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:: Friday, June 30, 2000 ::
Sun is releasing an early access version of its "free" XSLT Compiler technology. Make sure you know what "free" means!
Jon's Smalltalk Page - Jon Hylands worked at Interval and created a Smalltalk web browser. He is currently trying to get it released to the Squeak community.
cs497rej: ObjectWebOverview covers a UIUC course project to create an object Swiki.:: Thursday, June 29, 2000 ::
Welcome a new information appliance news site: infoapps is information appliances.
This entry is just to make sure I have the Compaq iPAQ H3650 Color Pocket PC link recorded. Some think it's "the return of the Itsy."
MySQL has been re-licensed under the GPL and is now on Source Forge. Here is a Yahoo Finance article on this change: VA Linux Forms Strategic Alliance With MySQL .
Very interesting! MySQL has been GPL'd. See this article for details: Yahoo - VA Linux Forms Strategic Alliance With MySQL.
An index of interesting papers on the Squeak Swiki: Papers and Articles.
A List Apart is an email list plus website "for people who make websites. Issue No. 69, 23 June 2000, has this introductory XHTML article: Rated XHTML.
A British magazine site, The Register offers this article: Microsoft describes its Java killer by Andrew Orlowski. Note the paragraph where Rusty Harold Elliot, maintainer of Cafe Au Lait, chastises M$ for not selecting Python instead of copycatting Java for its "new" and "innovative" language.
M$ has posted the new C# References in HTML.:: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 ::
Interesting DDJ article on the I-opener hardware hacks: Under the Hood.
New whiteboard technologies:
This article says that M$'s new C# is "not based on a virtual machine model for moving byte code across a network": ZDNet: Inter@ctive Week: Microsoft's Movement In C Sharp
Wierd site: Assembler.org.
:: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 ::
The Red Herring's Red Eye thinks this one will be big: Zaplet by FireDrop: Communicate, collaborate, and get things done.
Squeak as an "Active Desktop"
SmalltalkSource.org Main Page - a new site "intended to provide facilities, support, and in general some kind of place to come together for Open Source Smalltalk projects."
The enemy's new clothes: Visual Studio Next Generation: Web Forms.
The Rapidly Changing Face of Computing Technology Journal -- radio index
See the sections on RCFoC Radio and iAppliances! RCFoC for June 19, 2000 - The Tale of the Page and the Period.
The Itsy reborn: Amazon.com: buying info: Compaq iPAQ H3650 Color Pocket PC.:: Monday, June 26, 2000 ::
John K. Ousterhout
John Ousterhaut's famous article on scripting: Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century.
Welcome to the Open Book Project, a "community effort to create a living guide to the planning, installation, and operation of a Linux system." Authors must agree to the IDG Books Open Content License.
In May, Web Review published a fairly decent pair of reviews of Dave Raggett's HTML Tidy (HTML Tidy: Keeping it Clean) and the HTML-Kit editor (webreview.com - HTML-Kit: Nice 'N Tidy). These are two of my favorite tools. Besides, I'm in Dave's list of HTML Tidy contributors.
XML in 10 points
Open Directory - Computers: Software: Internet: Clients: Chat: IRC
Another recommended site about Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
You will find a great IRC info site at Irchelp.org, with a FAQ index at Just the (IRC) FAQs.
Hillarious! See Fool.com: Palm IX Hits Retail Stores, Wows Consumers (Fun & Folly) June 20, 2000.
Linux Today - Joe Pranevich: Wonderful World of Linux 2.4 Final Candidate #4 5/12/00 (aka the "Steel City Update")