Random Software Updates

Thursday and friday I worked on two things (and got so busy I forgot to update my news). Ironically one of the things I’ve been doing it working on a new release of my newslog cgi program. I’ve been trying it out under mod_perl and found a few things that needed fixing or improving. I’ll put a link here once the upgraded version is completed. I may even post an item on freshmeat.net for it this time. The other thing I’ve been working on is upgrading my Linux development machine to Red Hat Linux 6.1. It appears that Gnome has made another huge leap forward in functionality and stability. If this keeps up, there won’t be any question of Linux becoming a popular desktop OS. On the other hand, I tried out the latest Mozilla alpha release (M11) and while it’s begining to be reasonably functional it still can’t render DHTML properly and the UI design is really ugly. It’s still months away from replacing Netscape 4.x.