RE: An ambitious idea

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 04:45:58 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Michele,

Quite a good idea.
Will WKS and SRV be allowed to coexist on the same UMSDOS/ext2 install for those that "want it all"???
For SRV wouldn't an ext2 install be preferable???
After all it is a "server" and the performance gain is quite noticable, particularly using old hardware......


>Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 19:12:42 +0100
>From: Michele Andreoli <>
>Subject: An ambitious idea
>It's the time to improve the the 'client side' in muLinux.
>It is better to split the basic functions in muLinux in two
>parts: server and workstation.
>Maybe, it is concenptually inelegant, because it is difficult to
>decide if a such component belongs 'server' or 'workstation' concept,
>in the same way as some part of Thermodynamics are hardly
>classified as Physics or Chemistry, but in muLinux it isn't
>an accademic question, because I have to decide the addon where
>to put the component. So, no laughing here, please.
>So, my idea is the following: I will split the EXT addon in two
>addons: SRV (server) and WKS (workstation), but names are next
>to meaningless. Basically, the actual EXT will become the SRV
>(mounted in /usr/srv; /usr/local becomes a symlink to it). I will
>move lynx, ftp, telnet, ssh in the workstartion part: WKS.
>I also move the multi-media tools (like cdrecord, say, and other
>that will be added) in the WKS.
>Next, I will add (this is the good new):
> 1) SMAIL, the Mail Trasport Agent (i.e. a true sendmail).
> I have a good libc5 smail and used it in the past.
> 2) MUTT, the most popular Mail User Agent in Linux
> 3) SLRN, one of the better News Reader in Linux
>I've the libc5 programs in my hands, currently.
>My MUTT comes with POP3 support, so it can fetch emails. This
>version support PGP!
>I like EXIM as Mail Transport Agent, ma recent release won't
>compile in libc5, because it use new regexp libraries. This
>version of SMAIL support smart-hosts.
>In this scenario, SRV will mantains Samba, Httpd, Ftpd and other
>popular daemons and WKS will acquires music, internet clients,
>cd-burning tools, etc. The EXT addon, recycled and defunct,
>will disappear at all.
>The old functionalities, historycal, fake and romantic functionalies,
>also-known-as "rustic", still remains in the BASE floppy disk,
>as *memento* about human presumption, but they are shut-down automatically
>when other addons are loaded.
>So, first of starts the big task, I like to hear some comments
>and/or proposals from You, the user.
>P.S: anycase, the "Avogadro Number" belongs Physics of Chemistry?
>Ah, saperlo!
>"I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't remember any.
>Would two negative ones do?" -- Woody Allen
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