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Release Digest: General, July 16, 2002

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[ Thanks to Jeremy Andrews, Rutger Swarts, mblanch, and Thomas Chung for these links. ]

schedutil 0.0.9

Jeremy Andrews writes: Robert Love released version 0.0.9 of his scheduler utilities package tonight. The schedutil README explains:

"These are the Linux scheduler utilities - schedutils for short. These programs take advantage of the scheduler family of syscalls that Linux implements across various kernels. These system calls implement interfaces for scheduler-related parameters such as CPU affinity and real-time attributes. The standard UNIX utilities do not provide support for these interfaces -- thus this package."
Having learned about these utilities, I decided to give them a try myself. I downloaded the source tarball from Robert's home page (an RPM is also available) and extracted the source. Compilation and installation from source was nothing more than the familiar './configure && make && su -c "make install"'. Very quickly I was reading the man pages and playing with these useful utilities.

Freeciv 1.13.0

Available here.

Arianne ALPHA 2

Arianne is a Massively Multiplayer Engine, that you can use to build you own online games. Arianne is also a virtual world. It is a massively multiplayer role playing game you access through an Internet connection.

Release notes: Arianne ALPHA 2 is out. This is the start release of this branch and it is playable and have a graphical client. After almost two year we finally have managed to complete and release it. This release features:

  • A working RP system on C++
    • Move
    • Chat
    • Attack
    • Spell
    • Get
    • Put
    • Consume
    • Look
  • A working 2D Client
  • *Unlimited* connections and players
  • New World system faster than ever before
  • Music and SFX added to 2D Client
  • New log system to point errors even better
  • All files feature XML syntax
  • New README files to make even easier to configure Arianne
  • A working worldgenerator, worldeditor and a preview of the AI Client
  • New and improved GFX
Go to Arianne and get it.
Thank you to those of you that downloaded Tech Preview 3 and have been reporting problems widely. Report problems with Arianne to Sourceforge Bugs Tracker

Miguel Angel Blanch Lardin

Open Webmail 1.70

Thomas Chung

Claroline 1.3.0.alpha

University of Louvain, Belgium, released Claroline 1.3.0. alpha, a GPL'd e-Learning platform equivalent to Blackboard, WebCT, etc to manage online content, exercises, student groups, forums... The use of such tools is very context sensitive. From one institution to the other, but also from one course to the other, an e-Learning platform needs to be configured differently. More than money, what universities and schools ask for here is the possibility to adapt virtual campus software to their needs, their content, their language, their audience... And this is why Open Source matters.