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From: Patrick D'Cruze <pdcr...@orac.iinet.com.au>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: A project to compile a Linux Software Development Kit
Message-ID: <ann-8750.766512065@cs.cornell.edu>
Followup-To: comp.os.linux.misc
Keywords: SDK, development, project
Sender: m...@cs.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
Reply-To: Patrick D'Cruze <pdcr...@orac.iinet.com.au>
Organization: None
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 1994 16:01:14 GMT
Approved: linux-annou...@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
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Over the past few months Linux International has been actively talking and 
lobbying software developers into porting their software to Linux and to write 
new native software for Linux.  Many developers have been enthusiastic about 
Linux.  However, in our dealings with the software developers the question 
always arises: so from where do we obtain a Linux Software Development Kit?

It is absolutely essential for Linux to have a SDK.  Developers need this as a 
reference guide to aid them in their efforts in writing and porting software 
to Linux.

Linux International is very much interested in putting together a Linux SDK 
and distributing it to potential software developers.  We consider this a high 
priority project - the sooner the SDK is completed, the sooner developers will 
have a solid reference to aid them in their efforts and the sooner that 
software will be released.

The purpose of this announcement is to announce the opening of a mailing list 
which will be dedicated to coordinating the development of a Linux SDK.  
Everyone and anyone is free to join this mailing list.  The objectives of the 
mailing list are to:

- firstly refine what will be included in the Linux SDK
- and secondly to begin coordinating the task of compiling the SDK

As stated before, everyone with an interest in this is welcome to join the 
list (details on how to join are appended at the end of this document).  In 
particular, we would especially like to hear from:

- interested software developers.   Here is your chance to tell us what you
  would like included in the SDK.  What would benefit you most?
- volunteers who would be interested in assisting in preparing all of the
  necessary software packages, documentation, include files, etc that will
  make up the SDK

As stated before, Linux International considers this a high priority project 
and we are eager to complete this SDK as quickly as possible.  With your help 
and participation we can complete this SDK and get it distributed to software 
developers.

Hoping to see quite a few volunteers and participants on the mailing list.

Patrick D'Cruze					pdcr...@orac.iinet.com.au
Linux International


Details on joining the mailing list.

To subscribe to the mailing list, send an email message to:
	majord...@iinet.com.au
with the words:
	subscribe linux-sdk your.email.address
in the body of the message

Further details will be sent out to you.

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From: Dominik Kubla < dominik.kubla@uni-mainz.de>
Subject: Linux-SDK Project
Message-ID: < ann-1172.782409025@cs.cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 15:50:41 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)

I want to inform all of you, that Linux International's SDK project is back
in business. It has been sleeping due to the lack of volunteers, also there
has been a most active discussion on the mailing list some time ago.
Now there is at least ONE volunteer to work with me on that project.

Originally the goal was to provide a full-fledged development environment,
including interface builders and CASE tools. That has been downgraded to
the following agenda:

* Development of an Integrated Development Environment (aka IDE) similiar to
  that of the Borland or Watcom Compileres under Windows. It will eventually
  include the following frontends (but due to extensibility it might become
  even more ...):
  - X11-based Editor
  - GNU C/C++/Objective-C compilers
  - GNU Pascal compiler
  - F2C Fortran-77 translator
  - CVS version controlling system
  - GNU gdb debugger
  - GNU gprof profiler
  - X11-based information browsers (man, info and html format)
  - X11 GUI design tool
  - DejaGNU program testing system
  - GNATS problem tracking system 
  - Linux-specific tools (like dll-tools)

* Tk/Tcl will be used for the actual development, but might be replace if
  necessary. (This is partly because many of the frontends already exist in
  tk/tcl ...)

* Provide a complete documentation of the Linux environment. Fortunately we
  can take advantage of the Linux Documentation Project and the other already
  existing documentation.

If you want to support this project, please drop me a mail at:

     Dominik.Kubla@Uni-Mainz.DE

The following facilities exist for the benefit of the development team and
other interested people (some of them for the development team only):

Mailing list: linux-sdk@orac.iinet.com.au
  To join send a mail to majordomo@orac.iinet.com.au with the words
  'subscribe linux-sdk < your-address> in the body'

FTP-Server:   ftp://ftp.Uni-Mainz.DE/pub/Linux/SDK
  This where the test releases will show up, there is an additional hidden
  area for the developers.

WWW-Server:   < TBA>
  This were the latest status update will be kept, accompanied by additonal
  Information.

MUD-Server:   < Developers only>  
  This is a MUD which will be used as 'Virtual Conference Room' and is only
  accessible to the development team.

Cheers,
  Dominik Kubla (Project coordinator)
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