Don't forget that SiteSearch allows you to search all School WWW information.
|Matlab version R2011b installed on Linux and Windows
|Samba upgraded to version 3.6.1
|Internet access for undergrads allowed to all work-related sites.
|Mathematica version 8.0.4 available, see scnews
|New research server "briona" ready to use, see scnews
|Incoming telnet was unused for several months, turned off: please use ssh (or putty) instead
|TeX on Linux upgraded to TexLive2011, see scnews
|Linux software updated to Debian "squeeze" release
|Gridroom website ngame.edu.au now at /u/NGame, including room booking tool
|Maple upgraded to version 15
|Mathematica version 8.0.1 available, see scnews
|Tutor and lecturer aliases tutmNNNN and MATHnnnn etc, see scnews
|Mathematica version 8 available, see scnews
|Linux software on parona upgraded to current Debian "squeeze"
|New research server "gemona" ready to use, see scnews
|Sound (Skype, MP3, youtube) may now be used on Y-terminals, see scnews
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.4.1
|Matlab version R2010b installed on Linux and Windows
|New research server "facona" (donated by Faculty) ready to use, see scnews
|Spam filter stopped, see scnews
|Internet traffic limits removed (even private), see scnews
|The SchoolInternalWiki re-activated then again commented out
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.4.0
|Samba upgraded to version 3.5.5
|Disk quotas quadrupled, see scnews
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.3.4
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.3.3
|magma on Windows upgraded to version 2.16-10
|Maple upgraded to version 14
|Samba upgraded to version 3.5.2
|New research server "ossona" ready to use, see scnews
|Mathematica version 7 available, see scnews
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.3.2
|magma on Linux upgraded to version 2.16-6
|Touchscreen info kiosk on level 7 ready to use
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.3.1
|Outgoing emails branded, see scnews
|New research servers "ippona" and "cetona" ready to use, see scnews
|TeX on Linux upgraded to TexLive2009
|Samba upgraded to version 3.4.3
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.3
|Web server branded
|Linux software on bari upgraded, rome replaced: all Linux machines now run current Debian "lenny", see scnews
|Linux software on asti upgraded to current Debian "lenny"
|New research server "parona" ready to use
|Matlab version R2009b installed on Linux and Windows
|Touchscreen info kiosk on level 5 ready to use
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.2
|Mathematica upgraded to version 5.1 (up from 5.0)
|Maple upgraded to version 13
|Samba upgraded to version 3.0.37
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.1.3
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.1.2
|Linux software on pisa upgraded to current Debian "lenny"
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.1.1
|New research server "strona" ready to use
|Acroread on Linux updated to 9.1.0
|Matlab version R2008b installed on Linux
|Acroread plugin on Linux updated to 8.1.3
|Samba upgraded to version 3.0.33
|Acroread on Linux updated to 8.1.3; the mozilla plugin still uses 7.0.9
|New login server "bari" ready to use
|New research server "traona" ready to use
|magma on Linux upgraded to version 2.14-15
|New Admin server machine bianco
|Printing on photocopiers, see scnews
|Samba upgraded to version 3.0.30
|New firewall/proxy/gateway machine siv/talus
|Samba upgraded to version 3.0.28a
|Disk quotas increased
|magma on Linux upgraded to version 2.14-9
|New 64-bit research server "carona" ready to use
|Acroread updated to 8.1.2; the mozilla plugin on Linux machines still uses 7.0.9
|Samba upgraded to version 3.0.28
|Samba upgraded to version 3.0.27a
|Acroread on Linux machines updated to 8.1.1; the mozilla plugin still uses 7.0.9
|The School calendar (in essence) incorporates data from the events database
|Local front page local.html with pretty layout (see older)
|Matlab on Linux (but not yet on Windows) updated to version R2007a
|Anthony Henderson has released the 2007 SUMS Problem Competition
|Maple upgraded to version 11
|Incoming ssh (or putty, scp sftp etc, as well as telnet) possible directly, without the ssh-with-skey script (however skeys are still needed). The script is only needed for outgoing ssh or telnet from laptops and the like (and will be used automatically from our Linux machines)
|TeX on Linux upgraded to TexLive2007
|Matlab on Linux (but not yet on Windows) updated to version R2006b
|External web (local web content, including scnews) authentication possible with UniKey, see also scnews
