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2<A HREF="index.html"><IMG SRC="images/home.gif" ALIGN=TOP WIDTH="101" HEIGHT="56" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" ALT="Home" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A><A HREF="download.html"><IMG SRC="images/download.gif" ALIGN=TOP WIDTH="101" HEIGHT="56" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" ALT="Download" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A><A HREF="gossip.html"><IMG SRC="images/gossip.gif" ALIGN=TOP WIDTH="101" HEIGHT="56" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" ALT="News" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A><A HREF="feedback.html"><IMG SRC="images/feedback.gif" ALIGN=TOP WIDTH="101" HEIGHT="56" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" ALT="Feedback" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A><A HREF="links.html"><IMG SRC="images/links.gif" ALIGN=TOP WIDTH="101" HEIGHT="56" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" ALT="Links" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A><A HREF="thankyou.html"><IMG SRC="images/thankyou.gif" ALIGN=TOP WIDTH="101" HEIGHT="56" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" ALT="Thankyou!" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A></TD>
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4<P ALIGN=CENTER>
5<FONT SIZE="4"><FONT FACE="Arial Black,Arial,Helvetica">Latest News</FONT></FONT></P>
6<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
7[10/10] New snapshots.</P>
8<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
9[09/23] New stable and unstable snapshots are out. Mondo v1.5x now
10lets you exclude all NFS-related mounts and devices, with the '-N'
11switch. Also, major DevFS-related bugs have been fixed which affect
12NTFS users in particular.</P>
13<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
14[09/06] Mondo v1.46 and Mindi v0.66 are out. I am keeping the dates
15in the version numbers (i.e. 1.46_20020906 and 0.66_20020906) for
16various reasons. If people don't like it, people will let me know, I
17am sure.</P>
18<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
19[08/27] New stable (1.4x, 0.6x) and devel (1.5x, 0.7x) snapshots.
20Check out the <A HREF="http://68.82.42.112/~webdragon/mondo/">new artwork</A> 
21from Webdragon. See Stefan Huebner's <A HREF="monitas/stefan/html/monitasconcepts.html">new
22documentation</A> for Monitas. See Lee Harvey's work on a <A HREF="http://dev.virtuinc.com/leeharvey/mondo/">new
23website</A> for Mondo.</P>
24<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
25[08/02] New <A HREF="monitas.html">Monitas</A> snapshot. New M&amp;M
26stable+devel snapshots.</P>
27<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
28<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><B>Mirrors</B> 
29are <A HREF="mirrors.html">operational</A>. If you want to run a
30mirror, e-mail me <A HREF="mailto:hugo@firstlinux.net">here</A>.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
31<P ALIGN=CENTER>
32<FONT COLOR="BLACK"><FONT SIZE="4"><FONT FACE="Arial Black,Arial,Helvetica">Future
33releases</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
34<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
35<FONT COLOR="BLACK"><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2">The
36project began in late 1999. The first major release was on February
3718th, 2000 - known as &quot;Mondo 2/18&quot; for obvious reasons.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
38<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
39<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">I
40am very interested in making Mondo work across networks, giving it
41abilities similar to Ghost's multicast / remote-restore. Mondo v1.4x
42supports NFS backup/restore already. However, <A HREF="monitas.html">Monitas</A> 
43will be much more feature-rich than Mondo.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
44<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
45<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Now
46that Mondo supports tape streamers, I am turning my attention to the
47user interface and to Enterprise-level stuff.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
48<P ALIGN=CENTER>
49<FONT FACE="Arial Black,Arial,Helvetica"><FONT SIZE="4">Diary</FONT></FONT></P>
50<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
51<I>October 10th</I></P>
52<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
53New snapshots, mostly to fix Debian-specific problems. Gee, Debian is
54hard to support. Go figure.</P>
55<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
56<I>September 23rd</I></P>
57<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
58New stable and unstable snapshots are out. Mondo v1.5x now lets you
59exclude all NFS-related mounts and devices, with the '-N' switch.
