Subject: Changes to the Packages Collection in April 1999
To: None <>
From: Alistair G. Crooks <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 05/07/1999 08:57:08
Changes to the Packages Collection in April 1999

April was a busy month - during the second half of the month,
the packages collection was successfully stabilised for the upcoming
1.4 release.  Prior to that, however, a number of changes took place: 
in the package collection itself, if EXTRACT_USING_PAX is defined,
pax(1) will be used in preference to GNU tar to extract packages,
shared library types are calculated dynamically at install-time, and
a biology category was added.

Notable additions to the packages collection include:  compat13, db-2,
dlint, edesktop, egcs, festival, gforth, gmp, libpcap, mailwrapper,
openssl (which replaces ssleay), sendmail-8.9, smalleiffel, thttpd,
ucblogo, wine-current, wmextra, wmsound and xsane.

Notable updates include:  apache, ap-ssl, ap-perl, communicator,
fetchmail, gimp, glib/gtk, gnome, ImageMagick, minicom, mpg123, mysql,
nmap, pkg_install, procmail, python (and related packages), rsync
(NOTE THE BUGTRAQ SECURITY ISSUES), siag, slrn, tcl/tk, ucd-snmp,
windowmaker, XF86Setup, zope and zoularis.

As a user of the packages collection, I know it has saved me a lot of
time, and I have discovered a lot of software I would otherwise not
have known existed.  After a year of writing these "Changes"
bulletins, and about eighteen months of the packages collection
itself, I'd like to thank all of the people who contributed to the
success of the packages collection, and, especially, to the team
itself, who put in an awful lot of time to make all our lives a bit

Alistair G. Crooks
Fri May  7 07:05:11 BST 1999

Changes to the Package Tools and the Collection
=============================================== Overhaul extraction commands [agc 1999-04-01] calculate the type of shared library dynamically at
		install time. Revert to using the system <>
		[agc 1999-04-13]
	Added category biology [rh 1999-04-15]

Packages Added

	Added bioperl-0.04.4 [rh 1999-04-15]
Perl tools for computational molecular biology

	Added compat13-1.3.3 [tv 1999-04-15]
Shared libraries for NetBSD 1.3 (and earlier) compatibility

	Added cvslock-0.1 [tron 1999-04-08]
safely manipulate and inspect CVS repositories

	Added db-2.7.3 [tron 1999-04-10]
Sleepycat Software's Berkeley DB version 2

	Added dlint-1.3.2 [hubertf 1999-04-06]
Internet Domain Name System (DNS) error checking utility

	Added edesktop-1.0 [garbled 1999-04-01]
provides a nearly complete E dekstop.

	Added egcs-1.1.2 (only for Solaris) [agc 1999-04-07]
the experimental GNU compiler suite.

	Added festdoc [proff 1999-04-05]
Festival documentation, in (text)info, html, dvi and ps formats

	Added festival [proff 1999-04-05]
Festival is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system

	Added festlex-cmu [proff 1999-04-05]
CMU American English pronounciation dictionary for Festival

	Added festlex-oald [proff 1999-04-05]
Oxford Advanced Learner's pronounciation dictionary for Festival

	Added festlex-ogi [proff 1999-04-05]
Composite pronounciation dictionary from for festival

	Added festlex-poslex [proff 1999-04-05]
An English lexicon suitable for use with Festival

	Added festogi-spanish [proff 1999-04-05]
Festival Spanish (Mexican) language support routines (in scheme)

	Added festvox-abc [proff 1999-04-05]
Mexican Spanish male voice for the festival speech synthesis system

	Added festvox-aec [proff 1999-04-05]
American English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-don [proff 1999-04-05]
British English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-el11 [proff 1999-04-05]
Castilian Spanish male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-hvs [proff 1999-04-05]
Mexican Spanish female voice for the festival

	Added festvox-jph [proff 1999-04-05]
American English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-kal16 [proff 1999-04-05]
16khz American English male voice for the festival

	Added festvox-kal8 [proff 1999-04-05]
8khz American English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-ked16 [proff 1999-04-05]
16khz American English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-ked8 [proff 1999-04-05]
8khz American English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-mwm [proff 1999-04-05]
American English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-ogirab [proff 1999-04-05]
British English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-rab16 [proff 1999-04-05]
16khz British English male voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added festvox-rab8 [proff 1999-04-05]
6khz British English male voice for the festival

	Added festvox-tll [proff 1999-04-05]
American English female voice for the festival speech synthesis system.

