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Linux software - U to Z


U

UCBTEST
Software to test IEEE 754 floating-point arithmetic.
[http://netlib.att.com/netlib/fp/index.html]
UG
A flexible toolbox for the adaptive multigrid solution of partial differential equations. Features include several problem classes provided with current distribution, support for unstructured meshes with local refinement and coarsening in 2-D and 3-D, an interactive GUI for X11, a flexible scripting langauge, an advancing front grid generator in 2D, and about 1000 pages of online and PostScript documentation.
[http://www.ica3.uni-stuttgart.de/~ug/]
Unix Cockpit (uc)
Unix Cockpit version 1.4, a nifty X11 filemanager with multiple browsers, a directory tree, integrated shell, custom menus etc.
[ftp://ftp.uu.net/vendor/UniX11/linux/]
Alt: [UK]
Unix Reference Desk
This site has UNIX and UNIX-related manuals out the wazoo.
[http://www.eecs.nwu.edu/unix.html]
Unroff
A Scheme-based, programmable, extensible troff translator with a back-end for HTML. It reads and parses UNIX troff documents and translates the embedded markup into a different format. The translation process is controlled by a set of user-supplied procedures written in Scheme. The most recent version (1.0) includes back-ends for translating documents using the "man" and "ms" macros into HMTL 2.0. The source code, which can be compiled using Elk and an ANSI C compiler, is available as well as binaries for several platforms including Linux.
[http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~net/unroff/unroff.html]
UPS
A source level C debugger that runs under X windows.
[ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk/pub/misc/unix/ups/]
USAT
A package of programs and subroutines for tracking satellites. This is written in C.
[ftp://sunspot.noao.edu/pub/usat/]
Utah Raster Toolkit (urt)
Utilities for graphics file conversions.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/graphics/]
Alt: [USA]

V

ViewKit
A re-engineered version of the Iris ViewKit put out by SGI. It is source code compatible with the Iris ViewKit except in a few instances, so it should contain enough classes to write most programs.
[http://www.hungry.com:8000/products/viewkit/]
Vis5D
A software system for visualizing output from numerical weather models and similar sources. It works on data in a 5-D format, i.e. three space dimensions, a time dimension, and a dimension for enumerating multiple physical variables. It is also capable of performing volume rendering, quickly on machines with special hardware and much more slowly via software. It is available as source code and as an SGI binary. I've successfully compiled and installed this on my Linux box, although since I've only got 16 Mb of RAM it runs a wee bit slow (24 Mb being the recommended minimum). Other than the speed thing, it's an impressive piece of software for displaying and animating data.
[ftp://iris.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/vis5d/]
VISTA
A computer graphics and vision environment requiring the Motif widget set.
[ftp://ftp.cs.ubc.ca/pub/local/vista/]
VolPack
A portable software library for volume rendering.
[ftp://www-graphics.stanford.edu/pub/volpack/]
VRweb
A VRML browser for 3-D scenes and worlds usable with Hyper-G and WWW browsers. This software (and project) is intended to complement forthcoming commercial VRML browsers and provide a platform for research and experiment. Binary versions are available for several platforms, including Linux.
[ftp://iicm.tu-graz.ac.at/pub/Hyper-G/VRweb/]
VXP
This is an integrated Motif graphical user interface builder. A working Motif GUI can be built in minutes by pointing and clicking on predefined icons which represent Motif widgets, then dragging and dropping them on the design space. A Linux binary statically linked to the Motif widget library is available.
[http://www.shsu.edu/~stdyxc05/VXP/]

