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The first Italian Linux portal site. We got this announcement (in Italian) for Linux Valley, which claims to be the first Italian Linux portal site. Here are Babelfish links for the announcement and the site (though Babelfish appears to be choking on the site itself currently).

Help requested with Printing HOWTO. The maintainer of the Printing HOWTO support database sent us a note asking for volunteers to help him keep up with the range of printers out there. If you have a moment, and are up on the printer world, please consider giving him a hand.

Version 2.0 of the Linux Laptop HOWTO has been released.

The Online Troubleshooting Resources HOWTO is now available.

Finishing out the pile of HOWTO news: The Linux Wireless LAN HOWTO has been updated.


The Linux Writers and Publishers BOF will be held at the Atlanta Linux Showcase on Thursday, at 5:00 PM in the Brayton room. If you write about Linux, or would like to meet some of those who do, add this one to your calendar.

Eric Raymond in Arizona. Eric Raymond will be at the Arizona Internet Professional Association (AZIPA) Monthly Meeting on Monday, October 18. Info & RSVP at www.azipa.org.

The Atlanta Linux Showcase has announced that the proceeds from their benefit dinner and T-Shirt sales will go to the Pediatric Oncology Group. It looks like a good time for a good cause.

Report from Pluto Meeting 1999. Here's a report (in Italian) in opensource.it on the Pluto Linux meeting held in Padova, Italy, in September. "...tutto quello che un appassionato Linux avrebbe sempre voluto sapere ma non ha mai osato chiedere" ("everything a Linux fan always wanted to know but never dared ask"). English text available via Babelfish. (Grazie a Carrer Yuri).

Web sites

The Wait State is a new news site created by former PC Pro columnist Dave Evnull. It's based on Zope and Squishdot, and includes occasional Linux coverage. It may well be worth watching as it grows. (Thanks to Bill Cory).

User Group News

A new LUG is forming in Auburn, Alabama. See the announcement for details on the first meeting, which is happening on October 20.

