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Ingo Molnar: TUX alpha source code release

Sep 01, 2000, 18:59 (1 Talkback[s])
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Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 04:55:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ingo Molnar mingo@redhat.com
To: tux-list@redhat.com
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [Announce] TUX alpha source code release

We are pleased to announce that the TUX kernel-space HTTP-subsystem is available for download at:


WARNING: this is a developer-only, alpha release. The 1.0 'consumer' release will happen by the end of September. This release is useless to you unless you are a kernel developer, and even in that case it might eat your data, start World War III, or drink your coffee. As of now, it is possible to cause TUX to BUG() via a simple browser URL - sanity checks are not handled too nicely yet. You have been warned. Further TUX development will be coordinated through the tux-list@redhat.com mailing list. (See the attached README file for how to subscribe.)

Many thanks to Michael K. Johnson and Matt Wilson for making the August release possible :-)


the README file:
TUX: The Hawaii Release

This is a developer-only preview of TUX. It is incomplete; some features are stubbed out or incompletely implemented, and packaging is incomplete. It is provided in source-code-only form at this time. It is not yet intended for enterprise use. It has not undergone a security audit. It is not guaranteed to run SPECweb99 correctly, because there has been further development since the accepted SPECweb99 runs were done, and that development may well have diverged from SPECweb99 and web standards compliance, and has probably changed performance. It is here so that developers besides those at Red Hat can participate in the process of finalizing the TUX APIs, configuration options, and documentation.

*** If it breaks, you get to keep both pieces.
*** You have been warned! The development work will happen on the mailing list tux-list@redhat.com You can join the list by sending a mail with a subject of "Subscribe" to tux-list-request@redhat.com

The packages are included only in source form. The tux package contains some basic documentation in Docbook format; if you build the tux package it will build html documentation from the Docbook. The kernel package, when built, builds the tux package, currently only for the i686 enterprise kernel binary package. Because TUX's memory model clashes with what is needed for the enterprise kernel, that will change; it's just a placeholder for now. The packages have been tested more on the Pinstripe beta than on Red Hat Linux 6.2 at this time. They will receive more testing on Red Hat Linux 6.2 in the future.

We plan to make a full release by the end of September. That release will be validated against SPECweb99, will have updated APIs, better configuration, richer documentation, and will be made more readily available, with a defect tracking program to support it.

For more information, join the mailing list.

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