|External scnews (School-members-using-Web-remotely) authentication changed to cookie-based with "form" prompt, for proper functionality
|scnews items not automatically deleted when expired, but may be kept for historical record
|Internet traffic limits essentially removed (only private limits remain), see scnews
|Anthony Henderson has released the solutions and winner list for the 2006 SUMS Problem Competition
|Incoming email filtered for spam (and viruses) by the central Sophos setup, see scnews
|Outgoing ssh (or scp, sftp or telnet) possible direct from laptops etc with ssh-with-skey script
|Ability to go backwards and forwards in School calendar
|HTTPS (== HTTP CONNECT) proxy replacing SOCKS
|Ownership of tutsols directories re-organized: "shareable", not counted against owner's quota
|Matlab on both Linux and Windows updated to version R2006a
|Splus on Linux updated to version 7
|Labs 729/730 fitted out with new Dell computers
|Linux machines updated to current release "sarge" of Debian
|Ownership of teaching (not tutsols) directories re-organized: "shareable", not counted against owner's quota
|Acroread on up-to-date (sarge) Linux machines updated to 7.0.8
|Data projectors in labs and in bag, see scnews
|Web space standardized at www.maths.usyd.edu.au
|SOCKS V5 support added to our proxy server (for https connections)
|Reduce version 3.8 is now available
|Anthony Henderson has released the 2006 SUMS Problem Competition
|Incoming ssh available from Windows machines (as well as Linux) (see ssh-with-skey script)
|asti available as upgrade to pisa
|Data projectors in labs, see scnews
|TexLive2005 available on Linux
|Acroread on up-to-date (sarge) Linux machines (not many of those, yet...) updated to 7.0.5
|Both Linux and Windows-via-Samba versions of magma have been upgraded to version 2.12-17.
|64-bit Linux computer available.
|Donald Cartwright has released the solutions and winner list for the SUMS 2005 Problem Competition.
|CDs may also be used on Y-terminals, see scnews.
|Printers f5lw and colw updated (replaced by new).
|VMware Player available, see scnews.
|Firefox and Thunderbird available on up-to-date (sarge) Linux machines (not many of those, yet...)
|Wrapper for acroread also with CPU limits to protect against runaways.
|Workaround for misfeatures of Yahoo search (incompatibility with Apache)
|Wrappers for sylpheed, galeon and xemacs improved or created, to warn about left-over process and/or with CPU limits to protect against runaways.
|Wireless network coverage improved, see scnews.
|The 'man page displayer' (e.g. for xfrom) had not been working for some time, now fixed. (i2w, i2wx are not re-implemented yet.)
|Disk quotas generally tripled, nobackup quotas more so.
|Internet traffic limits generally doubled.
|Donald Cartwright announces the 2005-2006 Vacation scholarships.
|Code added to the sylpheed wrapper to warn about disk quota problems
|SiteSearch had not been working for some time, now fixed.
|Scanner available in 612, see scnews.
|USB sticks may be used on Y-terminals, see scnews.
|rome crashed several times since 27 July (and pisa froze several times including on 10 June). May be fixed with kernel upgrade.
|Jim Richardson is away on secondment as "CST ICT Relationship Manager" for one year. Paul Szabo is "acting Computing Manager".
|Lab PCs have been upgraded to WindowsXP, loaded from images prepared by Mike Wilson. With the new arrangements, it will be possible to keep Windows updated with the all-too-frequent (but long overdue and still inadequate) security patches, and to keep software like Acroread, Firefox and Thunderbird up-to-date.
|The School IT Committee has approved a new version of the IT Equipment Plan.
|Donald Cartwright has released the SUMS 2005 Problem Competition.
|TeX documentation from the TeXlive distribution is now available via the web (inside the School). The HTML TeX documentation is the most useful part.
|The network gateway siv has been upgraded from an Alpha to a Linux machine. The School's external web page address is officially now http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/ without the ":8000", although the old address still works (via a redirect).
|Robert Pearson has upgraded Magma on the Linux system to version 2.11.
|The main teaching server rome has been upgraded from an Alpha to a Linux machine. The "staff server" milan decommissioned, its functions having been replaced by pisa for some time.
|NCAR Graphics version 4.3.1 is now available on Linux. To use it put the line ". /usr/sms/share/ncarg/bash-setup" (note the dot!) in your ~/.myenv file; then see the man pages ncargf77, ncargcc, etc.