A new LUG is forming in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

October 7, 1999



Software Announcements

Package Version Description
3Dfx Banshee framebuffer driver for Linux/x86 0.1.0 3Dfx Banshee driver for Linux framebuffer subsystem
ADiCT Anarchist's Distributed event Calender 0.0.11 Shared event calendar for independant organisations
AlsaPlayer 0.99.28 PCM (audio) player for Linux/ALSA
Apache JServ 1.1b1 Java servlet engine
Appletalk Configurator 1.1 Beta 2 GTK+ GUI for Netatalk package
asNews 0.5.2 Simple news retrieving software which shows the news on your desktop
aumix 1.23 Color text mode sound mixer with GPM support
auto_ftp.pl 0.2 FTP client demon that watches a folder and transfers all files and folders.
Avenger's News System 2.01 PERL-based online news posting system
bdist 0.9.0 Build distribution file containing all relevant files in a programming project
BibleReader 0.1 Bible browsing program using Gtk
bidwatcher 1.0.0b tool for eBay users - track and snipe auctions
biew 5.0.0pre10 Binary/Hex/Disasm viewer/editor
Blackbox WindowManager for X11 written in C++
Blackened 1.7.1 irc client with many features
blperf 0.1 BusLogic SCSI performance monitor
Brahms 0.97.1 Music sequencer and notation program
BrijnSMS 0.2alpha A web-based authentication front-end to SMS Client written in PHP
burn_baby_burn 0.1.0 A set of utilities for burning to CD-R and CD-RW media.
Cajun 3.0-8 Car Audio Jukebox mp3 player for your car/home
CDR-Toaster 1.03 Tk frontend for cd-burning. Uses mkisofs and cdrecord
cgvg 1.5.2 Tools for command-line source browsing.
ckmame 0.4.1 MAME rom set checker and fixer
Cocoon 1.4 XML to HTML converter
code2html 0.8.6 Converts a program's source code to syntax highlighted HTML
Come Back 64/UNIX Alpha1 Freeware Commodore 64 emulator
Common UNIX Printing System 1.0 Internet Printing System for UNIX
CompuPic 4.6 build 1022 CompuPic Graphical Digital Content and File Manager for Linux
CSCMail 1.3.5 Gtk E-Mail Client written in Perl
Cut The Crap 0.4.0 beta2 Ad-blocking proxy-like python-based software.
Cxref 1.5b C Cross Referencing & Documenting tool
CYCAS 1.93c CAD Software for Linux
Dead Link Check 0.3.1 Finds information on validity of HTTP references.
DejaSearch 1.67 DejaSearch is a frontend to DejaNews, the leading Usenet archive
demcd 2.1.0 CDPlayer for Linux
DeuTex 4.0.3 Doom wad composer/decomposer
DPS-FTP 0.5.3 Bulletproof-like ftp client
DreamBot 0.0.1 IRC Bot written in Perl
Dump/Restore 0.4b6 Utilities to dump and restore an ext2 partition
DynamicJava 1.0beta1 Java source interpreter
elknews 0.1.4 Usenet Newsreader
ELSA 1_0b-012 RTSP/RTP Streaming Media Server
Epeios 19991005 Collection of general purposes C++ libraries working under UNIX and Windows.
EPIC 4pre2.004-19990927 ANSI capable textmode IRC Client
esky 0.1 Userspace job freezing (checkpoint/resume) system
Etherboot 4.2.9 Source code for making TCP/IP boot ROMs to boot Linux and other OSes
Eucalyptus 0.1.1a2 Advanced MIME email program
Everybuddy 0.1 Universal Instant Messaging Client
Exmh 2.1.0 An X user interface for MH mail
eXtace 1.2.4 ESD FFT visual plugin, eye-candy
FAST 1.2 Adaptation of the console classic Asteroids using text instead of rocks.
FastGL 1.50 A very wonderfull C/C++ graphics library
fillrio.sh 1.6 Script to load random MP3s to Rio.
fix-rhcd 0.4 Tool for creating your own Red Hat Linux CDR from the ftp site.
flexbackup 0.9.6 Flexible backup script
FLTK-brain parallel GUI applications 1.0 A library for writing parallel portable GUI-applications.
Formication 1.0b1 Easy template driven form to email/file processor
Free Standard Game Server 0.7b40 Battle.net-compatible game server
FreeTDS 0.47 Open Source implementation of the TDS database protocol
FreeVet 1.0.6 A Y2K ready Animal Clinic System
FTP4ALL 3.006 FTP server program for UNIX systems
Gaby 1.9.12 A small personal databases manager using GTK+
gaim 0.9.8 GTK based AOL Instant Messenger
GClipper 1.0 A multiple buffer clipboard that automatically fetches new selections.
GdkMagick 0.4 Image conversion and communication library for the ImageMagick and GDK toolkits
GeneWeb pam_cryptocard 0.11GPL A combo web interface and genealogy program combined on steroids
Getent 1.0.0 passwd/group/services lookup utilities
