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The Bay Area GNU Picnic will be held on August 14 at Lake Temescal in Oakland, CA. It should be a good opportunity for people who are still in the area after LinuxWorld to decompress and enjoy some fun with the GNU folks. See the announcement for details; they are looking for somebody to bring a dragon to grill the food, though there will evidently be charcoal around as a backup. An Alpha Linux users BOF will be held at LinuxWorld next week, even though it does not appear on the schedule. It's Wednesday, August 11, 5:30-7:30 in room J1.

Linux Standard Base update. On July 24, Stuart Anderson gave a presentation to the Suncoast Linux Users Group about the Linux Standard Base. SLUG has now put up a detailed transcript of the talk, which contains a lot of information on what the LSB is trying to do. Worth a read.

The tenth Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy will be held in Toronto on April 4-7, 2000. They have issued a call for participation for that event, with the deadline being October 15, 1999.

User Group News

Long Island Linux Users Group will be having a Webserver Festival in Lupton Hall at SUNY Farmingdale at 8 pm on Tuesday August 10. Come to learn about configuring Apache or Roxen. For more information see lilug.org/meetings.html

August 5, 1999



Software Announcements

Package Version Description
4inarow 0.24 ascii art four in a row game via tcp/ip
68HC11 Target for gcc-2.8.1 19990803 Patch to add 68HC11 target to gcc-2.8.1 compiler
AbiWord 0.7.4 Fully featured word processor
ac3dec 0.5.4 A free Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder for unix
aewm 0.9.3 A minimalistic window manager for X
AfterStep 1.7.126 Window manager for the X/Windows environment with NeXT look and feel
alarm applet 0.5 Simple alarm for the GNOME panel
Amy 0.4.4 Multi-language, multi-platform Integrated Development Environment
Appindex browser 0.4 Simple ncurses-based Freshmeat appindex.txt browser
arcem 0.50 An Acorn Archimedes emulator for Un*x
aRts 0.3.2 Analog realtime synthesizer
ascpu 1.7 A CPU load monitor.
asDrinks 1.8 News headlines from nerd/UNIX type sites in your AfterStep startmenu
asmutils 0.04 A set of different utilities for Linux/i386 written in assembly language
Aspell .28.1 Intelligent Spell Checker
BeOpen.com Hyperbole 4.18 hypertextual information manager
BeOpen.com InfoDock 4.0.8 An Integrated Development Environment & Info Manager
Blackened 1.7.0 irc client with many features
BladeEnc 0.82 Freeware MP3 Encoder
Bnetd Emulates a StarCraft Battle.net server
bzip2 0.9.5b Very high-quality data compression program
Calcium 2.1 powerful & flexible interactive web-based Calendar
CapsiChat 0.19++ Multi-user Internet chatbox/haven
Carillon 1.0 system for finding Y2K errors in C programs
CDPlayer.app 1.3b CD player with CDDB support.
CDRDAO 1.1.2 Disk-At-Once Recording of Audio CD-Rs
centerICQ 0.01 a textmode-based ICQ clone for Linux
CGI::WeT 0.70 A set of Perl scripts to allow Web Themeing.
chbg 0.6pl1 Desktop background changer and manager
CLISP 1999-07-22 ANSI Common Lisp interpreter, compiler and debugger
Clustor 2.0 Clustor - software for high performance computing
code2html 0.7.0 Converts a program's source code to syntax highlighted HTML
CoffeeCup HTML Editor for Linux 4.0 Powerful GTK HTML Editor
Common UNIX Printing System 1.0b6 Internet Printing System for UNIX
CompuPic 4.6 build 1010 CompuPic Graphical Digital Content and File Manager for Linux
Cryptix 3.1.0 Strong cryptography for Java
curl 5.9.1 Command line tool for getting data from a URL
CVS 1.10.7 Concurrent Versions System
cvs2cl.pl 1.114 Generates ChangeLog for any CVS working copy
CxIV 0.60b Fully threaded discussion system with many features written in C
dbMetrix 0.1.8 GUI Database Tool
ddial 1 text based pppd launcher and dialer script
dea 1.3 Encryption library and utility
demcd 2.0.5 CDPlayer for Linux
Disc-Cover 0.8.3 Generate covers for audio cds non-interactively using cddb
divine 0.4.3 automatic IP configuration detection for laptops
DizzyICQ 0.14b ICQ clone for console text, ncurses/icqlib based.
dmcat 1.2 Digital Music CATalog
dnsjava 1.0.2 Implementation of DNS in Java
Easy-Sniffer 0.0.3 Easy dynamic sniffer
Easysoft JDBC-ODBC Bridge Beta 2.0 Provides JDBC Access for Java Applets/Applications to ODBC Data Sources
Edcom Pre1.3 An easy to administer, multiuser, story posting system, written in perl5.
