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Linux and Related Software for Download

All of this software is "Open Source": see opensource.org for a precise description of that term, but basically it means that anybody may download, copy or use anything on this page. Where applicable, more specific information is provided along with the download. That's all that I'm going to say here; more detailed explanations of the many different open source licences available would be pointless and of interest only to lawyers.

No warranty is offered, of course, although I would welcome any comments, suggestions or bug reports. Updated versions will appear on this page as they become available.


Quick Contents

Kadoom - Desktop front end for Doom™ games [New!]
KRepton - The classic Repton 3 game for KDE
Symlink Properties Plugin - for the Konqueror file manager

guistart - Simple menu system for starting X at login
noblink - Linux kernel patch for software cursor

vm-small-icons - Alternative (smaller) icons for VM under XEmacs
sendmail-mode - Emacs mode for editing sendmail configuration files
apache-mode - Emacs mode for editing Apache configuration files

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KDE Desktop Software

This software was developed under KDE 3.1.2; it can be installed and used on that or any later KDE 3 version. See kde.org for more information and downloads for KDE, the K Desktop Environment.

All the KDE software here is released under the GNU General Public Licence.

[Linux - logo by Larry Ewing, see http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/linux/]

Other Linux Software

All of this was first developed on a Slackware system with 2.0 kernel; as far as I am aware it should be usable on any similar Linux system.


Extensions for Emacs

Emacs is a text editor with much more besides: specialised modes for editing documents and programs in almost any language, mail and news readers, access to the underlying operating system and the Internet, and even a Web browser.

Some love it, some hate it, some even worship it, while others merely devote their time to making up amusing or facetious acronyms for its name.

There are currently two major branches of Emacs on Unix-like systems: XEmacs (formerly "Lucid") and FSF ("GNU"). I personally prefer the former, for various reasons, but the choice is yours.

The astute reader may have noticed that apache-mode and, to a lesser extent, sendmail-mode above both do pretty much the same thing: syntax colouring of comments and keywords, modifications to the syntax table, indentation and some keybindings. As an alternative to a proliferation of such modes, it really ought to be possible to implement a "generic" mode (possibly even a minor mode) which does exactly the same but which is capable of being customised (preferably using a simpler syntax than the raw font-lock regexps).

GNU Emacs has "generic" mode which implements some of the above (rule-based syntax colouring, comments, and keywords for some file formats). This mode should work in XEmacs too, but I don't know why it isn't included as standard.

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