    utilities for the GNU operating system that are expected to exist on
    every operating system. Previously, they were offered as three
    individual packages: fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils. 

GRender 0.1.1-beta 

    GRender is a GTK+ frontend for the A|W Maya and MentalRay for Maya
    render. It handles render job queues without starting the Maya's
    interface, using all the power of the workstation. 

IceWM Control center 2.0 

    The IceWM Control Center allows you to run various tools for
    configuring IceWM's options. 

Issue Manager 0.8.7 

    The Issue Manager is a simple product for managing (structuring,
    editing, prioritizing, categorizing) issues. It is primarily used to
    manage information. 

IzPack 3.0.7 (Stable)

    IzPack is a powerful Java installer builder. It is able to create
    lightweight and modular installers. You have the choice of the
    installer panels you want to use (some can do the same job, so that you
    can select the one you prefer), and you even have the choice of the
    kind of installer that you want to use. IzPack doesn't use any portion
    of native code, it is designed to be fully independent from the
    operating system that runs it. It is very easy for the end user with a
    properly installed JVM to use an installer made with IzPack, since a
    single "java -jar installer.jar" will launch it. 

Java Remote Method Invocation Language 2.0 

    jRML (Java Remote Method Invocation Language) is a Java object
    (de)serialization and messaging library which uses a more compact
    format than XML-RPC. It is also easier to use than most SOAP

kShowmail 3.0.4 

    kShowmail is a KDE tool for watching for email on POP3 servers. Headers
    and complete email messages can be displayed, and email can be deleted
    without downloading. The information can be refreshed via timers, and a
    sound can be played when new email arrives. External programs like
    fetchmail/sendmail can be called via configurable menu entries or if
    new mail arrives. Spam complaints can also be sent via configurable

KWappen 1.14 (Stable)

    KWappen is a colorful KDE3.1 board game. The goal of the game is to
    eliminate the game tiles as quickly as possible. The game is solved if
    every column has one tile or no tiles. The game is not a clone of any
    other board game, and the rules of the game are entirely unique.
    KWappen requires a screen resolution that at least as large as 1024x768

Leif 0.3.1 

    Leif is a KDE tool for the SonyEricsson T68/T68i mobile phone. It
    supports phonebook editing, SMS management, and file uploading. 

libdv 0.99 

    The Quasar DV codec (libdv) is a software codec for DV video, the
    encoding format used by most digital camcorders, typically those that
    support the IEEE 1394 (a.k.a. FireWire or i.Link) interface. libdv was
    developed according to the official standards for DV video: IEC 61834
    and SMPTE 314M. 

linc is not cyberoam 1.2 

    linc is a free multiplatform client for Cyberoam and 24online. Cyberoam
    is an employee Internet management system used by corporate networks.
    24online is a subscriber management system for broadband ISPs. 

mod_auth_vhost 1.0.1 

    mod_auth_vhost is an Apache authentication module that uses virtual
    file paths for basic authentication. Instead of using the AuthUserFile
    directive, AuthVhostUserFile can be used to set the location of the
    basic authentication password file with a virtual path. It also
    supports a VirtualAuthRoot directive that works like
    VirtualDocumentRoot in mod_vhost_alias to determine where to find
    password files based on the server name. 

MyProxy 20030405 

    MyProxy is a privacy-enhancing personal HTTP 1.1 proxy. Arbitrary URLs
    can be blocked by regular expression patterns and optionally replaced
    by transparent GIFs. Cookies can be controlled based on server/domain
    name. The "Referer", "User-Agent", and
    "From" HTTP headers can be dealt with in various ways. All
    user settings are configured through an HTML user interface. 

Novelwriting 0.3 

    Novelwriting is a Python program to generate random structured
    documents based on a grammar. It is similar to the Dada Engine, but is
    more extensible. 

OpenSymphony Core 2.1.0 

    OSCore is a set of small utility classes that are useful in J2EE and
    even non-J2EE applications. Components include utilities to modify
    text, dates, primitive data, and XML. Also included is an
    EJB-compatible sequence generator that can easily be used by entity
    beans to provide unique IDs for primary keys. 

