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Use shared objects on Linux

  • IBM developerWorks Linux zone (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
How can you make the C++ object model take advantage of thebenefits of shared memory? It isn't easy, but it is possible. Thisarticle by IBMer and C++ guru Sachin O. Agrawal shows how, with detailedcode samples, output log samples, tips, and caveats.

Migrate your apps from OS/2 to Linux, Part 2

  • IBM developerWorks Linux zone (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Linux is evolving as the predominant OS of the new millennium and legacy OSes like OS/2 are getting phased out gradually. This series of article(s) attempts to help the developers involved in the tedious process of migrating/porting the OS/2 system drivers/application to linux. It provides a one-to-one mapping of various OS/2 to linux calls related to threads, IPC, memory mgmt, timer handling, file handling etc. In addition it also captures the various preprocessor directives, compiler/linker options which can be mapped from OS/2 to linux. Part 2 covers mapping of system calls related to memory mgmt, file handling, and device driver interface.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 19

  • Mailing list; By Kurt Lieber (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Gentoo
This week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter brings you an update on the Gentoo Documentation Project as well as some information about GLEP 26, which has to do with Portage's handling of kernels. Further down you'll find security announcements you'll want to peruse, community coverage, and a tip about renaming many files at a time. Enjoy!

OSS gets the Shuttleworth treatment

  • Tectonic; By Jason Norwood-Young (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 4:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Public awareness of open source software is due to get a healthy boost in South Africa over the next two years, thanks to the efforts of Mark Shuttleworth, The Shuttleworth Foundation, HP and the CSIR.

The IPv6 Internet: Connect Today with Linux

  • SysAdmin; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this article, I will provide a tutorial that will allow you to enable IPv6 support on your Linux machine and connect it to the IPv6 backbone (also called IPv6 Internet or the 6bone).

Samim Group goes live on Linux with Oracle to reduce costs and improve efficiencies

Samim Group, an Abu Dhabi trading group of companies, has selected Linux as the deployment platform for Oracle E-Business Suite which will centralize and streamline the company's financial systems and distribution activities.

Bitkeeper after the storm - Part 2

  • NewsForge; By Joe Barr (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 3:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Kernel
In Part 1 of this interview, we learned just how much Linus Torvalds and others have increased their productivity through the use of Bitkeeper to handle kernel patches. In this conclusion to the interview, we examine the consequences of that increase. Is it good or bad for the Linux kernel that more patches than ever are being applied? Both Larry McVoy, author of Bitkeeper, and Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, offer their opinions.

Microsoft security update breaks Samba

THE SAMBA team quietly released over the weekend versions 3.0.4 and 2.2.9 of Samba, the GNU open source code that works quietly under the hood in Linux and Unix. This allows share and access resources with other systems running Windows, Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, OS/2 and more, using the SMB and CIFS protocols.

MandrakeSoft: An inside look

  • NewsForge; By Joe Bolin (Posted by dave on May 12, 2004 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Mandriva
MandrakeSoft recently emerged from the bankruptcy protection it sought last year. To find out what happened and why MandrakeSoft is enjoying success, I caught up with MandrakeSoft CEO François Bancilhon, and Mandrakelinux co-founders Jacques Le Marois and Gaël Duval.

Make shared memory work for you, not against you

  • IBM developerWorks; By Sachin O. Agrawal (Posted by VISITOR on May 12, 2004 3:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In terms of time and space, shared memory is probably the most efficient inter-process communication channel provided by all modern operating systems. This article explains how to Use Shared Objects On Linux.

Physicians Implement Open Source EMR

  • Linux PR (press release) (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
OpenEMR, an open source electronic medical record ("EMR") and practice management application is adopted by two medical clinics, while three additional medical practices announce pilot programs toward an implementation of the most popular open source EMR and practice management application.

Red Hat, Microsoft clash at open source conference

TORONTO -- Day 2 of the KMDI Open Source conference started with Robert F. Young, cofounder of Red Hat, Inc. presenting a positive view about open source business models. At the end of a conference day lasting nearly 13 hours, Young returned to deliver the conference's keynote address. In between, Jason Matusow of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative gave attendees a very differernt point of view about the value of open source in the enterprise. No real surprises there.

The Foundation joins

The Foundation has joined the consortium, becoming the newest member and bringing the total number of members to nineteen. is a not-for-profit consortium of companies and software projects using Linux kernel based systems and other libre software for audio work, with an emphasis on professional tools for the music, recording and broadcast industries.

IBM goes head to head against Sun with own Java portal desktop

  • NewsForge; By Chris Preimesberger (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Sun
So is it true that Sun Microsystems is now leveraging one of its bitterest rival/partners, IBM, to be its new marketing arm for the desktop products division? Sure sounds like it, if you talk to Sun Vice President of Desktop Solutions Curtis Sasaki.

Pc/104-plus SBC with Transmeta 5500 runs embedded Linux

  • (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 7:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kontron claims to have created the first PC/104-Plus CPU module based on Transmeta's Crusoe TM5500 processor. The MOPSlcdTM CPU module exhibits "significantly higher performance per Watt" than previous designs, according to Kontron, with a total power drain of around 3W for the 800MHz board model.

CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver Office(TM) 3.0, Adds New $39.95 Version for Home Users

  • Press release (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Top-Selling Windows(R)-to-Linux(R) Software Now Supports 30 Popular Applications Including Lotus Notes 6.51, MS Project and More; New Standard Edition More Affordable Than Ever

NeTraverse and MandrakeSoft team up to offer migration path to Linux

  • DesktopLinux (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An alliance was announced between NeTraverse and Mandrakesoft to bring Windows-to-Linux migration capabilities to users and organizations with dependencies on legacy Windows applications.

Debian Weekly News - May 11th, 2004

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 5:31 PM EDT)
Welcome to this year's 19th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community.

Novell Announces Evolution 2.0 and Release of Connector for Microsoft Exchange Server Under Open Source License

Novell Evolution 2.0 coming in the third quarter with native GroupWise support; Novell's Connector for Microsoft Exchange Server will be integrated into Evolution 2.0 and is immediately available as open source.

Gentoo update for OpenOffice (200405-04)

  • (Posted by dave on May 11, 2004 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

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