EiC 4.2.0 A bytecode C interpreter/compiler
Energymech Bot for irc with eggdrop like features to manage a channel
Enoch 0.7 An Advanced, Highly-Optimized GNU/Linux
Epeios 19990801 Collection of general purposes C++ libraries working under UNIX and Windows.
Etherboot 4.2.5 Source code for making TCP/IP boot ROMs to boot Linux and other OSes
Ethereal 0.7.0 GUI network protocol analyzer
Euphoria 2.01 pre alpha 4 A great fast extensible language
Exim 3.03 Message Transfer Agent for Unix systems
ext2resize 1.0.4 Resizes ext2 filesystems
eXtace 1.1.12 ESD FFT visual plugin, eye-candy
Fetchmail 5.0.6 Free, full-featured, robust, well-documented remote-mailretrieval utility
flip 0.1 Page-flipper for previewing TIFF sequence animations.
flow 0.2 Particle animation software with GL preview and Renderman output.
FOP 0.9.1 An XSL formatter written in Java that outputs PDF
FreeAmp 1.3.0 Open Source MP3 player
Freebirth 0.3.1 Integrated bass synthesizer/step sequencer/sample player
freemed 19990802 Free medical management software in a web browser
FreeWorld BBS 0.2.2 BBS Software for Linux
frequency 0.3 stylostatistical analysis tool
fryit 0.3.2 Graphical frontend for cdrecord.
FSViewer 0.2.2 File Viewer lookalike for Window Maker.
FTP Logger 1.4b Perl(CGI) WU-FTPD log analyzer for WEB
gaddr 1.1.1 A simple GTK+ Addressbook
gaim 0.9.6 GTK based AOL Instant Messenger
Galway 0.17 Guile-gtk HTML Editor
GameStalker Linux 1.04 Quake II/Quake3A Server Browser
Ganymede 0.99.5 GPL'ed Network Directory Management System
Gaspell .28.2 A Gnome Frontend to Aspell
gbeta 0.8 Advanced OO language
gcc 2.95
gcombust 0.1.19 gtk+ frontend for mkisofs and cdrecord
gd 1.6.2 A library used to create GIF images
Geek Code Generator 1.0 Generates a Geek Code using a series of qeustions
Genpage 1.0.6 Provides framework for separating content management from layout design
genvarsizes.sh 1 Fixed defines (typedefs) for 8/16/32 bit variables in C programs
Getleft 0.5.3 Tcl/Tk site grabber powered by Curl
GIFgraph::Map 1.01 Generate HTNL map text
Gifsicle 1.14 Command-line tool for creating, editing, and optimizing GIFs and animations
GIMPressionist 0.99.3 Impressionistic plug-in for the GIMP
GISM 0.5.4 GISM Implements Stacked Monitors in a single process.
Glade 0.5.1 GTK+ interface builder
glFtpD 1.16.9 FTP Daemon for Linux. Great program for an ISP or anyone!
GMagic 0.14.1 Realtime property database for UIs
gnomba 0.3.1 Gnome Samba Browser
GNotes! 1.64 A nifty GNOME Panel applet that allows you to create notes on your desktop.
GNU C library 2.1.2pre2 The GNU C library is used as the C library in the GNU system
GNU make 3.77.92 Controls the generation of executables and other non-source files
GNU pop3d 0.9.7 A small, fast, and efficient POP3 server.
GNU Pth 1.0.4 GNU Portable Threads
GNU xhippo 1.1 Gtk-based playlist manager for various UNIX sound players
Gnumeric 0.31 Spreadsheet, a new foundation for spreadsheet development, part of GNOME
GPeriodic 1.2.5 Periodic Table Reference and Browser
GProc Managing process from the Gnome panel
gPS 0.2.1 GTK-based process status reporting like ps, top and task manager
Gqcam 0.4 GTK based QuickPict clone
GRE 0.2 Bi-Di languages text editor
grep-dctrl 1.1 grep Debian control files
gsmlib 0.1 GSM mobile phone control library
GSnes9x 1.0 GNOME front end for the Snes9X SNES emulator
GSokoban 0.60 A GNOME implementation of the Sokoban game.
