linuxconf all changes logs

linuxconf all changes logs

Change log index

Version 1.23r2

Enhancements

Module xterminals

The module has been collecting dust for sometime. It has been reworked a lot lately. It is used to configure the xterminal toolkit (see http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/xterminals for details.

The new module should ease the configuration of a server to serve X terminals. Using an extensive guru, you are walked through all the steps to prepare a server. These steps include:

  • NFS server
  • DHCP
  • Font server
  • Login manager (xdm,kdm and gdm)
  • NIS

For each services, it checks the configuration, the package installation and the service activity. You can see a screenshot of the guru here .

Version 1.24r2

Enhancements

Module xterminals: review server guru

This module has been reworked and debugged quite a lot. We are actively working on a new xterminal kit http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/xterminals and the xterminals Linuxconf module will be the work-horse for configuration.

Version 1.24r8

Enhancements

Module xterminals: various enhancement

While not complete, the module is now showing interesting features. The goal is not only to help configure X terminals, but also to help manages the users and the resources used by the X terminals.

Some work was done in the management. you can now tell if a terminal is alive, which IP it has. The next step will be the management of the processes hook to this terminal (this is coming).

Version 1.25r3

Enhancements

Module xterminals: creating the boot floppy

The dialog to create the boot floppy provides more options. It lets you specify the IP of the terminal, the gateway and the NFS server. You can also provide the netmask. You need the xtermkit 2.4 to make use of this.

Version 1.25r6

Bug fixes

Module xterminals: Run-time installation

The first entry of the module menu was not working because of a flaw in the guruengine libmodule.

Version 1.25r7

Enhancements

Module xterminals: visualuntar utility

A new utility called visualuntar has been created. It is kind of general purpose. It is used to untar file and present graphically a progress bar. It works in text and GUI mode. It is part of the linuxconf-util package.

Version 1.26r1

Enhancements

Module xterminals: support for xtermkit 2.6

The module has been enhanced to support xtermkit 2.6. Notably xtermkit now may be installed from Redhat 7.1 and Mandrake 8.0 CD.

Version 1.26r2

Bug fixes

Module xterminals

When setting the networking, the module was using the current network setup instead of the configuration. It was not possible to use the module during the server installation since it was not using the proper network configuration.

Version 1.27r3

Enhancements

Module xterminals

The file /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc is now managed and modified when you enable the graphical login for X terminals.

Version 1.27r5

Enhancements

Module xterminals

GUI column sorting was applied to X terminal management.

Version 1.29

Enhancements

Module xterminals: DISPLAYMANAGER

RedHat 8.0 may be configured independently for the default desktop (KDE or GNOME for example) and the display manager to use (kdm from the KDE project, gdm from the GNOME project). In previous releases, the default desktop was selecting everything. The module has now two fields to select both independently.

Version 1.29r1

Enhancements

Module xterminals: RedHat 8.0

The module supports the creation of xterminals runtime using RedHat 8.0 CD. It requires a new version of the xtermkit (coming soon).