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Preserving the Information Ecosystem is a paper published on the web by Stephen Adler. Therein he gives his view of how the Internet has made the free software phenomenon (and others) possible, and expresses concern that our "Information Ecosystem" be properly cared for and not taken for granted.


O'Reilly has announced a set of joint open source conferences. It appears that there will be a set of independent but colocated conferences on Perl, Sendmail, Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, and perhaps other systems as well. There's time to plan ahead on this one: the conferences will be August 21-24, 1999, in Monterey, California. (See also Wired News' coverage of this announcement).

Irish folks may want to check out Intersocs conference '98. The Irish Linux User Group will be doing a Linux demo there on Saturday, November 28; evidently Alan Cox will be there as well.

Stéfane Fermigier (of NNL fame) sent out this summary (in French) of Richard Stallman's recent talk in France.

Web sites

Le Slashdot? Thanks to NNL we have a pointer to Da Linux French Page, a French-language site seemingly (but evidently not) based on the Slashdot code.

Eric Kahler's FVWM Web Page has moved. Links to this site should be updated to http://mars.superlink.net/eric/fvwm.html.

User Group News

Wayde Allen provided a summary of the last Boulder, Colorado LUG meeting. The presentation was on Amateur Packet Radio Networking.

A new user group is forming in the Hague, the Netherlands. Check out their announcement for more details, and best of luck to them!

Julien Nadeau and friends are looking for a LUG in the area of Halifax, Canada. If they don't find one, they are interested in founding one.

The Dutch Linux User Group plans to attend the Hobby Computer Club days in Utrecht, being held November 20th through the 22nd. Here is their announcement, in Dutch, with an English version at the end.

A second install party will be held on December 19th, 1998 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Linux User Group in Stuttgart, Germany, now has its own domain. Check out http://www.lug-s.org for more information.

Mailing Lists

The SEUL Project has started a new mailing list, seul-edu, specifically to cover the educational uses of Linux and all its aspects. For more information, check out their announcement.

Help Wanted

Much to everybody's surprise, Red Hat is hiring again. This time they are after a couple of system engineers.

In related news, Richard Stallman wants to know about it if you have employment positions open now for developing or maintaining free software. He is trying to gauge whether there are a sufficient number of these jobs to warrant a GNU project job page.

