May 25, 2001

Ximian Setup Tools 0.5.1

Author: JT Smith

"The Ximian Setup Tools 0.5.1 have been released.

The Ximian Setup Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration utilities for Linux and
other Unices. Internally they are divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows
nothing about the underlying system and provides the same user interface across the
different types of systems. The backend knows how to read and write configuration
information. The Ximian Setup Tools do not impose a new database on the system, they work
with the default configuration files so that configuration can still be done by hand or by
other tools."

                 Changes since last release

                 - Bugs bugs bugs. Too many to count (Everybody)
                 - New distros supported/testsed : Red Hat 7.1, SuSE 7.0
                   Debian Woody (Arturo, Joakim, Chema) [*1]
                 - Added a debian dir (thanks hadess)
                 - Blinking removed from time tool (Hans Petter)
                 - User profiles in users tool (Tambet)
                 - Significant speedup (Hans Petter)
                 - Time-tool front end improvements (Chema)
                 - Timezone setting on Debian fixed (Hans Petter)
                 - All tools can save their state between sessions (Tambet)
                 - Searchbar is complexity-aware in users tool (Tambet)
                 - Sort list of selectable distributions (Nils Barth)
                 - Fixed shares tool SMB problems (Hans Petter)
                 - Location management builds by default now (Bradford)
                 - Beginnings of FreeBSD support (Theo van Klaveren)
                 - New root authentication based on work by Chris L. Bond (Hans Petter)
                 - You can now avoid having your DNS settings overriden with DHCP information
                   with systems using pump (Arturo)
                 - Lots of strings marked for translation and typos corrected (Carlos)

                 [*1] - Debian Woody "mapping" stanzas for /etc/network/interfaces are not supported
                 yet. Modem and ISDN connections for SuSE 7.0 are not yet implemented as well.

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                 or (once the mirrors sync)


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