OperStats 1.2.0 

    OperStats is an IRC Operator and statistical services package for an
    IRC network. It aims to be highly configurable, stable, and
    feature-rich. It supports DreamForge, UnrealIRCd, and Bahamut. 

OZradio 0.7 beta 

    OZradio is a Linux FM radio player for KDE and GNOME. It supports
    BTTV-compatible FM and TV cards. It features the ability to save up to
    10 preset stations, a volume control, a mute button, automatic
    frequency scanning, on-demand recording and replay of radio, and
    programable recording. 

PHP Prayer Board 0.5 

    PHP Prayer Board records, organizes, and displays requests for prayer
    with a Web-based interface. 

popauthd.sh 0.2 

    popauthd.sh is a bash script that checks your maillog file for
    succesful POP3 logins and adds authenticated hosts to your sendmail
    access.db. Entries expire after a configurable period of time. It
    supports ipop3d and sendmail, but would be very easy to adapt to other

Posadis 0.2.0 (Pos6 development)

    Posadis is a Domain Name Server for Unix and Win32 systems. Its main
    target currently is to create a useful and stable DNS server. 

Poslib DNS library 0.9.5 

    Poslib is a library which provides easy access to the Domain Name
    System. The client part can be used to create DNS client applications,
    while the server part lets you easily create a multi-threaded DNS
    server program, portable to many operating systems including Linux,
    FreeBSD, and Windows. 

PPPMon 1.3 

    PPPMon is an RP3 clone. It shows the activity in the PPP conection, and
    starts/stops the PPP conetion in an easy way. 

sg_utils 1.03 (Linux 2.4)

    The sg_utils package includes variants of the Unix dd command called
    sg_dd and sgp_dd that speed copies to, from, and between SCSI disks and
    CDROMs. sg_map and sg_scan supply information about SCSI devices and
    how they are related to other drivers. There are utilities for timing
    and testing SCSI devices and the SCSI bus. The sg3_utils package is for
    the Linux 2.4 series, while sg_utils is for the 2.2 series with some
    support for the 2.0 series. 

Shadow-JPEG 1.1 

    ShadowJPEG is a steganography example. It hides a file at the end of a
    JPEG image file. Cryptography is implemented using a simple private-key
    system which is used to encrypt the data before the injection. 

Simple Python Blogger 0.6.1 

    Simple Python Blogger is a small Python script to handle entries,
    users, sessions, and comments of a blog. the files are very simple to
    edit, change, and set up. It creates pages based on one HTML template
    file, which can be edited to suit your personal taste. 

SimpleData 3.0.13 

    SimpleData is a Web application for managing your sales, inventory,
    invoices, quotes, purchases, and requests for quotes. It offers the
    ability to track all payments and balances on purchases and orders, and
    allows reports and forms to be printed or emailed. The printed forms
    are intended to fit in a standard 2-pane envelope for easy mailing. It
    features four sales and purchase reports, and can be easily extended. 

Siproxd 0.3.2 (Stable)

    Siproxd is a SIP proxy for SIP based softphones hidden behind an IP
    masquerading firewall. It includes an RTP data stream proxy for
    incoming audio data (outgoing RTP data should be handled by IP
    masquerading by the firewall). Multiple local users/hosts can be
    simultaneously masqueraded. All configuration is done via one simple
    ASCII text file. 

SmallBoardPHP 0.44 (Development)

    SmallBoardPHP is a small & quick messageboard. It uses a MySQL
    backend for speed. 

Spif 1.01 

    Spif (Simplest Possible Infrastructure Framework) provides a simple API
    for model object access and uses a chain of responsibility to realize
    the infrastructure behind the interface. This means that you can write
    business code which accesses persistent, possibly remote objects
    without worrying about locking, distribution persistence, caching, etc.
    Using Spif, such features are easy to change later, without changing
    business code. 

Sws Web Server 0.1.4 

    Sws Web Server is a fast, secure, and simple Web server. 

