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Evan Leibovitch sent us an update on the upcoming Canadian National Installfest. There will be CDs and other promotional goodies available from Red Hat, Caldera and other vendors. Fifteen locations are currently involved and they have registered the domain linux.ca, which can now be used to reach their home page.

ISPCON Fall '98 will have a special panel on Linux, Linux and the Open Source Business Model of the Future, Or How Linux Got So Dang Hot!. The panel will include Linus, Sean Maloney (Intel corporate vice president), Marc Andreesen, (Netscape co-founder), and Robert F. Young, (Red Hat Software president). ISPCON will be held September 28th through October 1st at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. (Thanks to Zach Beane for pointing this one out to us).

Eric Raymond will be speaking at the University of Delaware Linux User Group meeting on Thursday, October 15. The topic is The Open Source Revolution: How software engineering might finally grow up and the talk is bound to be an excellent one. Too bad we won't be able to make it!

User Group News

The Northants Linux Users Group has been formed to serve users in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Check the posting for contact information.

Adrian Casey is interested in setting up a Linux User Group in Alice Springs, Australia. Check out his plans if you are interested. He believes this will be the first LUG in the Northern Territory, so it is about time ...

Mailing Lists

A mailing list to put together people with Linux knowledge and people who are trying to use Linux in K-12 schools has been created.

