Linux Journal Contents #53, September 1998

Linux Journal Issue #53/September 1998


  • Developing Imaging Applications with XIE  by Syd Logan
    Mr. Logan describes the X Image Extension and show us how to use it—for the experienced C programmer.
  • Open Inventor  by Robert Hartley
    Mr. Hartley shows how to do interactive 3-D programming using Open Inventor, Release 2, which he used to create the images on our cover.
  • LibGGI: Yet Another Graphics API  by Andreas Beck
    The next generation fully portable graphics library
  • Porting SGI Audio Applications to Linux  by David Phillips and Richard Kent
    This article describes the process of porting a variety of audio applications from the SGI platform to the Linux operating system.
  • Visualizing with VTK  by James C. Moore
    A look at a new tool for visualizations of scientific data—VTK, an object-oriented visual toolkit.

News & Articles




  • Letters to the Editor  
  • From the Editor   How Many Distributions?  by Marjorie Richardson
  • Stop the Presses   USENIX 1998  by Aaron Mauck
    USENIX 1998 SSC's system administrator travels to New Orleans and actually returns to tell us about it.
  • Take Command   A Little Devil Called tr  by Hans de Vreught
    A Little Devil Called tr Here's a useful command for translating or deleting characters in a file.
  • Linux Means Business   Training on a Token Ring Network  by Charles Kitsuki
    Training on a Token Ring Network Linux can provide technical managers with cost-effective, reliable training tools
  • New Products  
  • Kernel Korner   Driving One's Own Audio Device  by Alessandro Rubini
    Driving One's Own Audio Device In this article Alessandro will show the design and implementation of a custom audio device, paying particular attention to the software driver. The driver, as usual, is developed as a kernel module. Even though Linux 2.2 will be out by the time you read this, the software described here works only with Linux-2.0 and the first few decades of 2.1 versions.
  • Linux Gazette   MUP: Music Publisher  by Bob van der Poel
    MUP: Music Publisher Here's a look at notation editors for producing sheet music under Linux.
  • Best of Technical Support  

Geek Guide
The DevOps Toolbox

Tools and Technologies for Scale and Reliability
by Linux Journal Editor Bill Childers

Get your free copy today

Sponsored by IBM

Upcoming Webinar
8 Signs You're Beyond Cron

Scheduling Crontabs With an Enterprise Scheduler
11am CDT, April 29th
Moderated by Linux Journal Contributor Mike Diehl

Sign up now

Sponsored by Skybot