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It's the Stanford Linux Revolt! David Weekly and friends had some fun at the booth of a large proprietary software company during the Stanford job fair...

An Ode to Richard Stallman is a detailed accountof Stephen Adler's experience at the NYSIA/WWWAC Software Summit, where Stallman spoke.


Linux at the Westan Millennium Show. A number of Australian Linux supporters held a briefing for "around 500 influential Australian IT-industry movers and shakers" in Melbourne. Check out their report to read about another highly successful Linux advocacy event down under.

The Dutch UNIX User Group NLUUG is organizing a conference on UNIX and WINDOWS NT, to be held Wednesday, June 9th. They have issued a Call-For-Papers and have specifically asked for papers on "The Linux smbfs".

On the heels of their successful Linux conference last week, the folks at Netproject have announcedOpen Source 1999: Linux - The Way Forward in London on May 11, 1999. This conference will have both technical and management tracks.

A good summary of Eric Raymond's talk in London was posted to uk.comp.os.linux.

Linus is doing another keynote speech, according to this press release. This talk is a bit different than some: "The Role of Linux in Document and Information Management" at AIIM '99 on April 14.

Web sites

The world's smallest web server is happily serving up this site. It runs Linux, of course.

An area which Linux has not much served until now is that of adult games. There have not been too many complaints about that thus far. However, for those who would like to see this shortcoming remedied, there is now the AdultLinux site, complete with blushing penguin.