GTK+ MAGIC 0.14.1 Realtime Configuration Environment for GTK+
Gtk-- 1.0.2 C++ interface for the popular GUI library gtk.
GtkShadow 0.1.1 web-oriented graphic tool
GTKtalog 0.04 Fast Disk Catalog using a friendly interface with powerfull file research module
GTKWave 1.2.0 Wave viewer for Verilog simulation
GyrosCoPe 1.0 GTK colour picker for HTML documents
Gzilla 0.2.1 Free web browser written in the GTK+ framework
HTML Tidy 26-jul99 Cleans up HTML source and formats it nicely.
HTMLPerlSETI 0.7 Display SETI@home client statistics in an HTML table.
htnews 0.6.6 Email robot for adding news items to a webpage.
HuggieTag 0.8.6 Tagline and signature adder for email and news
ibs 0.3.3 The intelligent backup system for Debian GNU/Linux.
ide-smart 3.1 IDE SMART test and query tool
IMP 2.0.10 IMAP and PHP3 based webmail system
Install-Sendmail 5.0+lang install-sendmail will configure sendmail and fetchmail for you.
IR Remote Control driver for FlyVideo98 0.1 driver for the IR remote control in the FlyVideo'98 TV card
IRMP3 0.4.1 Multimedia Audio (mp3) Jukebox; optional IR remote control, LCDisplay, keypad
ISIC 0.03 Sends controlled, semi-random packets to test IP Stacks and Firewalls
ivtools 0.7.9 Application frameworks for drawing editors and spatial data servers
JAMS 0.15 A fully functioning SMTP mail server written in Java
JChemPaint 0.4 A 2D molecular structure editor written in Java
jEdit 1.7pre7 Powerful text editor
JergoBlatz! 2.0.1 Play-by-email game mailing list server
Jetty 2.2.4 HTTP/1.1 Servlet server written in Java
Juggernaut Application Server 1.0 beta 2 Java-based Web Application Server
kAPM 0.1.2 An APM-BIOS monitor for the KDE desktop.
KBiff 2.3.10 New mail notification utility for KDE
kdbg 1.0beta1 A graphical KDE front end to the GDB debugger. Also used by kdevelop.
KDevelop 1.0 Beta1 KDevelop is a new C++ development environment for Unix/X11.
KHexEdit 0.8.2 Versatile binary file editor for KDE
King of the Hill 0.7.2 Full client/server multiplayer artillery game in the scorched earth tradition
Krabber 0.4.2 Pre 6 KDE audio cd grabber and mp3 encoder front-end
KWebDev 0.04 Web Development Environment
libcdaudio 0.99.0-pre1.0.0 A versatile multiplatform CD player library supporing CDDB and CD Index
libgcj 2.95 Runtime library for gcc's Java front end
Libgraph 0.0.1 A library to build graphs in gif format.
libmd 0.2 MD2, MD4 and MD5 library
Libra 0.1.0 Ada '95 Data Structures and Networking Library
libsndfile 0.0.15 A library for reading and writing sound files.
Licq 0.70g Advanced graphical ICQ clone and more for Unix
Linux trustees 1.3 Linux ACL
Linuxconf 1.16r2 Sophisticated administrative tool
Listar 0.126a Modular Mailing list management software
Lithium 0.3.1 Suite of Network/System Admin Tools with a GTK+ GUI
logcoloriser 1.0.2 Ssyslog log colourising PERL script
lsof 4.45 List open files
Lynx 2.8.3.dev5 fully-featured, text-based World Wide Web browser
mail2sms 0.31 Convert a mail to a short message
Mailman 1.0 Mailing list manager with built in web access
Math 1.02 Automates mathematic operations
miniCHESS 0.6 chess dock app
mkdep.perl 1 makedepend that does not include system header files.
Modeline 0.5.1 A small utility to make XFree86/svgalib/framebuffer modelines.
mod_frontpage 1.3.6- FrontPage server extensions patch
mod_ssl 2.3.11-1.3.6 Apache Interface to OpenSSL
mod_throttle 2.06 Virtual server throttling for Apache 1.3.x
Moonshine 0.1.5 An application development environment for Linux.