Getleft 0.7.1 Tcl/Tk site grabber powered by Curl
getright.pl 0.3 GetRight list processor
gfocustimer 0.2 Tracking of X input focus for time charging
gFTP 2.0.5a A multithreaded ftp client for X Windows
ggitv 0.0.5 TV-application on ggi
GKrellM 0.7.0 System monitor package
Glade 0.5.3 GTK+ interface builder
GlobeCom Jukebox 3.1 Music jukebox with integrated CDDB aware ripping and groupware functionality
glTron 0.46 tron-like game with a 3D view
gmail Gmail is an experiment in an sql vfolder-based email system.
GMMF 0.06 Godot's Modular Firewall
gnolms 0.01 Displays lm_sensors info on the GNOME panel
Gnome Chess 0.2.2 GNOME Chess Client
gnome-python 1.0.40 Python interfaces to gnome-libs
GNU parted 0.0.5 A partition editor, for creating, destroying, resizing and copying partitions.
GnuDIP 2.1.0 Dynamic DNS package. Includes everything to run your own ml.org equivalent.
GOGO 2.11 Fast, open source MP3 encoder based on LAME
GProc 0.4.0-pre Managing process from the Gnome panel
gPS 0.3.5 GTK-based process status reporting like ps, top and task manager
gramdiag 0.5 Diagnose conflicts in Bison grammar files
graphviz 1.5.1 Graph drawing utilities with web and graphical interfaces.
Gravity 0.5 svgalib clone of the old Spacewars game
Grio 0.1 GNOME Diamond Rio portable MP3 player tool
Gschedit 0.1 Graphical GTK 1.2 application for changing Linux scheduling algorithms
Gsnhood 0.0.7 SMB share browse utility
Gtk See 0.5.0 An image viewer based on the X-Window system and GTK+
GTK+XFce 3.1.2 Easy-to-use and easy-to-configure environment for X11
GTKeyboard 0.98.1 Graphical Keyboard for the physically disabled
GTKstep 1.9 Improves the default look and feel of the GTK+ widget set
GTKWave 1.2.30 Wave viewer for Verilog simulation
gwsearch 0.2.1 Gnome web search engine front-end
hbb 1.0 Solution to #!/wrong/path/to/interpreter
HDBENCH clone 0.14.0 A graphical benchmark software
HDE-WUI 1.0.0b (rev. 19991006_2141) Web-based Administration Tool for Linux Servers
Helpdesk 5.0 1.0 An SQL based job tracking system with a web fronted.
Hoard 1.0.2 A fast, scalable, and memory-efficient SMP memory allocator
HTML PLAIN 1.1 A revolutionary HTML precompiler
htsclient.ncurses 0.4.1 An ncurses-based client for the trading game Holsham Traders
htsserver 0.5 Server application of the multiplayer trading game Holsham Traders
httperf 0.6 httperf is a popular web server benchmark
hunt 1.4 Tool for exploiting well-known weaknesses in the TCP/IP protocol suite
IcePref 1.0Beta A graphical configuration tool for Ice WM written with PyGTK
IglooFTP-PRO 0.9.5 Powerfull and User Friendly FTP client
incant 1.5 Command Line and Tk dictionary client
InterfaceLED 0.4 Interface monitor program
ipfm 0.10.3 IP Flow Meter, a bandwidth analysis tool.
iplog 10/02/1999 tcp, udp, and icmp logging utilities for Linux.
ippl 1.4.7 IP Protocols Logger
irmctl 0.1.1 Control daemon for non IRDA ir receivers
jac 0.8 Command line CD Player
JCCSP 0.1.0 JavaServer Pages 1.0 Engine w/ some JSP 1.1 support.
jEdit 2.1pre1 Powerful text editor
Jetty 2.3.0 HTTP/1.1 Servlet server written in Java
jftpgw 0.0.1 small ftp proxy
JUnit 2.1 Java testing framework (XP)
jwhois 2.2pre3 A collection of Perl programs for the whois service
karma 0.7.0 Oracle Database Monitor
kernel configurator 0.4 Tool to help building Linux kernel
kmc_remote 0.1.0 Gnome interface for controlling a Kodak Motion Corder fast digital camera
Kpasman 0.1 A small password manager for KDE
Kpc 0.1 KDE Printer Configuration Wizard
kruiser 19991002 Win95-like file manager for KDE with many features
KVIrc 1.0.0-beta3 Enhanced visual IRC client for X11/KDE
Laptop-HOWTO 2.0 How to make the best of Linux features with laptops.
Lazy Solitaire 0.1 Solitaire card game for lazy people
Ledsm 1.0.1 System monitor that displays CPU load and free memory using the keyboard leds
lftp 2.1.1 Sophisticated command line based FTP client
libglade 0.7 XML-based runtime user interface loader for GNOME
Libgraph 0.0.4 A library to build graphs in gif format.
libodbc++ 0.2.1 A class library for accessing databases from c++
libPropList 0.9.1 A utility library used by GNOME, Window Maker, and several other applications
libunicode 0.1 Library of unicode string functions and charset converters
libwiff 1.3.2 Library for WIFF files
Licq 0.70.1a Advanced graphical ICQ clone and more for Unix