W

W3
An Emacs subsystem that allows the user to browse the World Wide Web. The features include support for different fonts in in X Windows and using Emacs 19, Epoch or Xemacs, mouse support, forms support, compatibility with Mosaic hotlist files, compatibility with Hyperbole, and more. It is very portable and will pretty much run on every platform on which Emacs will run. To use it fully the following ancillary packages are necessary: nntp, ange-ftp, gopher, html-mode and mailcrypt. Details for obtaining them are available at the given site.
[http://www.cs.indiana.edu/elisp/w3/docs.html]
W3C httpd
A generic public domain full-featured hypertext server which can be used as a regular HTTP server. It can be used to server hypertext and other documents and also as a proxy-- a server on a firewall machine--that provides access for people inside a firewall to the outside world. This is supposed to compile and run on Linux platforms with no difficulties. A guide to installing this can be found in the May 1995 issue of the Linux journal.
[http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Daemon/]
W3C Line Mode Browser
A character-based Web browser developed for use on terminals. It was developed using the W3C Reference Library as an example of a client application and as a test tool for quick access to the Web from scripts, cron jobs, etc. It can be run in interactive mode, non-interactive mode, as a proxy client, and gives a variety of possibilities for data format conversion, filtering, etc. Unlike Lynx, another line mode browser, this was primarily intended as a test tool. This has been compiled with no problems on Linux platforms.
[http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/LineMode/]
W3C Reference Library
A general purpose code base written in C that can be used as a basic tool for writing single- and multi-threaded Web clients, servers, proxies, etc. It contains reference code for accessing HTTP, FTP, Gopher, News, WAIS, Telnet servers, and the local file system and functionality to handle data objects rendered in various media types. The Arena browser was built using this library. This library is supposed to compile on Linux boxes with no problems.
[http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/library/]
Wafe
The Widget [Athena] front end is a package that implements a symbolic, string-based interface to the X Toolkit, the Athena Widget Set (or the 3-D version thereof, i.e. Xaw3d), the OSF/Motif Widget set, and various complementary widget classes and extension packages. With Wafe one can develeop applications with high-level graphical user interfaces in the scripting language Tcl, or it can be used mostly as a graphical front-end that provides an easy access to GUI programming for various programming languages. The distribution contains quite a few sample application programs in Perl, GAWK, Prolog, Python, Tcl, C and Ada. It has been tested and runs on several platforms, including Linux, and much more information is available at the given Web site.
[http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/wafe/wafe.html]
WINTERP
This is the OSF/Motif Widget Interpreter, an interactive object-oriented user interface language for rapid prototyping, development and delivery of extensible applications with Motif GUIs and Xtango graphics/animation. This a language along the lines of Tcl/Tk or Python for creating and delivering GUI-based applications. The source code is available as well as binaries for Linux platforms.
[http://www.eit.com/software/winterp/]
Woven Goods
A collection of WWW applications and hypertext-based information about Linux. The collection consists of the most recent Netscape browser, a large collection of Linux documents in various formats, the most recent NCSA Web server with additional CGI scripts, and the asWedit HTML editor.
[ftp://ftp.fokus.gmd.de/pub/Linux/woven/]
wu-ftpd
A daemon for handling anonymous ftp. Its features include extensive logging, the ability to limit the number of users, easy configuration changing, extensible support for auto-tar, and more. The May 1995 issue of the Linux Journal has an article that describes this and shows how to install it.
[ftp://ftp.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/system/Network/file-transfer/]

