Linux Focus (November 1999) Issue is out

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 02:56:32 +0000
From: “Jose Quesada” <<a
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Linux Focus is happy to announce that the November Issue is out
. Please stop by http://www.linuxfocus.org to read
the latest articles.

Here is the index of articles :


Creating fire effects with The GIMP , by André
How to create burning objects in just 5 steps.

Sketch, vectorial drawing under Linux , by Yves Ceccone
The advantages of a vectorial representation over bitmap is that
files are smaller and the image can be enlarged significantly
without differences in rendering (pixellisation). Sketch is written
in Python, an object oriented interpreted programming language.

Software Development

Perl II , by Guido Socher
In the second part of the Perl tutorial we write our first real


Tux’s secret obsession – Gaming under Linux , by Harald
This is a short overview over the gaming scene under Linux.

Game Review – FreeCiv , by Harald Radke
FreeCiv is an open source clone of Sid Meier’s popular


Speeding up small databases on Linux , by Mark Nielsen
A Ramdisk can be used to make small PostgreSQL databases really

UNIX Basics

How to use a Ramdisk for Linux , by Mark Nielsen
This article shows how to use RAM as a virtual hard disk.