Thy 0.4.268 (Development)

    Thy is a lightweight httpd designed to be clean and fast, yet powerful
    enough to serve many hits a day. 

transcode (Development)

    transcode is a text console video-stream processing tool. It supports
    elementary video and audio frame transformations. Some example modules
    are included to enable import of MPEG-1/2, Digital Video, and other
    formats. It also includes export modules for writing to AVI files with
    DivX, OpenDivX, XviD, Digital Video or other codecs. Direct DVD
    transcoding is also supported. A set of tools is available to extract
    and decode the sources into raw video/audio streams for import and to
    enable post-processing of AVI files. 

waimeaconfig 0.0.2 

    waimeaconfig is a Waimea configuration program that configures Waimea
    menus and the waimearc, based on fluxconf. 

WebGUI 5.2.3 

    WebGUI is a content management framework built to allow average
    business users to build and maintain complex Web sites. It is modular,
    pluggable, and platform independent. It was designed to allow the
    people who create the content to manage it online, rather than content
    management taking up the time of busy IT Staff. Whether you are
    building a consumer site, an intranet, or an extranet, WebGUI has
    something to offer. 

wmfuzzy 0.3 

    wmfuzzy is a Window Maker dockapp clock that gives the time a textual
    approximation (instead of "21:17", the time is displayed as
    "Quarter Past Nine"). 

Xephyrus Image Tweak Tag Library 0.2 

    The Xephyrus Image Tweak Tag Library provides an easy way to do some
    simple image manipulation operations on image files from within JSP
    pages. This can be particularly useful when combined with the File
    Upload Tag Library. 

Newsforge Reports
GNU & Linux - Setting the Record Straight

    - Clinton Goveas - I was reading Richard Stallman's interview in a
    local Linux monthly the other day and was struck by an important point
    he was trying to make. The operating system we have all come to love,
    is not Linux! Let me explain... 

Linux Advisory Watch - April 4, 2003

    - Benjamin D. Thomas - This week advisories were released for sendmail,
    dietlibc, krb4, mutt, lpr, kernel, apcupsd, samba, eterm, evolution,
    dhcp, openssl, vsftp, kerberos, eog, enetbpm, and mysql. The
    distributors include Caldera, Conectiva, Gentoo, Immunix, Red Hat,
    SuSE, Slackware, Trustix, and Yellow Dog. 

Recent security flaws highlight need for vigilance

    - Lee Schlesinger - Open source security is looking a lot like
    Microsoft lately. Last week we heard about a Linux kernel flaw that
    could allow non-privileged users to gain root privileges. This week the
    problem is in Sendmail. According to CERT, "An email message with a
    specially crafted address could trigger a stack overflow" that "could
    allow an attacker to gain control of a vulnerable sendmail server." Is
    it time to re-examine the notion that ... 

Newsforge Newsvac
Too Much Free Software

     The plethora of Free Software applications available today, none
    working perfectly, is a problem which stands in the way of major
    adoption of Linux on the desktop. In order to conquer the desktop, we
    have to stand united. 

   CA turns to Linux for integrated security

     Nudging Linux toward adulthood, Computer Associates is ramping up
    efforts to portage its core management products to the open-source

The Linux Test Project ltp-2003DD released

    Robbie Williamson writes "The Linux Test Project test suite
    ltp-full-20030404.tgz has been released. Visit our website
    (http://ltp.sourceforge.net) to download the latest version of the
    testsuite that contains 1000+ tests for the Linux OS. Our site also
    contains other information such as: test results, a Linux test tools
    matrix, an area for keeping up with fixes for known blocking problems
    in the 2.5 kernel releases, technical papers and HowTos ... 

IndLinux.org releases Hindi interface for Gnome

    Kodek writes "More news from the translation front. IndLinux.org has
    released a Hindi version of the Gnome interface, opening open source
    software up to the more than 400 million Hindi speakers globally." 

Publisher's Books so Good They Get "Hacked"

    Anonymous Reader writes "Linuxlookup.com is running a story on a
    popular publisher recently discovered that two of their books have been
    illegally circulated on the Internet. Because this was the result of
    anti-copying circumvention by the perpetrator, they could have pursued
    legal action under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. However, they
    have chosen not to, and outline their reasons why in the story." 