September 10, 1998



Software Announcements


Package Version Description
Admin CGI 0.1 Web based user administration with cgi scripts
AMANDA 2.4.1 Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
Arrow 0.6.4 An elegant, powerful, graphical interface to electronic mail
asapm 2.1 X11 application with AfterStep look for monitoring APM on laptops
aumix 1.13 Color text mode sound mixer with GPM support
BeroFTPD 1.0.12 FTP server program based on WU-FTPD
Big Brother 1.08a Highly efficient network monitor
binutils Provides programs to assemble and manipulate binary andobject files.
boscript 0.1 A scriptable interface library to the Back Orifice Server
Boulder Dash 1.0 Clone of the Boulder Dash game.
bzip2 0.9.0b Very high-quality data compression program
coda 4.6.5 Full featured network filesystem
Condor 6.0.1 A distributed batch system that takes advantage of idle cycles of computer
Cool Notes 0.2 Gtk/Gdk based 'notes-program' like xmemos
curl 4.8.1 Tiny command line client for getting data from a URL
Cygnus Java Compiler   GNU compiler extension that allows compilation of Java source and byte code
dbMetrix 0.1.3 GUI Database Tool
dhcpcd 1.3.8 DHCP client daemon for Linux Kernels 2.1.x
DNi 0.3 DNi is a IP Filtering Firewall script generator for dial-up users.
Doc++ 3.3 beta 3 Powerful Javadoc like C++ documentation creation tool.
DUMB 0.13 A 3D game engine, reminiscent of id software's Doom
egcs snapshot 19980906 Experimental set of enhancements for the GNU tools
Ethereal 0.3.14 GUI network protocol analyzer
FavToHtml 1.0.1 Utility to Convert MS Internet Explorer 4.x Favorites to HTML Format
Fetchmail 4.5.8 Free, full-featured, robust, well-documented remote-mailretrieval utility
FreeTDS 0.3 Open Source implementation of the TDS database protocol
Gifsicle 1.3.4 Command-line tool for creating, editing, and optimizing GIFs and animations
GNU Classpath   Free implementation of the Java core class libraries
GnuJSP 0.9.1 A free Java Server Pages implementation
GNUS 5.6.43 Emacs news/mail reader
got_it 1.05B Simple URL grabber
gpppkill 0.9.5 Ends idle ppp connections
GQmpeg 0.3.5 A front end to the mpg123 mpeg audio player
GtkICQ 0.52 GtkICQ is a clone of Mirabilis' ICQ program based on Gtk/GNOME
HTTPGate 1.0beta A Filtering HTTP Gateway
HTX 98/09/06 Hotline Tracker for Unix
ImageMagick 4.1 Package for display and interactivemanipulation of images for X11
imwheel 0.8 Support for wheel and 4+ button mice in X11
InfoPrism 0.0.2 A General Document Processing System
ircspeak 0.01 Text to speech module for the sirc and ksirc IRC clients
IsinGlass 1.13 Firewall setup script designed to protect dial-up users.
jmk-x11-fonts 1.0.1 Jim's character-cell fonts for the X Window System
JPython 1.0.1 Java reimplementation of the Python programming language
Jultaf 0.0.4 Jumble Library for Tcl and Friends
kAPM 0.1.0 An APM-BIOS monitor for the KDE desktop.
kless 1.4.5 Simple text viewer for the KDE Desktop
KMonop 0.01 prerelease The Monopoly(tm) boardgame for KDE.
Kmp3te 0.6 MP3 tag editor
KNewMail 1.6 KDE application designed to check multiple pop3 servers for email.
KOrganizer 0.9.11 Personal Information Manager for the KDE Desktop Environment
ktalkd 0.8.8 KDE-aware talk daemon
kvideogen 1.1 Modeline generator for XFree86
KVideolist snapshot 980909 A videotape management utility
LAIM 1.6 An ncurses based AOL Instant Messenger(tm) client
LFTP snapshot 980906 Sophisticated command line based FTP client
Licq 0.41 ICQ clone for linux with most of the functionality of the official Java version
linleech 2.1.3 Program that automates the processof downloading USENET articles
Linux Logo 2.09 Displays an ANSI or ASCII Linux penguin, along with some sytem information
Linuxconf 1.12r1 Sophisticated administrative tool
locus 0.87 personal fulltext database
lpswitch 0.2 Control devices connected to a pport-relais-card
Lynx 2.8 fully-featured, text-based World Wide Web browser
Madlib / Babble 0.5 Generates random text based on a formal grammar or a text file.
Maelstrom 2.0.6 Excellent 'Asteroids' type game with sound, 3D objects, and more
Mail Man 2.0 A web-based application which allows the user to send and receive mails
Malform 1.01 Mailto form processing utility
man 1.5f The man page suite used to read most of the documentation for Linux
man-pages 1.21 The Linux manpages collection
MindsEye 0.5.28 3D modelling program for Linux
mod_ssl 2.0.7-1.3.1 Apache Interface to SSLeay
Mozilla 1998-09-04 Webbrowser for X11 derived from Netscape Communicator
myODE 0.1 Online Database Editor for mySQL databases
MySQL 3.21.33b SQL (Structured Query Language) database server
NetBeans Developer 2.0 beta 3 Java based IDE - based on Swing, generates pure Swing/AWT code.
Netscape Flash Plugin 0.1.1 A Netscape plugin to view Macromedia-Shockwave-Flash files.
News Peruser 3.28 An offline newsreader for Linux and X11
Newtonlink 1.29 Apple Newton PDA connection utility
OpenLDAP 1.0.1 LDAP suite of applications and development tools
PentiumGCC 1.1 Pentium/PPro/P-II/K6/Cyrix/MMX optimising egcs clone
perlmoo 0.010 lambdamoo style moo written in perl
PhotoShow 0.2 Perl ImageViewer utilizing Perl Gtk/Imlib
PHP3 Base Library 5 Offers a set of classes designed for easy webapplication development
Pine 4.03 Tool for reading,sending, and managing electronic messages
pioct 0.2 Controls Pioneer HiFi equipment from the commandline
Poppy 1.4.1 Small Perl script to read/save/delete messages on a POP3 server
Postilion 0.8.8b A mail user agent based upon the popular TkRat program
ProFTPD 1.1.6pl2 Advanced, incrediblyconfigurable and secure FTP daemon
Prometheus Truecolour (PTC) 2.0.7 A portable, lowlevel framebuffer access library with very fast on the fly conver
PyroTechnics 1.2 OpenGL firework simulator
Qt 1.41-beta GUI software toolkit
QtDragon 0.6.2 A tool to configure the telephone-related stuff of a DataBoxSpeed Dragon
Queso snapshot 980902 Identifies OS by tcp packets
Quick Image Viewer 0.6 A very small and pretty fast GDK/Imlibimage viewer
Replay 0.47 GTK-based MP3 player for X11
rxvt 2.4.7 A VT102 emulator for the X window system
Samba 2.0.0 alpha 3 Allows clients toaccess to a server's filespace and printers via SMB
SLRN An NNTP based newsreader for Unix, VMS, and OS/2 systems
SOS 1.53 Verilog Design Data Management Product
svgalib Low-level graphics library that provides VGA and SVGA modes in a console
TB MultiSound Drivers 0.8.0 Driver for the Turtle Beach Pinnacleor Fiji,
Tcl/Tk 8.0.3 A portable scripting environment for Unix, Windows, and Macintosh
The Board 0.1.0 BBS Software for Linux
UW Imap Server 4.4 Univerity of Washington Imap server
VigMeUp 0.1.0 An alarm program for KDE that plays mp3s to wake you up.
Web Secretary 1.0 Web page monitoring software
WIDD 1.0.3 Front-end application to manage databases through an X11interface
WindowMaker 0.19.2 X11 window manager with NEXTSTEP look and feel
Wipe 0.11 Secure deletion of files from magnetic media.
wmakerconf 1.0 GTK based configuration tool for WindowMaker window manager
wmlm78 0.13.0 WindowMaker utility to display system monitor information from a lm78 chip
WPP 2.0.7 Small perl5 script that allows preprocessing of HTML files
wxWindows/GTK 1.93 GTK port of the cross-platform wxWindows C++application framework class library
X-Mame 0.34b2.2 The Un*x version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
XawTV 2.24 TV application and a few utilities
XCmail 0.99.6 Beta MIME and POP3 capable mailtool for X11
XLogMonitor 0.1b Tool for monitoring linux log's
Xmahjongg 3.0b2 Colorful X solitaire Mah Jongg game
Xterminal 0.5 Object Oriented User Interface with a client-serverarchitecture
xwpe-alpha 1.5.12a A programming environment for UNIX systems
Zircon 1.18.180 An IRC client written in tcl/tk

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