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Jim Bublitz Talks About PyKDE

Following our interview last month with Phil Thompson on PyQt, we spoke with the maintainer of PyKDE to discover the status of our own Python bindings. Read on for Jim Bublitz talking about how he was suckered into maintaining PyKDE, why you should use it and what his plans for the future are.

Open-source Tool Gains Traction To Help Build User Interfaces

  • InformationWeek; By Charles Babcock (Posted by dcparris on Sep 9, 2006 8:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
Usage of Eclipse to help build rich, client-side interactive user interfaces has been growing, according to an Evans Data survey.

Ad-supported Software Proves Popular With Small Businesses

  • InformationWeek; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by dcparris on Sep 9, 2006 7:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Spiceworks is adding more IT management features to its free, ad-supported software, for which over 5,000 customers have signed up in about a month's time.

[Not all the news is good. The sad thing is, these businesses could benefit greatly from Free/Open Source Software - no need to depend on adware. - dcparris]

Avantex Hosting Elevates Linux Servers

The Plesk version 8.0 is now available on all Avantex Linux servers and all Linux Virtual servers.

Nando's goes Open Source

Nando's has revamped its ICT infrastructure and restaurant connectivity using Open Source in order to improve productivity. "The [previous] solution was not providing head office with accurate and reliable communications on a regular basis. This would often result in staff having to manually retrieve the missing information from each restaurant," explains Yossi Hasson, sales and marketing director at Synaq.

SudoWn brings Unix-like sudo to Windows

With Windows Vista, the next scheduled release of Microsoft Windows due in early 2007, Microsoft has rigged Vista to ask permission to perform any "system-altering" event. Each administrative action performed, even with the proper superuser (administrator) permissions, will result in a confirmation dialog.

XGL Demo

A very cool XGL demo showing all the "wow" stuff. Its a long video but its worth it.

How to Configure OpenVPN

OpenVPN may seem a little daunting at first, but once you get your feet wet this can be an incredibly useful (and free!) tool. In this article, Michael Riley shows you how to use OpenVPN for secure internet surfing on your client PCs.

Linux Installation Guides

I found a nice collection of installation guides on the site, there are Russian and Spanish translations as well. - Scott

Conflicting goals create tension in communities

Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that’s become rather famous. I’m of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian. So it’s absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the broader Debian landscape. It’s vital that Ubuntu help to sustain and grow Debian, because it’s the breadth and strength of Debian which make up the “shoulders of greatness” on which we in the Ubuntu community stand when we reach for the stars.

SCO's Sealed Reply Memo Stays That Way

Pacer has SCO's sealed Reply Memorandum in Support of Objections to Order listed now , but it looks like it's staying sealed. A couple of exhibits attached to the document are now available on Pacer, but the Reply Memorandum is sealed, as is the Declaration of Brent O. Hatch.

Google Maps Satellite/Aerial Photo Update

Just discovered that there has been an update to aerial and satellite photos in Google Maps.

Best practices for UNIX Error Repo

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Chris Herborth (Posted by solrac on Sep 9, 2006 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Proper error detection and recovery is often ignored by UNIX developers. The lack of exceptions from the C language and the rudimentary error mechanisms from the standard C library certainly contribute to this. This article familiarizes you with the UNIX standard error reporting mechanism, the errno global variable. You'll also learn about a couple of associated global variables ( sys_nerr and sys_errlist). Like it, then digg it.

Really Free Software

Mark Shuttleworth is rich enough to cause some havoc in the feel-good Linux community. In January 2000, at the peak of the dot-com bubble, Shuttleworth sold his South African security software firm, Thawte, to VeriSign for $700 million in stock. Shuttleworth cashed out almost immediately, walking away with the entire purchase price, just as VeriSign's stock began its rapid descent. “Life has been kind to me,” he says.

[Its for all those who have no idea what Linux is, but its nice to see in a mainstream media source. - Scott]

Two surprises during my break out east

  • Free Software Magazine; By Edward Macnaghten (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 9, 2006 7:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For the last couple of months I’ve been on a mammoth trip to the east, or east as far as my home in the UK is concerned, to relatives in Malaysia. As they live in the more rural areas of the country, internet connectivity was not as good as I’m accustomed to and was quite unreliable. So, therefore, I wasn’t able to keep my blog as up-to-date as I would have liked. linux user podcast 19

last fm, command line goodness, built in bash commands, fluxbox themes and configurations, the peck window manager, science fiction television offerings, Tim Burton movies, a new kde menu from novell's kde usablilty team, scrot, feh, xosd, audio comments, and listener email too.

The Linux Action Show - Episode 12

We talk about the new release of Gentoo and KnoppMyth, The NX Server gets released under the GPL, Linspire does away with Click’n run’s annual fee, we go over the results from the 2006 Desktop Linux survery. Plus Kdevlop Vs. Real Basic, and some awesome solutions for workin with your data under Linux!

IP STB runs Linux on TI Davinci

IP STB (internet protocol set-top box) specialist Softier is demonstrating a new Linux-based model at the IBC tradeshow this week in Amsterdam. The Wave-400 runs Linux on a Texas Instruments (TI) Davinci RISC/DSP chip, and can be customized using Javascript and other web technologies, Softier says.

Qt 4.2 Release Candidate Unveils New Features for UI Development

Trolltech today announced the availability of the Qt 4.2 Release Candidate: a feature-complete preview of the upcoming new version of its leading framework for high-performance, cross-platform development. The Release Candidate is the final preview of Qt 4.2 before the final release, scheduled for early Q4 2006.

Abstracts of the Current Issue

The October issue of Linux Journal takes"Linux Everywhere" literally. See how Linux runs a total multimedia center like TiVo on steroids, serves as a central phone system with call screening, regulates your home heating system, controls robots and much more. This isn't just a digital lifestyle, it's a Linux lifestyle of leisure, which proves that geeks, particularly Linux geeks, truly have the best toys.Not a subscriber? Check out this post to read abstracts of the current issues' articles and to read for"free" this monthsBonus Article:Do-It-Yourself Robots with Linux by Michael Surran.

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