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DB Access in Linux Apps (IBM developerWorks). Another developerWorks article this week looks at integrating MySQL access into programs using both C and Tcl. "A database which supports transaction processing allows the encapsulation in a transaction of a set of database code, where a failure during the transaction allows the database to roll back to the state it was in before the transaction even started."

Setting up a Local Area Network (IBM developerWorks). This introductory networking article from IBM developerWorks looks at using two Red Hat systems to start the process of building a local area network. "A LAN is a communications network that interconnects a variety of devices and provides a means for exchanging information among those devices. The size and scope of a LAN is usually small, covering a single building or group of buildings. In a LAN, modems and phone lines are not required, and the computers should be close enough to run a network cable between them."

Tip Of The Week: Ports and Processes (LinuxLookup). LinuxLookup has posted a useful tip for determining what processes are using which communications ports on a Linux box. This is helpful if it looks like someone might be running a program they shouldn't be on your box.

Embedded Linux Newsletter for Feb. 22, 2001. LinuxDevices has posted their latest Embedded Linux Newsletter, covering LynxOS, Waba - an open source Java platform, and hardware resource sharing with Adeos.

Fly Swapping (LinuxNewbie.org). This article describes how to add swap space on the fly.


CLIQ 2001 Speaker and BoF lineup takes shape. CLIQ 2001 has announced its preliminary lineup for this year's conference. With topics ranging from KDE, GNOME and the Linux Desktop to Debian, Python, Zope and Perl, to Embedded Linux, the Open Source Development Lab and Business and Legislative impacts and real world examples, CLIQ 2001 promises to be even bigger and better in its second year.

Note: LWN.net is proud to be a sponsor of CLIQ 2001.

Erlang Workshop. There is a call for papers for this year's Erlang Workshop. September 2, 2001 in Firenze, Italy.

O'Reilly P2P conference: past and future. O'Reilly has this press release covering a brief wrapup of the San Francisco conference held two weeks ago, information on how to purchase the 2001 Peer-To-Peer Industry Overview and links to more P2P resources. There is also a call for papers for the East Coast Peer-to-Peer Conference, in Washington, D.C. September 17 - 20, 2001. The P2P East Call-for-Papers is open until March 19, 2001.

March/April events.
Date Event Location
February 28 - March 2, 2001. International Conference for Java Development Spring 2001. New York Marriott Marquis, New York City.
February 28 - March 2, 2001. 3rd German Perl Workshop Sankt Augustin, Germany.
March 3, 2001. LinuxForum 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark.
March 5 - March 7, 2001. BangLinux 2001 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
March 5 - March 8, 2001. The 9th International Python Conference Long Beach, California.
March 5 - March 9, 2001. Networld+Interop 2001 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.
March 7 - March 9, 2001. Linux Open Source Conference and Business Expo. Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.
March 15, 2001. Linux convention (in Icelandic). Iceland.
March 19 - March 22, 2001. SGI Global Developer Conference Burlingame, California.
March 20 - March 22, 2001. FOSE 2001 Washington DC Convention Center.
March 21 - March 24, 2001. Singapore Linux Conference / LinuxWorld 2001 Singapore.
March 22 - March 23, 2001. Linux Accessibility Conference Los Angeles, California.
March 28 - March 29, 2001. LinuxBazaar 2001 Czech Republic.
March 29 - March 30, 2001. Colorado Linux Info Quest Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.
April 2 - April 5, 2001. COMDEX Chicago McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
April 4 - April 5, 2001. Linux Expo Madrid Palacio de Congresos, Madrid, Spain.
April 4 - April 6, 2001. ApacheCon 2001 Santa Clara, California.
April 6 - April 8, 2001. GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC) 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark.
April 8 - April 11, 2001. XML DevCon Spring 2001 New York Marriott Marquis, New York City.
April 9 - April 13, 2001. Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco, California.
April 20, 2001. 2nd Annual Symposium on Pliant Implementation and Concepts (ASPIC 2001) Paris, France.
April 23 - April 27, 2001. Linux Expo Road Show Eastern Europe.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

Web sites

Zero-Knowledge Systems Introduces Privacy Eye. Privacy Eye is a digital source of privacy news and commentary edited by author, journalist and privacy expert Tom Maddox. Here is a press release from Zero-Knowledge.

User Group News

Colorado Linux Users & Enthusiasts Installfest. CLUE is holding a Linux Install Festival at Batky-Howell in the DTC, Englewood, Colorado, on Saturday, March 3rd, 2001, from 11:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

Intro to Linux class presented by LUGOD. The Davis Community Network (DCN) will hold an "Introduction to Linux" class, presented by the Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD). The class will be held at the City of Davis Computer Labs on March 5th, 2001 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

LUGOD holds demonstration. LUGOD, The Linux Users' Group of Davis, will be holding a Linux demonstration on March 10th, 2001 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Borders Books and Music in Davis, CA.

LUG Events: March 1 - March 15, 2001.
Date Event Location
March 1, 2001. Linux User Support Team, Taegu (LUST-T) Taegu, Korea.
March 1, 2001. Edinburgh Linux Users Group (EDLUG) Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland.
March 5, 2001. Intro to Linux class presented by LUGOD Davis Community Network, Davis, CA.
March 5, 2001. Baton Rouge Linux User Group (BRLUG) The Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, LA.
March 6, 2001. NorthWest Chicagoland Linux User Group (NWCLUG) Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.
March 6, 2001. Omaha Linux Users Group (OLUG) Omaha, Nebraska
March 6, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
March 7, 2001. Kansas City Linux Users Group Installfest (KCLUG) Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
March 7, 2001. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group (SEILUG) Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
March 7, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) Cisco Building 9, San Jose, CA.
March 8, 2001. Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, AZ.
March 8, 2001. Boulder Linux Users Group (BLUG) NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.
March 10, 2001. LUGOD Demo Day Border's Books, Davis, CA.
March 10, 2001. Route 66 Linux Users Group La Verne, California.
March 10, 2001. Consortium of All Bay Area Linux (CABAL) Menlo Park, California.
March 11, 2001. NorthWest Chicagoland Linux User Group Installfest Room M244, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.
March 13, 2001. Long Island Linux Users Group (LILUG) SUNY Farmingdale, NY.
March 13, 2001. Victoria Linux Users Group(VLUG) University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
March 14, 2001. Toledo Area Linux Users Group (TALUG) University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
March 14, 2001. Columbia Area Linux Users Group (CALUG) Capita Technologies Training Center, Columbia, MD.
March 15, 2001. South Mississippi Linux Users Group (SMLUG) Barnes & Noble, Gulfport, Mississippi.
March 15, 2001. St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) - Linux SIG St. Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch, St. Louis, Missouri.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

March 1, 2001



Software Announcements

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