High-Availability.Com introduces RSF-1 on Linux

    Grenville Whelan writes "High-Availability.Com (HAC), a leading
    provider of easy and affordable high availability (HA) clustering
    solutions for Unix environments, today announced that it has released
    an aggressively-priced "all-in" RSF-1 solutions package to provide High
    Availability for Linux systems. 

   Does an organization have anything to gain from .Net?

     Despite a vaguely defined purpose, no track record and several known
    risks, organizations are starting to implement projects based in .Net.
    Carmine Mangione delves into the .Net enigma and explains why jumping
    on the .Net bandwagon -- like blindly adopting any technology without
    first weighing the pros and cons -- could potentially sink your

   Text-to-speech software gets Linux voice

     NeoSpeech has announced Linux support for its VoiceText 2.0, advanced
    Text-to-Speech (TTS) software. The software generates natural-sounding
    voices from text input across handheld, desktop, and network/server

   Dell Feels Linux Customer Demand

     In rolling out low-cost, Oracle-based server clusters on Wednesday,
    Dell CEO Michael Dell mentioned Linux and Windows as "standards" in
    almost the same breath. At the same press conference in New York City,
    though, members of a Dell customer panel indicated that momentum for
    Linux could be starting to outweigh attachment to Windows and other OS
    among Dell's customer base. 

Page Clustering, Booting Linux On A 64GB x86

    William Lee Irwin III recently announced on the lkml that he'd
    successfully gotten Linux running on a 64GB x86 server. His posts
    included two different boot message logs, one without his page
    clustering patch, and one with. In the latter case, his patch overcomes
    the 1GB mem_map virtual space limitation imposed by x86 32-bit servers,
    without which the kernel over-runs allowable memory space. 

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Gaim 0.60 released (Linux and win32)

    Wow. Almost 10 months in the making, Gaim v0.60 is finally released.
    Wow. 0.60. Wow. Gaim is an all-in-one IM client that resembles AIM.
    Gaim lets you use AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, IRC, Jabber, Napster, Zephyr,
    and Gadu-Gadu, all at once. Gaim is NOT endorsed by or affiliated with
    AOL, Yahoo, MSN or Napster. This is our GTK+-2.0 port, with a ton of
    new features and an almost completely rewritten GUI. If you haven't
    been using this in CVS, you're in for some real shock and awe. This
    release is for Linux operating systems as well as Win32. There have
    been substantial changes in this release. Everyone should take a look
    at the ChangeLog. Enjoy! 

phpPgAdmin: Third development version released

    The phpPgAdmin project is proud to announce a new development release
    of its 3.0.0 software. The biggest improvements have been in our
    foreign language support. As well as French, Japanese and Russian
    translations, all our translations work better and we've fixed a lot of
    small bugs. phpPgAdmin is a fully functional web-based administration
    utility for a PostgreSQL database server. It handles all the basic
    functionality as well as some advanced features such as triggers, views
    and functions (stored procs). 

DataVision 0.7.6 released

    DataVision is an Open Source reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports.
    Reports can be designed using a drag-and-drop GUI. They may be run,
    viewed, and printed from the application or exported as HTML, XML, PDF,
    LaTeX2e, DocBook, or tab- or comma-delimited text files. The output
    files produced by LaTeX2e and DocBook can in turn be used to produce
    PDF, text, HTML, PostScript, and more. This is a bug fix release. SQL
    tables would still sometimes not load their columns. They should, now.
    The HTML layout engine now uses "font-family", not "font-name", when
    specifying a field's font. 

SandBoss_1_2 released

    sandboss is a free Structs And Nodes Development environment (sandbox)
    built on JBoss and other open source tools. The goal is to provide a
    working project management system as an example distributed enterprise
    application built using SAND. In addition to assorted bug fixes and
    minor enhancements, this release greatly extends the SANDForms UI
    structures and related processing. It is now possible to handle query
    operations on persistent message information (in addition to the
    existing add/update/delete processing) within a single unified form
    environment. Forms can also be named, to support control of multiple
    forms in a single display. See the UIGen.html documentation in the top
    level docs for details. 