January 28, 1999



Software Announcements

Package Version Description
aee 2.2.1 A capable but easy to use editor for console and X11
ALE Clone 1.14 Clone of WarCraft II
AleVT 1.4.2 Videotext/Teletext decoder and viewer
Alien Converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, andslackware tgz file formats
ALSA driver 0.3.0 pre3 An alternative implementation of Kernel sound support
anton 0.1 an arithmetical game
Apollo 0.70 Svgalib Multiplayer Gravity Game
Argo/UML 0.5.2 Argo/UML -- Providing Cognitive Support for Object-Oriented Design
aRts 0.2.60 Analog realtime synthesizer
asp2php 0.59 Converts Active Server Pages (ASP) to PHP3 scripts
asVodka 0.2 Puts the latest Slashdot headlines in your AfterStep rootmenu
asWhiskey 0.2 Freshmeat headlines in your AfterStep rootmenu
AtDot 2.0.0beta4 Web based e-mail system
Audit Daemon 1.10 Captures auditing trails, filters them, and saves them in specific log files
AutoRPM 1.7.1 RPM Auto-Installer and/or FTP Mirrorer
Batalla Naval 0.73.16 Networked BattleShip game
bk2site 0.1 Transforms Netscape bookmark file into yahoo-like website.
bras 0.4.0 rule based command execution with Tcl
C-Forge IDE 1.1-11 Multi-user C/C++ integrated development environment
CDRDAO 1.010 Disk-At-Once Recording of Audio CD-Rs
cdsetspd 0.01 allows setting the reading speed of Plextor CDROM drives
class.Htpasswd.php3 0.8 A PHP class for maintaining Apache style htpasswd files.
Cmp3 1.5 Console frontend to mpg123. Easy interface, playlists, background mode.
Curses::Widgets v.05 Widgets for Curses and Perl
CX 0.015 A platform independant, interface independant, programming language independant,
DailyUpdate 6.02 Grabs dynamic information from the internet and integrates itinto your webpage
DECnet for Linux 1.02 DECnet socket layer and applications
Delay 1.0 Delay is like sleep, but with a count of time left.
Dia 0.30 gtk based diagram drawing program. Much like Visio.
Doc++ 3.3.7 Powerful Javadoc like C++ documentation creation tool.
dusk 7.0 irc script that ports BitchX commands and documentation to portuguese
Envelope printing tool 1.0 A simple Perl script to print a business size envelope using Enscript.
epsmerge 1.2.1 A Perl program for handling encapsulated postscript images
esh 0.1 New Unix shell
Eterm 0.8.8 An X11 VT102 emulator with Enlightenment features
Exim 2.11 Message Transfer Agent for Unix systems
FastTemplate.php3 0.5 A PHP class for managing ASCII (HTML) templates.
fav2html 1.2 Perl script to convert your windows favorites directory into a bookmarks file
Flight Gear 0.57 Flight simulator
FLTK 19990127 BETA C++ user interface toolkit for X and OpenGL
flwm 0.13 The Fast Light Window Manager
FreeBSD JDK 1.1.7 FreeBSD Java-Team's Sun JDK port
FreeTDS 0.41 Open Source implementation of the TDS database protocol
FVWM 2.1.10 The classic highly configurable virtual window manager
Gaby 1.0.0 An address book written in GTK
gEDA 19980124 gEDA is an collection of tools which are used to make electrical circuit design,
gfortune 1.0 Enhanced fortune cookie program
Gifsicle 1.11 Command-line tool for creating, editing, and optimizing GIFs and animations
GMasqdialer 0.99.1 Gnome Client for the Masqdialer System
gnotepad+ 1.0.8 An easy-to-use, yet fairly feature-rich, simple text editor
GNU Pipo-BBS 0.11 Multilanguage BBS server and clients
GNU Privacy Guard 0.9.2 GPLed PGP replacement tool
GNUJSP 0.9.7 A free Java Server Pages implementation
gnuplot 3.7 Plotting package, output to X11, postscript, png, gif and others
Goose 0.0.5 Statistical library.
GPL Argument Analyser 1.4 Utility to manage the arguments of your programs
GPlayCD 0.1.0 A simple Gtk+ based music CD playing program.
gpstrans 0.34a up/download track,routes,waypoints-data to/from Garmin GPS
GQmpeg 0.4.5 A front end to the mpg123 mpeg audio player
Grail 0.5
grepmail 3.4.1 Searches a normal or gzipped mailbox for a given regularexpression
grpn 1.0 An RPN calculator for the X Window system
GTK File Browser v0.15 Small, fast, lightweight, GTK File Browser
GtkSamba 0.3.2.pl1 Gtk front end to configuring Samba
GTKstep 1.2 Improves the default look and feel of the GTK+ widget set
GTKWave 1.0.12 Wave viewer for Verilog simulation
GTKYahoo 0.4 GTK based Yahoo! Pager client
GXedit 1.20 Simple GPL'ed graphical editor using GTK
gxsnmp 0.0.10 snmp managment frontend
