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Release Digest: General, April 19, 2002

Apr 20, 2002, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])

In a new feature on Linux Today, release announcements will be collected through the day and posted as a daily digest. A new category, Releases, will be used to denote this new type of posting. Digest postings will be made for Linux applications that we are made aware of by 1900 GMT.

phpGeneral

I am pleased to announce the first stable version of phpGeneral, a web application for administration licensed under LGPL. This version (0.4.0) is the first one in a new series of stable releases. Don't worry about the 0.x version number. It should only point to the fact that there are still some features missing.

phpGeneral is a web based framework written in PHP for user, group and device management. Is was designed to simplify the tasks of adding, deleting or modifying the information collected in a database (currently only LDAP is supported) by providing an easy to use interface to the object attributes. The most interesting feature of this application is probably the tree view built by using the structural elements provided by the LDAP server.

The framework is highly extensible because of its modular architecture. There are several plugins available, which provides additional capabilities, like the extension for managing cyrus imapd user mailboxes. This is currently the module, which is most often used by administrators.

More information as well as source code and documentation is available at http://www.linuxnetworks.de/general/