Linux Logo 3.02 Displays an ANSI or ASCII Linux penguin, along with some sytem information
Linux Serial Sniffer Serial Sniffer 0.5 Serial Sniffer for Linux with formatted direction and data snapshots
Linux-Kontor Build 13 A free Commodities, Bookkeeping, Accountancy and Inventory Management software
Linuxconf 1.16r3.3 Sophisticated administrative tool
loopy 0.1.0 Utility for creation and mounting of encrypted loopback device filesystems.
LyX 1.0.4 Advanced LaTeX-based typesetting and text-editing program for X11
maildrop 0.72 maildrop mail filter/mail delivery agent
markoff 1.0 Random text generator mirroring style of another document
Matrix Template Library 2.1.2-14 Generic Library for Linear Algebra in C++
Matt's MP3 Selector 0.86 Ncurses based mpg123 frontend
mcrypt 2.2.3 A replacement for the old unix crypt(1). Uses several block algorithms.
Memchan 2.1 In-Memory channels for Tcl
memwatch 2.62 Memory leak/corruption detection, ANSI-C source code with test program.
Metaverse Visual Chat 0.5-1 Free Multiplatform Visual Chat software written in Tcl/TK
mfm 1.0 A graphical frontend for mtools
Micq 0.4.2 Publically available ICQ clone for the console
mkdnstab 0.6a DNS Table generator in Perl
mod_ssl 2.4.5-1.3.9 Apache Interface to OpenSSL
Momoko 0.1.5 Multi-user development environment
moodss 8.3 Modular Object Oriented Dynamic SpreadSheet
Moonshine 0.9.0 An application development environment for Linux.
MOSIX 0.93.4 Single-system-image Clustering Software for Linux
MP3 Server Box 0.2 MP3 Player that can be controlled over network
mp3db 0.3.2 Recursively scans a directory for mp3s and uploads them to a database or file.
MSNewsGrabber 2.0 Grabs news headlines and stories from various sites
MultiMail 0.30 Offline Mail Reader (QWK)
mvComicsMaker 1.0b editor for combining bitmap and vector graphics
nanocrypt 0.0.1 RC4 file encryption
NcFTP 3.0 beta 20 UNIX application program implementing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
ncps 0.42 ncurses based process killer
Nessus 0.98.3 A free, open-sourced and easy-to-use security auditing tool
netfilter 0.1.10 New NAT/packet-filtering infrastructure for Linux 2.3.5
netUD 5.0 Networked version of Matthew Trent's ud, an uptime logger/comparer with HTML o/p
Newsrunner 1.3 Fetches pictures from newsgroups, with a neat X-interface.
nullmailer 0.38 A simple to configure relay-only MTA.
OpenNaken 0.40 Tcl/Tk client for Naken Chat
Orgasm 0.10 Machine code assembler for 6502 microprocessors
OverCR 1.49.08 A simple system monitoring tool that utilizes a simple language for queries
pam_cryptocard 0.11GPL PAM module for cryptographic challenge-response authentication
Pan 0.6.0 Gnome/GTK Newsreader
pcmcia-cs 3.1.1 Card Services for Linux is a complete PCMCIA or ``PC Card'' support package.
Penguin Saviour 1.4 2D rpg engine (Playable)
PerfectBackup 6.0
Perl WebStats nullmailer 0.38 Perl Apache log analyzer/report generator
perlbot 1.1.8 An IRC bot in Perl written with simplicity in mind
phpImageGallery 0.8b php-Image Gallery Creator
Pingus 0.2.3 Lemmings clone with penguins.
pnpmodem 0.2 Simple bourne shell script for setting up ISA plug and play modems
POSIX ACLs for Linux 0.5.4-4 (beta) Kernel patches for ACLs, Ext2 file system implementation, and user utilities
Post Office 0.7 X11 Emailer/Newsreader
PowerPak 990930 An attempt at a high-level game SDK
Powertweak-Linux 0.1.3 System performance enhancer.
procps 2.0.5 A package of utilities which report on the state of the system
ProFTPD 1.2.0pre8 Advanced, incrediblyconfigurable and secure FTP daemon
psiconv 0.5.0 Psion 5 file conversion utilities and file format documentation
ptf 0.1 A TCP forwarder written in Python
PTlink ircd 3.2.2 New featured ircd with a great services integration
pxtools 0.0.1 Collection of tools to convert a Paradox-database
Pybliographer 0.9.5 tool for bibliographic databases manipulation
pydf 0.8 colourised df(1)-clone
PyGCS 1.3.6 A very stripped down MUD-like chat-server written entirely in Python.
PyGTK 0.6.3 A set of bindings for the GTK widget set
PySCI 1.0B Python CLASS
Qt 2.0.2 GUI software toolkit
QtEZ 0.82.2 Qt based rapid application development environment
Quadra 1.1.1 A shareware, TCP/IP multiplayer T*tris-like game.