November 19, 1998



Software Announcements

Package Version Description
AbiWord 0.1.6 Fully featured word processor
Apache-SSL 1.3.3+1.29 Secure Webserver (using SSLeay)
arla 0.14 Free AFS client for Linux/*BSD
Artistic Style 0.9.2 indentation and reformatting filters for C, C++, Java
asexec 1.3 AfterStep state machine
astime 1.0 Analogue clock for X windows
Backup Copy 2.0 Copy program designed to quickly and efficiently store data.
BigBrother Stats 0.08 Counter for websites that produces some statistics based on the info gathered
Bmud 0.3 GNOME mud client
bpowerd 2.1 UPS line monitor daemon for Best Patriot power supplies
BurnIT 1.4pre3 Java front-end to cdrecord and mkisofs
C Masqdialer Server 0.0.13 Protocol compatible replacement for Masqdialer server written in C
CDDA Paranoia III Alpha 9.1 CD ripping application
CGM Viewer Applet 0.3 Scriptable vector graphics viewer written in Java.
CommonTone 0.9.10 Simple web-based database implemented in CGI.
Compact Networking Utilities 0.2 CNU is a Java graphical application that allows you to have direct access to a b
Connect 1.1.5 Client-server to easily share (open/close) one ppp link among a small network
cook 2.6 Enhanced make-like program
Cryptonite 0.53 Pure Java Strong Encryption Package
Cthuga-L 1.3 An oscilloscope on acid.
curl 5 beta 21 Tiny command line client for getting data from a URL
dante 0.90.0 Free socks v4/5 implementation
DDD 3.0.92 Common graphical user interface for GDB, DBX and XDB
DECnet for Linux 1.00beta2 DECnet socket layer and applications
doozer 0.01 Scripts to distribute parallel make jobs
DTM Easy font installation and configuration for X11/GS/TeX/...
EPIC 4pre2.001-NR8 ANSI capable textmode IRC Client
Exim 2.05 Message Transfer Agent for Unix systems
F 0.1 Lightweight file browser for GNOME.
fileutils 4.0 The GNU file management utilities
FMan 0.2.0 FLTK Man page browser
Gaby 0.2.0 An address book written in GTK
gaim 19981117 GTK based AOL Instant Messenger
gEDA 19981110 gEDA is an collection of tools which are used to make electrical circuit design,
GF1 0.99.2 Play GIPF against your computer
gIDE 0.0.12 Gtk-based Integrated Development Environment for C
Glade 0.3.7 GTK+ interface builder
GLload 0.1.3 OpenGL(r) load meter
GMem 0.3 A tool to monitor the memory usage of your system
Gnome FDisk 0.2 disk partition program (like fdisk) with a niceGUI
GNU m4 1.4 Standard Unix macro processor with extensions
gnumaniak 1.1 Various man pages for GNU utils packages
GNUstep snapshot 981111 GNU OpenStep API
gpppkill 0.9.12 Ends idle ppp connections
GQmpeg 0.4.1 A front end to the mpg123 mpeg audio player
GQview 0.5.0 X11 image viewer for the Linux operating system
GTK File Browser 0.11 Small, fast, lightweight, GTK File Browser
Gtk-- 0.10.0b C++ interface for the popular GUI library gtk.
GtkEditor 0.0.3 Source code editor widget for GTK.
GTKFIG 0.6.0 Figure drawing tool for GTK, similar to xfig, TeXCAD and SmartDraw
GURU -0.0 GURU Understands Real Unix
Html2PHax 0.0.2 Webclient to Hylafax for a PHP enabled Apache webserver
HyperHelp 5.2.0 Context-sensitive, on-line help system for UNIX
icewm 0.9.17 Window Manager designed for speed, usability and consistency
imwheel 0.9 Support for wheel and 4+ button mice in X11
isapnptools 1.17 ISA plug and play configuration utility
ivtools 0.7 Application frameworks for drawing editors and spatial data servers
jEdit 1.1.2 Powerful text editor
JEL 0.8 A compiler for one-line expressions into java bytecode.
Jikes 0.40 Java compiler that translates Java source into bytecoded instruction sets
JitterBug 1.6.1 Web based bug tracking tool
Keg Tracker 0.4.4 GTK+-based MOD editor for linux.
kmp3 0.2.1 A KDE MP3 Player
Krabber KDE audio cd grabber and mp3 encoder front-end
ktalk 0.2.7 intuitive talk client, including addressbook, word wrap etc.
ktalkd 0.9.0 KDE-aware talk daemon
KTimeclock 0.0.2 Task based timeclock for KDE.
KuickShow 0.6.1 A fast, comfortable and easy-to-use image viewer/browser
lathi-themes 0.1 Perl script to implement themes for the AfterStep window manager
Latte 1.1 Better web authoring language
Lesstif 0.87.0 LGPL'd re-implementation of Motif
Linux-HA 0.1.0 Heartbeat subsystem for High-Availability Linux project
Linuxconf 1.13r5 Sophisticated administrative tool
Listar 0.114a Mailing list managementsoftware
loadwatch 1.0 Allows a single child process to run only when the load is within certain bounds
Log Scanner 0.9b Real Time log watcher and notification program
Lynx 2.8.2dev3 fully-featured, text-based World Wide Web browser
Mercat 0.3 Lightweight cross-platform programming language