MpegTV Player (mtv) A realtime MPEG Video+Audio player
MSWordView 0.5.14-bw3 Microsoft Word 8 document viewer
Multi-vendor UPS Monitoring Project 0.41.3 Multiple vendor (APC, Powercom) UPS monitoring software
MultiMail 0.28 Offline Mail Reader (QWK)
MyGuestbook 0.8.1 A simple Guestbook using PHP3 and MySQL, several languages supported
MySQLShopper 0.03d PERL / MySQL Shopping Cart ( E-Commerce ) Script
NAMG 0.1.0 Downloads mail from a NetAddress account and forwards it locally
nep 1.1.0 An interactive plot program base on BLT
netcomics 0.9 A perl script that downloads today's comics from the Web
netfilter 0.1.4 New NAT/packet-filtering infrastructure for Linux 2.3.5
NetMatrix 0.1a PHP based graphical network monitor for Cisco Router networks
NetSaint 0.0.4b2 A relatively simple active network monitor
Nightfall 0.15 Eclipsing binary star program
nunu 0.3 A scriptable, back-propagation neural network
ocs-base 1.0-28 Base system for Linux intranet applications
ocsadmin 1.0-28 ocsadmin is a web admin tool to maintain user accounts
ocscal 1.0-28pre1 An intranet calendar system featuring shared appointments
ocsemail 1.0-28 Electronic web email system for you intranet
ojstools 0.5 Tools to simplify JavaScript programming
OpenMail 6.0 Business Messaging for Linux
Oracle Procedit 1.0 X11 Oracle Procedure and Function Editor
Pan 0.4.3 Gnome/GTK Newsreader
Papadef 1.1.2 Client for the ParaCHAT system
parseargs 0.5.0 Extended replacement for getopt or getopts
PCCS NRM 08f Network Resource Manager (PC, NW Printers, and Software)
Perl Shell 0.001 Simple interactive Perl shell
PerlSETI 0.5p2 GUI front end for the SETI@home client, programmed in Perl. Many Statistics.
pftp 1.0.16 A tool for IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP data transfer.
PHP 3.0.12 HTML-embedded scripting language
PHP ircd 0.4 IRC server written in PHP
phpAds 1.0.0 Banner management and tracking system written in PHP
poll Script for automating Fidonet polls
PoPToP 0.9.10 PPTP Server for Linux
PortSentry 0.99.1 Detects and responds to port scans against a target host inreal-time.
PowerPak 990801 An attempt at a high-level game SDK
ppower 0.1.3 Software for listening to and controlling x10 home automation devices.
privtool 0.90 Beta GT010 Sun mailtool replacement with PGP support
pvmsync 0.41 (lib-1.1.41) extends POSIX-like synchronization mechanisms to a Linux Beowulf cluster
Pybliographer 0.5 tool for bibliographic databases manipulation
qps 1.8 Displays processes in an X11 window
Qvwm 1.1 Windows 95 like window manager for the X Window System
Rael's Binary Grabber 1.2.1 Automated tool for downloading binaries from UseNet newsgroups.
Rasca 1.2.2 Extended MP3 Player.
Realmlifes 0.05 A fantasy world simulation game with AI
ripit 1.5 Front-end for Ripping/Encoding/Tagging MP3s
RocketJSP 0.9b JSP 1.0 Engine
rplay 3.3.2 a network audio system
RRDtool 1.0.3 time-series data logging and graphing
Rush ircd 2.5 an amazing ircd. With a ton of new features
SARA 2.0.6 SATAN/SAINT like security auditing tool - takes advantage of nmap if present
sarep 0.32 Command-line search and replace tool written in Perl.
sash 3.3 Stand-alone shell for system recovery
sawmill 0.1 Extensible window manager
Screen Under X 0.1 Shell scripts for running screen
ScryMUD 2.0.0 Original MUD Server and Java Client
Sentinel 1.1.7c Fast system file scanner
setistats.pl 1.1 Shows collected data from a running SETI-client in a nice HTML-page.
sfspatch 2.2.10 The Steganographic File System Kernel Patch
sh-utils 1.22l GNU shell programming utilities
si 0.3 /proc system information viewer
sig_rotate.pl 1.2 A perl script that rotates signature files for you.
Simple Web Server 0.1.0 Simple web-server
Sing Along Disc Player 2.0.2 CD player with spectrum analyser, oscillator, mixer and remote DB support
Snort 1.2 Libpcap packet sniffer/logger/lightweight IDS
SoundTracker 0.1.10 A music tracker for X / GTK+
Space Racer 0.1 An OpenGL Car Game
spec-gen 0.0.7 simple spec file generator
speechd v0.23 Implements /dev/speech device (all plaintext written to it will be spoken aloud)
Sporum 1.0 A better web-based dicussion board software
Spruce 0.4.9 Simple email client coded for X with the Gtk widget set
Spy 3.1.21 LAN Protocol Analyzer
Sula Primerix II 0.09.2b Extensible multi-server IRC Client for X
susi pre-072999 An easy user-interface management
syncopt 1.0 A Flexible and Simple Approach to Package Install
t1utils 1.13 Tools for manipulating PostScript Type 1 fonts
Tac 0.15 An AOL Instant Messenger client in pure TCL
TARA (Tiger Analytical Research Assistant) TARA 2.2.6 Local Security checking scripts
TclBot 0.1.1 A 100% Tcl IRC Bot
TCNE 0.1 News site administration perl script
Ted 2.5 Ted, an easy rich text processor for Linux.