|The Intel Linux Fortran compiler on Debian machines has been upgraded to version 8.1.019; extensive documentation is available if you have a licence and are running on a Linux machine. The command for version 8 is ifort instead of ifc.
|Donald Cartwright announces the 2004-2005 Vacation scholarships.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded MATLAB on Linux to version 7.0. This cures the MATLAB6/Sawfish bug, so people using the IceWM window manager may now return to Sawfish.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded Maple on Linux to version 9.5.
|The Linux bugs page has new information about MATLAB windowing problems with Sawfish, and pasting from Nedit to a Gnome terminal.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded the TeX distribution on Debian to the TeXLive9 version.
|S-PLUS on Linux has been upgraded to version 6.1. Note that the licence is for research and teaching only: commercial and consulting uses are not permitted.
|A 4-user Mathematica version 5.0 licence is now available on Debian Linux machines. An unlimited version 4.0 licence continues to be available on rome.
|As decided by the Information Technology Committee, the work-related and unclassified Internet traffic limits, both weekly and yearly, have been doubled for most academic and research staff.
|Maple has been upgraded to version 9.
|The Linux Fortran compiler on Debian machines has been upgraded to version 7.1.020.
|For Samba users managing their own PC, Acrobat Reader 6.0 for Windows (98SE, 2000, ME and XP only) can now be installed by running L:\win\sfwinst\Acroread6.0_install . Staff with CSO-managed PCs who would like this installed should email firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be worthwhile keeping version 5.1 in place as well, as it is reported to have "better anti aliasing and smoothing".
|On Linux, Magma has been upgraded to version 2.10.
|On Linux, MATLAB has been upgraded to version 6.5, and a 2-user Image Processing Toolbox licence is now available.
|For Samba users managing their own PC, Acrobat Reader 5.1 for Windows can now be installed. Uninstall any previous version, then run L:\win\sfwinst\Acroread5.1_install .
|The Linux Fortran compiler on Debian machines has been upgraded to version 7.0.064.
|Andrew Mathas has written an easy-to-use tool for writing web pages in the new format, essentially just by cutting and pasting.
|A wavelet package WaveThresh3 has been installed for Linux S-PLUS.
|S-PLUS is now available on padua, under the University site licence, which is for research and teaching only: commercial and consulting uses are not permitted.
|The statistics package R 1.5.1 is now available on Samba PCs: run L:\win\bin\R1.5.1 . It creates files in H:\My_Documents but you can copy the shortcut and modify the "Start in" directory in Properties if you wish.
|New designs for the front and research pages are now in place, thanks to Step Two Designs and a Web Working Party chaired by Andrew Mathas, who did most of the work for research pages.
|Maple has been upgraded to version 8.
|For Samba users managing their own PC, GSview 4.3 for Windows can now be installed. Uninstall any previous version, then run L:\win\sfwinst\GSview4.3_install . A GSview licence, for use within the School only, is available from jimr.
|Mike Wilson has set up a way to access Alphas from lab PCs.
|Information about Office PCs installed by the School CSOs.
|Paul Szabo has provided commands ps2optpdf and pdfoptinplace for optimizing PDF files. It is a good idea to use one of these commands on PDF files intended for distribution on the Web, to help overcome problems with some versions of the Acrobat reader.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded ghostscript to version 7.04.
|For Samba users managing their own PC, Ghostscript 7.04 and GSview 4.2 for Windows can now be installed. Uninstall any previous versions (including fonts), then run L:\win\sfwinst\Ghostscript7.04_install followed by L:\win\sfwinst\GSview4.2_install . A GSview licence, for use within the School only, is available from jimr.
|Workshop in Arithmetic Geometry (Echidna) page by David Kohel.
|MATLAB 6.1 is now available on Samba PCs: run L:\win\bin\MATLAB . Startup of the program is slow over the network, taking a minute or two, but it seems to run all right after that.
|A 5-user Maple licence is now available.
|Donald Cartwright has released the solutions and winner list for the SUMS 2001 Problem Competition.
|Additional funding for postgraduate students.
|Administrative web documents have been moved from the old Novell server white to the new admin Linux server bianco.
|Geometric Aspects of Representation Theory: 21-26 July 2002 conference page by Joost van Hamel.
|Updated Postgraduate Handbook from Neville Weber.
|S-PLUS version 6.0 is now available.
|Updated list of recent postgraduate theses from Neville Weber.