Mercury 0.8 A new logic/functional programming language
mHockey 0.47 OpenGL based hockey game
MindsEye 0.5.32 3D modelling program for Linux
mod_dav 0.9.2-1.3.3 DAV protocol extensions for Apache
mod_ssl 2.1.0-1.3.3 Apache Interface to SSLeay
moodss 5.1 Modular Object Oriented Dynamic SpreadSheet
Naken Chat 0.76 Chat Server ported from Javachat
NcFTPd 2.3.3 High-performance File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server for UNIXsystems
net-tools 1.47 Programs that form the base set of the NET-3 networking distribution
Newt 1.08 Library for creating text mode user interfaces using Red Hat's newt library
ocs-base 1.0-13 Base system for Linux intranet applications
ocsadmin 1.0-12 ocsadmin is a web admin tool to maintain user accounts
ocscal 1.0-14 An intranet calendar system featuring shared appointments
ocsemail 1.0-14 Electronic web email system for you intranet
OSS 3.9.1i Provides sound card drivers for most popular sound cards under Linux
Petey 0.8 Fortune like application for story generation
PHPLIB 6.0 Web Application Development Package for the PHP 3 language
phpMyAdmin 1.1.1 Handles the basic adminstration of MySQL over the WWW
Pike 0.6.110 Interpreted, object-oriented programming language with a syntax similar to C
PIKT 0.97 An innovative new systems administration paradigm
PMan 0.1.2 FLTK-based Project Manager
Python/Tk Empire Interface 0.31 Cross Platform Empire GUI Client
QW/Q2 MasterBrowser 0.0.4/0.0.1 QuakeWorld and Quake2 Master Server
RabbIT 1.4 Mutating, caching webproxy to speed up surfing over slow links
rdbm 0.7 Reliable database library
Registry.pl 0.2 Perl Library to utilize a text based Windows 95 style registry
Relay-JFC 0.5 Open Source IRC chat program with a graphical user interface similar to mIRC
Roxen Challenger 1.2 final Platform independent webserver featuring strong encryption and SSL3
rpm2html/rpmfind 1.0 Utilities to create HTML pages and solve dependancy problems of RPM packages
runas 3.11.0 Execute a process as any user and/or group in a non-interactive manner
Samba 2.0.0 alpha 17 Allows clients toaccess to a server's filespace and printers via SMB
seahaven 1.1 Classic Unix solitaire game
snarf 2.0.4 Command-line URL retrieval tool with some unique features.
Squid 2.1.RELEASE High performance Web proxy cache
ssh 2.0.11 Remote Login Program
gsula 0.04 Programmable multiple-server IRC Client for X with Guile extension
SWORD Project 1.3.1 Free Bible Study Software Development Libraries and Tools
TableGen 1.6 Creates java classes to represent and access an SQL database
Test Environment Toolkit 3.2 A toolkit for test development and management
Tetrinet for Linux 0.6 A version of the popular multiplayer game, Tetrinet, for console Linux
The Amazing Anagram Thingie! 0.5 A feature-rich anagram generator and browser
The WASP 0.8a A platform for developing complex web applications, written in Java.
TiK 0.24 Tcl/Tk version of AOL Instant Messenger
TiMidity 0.2j Experimental MIDI to WAVE converter
TkSmb 0.7.8a TclTk X11 shell for smbclient
TNT 1.0 Emacs Clients for the AOL Instant Messenger service
tomsrtbt 1.7.0 Single floppy diskette linux distribution
Trinux 0.45 2-disk distribution that includes network security tools and runs in RAM
UCD-SNMP 3.5.3 Various tools relating to the Simple Network Managemnet Protocol
util-linux 2.9e Miscellaneous system utilities
VelociGen for Perl (VEP) 1.0c High performance server programminglanguage
VelociGen for Tcl 1.0c High performance web server programming using Tcl
WebMacro Framework 0.60 Java server-side web template engine and servlet development framework
WebMail 0.3.0 Web frontend for Unix system mailboxes
WebMailFolder 1.0.3 Convert emails to html and creates index and statistics
Webmin 0.64 Web-based interface for system administration for Unix
Wisio 0.9 An experimental project for a graphical windowing system
WSoundPrefs 0.9.0a WMSound Server Configuration Utility
wxWindows/GTK 1.96 GTK port of the cross-platform wxWindows C++application framework class library
X-Chat 0.3.1 GTK+ Based IRC Client. Alot like AmIRC (Amiga).
X-Mame 0.34b7.1 The Un*x version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
XAmixer 0.1.12 An ALSA based mixer program written with GTK+
XawTV 2.30 TV application and a few utilities
XDaliClock 2.13 Digital clock for the X Window System
Xrun 0.1.7 A Gtk+ based program to run commands with a history.
Xscreensaver 3.04 Modular screen saver and locker for the X WindowSystem
Xterminal 0.6.2 Object Oriented User Interface with a client-serverarchitecture

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