"Linux Gazette...making Linux just a little more fun!"
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 20:11:37 -0500 (EST)
Nice job, as always! :-)
-- Elliot, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 10:49:21 -0600 (CST)
what kind of search engine are you using for the Linux Gazette www server? Is this a linux-based engine?
(Nope. It just builds on Linux --Editor)
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 17:24:30 -0500
I am always glad to see another issue of LG. Thank you for taking the time to compose it. One comment I'd like to make is the most recent issue (#11) is difficult for me to read on the spiral binding background. For me, the text lies over close enough to the left edge of the page, and it is almost hidden in some parts of the page.
I may be one of a dying breed but I choose to use Mosaic and wish others would consider that MS and Netscape do NOT adhere to the HTML specs and are fragmenting the standards. I note that NCSA is working on a new version that will provide support that is not currently found in the version I use. I am at this moment using an unsupported version 2.7b5 (it's kinda buggy) but when it works it allows me to see the background you have used.
While whirly-gigs and gewgaws are nice, some of us are still not able to upgrade hardware at the whim of the industry and need to have some consideration from those who sponsor WWW HTML documents. I have accessed pages that are completely illegible (with my old Mosaic) and others (with a more up-to-date browser) that take prohibitively long times to download. There IS something to be said for standards.
Thanks again for the Gazette! It is great!!!
(There may be more than one problem here. First off, if you are using a mirror site, the problem is my fault. Somehow, when building the tar file for the mirror sites, a gif that was integral to the notebook motif -- it moved the print away from the spiral -- was left out. I am in the process of notifying the mirror site where the missing file can be downloaded.
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 13:32:44 +1100
(John Fisk forwarded your mail to me. In building the tar file for the mirror sites some files got left out. I have furnished and updated file. Sorry about that. --Editor)Date: Mon, 04 Nov 1996 12:09:22 -0700
Subject: XDM Replacement link incorrect
From: "Kevin J. Butler" email@example.com
Organization: Novell, Inc.
In Issue 11 there is an incorrect link.
On the page: http://www.ssc.com/lg/issue11/lg_tips11.html#xdm
The link currently is:
But should be:
Thanks for a great 'zine! :-)
(Got it fixed. Thanks for letting me know. --Editor)
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 22:35:04 +0200 (EET)
Hello, this is Dennis from Greece.
Well this time I managed to download the whole thing so now I have a full mirror. The only problem is that I didn't get (or I don't have) the searchbtn.gif and the htsearch.cgi that are used for the search engine.
Did I make something wrong or should I have something I don't?
Thank you in advance.
(No, you did nothing wrong. I was so excited to have the search engine, I forgot that the mirrors wouldn't have the proper data bases. Since these data bases are very big and are for all of the SSC site, we have changed the links for the data base so that it always refers back to the SSC site rather than a relative address pointing to the mirror site. The updated front page file is in the update tar file along with the missing files. Let me know if it works for you. --Editor)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 09:01:44 -0800 (PST)
It's the first time I hear about Linux Gazette, I'd want to have all the issues, but at the FTP addresses that appear on www.ssc.com have the horrible message "Login Error". What could I do?
Ivan Mauricio Montenegro
(Not sure why you are having a problem. I can tell that others are able to download from that address without problem. Are you using your browser to point to that address or logging on with anonymous ftp?
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 21:21:59 -0500
(Thanks! Glad you like it. --Editor)
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 1996 11:03:26 -0800
Thank you very, very much for providing LG to people such as I, who haven't become Unix gods yet. After reading my first issue, I am now a dedicated reader. What can *I* do to assist LG?
Innocent Bystander, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Send us your favorite tips and tricks. We love new contributors. Other than that tell all your friends about us and promote Linux where ever you are. --Editor)
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 08:08:08 -0600 (CST)
Thanks so much for taking the time to write! I appreciate it. I honestly can't take the credit for this -- the kind folks at SSC (and the Linux Journal) offered to take over the management of the LG when its administrative upkeep just got to be too much. Marjorie Richardson is its capable new Editor.
I've taken the liberty of cc'ing a copy of this to her -- definitely deserves a pat on the back.
Thanks again and Best Wishes,
> Hello John,
(I think John was being a little modest on this one. Jim was obviously glad to see John's new Weekend Mechanic column in Linux Gazette. I certainly was. Thanks a lot John. --Editor)
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 1996 11:30:32 -0500
"The Whole Damn Thing" is most appreciated. Thanks for the response to your readers requests.
(You're welcome. We do aim to please. --Editor.)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 13:41:36 -0800
I've gone through your title page for the Linux Gazette, and could not find a link to other Linux pages. Please put a link to page with links to other, commonly used Linux pages just below the Mirror sites link, and ask those that you give links for to provide links to you. This will make finding information much easier. Thank you for your time.
(I'm not sure which are the commonly used Linux pages you'd like to have a link for on the LG front page. I have added a link to SSC's Linux Resources page at http://www.ssc.com/linux/. Why don't you look at that page and see if it has the links you are wanting. Let me know what you think. Thanks for writing. --Editor)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 08:59:14 -0500br
Subject: LG width
Hi there. Just a suggestion about the page (which looks ... wow ...
compared to before). If you could, however, try to keep it inside of one
page wide, it would be wonderful. I find myself having to use the arrows
to see what's on the end of lines on the right hand side of the page..
(Thank you for writing. I didn't realize it was running over. I use a rather large window for viewing it myself. The problem seems to be a combination of the spiral and the width of the text inside the <PRE> tags. Not sure what can be done, but we'll look into it. --Editor)
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