SquirrelMail 1.4.0 released

    SquirrelMail is a PHP4-based Web email client. It includes built-in
    pure PHP support for IMAP and SMTP, and renders all pages in pure HTML
    4.0 for maximum compatibility across browsers. It also has MIME
    support, folder manipulation, etc. Today, after a very long wait, the
    first stable child of the past development series, 1.4.0, has seen the
    light! It includes enhancements for stability, performance and
    compatibility, plus new features and many bugfixes. We consider this
    the best version of SquirrelMail available. 

ROBODoc 4.0.0 released 

    ROBODoc is a documentation tool. It extracts the documentation from
    commentheaders in the sourcecode and formats it in HTML, RTF, TeX, or
    ASCII. Works with C, Tcl, FORTRAN, and any other language that supports
    remarks. Release of ROBODoc V4.0.0 All previous versions of ROBODoc
    operated on a single file and created a single output file. To create
    the documentation from all the source files of a project a makefile had
    to be written. Documentation was created in two steps, one for the
    crosslinks and one for the actual documentation. It was possible to
    work with subdirectories but this required a lot of wizzardry. This has
    been all changed with this release. All documentation can now be
    created with a single call to robodoc. This makes it much easier to get
    started with ROBODoc. To make it even easier a new tool is available,
    robohdrs, that can insert empty headers in the source code. ROBODoc now
    supports documentation in single file and multiple file format, called
    singledoc and multidoc. In singledoc mode ROBODoc stores all the
    extrated documentation in a single file. This is usefull if you want to
    print the documentation, deliver documentation to a client, or include
    it in a large document. In multidoc mode ROBODOc stores the extrated
    documentation in several files. This is useful if you want to browse
    documentation. The manual has been converted to DocBook format and is
    much more extensive. A HTML version and a printable PDF version are
    available. Besides the source package, RedHat, OS-X, and Debian
    packages are now available. Amiga Guide format output is no longer
    available. TROFF output is temporairily unavailable, but will be
    restored in the next version. SGML DocBook format has been replaced
    with XML DocBook format. 

ntop 2.1.91 posted

    Source for ntop 2.1.91, a RELEASE CANDIDATE release working towards
    ntop 2.2, has been released. ntop is a tool for both Unix and Win32
    that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular top Unix
    command does. It sports both a web and a command line interface. 

CDDA Ripper XP 0.66 released

    CDDA Ripper XP is an audio (CD-DA) CD ripper program based on AKRip32.
    Provides support for NT/2000/XP natively (no ASPI manager required). It
    supports WAV, MP3, OGG, WMA encoding. It uses newest and quality
    encoders, like LAME 3.93.1 and OGG/Vorbis 1.0. Version 0.66 has new
    features and many bug fixes. Now CDDA Ripper XP can optionally use an
    external ASPI manager. This may solve the error "No cd-roms found"
    which appears in some systems. In this release fixed a bug related with
    the internal CD player (for systems with two CD-ROM drives), a bug that
    causes the Ok and Cancel button to not be displayed in track settings,
    a bug that causes the genre to not be saved properly in ID3 tag. An
    attemp to fix the crash that occures when trying to load the CDDB
    information of a CD title that has data tracks has been made. 

New packages for gcvs 1.0

    The CvsGui project is providing several high-end interface clients
    (WinCvs, MacCvs, gCvs) written in C++ using popular frameworks (MFC,
    PowerPlant, GTK+) with a scripting support via Python or TCL. There are
    new precompiled gcvs packages for FreeBSD, RedHat and Solaris in the
    download area.

Chicoon 0.1 released

    Chiba provides an implementation of the W3C XForms standard, thereby
    delivering generic, XML-based form-processing for the web. This is the
    first release of the Chiba/Cocoon (Chicoon) integration package. By
    integrating Chiba into Cocoon the power and functionality of Chiba's
    XForms processing is now available to any Cocoon application. The set
    of special connectors in Chicoon enables the Chiba processor to
    directly interact with the Cocoon environment, thereby utilizing
    Cocoon's powerful XML processing capabilities. Chicoon uses Chiba 0.8
    and is tested under Cocoon 2.0.4. 

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