	Added gforth-0.4.0 [simonb 1999-04-10]
A fast interpreter for the Forth language.

	Added gmp 2.0.2 [hubertf 1999-04-05]
Library for arbitrary precision arithmetic

	Added khostchooser-0.3 [garbled 1999-04-01]
a KDE Chooser replacement for X

	Added libpcap-0.4 (only for Solaris) [agc 1999-04-07]
a system-independent interface for user-level packet capture

	Added mailwrapper-19990412 [tron 1999-04-12]
NetBSD 1.4's wrapper to support arbitrary Mail Transport Agents

	Added mbrola-linux [proff 1999-04-05]
MBROLA diphone synthesizer (running under linux i386 emulation)

	Added mbrolavox-en1 [proff 1999-04-05]
British English male voice for MBROLA

	Added openssl-0.9.2b [tv 1999-04-30]
Secure Socket Layer and cryptographic library

	Added pty-redir-0.1 [tron 1999-04-08]
Attach a program's stdio to a pty.

	Added sendmail-8.9.3 [tron 1999-04-09]
The well known Mail Transport Agent.

	Added smalleiffel-0.79 [jlam 1999-04-12]
The GNU Eiffel Compiler.

	Added thttpd-2.04 [tron 1999-04-10]
tiny/turbo/throttling HTTP server

	Added ucblogo [proff 1999-04-04]
Brian Harvey's logo language interpreter.

	Added upclient-3.02 [hubertf 1999-04-06]
Keeps track of your server uptime, and lets you compare it other hosts

	Added vpn [tron 1999-04-08]
Simple VPN system using pppd over ssh.

	Added wine-current-990328 [tv 1999-04-15]
Beta Windows (3.1x, 95, NT) emulator

	Added wmextra-0.1 [jlam 1999-04-16]
Extras for window manager Window Maker

	Added wmsound-0.9.4 [tron 1999-04-06]
The Window Maker Sound Server.

	Added wsoundprefs-0.9.3 [tron 1999-04-06]
WMSound configuration utility.

	Added xsane-0.19 [rh 1999-04-06]
A new improved frontend for SANE.

	Added ytalk-3.1 [tron 1999-04-10]
Multi-user replacement for UNIX talk.

Renamed packages

	Renamed amanda to amanda-all [tron 1999-04-05]
	Renamed nethack to nethack-all [hubertf 1999-04-05]
	Renamed vpn to ssh-ip-tunnel [tron 1999-04-09]
	Renamed xview to xview-all [hubertf 1999-04-09]

Updated packages

	Updated ap-perl to 1.19 [tv 1999-04-30]
Module that embeds a Perl interpreter into Apache

	Updated ap-ssl to 2.2.8 [tv 1999-04-30]
Secure Sockets Layer module for Apache.

	Updated apache to 1.3.6 [tv 1999-04-30]
The Apache web server (

	Updated asapm to 2.6 [jlam 1999-04-12]
Laptop battery status display for X11.

	Updated communicator to 4.51 [jlam 1999-04-16]
Netscape communicator complete install - BSDi/SunOS binary

	Updated fetchmail to 5.0.0 [frueauf 1999-04-11]
batch mail retrieval/forwarding utility for pop2, pop3, apop, imap.

	Updated gimp to 1.0.3 [tron 1999-04-04]
	Updated gimp to 1.0.4 [tron 1999-04-06]
Image manipulation program similar to Photoshop[tm]

	Updated glib to 1.2.1 [tron 1999-04-16]
Some useful routines for C programming.

	Updated gmc to 4.5.29 [tron 1999-04-05]
	Updated gmc to 4.5.30 [tron 1999-04-16]
Gnome version of Midnight Commander, a free Norton Commander Clone

	Updated gnome-core to 1.0.4 [tron 1999-04-04]
	Updated gnome-core to 1.0.5 [tron 1999-04-16]
Base component of GNU Network Object Management Environment

	Updated gnome-libs to 1.0.5 [tron 1999-04-04]
	Updated gnome-libs to 1.0.8 [tron 1999-04-16]
libaries for the GNU Network Object Model Environment

	Updated grail to 0.6 [tsarna 1999-04-14]
Grail(TM) is a web browser written in Python.

	Updated gtk+ to 1.2.1 [tron 1999-04-16]
The gimp toolkit. Libraries for building X11 user interfaces.

