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The Informix on Linux FAQ, v. 0.3 has been released. The Informix on Linux FAQ attempts to address the most commonly-encountered obstacles to installing and running the native port of Informix-SE 7.24.UC5 for Linux.

For Italian-capable readers: ROL (Reggio OnLine) magazine has started running a column on Linux. The first column is devoted to introductory issues and some installation instructions.

Another Linux news site, LinuxToday, has been announced. It promises constant updates throughout the day and the ability to share comments and opinions.

A mailing list for Oracle on Linux has been made available.


Remember that next week is the LiMe (Linux Meeting) in Rome, Italy. The meeting is the 7th through the 9th of October; more information can be found in their web pages.

Also remember the Atlanta Linux Showcase, coming up October 23 and 24. Their list of exhibitorshas grown to 48 entries. The main showcase web site has all the information about this event.

See the LWN event calendar for a complete listing of upcoming Linux-related happenings.

Web sites

The Linux Sound Apps page has been shut down recently due to insufficient bandwidth. Good news, though, a new site and a mirror are now available.

The UK Linux links page, which provides links of interest to British Linux users, has moved to http://www.skygate.co.uk/linux.html.

User Group News

The Metro Detroit Linux User's Group (MDLUG)recently gave a presentation and demonstration of Linux. They have made their slideshow available in the hopes that it may be of use to others who wish to do a presentation on Linux.

The Utrecht University Linux User Group recently formed and held its first meeting on September 22nd. They have a nice home page, two mailing lists and are planning to hold public seminars to educate people about Linux in the future.

A new user group is forming in Vicenza, Italy. See their announcement (in Italian) for more information. They claim world domination as their goal, and even set a date (2003). Meanwhile they'll settle for pizza.