|Support Web Page for reporting computer problems, by Mike Wilson.
|Fifth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS V) page by Claus Fieker.
|Revised School policy on equipment purchase, support and maintenance.
|Updated hints on VM mail for XEmacs users, including printable reference card.
|Margin bar of links on local front page to aid navigation, especially for new users.
|Basic Unix commands for new users.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded the Acrobat PDF reader acroread to version 4.05.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded TeX to the TeXLive5 version.
|Algebraic Geometry Seminar page by Joost van Hamel.
|Structural reorganization of external front page, with new pages About the School, Information for Students, Seminars and Computing Topics; plus navigational sidebars on the Research pages and a site map.
|New multi-target Search.
|ssh and scp are now available on internal Alphas to allow visitors to make secure connections to their remote home machines.
|Deirdre Lawrie has updated Administrivia (converted for the Web by Robert Pearson).
|Paul Szabo has completed the upgrade of the operating system on all internal Alphas to Compaq Tru64 V5.1.
|Computational Algebra Seminar page by Gavin Brown.
|List of work-related sites under the Internet traffic limits scheme.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded nedit to version 5.1.1.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded python to version 2.0.
|For XEmacs users, VM Mail has been upgraded to version 6.90.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded ghostscript to version 6.50.
|Pages for prospective students by Nigel O'Brian.
|MATLAB has been upgraded to version 6.0.
|The Publication List Search has been improved, based on ideas of Don Taylor and Andrew Mathas.
|The threshold at which Web pages have a trailing message indicating how much of the traffic limit you have used has changed from a fixed 20% to a varying amount depending on the fraction of the week or year which has elapsed, so that these messages should be seen less often.
|The School network hubs have been upgraded from Catalyst 3000s to three Catalyst 4000s and a Catalyst 3524.
|Netscape 4 has been upgraded from version 4.75 to version 4.76; this fixes a security problem involving an HTML buffer overflow.
|Netscape 4 has been upgraded from version 4.73 to version 4.75; this fixes a security problem involving Java, but you are still advised to run with Java disabled except to trusted servers, in case of further holes.
|New keyboard-oriented cleanup command allows rapid deletion of unwanted files and gzipping of large old ones, as a complement to xcleanup.
|The MATLAB licences have been reorganized into a research licence and a Classroom licence, with the latter including the Financial Mathematics Toolbox.
|Paul Szabo has provided a list of PostScript, PCL and PJL references for people interested in printing technicalities.
|The Backspace key on PC-style keyboards on laboratory X-terminals should now delete the preceding character.
|The 2000 version of the Postgraduate Handbook, updated by Neville Weber, is now available on the Web.
|Perl has been upgraded to version 5.6.0.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded latex2html to version 99.2beta6.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded ghostscript to version 6.0.
|The teaching server rome has been upgraded to an AlphaServer ES40 running Compaq Tru64 Unix Version 5.0.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded MATLAB from version 5.3 to version 5.3.1 (on rome).
|Collection of Course Objectives Papers by Geoff Ball.
|New session manager SMSsession written by Mike Wilson.
|The network gateway has been upgraded from an Alpha 255 to a 600au, about 5 times faster.
|Paul Szabo has set up a newer version 4.1 of the Aachen computational discrete algebra system GAP, available via the command gap. Documentation is available on internal Alphas. Version 3.4.4 will be available via the command gap344 for a limited period.
|XEmacs version 21.1.7 is now the default.
|Applied Mathematics Seminar page from Charlie Macaskill.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded xfig to version 3.2.2; see also the man page and a PDF article Using XFig.
|Information on the School's Multiple Choice Marking facility by Nigel O'Brian.
|Internet traffic limits introduced.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded MATLAB to version 5.3 (on rome).
|Paul Szabo has installed the up-to-date TeXLive4 version of TeX.
|Most frequently linked pages /MS-freq-link.html in the /MathSearch.html index.
|Version 4.0 of Mathematica is now available on rome only.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded the Acrobat reader acroread to version 4: see its built-in help.
|The staff server milan has been upgraded to Digital Unix V4.0D.
|XEmacs 21.1 is now the default version. See also the hint on running a shell with coloured fonts.
|The network gateway siv has been upgraded to Digital Unix V4.0D.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded the PostScript viewer gv to version 3.5.8.
|Paul Szabo has installed R, a free language for data analysis and graphics with similarities to Splus, and also version 2.8.1 of gcc.