Heretic for Linux 0.9.2 Port of Heretic to Linux
icecast 0.8.2 MP3 Audio Broadcasting System
icewm 0.9.30 Window Manager designed for speed, usability and consistency
IglooFTP 0.3.3 Graphical and User Friendly FTP CLient
ILU 2.0 alpha 14 open extensible portable generalized RPC for many OSes
ImageMagick 4.1.8 Package for display and interactivemanipulation of images for X11
IMHO 0.95 IMAP4 Mail Host for Roxen
imlib Advanced replacement library for libraries like libXpm
InfoPrism 0.0.6 A General Document Processing System
inn 2.2 Complete and full-featured Usenet System
Install-Sendmail 1.0 install-sendmail will configure sendmail and fetchmail for you.
instmon 1.4 Monitors installations and detects the files that were added or modified
iODBC Driver Manager 2.50 Cross Platform ODBC Driver Manager
IPTraf 1.4.2 An ncurses-based IP LAN monitor
irssi 0.3.5 GTK+ based IRC client with GNOME panel support
ivtools 0.7.3 Application frameworks for drawing editors and spatial data servers
Jazilla 1999-01-26 A port of Mozilla into Java
jukebox 0.6 Jukebox for mp3-files with html-interface and playerdaemon
Jultaf 0.0.9 Jumble Library for Tcl and Friends
jvSQL 0.0.1 A java application that makes database modulation easy!
kcmbind 4.1 A KDE front-end to configure bind
KDE 1.1pre2 Powerful graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations.
kmpg 0.4.1 An mp3 player for the K Desktop Environment.
KNewMail 3.0b2 KDE application designed to check multiple pop3 servers for email.
KPilot 3.1 beta 8 Hot sync software for Unix
KRunning 0.0.12a A database manager for your private running events
kuser 0.7.0 User-Administration-Tool for the KDE-Desktop
KVIrc 0.9.0 Enhanced visual IRC client for X11/KDE
KWebHeadlines 1.1 Displays Web Headlines in the KDE root menu
KXicq 0.2.28 The KDE ICQ clone
laddr 1.0.4 Lesstif Address Book
lftp 1.2.4 Sophisticated command line based FTP client
libpng 1.0.3
libprint 0.2.1 Printing and Font Management Library for Application Development
libungif 4.1.0 A library for reading and writing gif images without LZW compression
LilyPond 1.1.24 The GNU Project music typesetter
LinPopup 0.9.7 Linux port of Winpopup, running over Samba.
Linux PnP driver 990123 Plug and Play driver for Linux
Lynx 2.8.2dev.14 fully-featured, text-based World Wide Web browser
Mayko mXmap 1.0.2 Map viewer / navigator with GPS ability
MeatGrinder 1.1 Java based binary newsgroup reader.
mgetty 1.1.19 Intelligent getty and fax support
minordomo 0.5 A minimalistic mailing list manager
mod_cgisock 0.1.0 A CGI interface over a Unix Domain socket
mod_roaming 1.0.0 With mod_roaming you can use Apache as a Netscape Roaming Access server
mod_ssl 2.2.0-1.3.4 Apache Interface to SSLeay
moodss 6.2 Modular Object Oriented Dynamic SpreadSheet
MultiMail 0.23 Offline Mail Reader (QWK)
Muppet 0.06d A web-based IMAP client written with PHP3
myGDE 0.1 Yet another graphical GTK interface to a mySQL server
naim 0.9.3 Console-mode AOL Instant Messenger client for Linux and compatible unices
NcFTPd 2.3.5 High-performance File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server for UNIXsystems
net-tools 1.50 Programs that form the base set of the NET-3 networking distribution
Net::RawIP 0.04 Perl module for easy manipulation of raw IP packets directly from Perl
nsListen 1.1.1 Clicking on a shoutcast or icecast server link starts the streaming mp3 playing
olex alfa-pl6 Flexible lexical analyzer parser generator for C++
OmniORB2 2.7.0 A robust, high-performance CORBA 2 ORB
OpenClasses 0.99b Powerful C++ class library, featuring threading and dynamic loading of classes
OpenLink Virtuoso 0.9x Virtual Database Engine enabing Heterogeneous Data Access
OSS 3.9.2-Pre1 Provides sound card drivers for most popular sound cards under Linux
pcemu 1.1.dg Software-only PC emulator supporting an 8086 with text-only VGA
PCI Utilities 1.99.2 Utilities for diagnostics and cofiguration of PCI devices
pcmcia-cs Card Services for Linux is a complete PCMCIA or ``PC Card'' support package.
Petey 0.99 Fortune like application for story generation
phpMyAdmin 1.40 Handles the basic adminstration of MySQL over the WWW
pidentd 3.0.2 Daemon implementing the IDENT (RFC1413) protocol
PiGTK 1.1.2 Provides GTK+ bindings for Pike
pilot-ldif 0.21 Program that uses pilot-addresses to sync the Netscape and Pilot address books
