We have added several packages to Scientific Linux that are not found anywhere on the Enterprise releases.
Summary : A cron-like program that can run jobs lost during downtime.
Added because it is so very helpful we were supprised it wasn't there to begin with.
Summary : A utility for sampling/copying .wav files from digital audio CDs.
Added because some of the other added packages needed it.
Summary : Graphical web browser, derived from Mozilla
Added because it is a much lighter web browser than Mozilla.
Summary : A X front-end for the Ghostscript PostScript(TM) interpreter.
Added because it's a nice way to look at postscript documents.
Summary : Fast and small X11 window manager
Added because we needed a lightweight modern window manager. There are some machines that just don't have much CPU and/or memory, and both KDE and GNOME can really slow these machines down.
Summary : Java 1.4.2 from Sun
Added because of the demand for java in the distribution. Plus this adds the java plugin.
Summary : Jpilot palm pilot desktop software
Added because there was such a large base of jpilot users, and they agreed to keep it up to date.
Summary : ATT Research Korn Shell 93, ksh 93
Added when ATT released it and permitted it to be freely distributed.
Summary : A backwards compatible version of ncurses.
Added because several experiments code needed this version of ncurses.
Summary : OpenAFS distributed filesystem
Added because many educational and research centers around the world use AFS as some type of central file system.
Summary : System-level performance monitoring and performance management.
Added because several experiments use PCP for monitoring servers.
Summary : Various Perl Modules
Added because they were needed by many scientific programs.
Summary : Commonly used, MIME compliant mail and news reader
Added because about 25% of our users use Pine. There was a very high demand for it.
Summary : A library for editing typed in command lines.
Added because other packages depended on it.
Summary : The Red Hat Linux configuration tool for legacy sound cards.
Added because there are still machines out there that have older sound cards. We have the drivers for them and needed something to
Summary : Graphical e-mail reader, derived from Mozilla
Added because it is a much lighter e-mail reader than Mozilla.
Summary : An X Window System based tool for creating CDs.
Added because all other graphical CD burning programs had been removed.
Summary : MP3 plugin for XMMS.
While not the whole mp3 suite, we do provide a plugin for xmms.
Summary : RPM installer/updater
Yum is the main program that does security updates for Scientific Linux. It also makes installing and updating packages very easy. Users can decide to use Apt of Yum or both.
Last modified 2006-10-31 10:14 AM