|Dismissing new scnews items on the local front page now directly updates the page.
|Plain text documents are now printed "two-up", that is, two document pages per paper side, to save paper.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded nedit to version 5.
|Colours on the School pages have been modified so as to be more stable (not to "dither") across a range of displays, by making most RGB values multiples of 33 hexadecimal -- thanks to Ruth Corran for this suggestion.
|The scwho School members list is now available sorted by position, in a format suggested by Don Taylor.
|LaTeX has been upgraded to the June 1998 version.
|New Teaching page by Jonathan Kress.
|Paul Szabo has upgraded the operating system on rome to version V4.0D.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded MATLAB to version 5.2 (on rome) and ghostscript to version 5.50.
|The Rose/Moore TeX macro package xypic has been upgraded to version 3.7. Documentation in PDF and PostScript form is available on internal Alphas.
|There is a bug in XEmacs which makes it die when VM or RMAIL reads a mail message with many many recipients in the To: header.
|Paul Szabo has set up a new Canon BJC-7000 colour printer in 612. The queue name is cpr6: you can queue PostScript files to it with the command lpr -Pcpr6 file .
|Bridging Course pages.
|Summer School pages.
|p6lw has been replaced with a new HP4000N printer. Use queue p6lw for two-sided printing, and p6lw-1 sparingly for single-sided: see the printing page.
|An experimental on-line discussion capability has been added to scnews.
|The 1998 version of the Postgraduate Handbook, updated by Neville Weber, is now available on WWW. With it come updated versions of the Research Group Pages.
|The main (RAM) memory on milan has been doubled to 512MB. This should improve performance under load.
|A graphics display bug in the PDF viewer acroread has been noted.
|The GNU Image Manipulation Program or gimp has been installed by Paul Szabo. This powerful if tricky-to-use package could be used for creating and manipulating images for Web pages.
|The School Administration page is now housed on and managed from the Admin LAN Web server. Minutes and other material for this page should be sent to Robert Pearson.
|There is now a 4-user Mathematica 3 network licence for all internal and external Alphas, in addition to the unlimited licence on rome. The commands math and mathematica run the version 3 kernel and front-end on all machines. To stay at version 2, use math2 and mathematica2 (these will be phased out).
|You may now modify and delete scnews items you have created, by re-reading the item and selecting the appropriate button at the bottom.
|The LiE computer algebra package for Lie group computations is now available, via the command lie. There is internal help, and a manual is available on internal Alphas in dvi form.
|The default version of Mathematica on rome, obtained with the command math, is now 3.0. You can still use version 2.2 on rome, with the command math2.
|The commands tclsh and wish now reflect versions 8.0. Feel free to contact Mike Wilson if you need any help.
|There is a new Alpha Frequently Asked Questions page, including information about mail, data formats, floppies, CDs, etc.
|The old domain maths.su.oz.au is now gone. Any mail sent to it will receive a reply generated in ITS saying that maths.usyd.edu.au must be used instead.
|PStricks version 97 has been installed, replacing the 1993 version. Some Web documentation is available.
|Mike Wilson has installed the GNU C/C++ compiler and GNU make. The commands are gcc and gmake (note that the latter is set up as gmake here but known in the documentation as make). These are alternatives to the Digital commands cc, cxx and make, and may be useful for installing large imported software packages; if you are in doubt about which to use, you should probably stick to the Digital versions. Note also that the manual pages for the GNU commands are out of date; instead use the Web documentation, which also covers libraries.
|SiteSearch can now search for strings of digits (between 4 and 8 long), as well as for alphabetic words.
|Information on the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, from Bob Howlett.
|New Junior Mathematics and Statistics Courses page (in provisional form), including past exam papers converted by Bob Howlett.
|Mike Wilson has recently provided a graphical interface program tuteroll for maintaining databases of tutorial attendances and quiz results.
|It is now possible to read new scnews on WWW, and be kept up-to-date with new items, from outside the Alpha system -- either from other School machines or from beyond the School. To do this you authenticate yourself with a special password (different from all other passwords you use). To arrange this please think up a memorable password and telephone Jim Richardson.
|For XEmacs users, VM Mail has been upgraded from version 6.33 to version 6.46; the changes are mainly bug-fixes.
|Don Taylor has added a memo variant to his smslett document class for letters in LaTeX using School letterhead.