Terraform 0.3.6 Interactive digital terrain (height field) editor/viewer
textutils 1.22p GNU text file processing utilities
The BeOpen.com OO-Browser 4.06 A fast, multi-language, multi-platform object-oriented code browser
The Gimp 1.1.8 The GNU Image Manipulation Program
The Harbour Project Alpha Release 29 An open source, cross platform xbase compiler
The N.U.E. Order 0.0.4 Highly integrated Order Processing system for Online commerce.
THUD 0.17 Cycle-based Scheme-HDL register-transfer level simulator
TiMidity++ 2.3.0 Experimental MIDI to WAVE converter
tinyproxy 1.2.7 A small, lightweight, easy-to-configure HTTP proxy.
tkchooser 0.62
TkNotepad 0.5.5 A simple notepad editor written in Tcl/tk
TOAD 0.42.20 C++ GUI library
ToyPlaneFDTD 0.2 In the vein of ToyFDTD, this is a 2D heavily commented FDTD code
tpctl 0.6.1 a ThinkPad configuration tool for Linux
TSambaClass 1.0a Cross platform C++ class library for accessing smb.conf file.
TT-News 0.2.4 A headline-news ticker for the TT news agency (Swedish)
turner 0.9.0 C/C++/Java source code HTML colorizer written in C.
TWIG 1.0.3 A web-based IMAP client written with PHP3
TwinTRIS .55 Multiplayer tetris clone for all Unix boxes
typespeed 0.3.5 Type speed testing program, gives your fingers' CPS
units 1.55 converts between different systems of units
unixODBC 1.6 Provides ODBC 3 connectivity for Unix
UPX 0.81 powerful executable packer
User Scan 0.0.1 User monitoring tool
vchkpw 3.4.5 qmail addon package for virtual domain email
VM 6.74 Emacs-based mail reader
vpnd 1.0.8 Virtual Private Network Daemon - encrypted TCP/IP.
vsa 0.9 Visual Sound Analyzer
wcII-grab 0.1.1 Image Grabber for Creative WebCam II
WebAlbum 0.32 A perl script which produces html photo albums.
WebCal 1.12 A simple browser based calendar program.
WebFetch 0.08 Perl5 module infrastructure to export and retrieve news for web display
WebKNotes 0.500 Web based knowledge notes database written in Perl.
WebTTS 3.0 WWW-based Trouble Ticketing System for ISP's
WinMGM 2.0 Molecular graphism, construction/optimisation and analysis program/library.
WvDial 1.40 Intelligent Internet Dialer
X-Chat 1.1.6 GTK+ Based IRC Client. Alot like AmIRC (Amiga).
X-Mame 0.36b1.2 The Unix version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
X-Tract Build 244 XML Script processor
xcheckers 1.2 Play at draughts
Xclasses 0.40.2 pre 4 C++ layout library for the X Window System
XCmail 1.0.0 MIME and POP3 capable mailtool for X11
Xenon 0.6.3 A simple X-based text editor
XML::RSS Perl module for maintaining RSS files
Xpdf 0.90 Viewer for Adobe PDF files
XQF 0.9.0 QuakeWorld/Quake2 server browser and launcher for Linux/X11
XRacer 0.82 Clone of Psygnosis WipeOut
xrio a0.02 perl/tk frontend for the sba rio utility
XSane 0.31 A GTK-based X11 frontend for SANE, also a GIMP plugin
Yacas 1.0.7 Yet Another Computer Algebra System
yafc 0.4.6 Yet Another FTP Client
ypserv 1.3.7 Simple network lookupservice consisting of databases and processes
ZAngband 2.2.5e Rogue-like roleplaying game
Zebra 0.76 Route Server and Route Reflector daemon
zip08x 0.9.4 library to extract stored/deflated files in a zip archive
ZMailer 2.99.51
zpdb 0.9 Quake 2 Server Database with client/server query mechanism.
Zsh 3.1.6 Powerful UNIX shell

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