	Updated ImageMagick to 4.2.2 [tron 1999-04-05]
a package for display and interactive manipulation of images

	Updated lout to to 3.13 [tsarna 1999-04-15]
Basser Lout, A TeX/troff-like formatter with PostScript/PDF output 

	Updated mc to 4.5.29 [tron 1999-04-05]
	Updated mc to 4.5.30 [tron 1999-04-16]
Midnight Commander, a free Norton Commander Clone

	Updated minicom to 1.82.1 [tron 1999-04-14]
An MS-DOS Telix serial communication program "workalike".

	Updated mpg123 to 0.59q [tron 1999-04-08]
Command-line player for mpeg layer 1, 2 and 3 audio

	Updated mysql to 3.22.21 [bad 1999-04-09]
MySQL, a free SQL database server

	Updated navigator to 4.51 [jlam 1999-04-16]
Netscape navigator standalone browser - BSDi/SunOS binary

	Updated nmap to 2.11 [hubertf 1999-04-04]
	Updated nmap to 2.12 [hubertf 1999-04-05]
Network/port scanner with OS detection

	Updated openldap to 1.2.1 [hwr 1999-04-01]
A lightweight directory access protocol server and client package 

	Updated ORBit to version 0.4.2 [tron 1999-04-04]
high-performance CORBA ORB with support for the C language

	Updated p5-gtk to 0.5120 [hubertf 1999-04-12]
perl bindings for gtk

	Updated pkg_install to 19990412 [tron 1999-04-19]
NetBSD-current's pkg_* tools

	Updated pkglint to 1.70 [abs 1999-04-19]
A verifier for NetBSD package directory.

	Updated procmail to 3.13.1 [cjs 1999-04-19]
A local mail delivery agent.

	Updated py-gdbm to 1.5.2 [tsarna 1999-04-14]
Python interface to gdbm - GNU database manager

	Updated py-html-docs to 1.5.2b2 [tsarna 1999-04-14]
HTML Documentation for Python

	Updated py-imaging to 1.0b1 [tsarna 1999-04-14]
PIL, the Python Imaging Library

	Updated py-readline to 1.5.2 [tsarna 1999-04-14]
line editing support for Python

	Updated py-Tk to 1.5.2 [tsarna 1999-04-14]
Tkinter -- Python interface to Tcl/Tk

	Updated python to 1.5.2 [tsarna 1999-04-13]
An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.

	Updated rsync to 2.3.1 due to security issues pointed out
		on bugtraq [hubertf 1999-04-08]
A network file distribution/synchronisation utility.

	Updated siag to 3.1.11 [hubertf 1999-04-10]
Poor man's office suite with spreadsheet, word processor, etc.

	Updated slrn to [mjl 1999-04-13]
A powerful threaded newsreader, that is highly customizable.

	Updated tcl80 to 8.0.5 [agc 1999-04-01]
Ousterhout's Tool Command Language, a scripting language.

	Updated tclX80 to 8.0.4 [tron 1999-04-03]
Extended Tcl (TclX)

	Updated tcptrace to 5.1.1 [abs 1999-04-16]
a TCP dump file analysis tool

	Updated tk80 to 8.0.5 [agc 1999-04-01]
Graphical toolkit for TCL.

	Updated ucd-snmp to 3.6.1 [hubertf 1999-04-05]
an extensible SNMP implementation.

	Updated vfu to 1.50 [hubertf 1999-04-11]
Small, handy, easy-to-use file manager for UNIX/Linux.

	Updated webalizer to 1.22-03 [mjl 1999-04-09]
Web server log file analysis program.

	Updated windowmaker to 0.52.0 [jlam 1999-04-16]
This window manager is a GNUStep-compliant NEXTSTEP(tm) clone.

	Updated xautolock to pl15 [mjl 1999-04-06]
Used to activate xlock after a user defined time of inactivity.

	Updated XF86Setup to [tron 1999-04-27]
Graphical configuration tool for XFree86.

	Updated xlockmore to 4.13.1 [hubertf 1999-04-06]
Like XLock session locker/screen saver, but just more.

	Updated xscreensaver to 3.09 [hubertf 1999-04-12]
a screen saver and locker for the X window system.

	Updated zope-mysql to to 1.1.3 [tsarna 1999-04-16]
Zope Database Adaptor for MySQL

	Updated zope to to 1.10.2 [tsarna 1999-04-16]
Zope, the Z Object Publishing Environment

	Updated zoularis to 19990412 [agc 1999-04-12]
	Updated zoularis to 19990413 [agc 1999-04-13]
	Updated zoularis to 19990414 [agc 1999-04-14]
provides NetBSD libs, includes and utilities on Solaris

Packages Removed

	Removed ssleay [tv 1999-04-30]
superceded by openssl