Subject: Changes to the Packages Collection in September 1998
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/1998 03:49:47
Changes to the Packages Collection in September 1998
The month of September was mainly one of consolidation for the
packages collection - for most of the month, we had a freeze on adding
new packages, and focussed on correcting any latent bugs and
omissions. This turned out to be very successful. We have added
"backports" of various user programs from NetBSD-current (pax, ftp and
pkg_install). Significant additions to the packages collection are
hbench, inn, plan, the incomparable svb, and ssleay, whilst
significant updates of packages to more recent versions include
fetchmail, ImageMagick, lesstif, Mesa, rsync, samba, sudo, wget and
Alistair G. Crooks
Mon Oct 5 07:31:24 BST 1998
[The NetBSD packages collection was 1 year old on October 3rd, 1998.
Thanks to everyone for all their hard work over the last year.]
Changes to the packages collection
Brought NetBSD.pkg.dist and NetBSD.x11.dist mtree files under
pkgsrc [agc 1998-09-04]
Added LDFLAGS and more automatic rpath handling to
bsd.pkg.mk [garbled 1998-09-14]
Added "cdrom-readme" target to bsd.pkg.mk, for utility value, and
made URLs of binary packages in the generated README.html
customisable with CDROM_PKG_URL_HOST, and CDROM_PKG_URL_DIR.
Added apache-modssl-1.3.1 (modssl 2.0.6) [explorer 1998-09-05]
The popular Apache HTTP server with SSL extension.
Added bochs-980707 [garbled 1998-09-05]
an i386 machine emulator capable of running dos/windows
Added clisp-19980829 [tron 1998-09-06]
CLISP, a Common Lisp implementation.
Added freebsd_lib-2.2.7 [explorer 1998-09-02]
libraries necessary for FreeBSD compatibility, including XFree86.
Added ftp-19980903 [agc 1998-09-03]
NetBSD-current's ftp(1) tool
Added gettext-0.10 [agc 1998-09-04]
tools for providing messages in different languages
Added gnome-libs-0.27 [agc 1998-09-04]
libaries for the GNU Network Object Model Environment
Added hbench-1.0 [garbled 1998-09-05]
a suite of portable benchmarks to measure the OS and the hardware.
Added imlib-1.7 [agc 1998-09-04]
an image manipulation library for X11.
Added inn-2.1 [garbled 1998-09-04]
the public release of InterNet News (INN).
Added mpeg2codec-1.2 [tron 1998-09-28]
MPEG Software Simulation Group's MPEG-2 Encoder and Decoder
Added mush-7.2.6.b4 [christos 1998-09-04]
text-based mail client
Added netcat-1.10 [kim 1998-09-29]
Read and write data across network connections
Added pax-19980903 [agc 1998-09-03]
NetBSD-current's pax tool
Added plan-1.7.2 [frueauf 1998-09-04]
a schedule planner based on X/Motif.
Added ssleay-0.9.0b [explorer 1998-09-05]
Secure socket layer and crypto library
Added svb-1.0 [garbled 1998-09-06]
Spy Vs. Bob, the timeless classic.
Added vice-0.15.0 [garbled 1998-09-06]
an emulator for C64, C128, PET and VIC20's
Added sound-support for xdoom pkg [hubertf 1998-09-06]
a 3D shoot-em-up for 8-bit X11 displays.
Added zircon-1.18.180 [frueauf 1998-09-05]
an X11 interface to Internet Relay Chat.
Updated fetchmail to 4.6.0 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
l retrieval/forwarding utility for pop2, pop3, apop, imap.
Updated hexedit to 1.0.0 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
to view and edit files in hexadecimal or ASCII.
Updated ImageMagick to 4.1.1 [tron 1998-09-28]
a package for display and interactive manipulation of images
Updated lesstif to 0.86.5 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
API compatible clone of the Motif toolkit.
Updated lsof to 4.37 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
Lists information about open files.
Updated Mesa to 3.0 [tron 1998-09-30]
A graphics library similar to SGI's OpenGL.
Updated pkg_install to 19980911 [tron 1998-09-11]
NetBSD-current's pkg_* tools
Updated rsync to 2.1.1 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
A network file distribution/synchronisation utility.
Updated samba to 1.9.18p10 [bad 1998-09-04]
A LanManager(R)-compatible server suite for Unix
Updated sudo to 1.5.6p2 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
Allow others to run commands as root.
Updated tkman to 2.1b1 [agc 1998-09-08]
A Tcl/Tk based manual browser
Updated vim to 5.3 [agc 1998-09-01]
almost compatible Vi editor with optional X11 GUI
Updated wget to 1.5.3 [hubertf 1998-09-28]
Retrieve files from the 'net via HTTP and FTP.
Updated xlockmore to V4.12 [hubertf 1998-09-30]
Like XLock session locker/screen saver, but just more.