October 1, 1998



Software Announcements

Package Version Description
a2ps 4.10.4 Any to PostScript filter
AbiWord 0.1.1 Fully featured word processor
Astuner-Aztech 3.5 Afterstep Wharf tuner for Aztech radio cards
AVS 5.4 Data visualization programming environment for end-users
Blackbox 0.40.7 WindowManager for X11 written in C++
Blender 1.38 Extremely fast and versatile 3D Rendering Package
Bomb 1.20 automatic interactive visual stimulation
CDRDAO 1.0 Disk-At-Once Recording of Audio CD-Rs
Cool Notes 0.4 Gtk/Gdk based 'notes-program' like xmemos
Cryptonite 0.11 Pure Java Strong Encryption Package
curl 4.8.4 Tiny command line client for getting data from a URL
DB_Browser 1.0b Web-based utility to browse and modify a postgres database
dcd 0.33 Simple command-line CD player
DECnet for Linux 0.12 DECnet socket layer and applications
DocWiz 0.56 A GUI tool for developing Javadoc documentation
DrumPatterns 0.4 Free, open source, web oriented drum patterns generator
Eggdrop 1.3.20 IRC bot, written in C
ElectricEyes 0.3 Lightweight GTK+/GNOME-based image viewer
Emacs mutt-mode 1.4 Makes Emacs play nicely as an external Mutt editor
Ethereal 0.3.17 GUI network protocol analyzer
Executor 2.0x Allows you to run your Macintosh applications on PCs
Exult 0.01 Ultima 7 world viewer
FFTW 2.0.1 The Fastest Fourier Transform in the West
FPL 14.12 Very C-like interpreted language
gentoo 0.9.7 Two-pane filemanager using GTK+, 100% GUI configurable
GMem 0.2 A tool to monitor the memory usage of your system
GNOME 0.30 GNU Network Object Model Environment
GNU Robots 0.9 Robot construction game
GnuJSP 0.9.4 A free Java Server Pages implementation
Groovy CD Player 0.02 Groovy console based (ncurses) CD player with fluffy numbers
gsmbstatus 0.0.1 GTK based smb status display
gsula 0.0.3a Programmable multiple-server IRC Client for X with Guile extension
Gtk-- 0.9.16 C++ interface for the popular GUI library gtk.
gtkfind 0.7 GTK+ version of find(1)
GtkICQ 0.54 GtkICQ is a clone of Mirabilis' ICQ program based on Gtk/GNOME
gunk 0.01 Amorphous computing simulator
Gwydion Dylan 2.1-19980916 Compiler for Dylan, an dynamic, efficient, object-oriented language
hc-cron 1.0 A modified version of Paul Vixie's widely used cron daemon
HSX 98/09/27 Hotline Server clone for Unix
IceConf 0.1.3 A graphical configuration program for IceWM
identdtestd 1.0 Nice, small, fast, identd testing facility
iLisp 3.3-4 A very small and multiplatform Lisp interpreter
ImageMagick 4.1.1 Package for display and interactivemanipulation of images for X11
imlib 1.8.1 Advanced replacement library for libraries like libXpm
Imoria 4.85.5 dungeon game like rogue, nethack, moria, etc.
Install Toolkit for Java 1.0 A Java program for writing install programs for Java or non-Java programs
installwatch 0.5 Installwatch logs created and modified files during the installation of a progra
Javachat 0.99c Small chatserver written in Java 1.1.x
kdbg 0.2.3 A KDE front end to GDB.
Kmp3te 0.7 MP3 tag editor
KMySql 1.01 A MySql client for KDE.
Krabber 0.2.4 KDE audio cd grabber and mp3 encoder front-end
Kscd 1.2.2 KDE CD Player
KVoiceControl 0.1 Speech recognition system for the KDE Desktop
Licq 0.42 ICQ clone for linux with most of the functionality of the official Java version
Linbot 0.9 Professional Site Management Tool for webmasters
ltrace 0.3.6 A library call tracer
Lynx 2.8 fully-featured, text-based World Wide Web browser
Micq snapshot 980925 Publically available ICQ clone for the console
mkl 0.1 Creates and prints labels for use with CD-Rs
mod_frontpage FrontPage server extensions patch
Moneydance 2.0b Personal finance application written in java
MpegTV Player A realtime MPEG Video+Audio player
MSWordView 0.4.4 Microsoft Word 8 document viewer
nini 0.1 Lightweight, secure imap server project
nmap 1.51 Full featured, robust port scanner
NodeWatch 1.6 Monitor and react to TCP/IP network nodes using fping.
oidentd 1.2 ident (rfc1413) daemon for linux that allows users to specify usernames
PCRE 2.00 A library that implements Perl 5-style regular expressions.
perlmoo 0.023 lambdamoo style moo written in perl
pgp4pine 1.22 Interactive program for using PGP with email programs, specifically Pine
PHPLIB release-5 Web Application Development Package for the PHP 3 language
Pine 4.05 Tool for reading,sending, and managing electronic messages
pircd Alpha Three An IRC daemon, written in Perl.
procps 1.2.9 A package of utilities which report on the state of the system
PyroTechnics 1.3 OpenGL firework simulator
PySol 1.03 A Python-based Solitaire card game
Python/Tk Empire Interface (ptkei) 0.25 Cross Platform Empire GUI Client
Qt Masqdialer 0.0.11 Qt based client for Jeff Meininger's Masqdialer server
QtDragon 0.6.4 A tool to configure the telephone-related stuff of a DataBoxSpeed Dragon
Quick Image Viewer 0.8.1 A very small and pretty fast GDK/Imlibimage viewer
Rasca 0.9.4 Extended MP3 Player.
Replay 0.51 GTK-based MP3 player for X11
rhlupdate 0.25 Connects to a FTP server with RHL on it, checks for updates, and installs them.
Scitech Display Doctor 1.0 beta3 Universal VESA driver and utilities
Sybase ASE Full featured SQL Backend
Synthesis Toolkit 2.0 C++ classes for software-based sound synthesis/processing
The Gimp 1.0.1 The GNU Image Manipulation Program
TiK 0.03 Beta Tcl/Tk version of AOL Instant Messenger
TkApache 1.092598 GUI Front-End+ for the Apache Web Server
VDK 0.3 Easy to use C++ wrapper for Gtk++
VFU File Manager 0.30 Extensivelyl featured console (text-mode) file manager.
Web Secretary 1.1 Web page monitoring software
Window Maker 0.20.1 X11 window manager with NEXTSTEP look and feel
Windows 95/NT Masqdialer Client 1.0.2 Win95/NT Client for Jeff Meininger's MasqDialer Server
Wine 980927 Emulator of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs.
Wisio 0.6 An experimental project for a graphical windowing system
wmsound 0.7.6 Sound server package for WindowMaker
WSoundPrefs 0.8 WMSound Server Configuration Utility
X-Chat 0.2.0 GTK+ Based IRC Client. Alot like AmIRC (Amiga).
Xafe 1.1 A frontend for XAnim
XawTV 2.27 TV application and a few utilities
Xlockmore 4.12 screen saver / locker for the X Window System
xmp 1.1.6pre02 An OpenSource module for UNIX
xrpn 1.0 A RPN calcuator with a motif/X11 GUI
Xscreensaver 2.30 Modular screen saver and locker for the X WindowSystem

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