pircd Alpha Eight An IRC daemon, written in Perl.
playlist 1.1 Generates lists in plaintext and HTML for a directory tree of music files
psntools 2.1 Administrative tools for large numbers of accounts
PySol 2.02 A Python-based Solitaire card game
PySol-Cardsets 2.02 A collection of free cardsets for use with PySol
Q2Java 0.8.0 Allows Quake2 games to be written in Java
qps 1.6 Displays processes in an X11 window
Queue 1.11 Innovative load-balancing/batch-processing system and rsh replacement
Quick Image Viewer 1.0.1 A very small and pretty fast GDK/Imlibimage viewer
RabbIT 1.6 Mutating, caching webproxy to speed up surfing over slow links
Remote Microscope 1.0a2 Client/server system for controlling an optical microscope over the Internet
Replay 0.61 GTK-based MP3 player for X11
rio 1.03 Linux/Win32 utility to transfer files between the PC and the Rio MP3 player.
Rio&Mpman4Linux v1.03 Upload tools for MpMan portable MP3 players
RockBot 6 development release 103 A powerfull, smart, IRC robot.
rscript 0.7 Remotely executes a list of commands as root or user, can email a confirmation.
rxvt 2.6.PRE1 A VT102 emulator for the X window system
ScryMUD 1.8.6 Original MUD Server and Java Client
Shout plugins 0.2 Netscape helper scripts to listen to Shoutcast in mpg123 or x11amp
SiteMap 1.6.5 Creates an HTML SiteMap of your *.*htm* files
Slashdot Reader 1.13 Slashdot Reader written in Pike/GTK.
SmartInst A smart install wrapper script
SoundTracker 0.0.13 A music tracker for X / GTK+
stalk 0.3 Secure talk client
Swift Generator 0.1 Dynamic Flash content generator.
Sympa 1.4.0 An efficient multilingual Mailing List Manager.
TCL Developer Studio 0.20 small
Terraform 0.2.3 Interactive digital terrain (height field) editor/viewer
TexturePaint 1.1 Plugin for the Gimp
tgif 4.0.9 Vector-based draw tool
The CGI Toolkit 0.2.0-1 A simple support library to create CGI program.s
The Gimp 1.1.1 The GNU Image Manipulation Program
The Guild 0.85b A fully 3d-rendered/raytraced first-person interactive adventure
think 0.1.0 Outliner and project organizer
ThorMail 0.9.7 Web front-end to IMAP and (soon)
TiK 0.56 Tcl/Tk version of AOL Instant Messenger
Timesheet.php 0.71 PHP application to keep track of hours worked on a project.
tixlpq 0.3.7p1 Nice GUI for printmanagement
tkAbout 1.4.1 Summarizes CPU, memory, and disk data in a nice GUI window
TkMasqdialer 1.1 TCL/TK/Expect client for Jeff Meininger's Masqdialer daemon.
tkRunIt 0.90 A simple, but featureful run dialog box for executing commands without an xterm
Towitoko Smartcard Drivers 0.0.0-pre1 Drivers for Towitoko's ChipDrives
Traveller's Linux 1.1.6 Minimal floppy Linux distribution
Unix Desktop Environment 0.1.6-BETA A new GUI for Unix with a completely new look'n'feel
util-linux 2.9h Miscellaneous system utilities
VFU File Manager 1.41 Extensivelyl featured console (text-mode) file manager.
Vim 5.4d Popular vi clone that features syntax highlighting and an X11 interface
Wall 0.1 Wallpaper Changer
WallP 0.63 Random desktop wallpaper changer
Watcher 0.5 A unique Biff
WebMailFolder 1.0.4 Convert emails to html and creates index and statistics
WebMaker 0.8.0 HTML editor for Unix
winMasqDialer Alternative Windows client for the Masqdialer server.
wmakerconf 1.6 GTK based configuration tool for WindowMaker window manager
WMGlobe 0.5.pre1 The whole Earth spinning on your desktop
WMHeadlines 1.2 Put web-news headlines in your Window Maker root menu.
WMixer 1.4 Neat ALSA Mixer for Window Maker with a digital on-screen display
wterm 6.2.6 Bitching X11 terminal emulator
www-sql 0.5.7 Displays information from MySQL or PostgreSQL databases in web pages
WWWThreads 3-19990123 WWW based discussion forums
X Window User HOWTO 1.3 How to configure and administer X Windows under Linux.
XAmixer 0.2.2 An ALSA based mixer program written with GTK+
XawTV 2.35 TV application and a few utilities
xbeats 0.4 A beats clock dockable in the windowmaker dock
xcallerid 2.1.0 callerID program that pops up incomingphone numbers in an X-window
XEvil 2.0 3rd person, side-view, fast-action, kill-them-before-they-kill-yougame.
Xtacy 1.14 Graphics hack for X11
Xterminal 0.6.4 Object Oriented User Interface with a client-serverarchitecture
YAX Standard Services 0.99.2 The Standard Services for the YAX API and YAX Window System.

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