|MathSciNet, giving Web access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, is now available across the University.
|Final shutdown of the last of the School's Apollo computers
|An additional Alpha called venice is now available, principally for graphics computations. It has no monitor, but shares files with rome/milan/turin, and can be accessed with xfrom; it is best suited to running one batch job at a time. If you have a graphics project and would like to use venice, please send email to jimr.
|All Alphas are now officially in the maths.usyd.edu.au Internet domain.
|Mike Wilson has provided a program called xcleanup to provide an easy graphical interface for cleaning up unwanted files. On most Alphas, xcleanup will now run automatically if you try to log in while over quota.
|A gallery page including pictures by Nigel O'Brian and a new ring spinning machine picture by postgraduate student Jim Clark.
|LaTeX has been upgraded to the December 1997 version (at patch level 1).
|Algebra Seminar page, by Andrew Mathas
|Don Taylor has provided the smslett document class for writing letters in LaTeX, using School letterhead.
|The Digital Unix operating system on milan has been upgraded from version 4.0 to 4.0B. At the same time, the default version of XEmacs on all internal Alphas has become 19.16. Note that version 19.16 includes the AUC TeX package for using LaTeX within XEmacs.
|The network gateway siv/talus has moved to a new machine, with version 4.0B of Digital Unix, and running the Apache HTTP Server.
|rome is now running the Apache HTTP Server instead of the obsolete NCSA one.
|New SUTMEG pages by Sandra Britton and Jesse Sweeney.
|Your most recent unread scnews items are now shown on the local front page if accessed from a suitable machine within the School.
|PDF-format Senior Courses Handbook from Bob Howlett and Intermediate Courses Handbook from Sandra Britton.
|Mike Wilson has provided commands tex2gif and latex2gif for converting TeX and LaTeX pages or fragments to GIFs for WWW and other uses. See their manual page.
|milan and turin (along with rome) are now available on the XDMCP menu on all laboratory X-terminals, not just 729/30. Postgrad students may find 611 a more congenial place to work during busy times.
|An updated version of the Aachen computational discrete algebra system GAP is available via the command gap. This has 3.4.4 libraries, though only a 3.4 kernel. Documentation is available on internal Alphas.
|Mike Wilson has upgraded Ghostscript or gs to version 5.03; see /usr/local/lib/ghostscript/5.03/doc/use.txt for details of new capabilities e.g. PDF.
|Link colours on most Web pages have reversed: unvisited links are now OrangeRed to make them stand out, while visited links are brown.
|Complete School publications list, broken down by year of publication, from Don Taylor.
|Information on customizing Netscape font and window size.
|Second Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation page, by Rupert Littlewood and Hugh Luckock.
|Information on Units of Study, including old and new code numbers, and credit points -- from Don Taylor.
|Courses and Careers Day page, by Nigel O'Brian, including Nigel's and Peter Buchen's share portfolio program.
|tgum command for transferring files by mail.
|scnews has been moved from the Apollos to WWW on the Alpha system. You may read new, all, or selected news, and add new items. The categories of news items have changed (thanks to Nigel O'Brian for this suggestion).
|For XEmacs users, VM Mail has been upgraded to version 6.33, which can decode MIME mail messages including base64: use the D option in the Dispose menu. The VM-mail info page is useful but rather out-of-date.
|Information about incoming telnet and dial-up to the Alphas.
|The Acrobat PDF reader/searcher for reading Adobe Portable Format files has been installed. You can use it as a stand-alone program with the command acroread: there is built-in help, or try acroread -help. It will also start up -- after a long pause -- from Netscape as a helper application (not a plug-in yet) if you fetch a PDF file from the Web.
|Updated information on cost-saving while printing.
|A new version of the Postgraduate Handbook, updated by Neville Weber, is now available on WWW. With it come updated versions of the Research Group Pages.
|The School's "Shuttle" connection to WWW has been replaced by more reliable proxying; Netscape has been upgraded to Navigator Gold version 3.01.
|The scwho page now includes a full listing of School members, with links to personal home pages or other details.
|Senior Courses in Pure Mathematics (PM3 handbook, from Jenny Henderson and Nigel O'Brian)
|You may now submit records of research publications through WWW (this replaces genpubs).
|Nigel O'Brian's Master of Arts in Mathematics pages
|A password is no longer normally required when using xfrom to make an X connection from one of the major "trusted" Alphas rome, milan and turin to another Alpha.