X

X Consortium FTP Server
The FTP server address for the organization that coordinates the development and distribution of X-windows and ancillary software. If the ftp.x.org address is busy (as it usually is) try the list of mirror sites to find an alternative site.
[ftp://ftp.x.org/]
X Consortium WWW Server
The Web server address for the organization that coordinates the development and distribution of X-windows and ancillary software.
[http://www.x.org/]
Xanim
A program for viewing a wide variety of animation formats under X11. Currently supported are FLI, FLC, IFF, GIF87a, GIF89a, DL, Amiga PFX and Moviesetter, URT RLE, AVI, Quicktime, JFIF, MPEG and WAV format. This should install and run on generic UNIX boxes running X Windows, e.g. Linux platforms.
[http://www.portal.com/~podlipec/home.html]
xboard
An X Window chess program that you can play against. It whups me regularly but I'm no Bobby Fischer. The source code is of the form xboard*.tar.gz.
[ftp://prep.ai.mit.edu/pub/gnu/]
Xcoral
A multiwindow mouse-based text editor for the X Window system.
[ftp://ftp.inria.fr/X/contrib-R5/clients/]
Xed
An interactive text editor for X-Windows based on the Athena widgets. Similar to aXe.
[ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/editors/]
xemacs
This is a version of the GNU Emacs (version 19) editor. It features extended X-Windows capabilities.
[http://xemacs.cs.uiuc.edu/]
XForms
A GUI toolkit for X Window systems. It consists of a Forms Library containing a large number of C routines to build up interaction forms with buttons, sliders, input fields, dials, etc. in simple way, and a Form Designer that lets you design forms interactively and generate the code automatically. The package uses only that which is provided in the standard Xlib, i.e. no Motif is needed.
[ftp://bloch.phys.uwm.edu/pub/xform/]
XFree86 FTP Server
The FTP server address for the organization that oversees the porting of X-windows to Linux platforms.
[ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/]
XFree86 WWW Server
The Web server address for the organization that oversees the porting of X-windows to Linux platforms.
[http://www.xfree86.org/]
XGCL
An X Windows interface to GCL (GNU Common Lisp)
[http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/novak/]
XHTML
An HTML editor that facilitates the creation, development and maintenance of HTML files. It is written in C using Motif and the NCSA HTML Widget. This is also known as ASHE. There is a binary version of this available as well as the source code.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/xapps/editors/]
Alt: [ USA / Home ]
XLispStat
A statistical computation environment based on XLISP.
[ftp://umnstat.stat.umn.edu/pub/xlispstat/]
X Mortal Combat
An X-based combat game.
[http://www.cs.uidaho.edu:8000/hungry/dist/]
xpaint
An X-based paint program.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/apps/graphics/]
Alt: [USA]
XPCE/SWI-Prolog
XPCE is a symbolic object-oriented interface toolkit for symbolic programming languages. It offers a high level of abstraction for communication wiht X11, Unix processes, Unix networking facilities (sockets) and Unix files. It has about 150 built-in classes, mostly written in C. THe XPCE/Prolog interface allows the creation of instances of these classes as well as their manipulation. New XPCE classes can also be created from Prolog.
[ftp://swi.psy.uva.nl/pub/xpce/]
XPIP
The X Portable Interface Package is a development tool which allows the quick construction of GUIs in an X Windows ennvironment. The interface takes the form of a series of user-definable widgets, e.g. buttons, sliders, dials, which applications employ for varying parameters, input/output and various other tasks. This should install in a generic X11 environment.
[http://cns-web.bu.edu/pub/xpip/html/xpip.html]
XRN
An X-Windows based newsreader. Both source code and a Linux binary are available.
[ftp://ftp.cam.ov.com/pub/xrn/]
XSurface
This is an X windows package that allows for the creation, manipulation and visualization of 3-D smooth surfaces. There is a binary as well as source code available.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/]
Alt: [USA]
xtem
An X Windows TeX menu which runs with Tcl/Tk/TclX. This provides a GUI to control file and directory selection, editing, TeXing and LaTeXing, previewing, printing, syntax and spelling checking, making indexes, bibtexing and more.
[http://ftp.lrw.uni-bremen.de/xtem/xtem_texmenu.html]
XTeX
Utilities for previewing TeX dvi files
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/tex/]
Alt: [USA]
XTeXCAD
An X program to create drawings in the LaTeX picture environment.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/tex/]
Alt: [USA]
Xtpanel
A utility for creating simple X-windows interfaces to programs and shells.
[ftp://sepftp.stanford.edu/pub/Xtpanel/]
XVTDL
A to-do list manager that actively propagates list litems, maintains multiple lists, features recurring items, couples deadline management with list items, and allows activity logs and item annotations to be kept.
[ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/office/]
XWebcomber
A personal web agent that allows scanning a set of linked web pages for references to keywords. As output it creates an HTML page with links to the pages found.
[ftp://ftp.aware.com/pub/Webcomber/]
XWord
An X word processor (clone of Word) that's still in the development stages.
[http://www.hungry.com:8000/products/xword/]
XWPL
The X Wavelet Packet Laboratory, a package for interactively viewing and working with wavelets.
[ftp://math.yale.edu/pub/wavelets/software/xwpl/html/xwpl.html]

Y

Yorick
An interpreted language for scientific computation.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/math/matrix/]
Alt: [USA]
Ygl
This package emulates SGI's GL (Graphics Language) under X11. It includes most of the 2-D graphics routines, the queue device routines, some query routines, RGB mode with arbitrary visuals and dithering and most ofthe window attribute routines. The latest version of the Ygl README file can be perused for further information.
[ftp://ftp.thp.uni-duisburg.de/pub/source/X11/]

Z

Z5
Ab X-based distributed game written in objective-C.
[http://www.cs.uidaho.edu:8000/hungry/dist/]
Zgv
Zgv is a GIF/JPEG/PNM/BMP/TGA/PNG graphic file viewer for VGA and SVGA displays. It uses svgalib, and provides a graphic-mode file selector to select file(s) to view, and allows panning and fit-to-screen methods of viewing, slideshows, scaling, etc.
[ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/graphics/viewers/]
Alt: [ USA]


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