Archives of linuxvm.org
08/01/2001 - Demand for Linux on the
mainframe continues to gain momentum, with IBM notching up another
win for its eServer system. This time Korean Airlines is moving its
Flight Schedule Enquiry System and Daily Revenue Accounting System to
Linux on IBM hardware and software.
08/01/2001 - Neale Ferguson took a break
from writing Linux/390 articles, compiling 64-bit code, etc., to grace
(if that's the correct adjective) us with his debut effort at Haiku
SHARE session chairman recruiting. The results are at
08/02/2001 - While I was at SHARE, I
was told that some of the URLS on the links page were broken. I
went through them today and tried to find out if the content had
just been moved, or was gone. Anything that I couldn't verify I
moved into "retirement." If you know the current location of any
of the MIA content, I'd appreciate an email so that I can restore
the pointer on the links page.
08/13/2001 - Rodolfo Cozzi asked
that I add a link to the Spanish language Linux/390 web site at
unlp.edu.ar, which I've done. I checked it out myself, and one of
the really cool features is that you can cause a few VM CP commands
to be executed on their server, and see the output come back on a
3270-appearing "green screen" in real time. Nice job Rodolfo and
08/28/2001 - Anthony Sofia of
Marist College posted a pointer to a patch against quota-2.00
that fixes a problem with the return code from getopt being
assigned to the wrong variable type.
08/28/2001 - Gordon Wolfe has
ported the Analog web log analyzer to Linux/390. He got the
permission of Analog's author to post the binary tarball here,
as well as the REAME file in PDF format.
08/28/2001 - Rich Smrcina found
a KDE press release that talks about the fact that kde.org is now
making pre-compiled S/390 binaries available.
08/28/2001 - Mike MacIsaac reports that the
IBM Redpiece "Linux for zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions", SG24-6299 is
now on line.
08/28/2001 - David Boyes and Rich Smrcina
posted this pointer to an Oracle press release stating Oracle's intention
to make a "developer's release" of Oracle9i Database available for Linux/390.
08/29/2001 - "IBM Brings Linux to Wall Street."
- IBM SAID TUESDAY it will work with the technology provider for the New York
Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange to move several applications
used by traders and stock brokers to the Linux operating system.
08/30/2001 - "When Linux grows up, IBM glad
to boot AIX" - IBM continued its vocal support of the Linux operating system
Tuesday, saying the company will gladly drop its own version of Unix from
servers and replace it with Linux if the software matures so that it can
handle the most demanding tasks.
08/30/2001 - In a surprising (and
unannounced) decision, Red Hat has removed the lcs.o and qeth.o drivers
for the OSA and OSA/Express cards from their Linux/390 distribution. The
only clue give the beta testers was this entry in the change log for the
beta code: "- The lcs and the qeth drivers are not supported from Red Hat
as they are binary-only drivers that cannot be loaded into our standard
Red Hat Linux kernel and as they are not Open Source..."