RabbIT 2.0 Mutating, caching webproxy to speed up surfing over slow links
Rasca 1.3.0 Extended MP3 Player.
RCode Tool for encoding/decoding files
redirect 4 all 1.2 Redirector for FTP and IRC sessions
RFCutil 1.8 fast util to search the rfc-index for a topic and display it with lynx
riofill 1.2 MP3 - Fill a Diamond Rio with a random playlist
RocketJSP 1.0b JSP 1.0 Engine
Rodian 0.5.0 Layer for handling, representing and storing information objects in a tree
rxvt 2.7.1 A VT102 emulator for the X window system
SART 0.6a1 programmable raytracer
sawmill 0.11 Extensible window manager
Scintilla 1,02 Source code editing component and tiny IDE for Win32 and GTK+.
sdr 2.7 Multicast Session Directory Tool
Selathco 0.9 LaTeX To HTML Converter
setilog 1.1 Setiathome resultfile logging
SFG 0.1 Simple Find & Grep application with a GTK interface
Simple volumes 0.1 NT and OS/2 Volumes support for Linux
Small Arms Ballistics 1.2 Basic small arms ballistics calculator
snpp2web 1.0 Simple network paging protocol to Web page gateway
Sparta 1.0.3 3D real-time opengl physical modeling package with free source
SplitFire 1.2 Complete IRC script for IRCII-EPIC.
Sporum 1.2b2 A better web-based dicussion board software
sredird 1.1.7 RFC 2217 compliant serial port redirector
STk 4.0.1 Scheme with TK bindings
Sula Primerix II 0.09.5c Extensible multi-server IRC Client for X with embedded Scheme interpreter
Swift Generator 0.11.2 Dynamic Flash content generator.
Sysmon 0.80.6 Accurate and high performance network monitoring tool.
TclBot 0.3.0 A 100% Tcl IRC Bot
Tcl_Gtk 0.02 Gtk extension for Tcl
TeamWSD lite 1.1 Web Content Management system for virtual domains and multiple site segments
Terraform 0.4.2 Interactive digital terrain (height field) editor/viewer
The Ace ORB The ACE ORB 1.0a Open Source, real-time CORBA 2.2 ORB
The Harbour Project Alpha Release 30 An open source, cross platform xbase compiler
The Java SSH/Telnet Application/Applet 2.0 beta Fully featured telnet program for WWW-Browsers
THUD 0.20 Cycle-based Scheme-HDL register-transfer level simulator
TkBox 0.31 MPEG remote access control client/server architecture
TOM 1.1 The TOM compiler, tools, and basic libraries
TuxNES 0.72 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Emulator
TWIG 2.0.0 beta 1 A web-based IMAP client written with PHP3
Typhoon RDBMS 1.11.0 Relational database library.
ucppkit 0.1 A tiny C++ toolkit for Linux
UdmSearch 2.1.4b1 Fast WWW search engine for your site
Universal Related Popup Menus 2.0 Related popup menus
UPX 0.84 powerful executable packer
USBView 0.2.0 USB device and topology viewer
VisualPerl 0.2p3 Perl/Gtk integrated development environment
vmailmgr 0.96 Powerful qmail addon package for virtual domain email
vtun 2.0b2 Virtual Tunnels over TCP/IP networks.
w3m 990928 pager/text-based WWW browser
wcd 2.2.7
WebCal 1.13 A simple browser based calendar program.
WebRun 1.6 Simple Java application distribution tool
WebSite Director 1.3 Web Content Workflow Management System
WebSite Director lite WebSite Director 1.4 Web Content Management System
Website META Language 1.7.4 Webdesign HTML-generation toolkit
Window Maker 0.61.1 X11 window manager with NEXTSTEP look and feel
Window Maker Theme Install 0.62 Window Maker theme installation program written in Gtk
wmakerconf 2.3 GTK based configuration tool for WindowMaker window manager
wmRecord 1.0.5 wmRecord is a general purpose audio recording utility
wmseti 0.2.4 Windowmaker dockapp for your SETI@home statistics
Wroonian 0.5.1 A script which will help you create and maintain knowledge, information and FAQs
X-Chat 1.3.4 GTK+ Based IRC Client. Alot like AmIRC (Amiga).
XDBM Beta 5 Database Manager designed specifically to hold XML data
Xmerge redhog.3 Xmerge merges two windows, creating a new window, with two
XML::RSS 0.6 Perl module for maintaining RSS files
XMLtp 1.1 Tiny XML parser
XMMS-Solaris 0.3b Output plugin for XMMS to play on Solaris audio
xrio a0.03 perl/tk frontend for the sba rio utility
XSane 0.37 A GTK-based X11 frontend for SANE, also a GIMP plugin
XShipWars 1.18 Space oriented highly graphical network game system.
xt2fbt 0.01 The program makes fbset timings from XFree86 modelines
ZxLink 0.4 A utility that lets you hook up a ZX Spectrum to a UNIX machine

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