60Also, major DevFS-related bugs have been fixed which affect NTFS
61users in particular.</P>
62<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
63XMondo is coming along nicely. I expect to upload something in a week
64or two.</P>
65<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
66<I>September 18th</I></P>
67<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
68New stable &amp; unstable snapshots are out. Mondo v1.5x now lets you
69exclude all NFS-related mounts and devices, thanks to the '-N' switch.</P>
70<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
71<I>September 12th</I></P>
72<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
73New stable &amp; unstable snapshots are out.</P>
74<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
75<I>September 7th</I></P>
76<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
77Mondo v1.50_20020907 and Mindi v0.70_20020907 are out. They include
78many changes under the hood, none of which are very interesting to
79the expert user but all of which will benefit the novice user. For
80example, just type 'mondoarchive' to backup your PC. Type
81'mondorestore' to restore with or without rebooting first. It's that
82simple, folks.</P>
83<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
84<I>September 6th</I></P>
85<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
86Mondo v1.46 and Mindi v0.66 are out. I am keeping the dates in the
87version numbers (i.e. 1.46_20020906 and 0.66_20020906) for various
88reasons. If people don't like it, people will let me know, I am sure.</P>
89<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
90<I>September 5th</I></P>
91<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
92New stable (1.4x, 0.6x) and devel (1.5x, 0.7x) snapshots. Mondo v1.46
93and Mindi v0.66 are due out any day now.</P>
94<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
95<I>August 27th</I></P>
96<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
97New stable (1.4x, 0.6x) and devel (1.5x, 0.7x) snapshots. Check out
98the <A HREF="http://68.82.42.112/~webdragon/mondo/">new artwork</A> 
99from Webdragon. See Stefan Huebner's <A HREF="monitas/stefan/html/monitasconcepts.html">new
100documentation</A> for Monitas. See Lee Harvey's work on a <A HREF="http://dev.virtuinc.com/leeharvey/mondo/">new
101website</A> for Mondo.</P>
102<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
103<I>August 10th</I></P>
104<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
105The new stable (1.4x, 0.6x) snapshots will make it easier for tape
106users to spread their data across tapes without worrying about
107exactly how large the tapes are. Some tapes are not actually as large
108as they say they are, so Mondo will from now on leave 100MB unused at
109the end of each tape. Of course, if your tape is 20MB less than it
110claims to be in length then you'll only lose 80MB... ;-)</P>
111<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
112The development (1.5x, 0.7x) snapshots will detect your tape/CD drive
113and its settings for you if you run 'mondoarchive' (i.e. without any parameters).</P>
114<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
115On a more serious note, let's remember that the War on Terrorism is
116about <A HREF="http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=12205">oil,
117not freedom</A>. How about a war on <A HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2183748.stm">pedophilia</A>?
118Oh, I forgot, protecting children from sexual abuse isn't as sexy as
119saving the world from this week's evil archvillain. How about a war
120on soft money? Well, Enron can't <A HREF="http://www.public-i.org/story_01_010902.htm">bribe
121him</A> a second time: they're broke. How about a war on corporate
122accounting skullduggery? Cheney's relationship with Arthur Andersen
123would make that difficult. Oh well. The Bush Administration is well
124known for its irrational exuberance (or should that be hubris?).</P>
125<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
126Never mind that the President was <A HREF="http://www.public-i.org/story_01_100400.htm">judged</A> 
127by the SEC to have engaged in Martha Stewart's new, fun pastime. (I
128can imagine the headline-writers now: &quot;What? Martha's been
129defrauding us? Hold the front page and drop that silly lead banner
130about Dubya. The People have a right to know the truth about Martha,
131and we're gonna tell 'em!&quot;)</P>
132<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
133Oh, that's right, it was ten years ago. Presidents only have to
134behave honorably after they've been elected. They can pardon
135themselves, especially if they're Christians, and just go on as if
136nothing had ever happened. The People don't need to know every detail
137of Dubya's sordid past, do they?</P>
138<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
139How about his sordid present?</P>
140<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
141Let's look at both by going back to the 'evil archvillain' thing.
142Bush's family has been <A HREF="http://www.rense.com/general14/bushsformer.htm">doing
143business</A> with evil archenemies since WW2, when the family
144company was seized by the US Government on the grounds that it was a
145front for the Nazis. Now, fast-forward to the 1990's. Bush Jr. has
146inherited a propensity for collecting <A HREF="http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/INL110A.html">buddies
147of ill repute</A> such as Khaled bin Mahfouz.</P>
148<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
149Khaled bin Mahfouz is a big investor in the Carlyle Group (GOP pals
150and military hardware manufacturers who've done rather nicely out of
151this latest 'war') with chums on the Group's board. He is also <A HREF="http://www.ardmoreite.com/stories/102999/new_saudi.shtml">backing
152Bin Laden</A> to the tune of 7 figures a year, and has been for a decade.</P>
153<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
154Did I mention Enron had been secretly negotiating with the Taliban to
155build a pipeline through Afghanistan? Did you know that? Neither did
156I. The <A HREF="http://www.john-loftus.com/enron3.htm">cover-up by
157the FBI</A> was a little <I>too </I>successful: it gave the Taliban
158time to let Al Qaida complete the training and preparation necessary
159for the attack on the World Trade Center - you know, the one in mid-September
160of last year. Oh, and Bush Sr. was a business partner in the Carlyle
161Group with the Bin Laden family from the early Nineties to... hmm,
162you'll have to fill in the end-date for yourselves.</P>
163<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
164That pipeline 'operation' was the reason Enron (a <A HREF="http://www.moles.org/ProjectUnderground/drillbits/5_10/vs.html">seasoned
165malefactor</A> in the oil business) bought up huge tracts of land in
166the Caspian basin: it was for the <A HREF="http://www.fairfieldweekly.com/articles/enron.html">'railroad
167about to go through Rock Ridge</A>'. What a good thing that Bush now
168has ersatz control of Afghanistan and its government. All he needs
169now is a toe-hold in Turkmenistan. With Enron stock at an all-time
170low, its land almost worthless and&nbsp;the Afghani <I>and</I> 
171Turkmeni governments nice and pliable (the latter terrified of <A HREF="http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/2000/04/F.RU.000425131548.html">Russia</A> 
172trying to assert itself), Bush's business associates can build the
173pipeline oh-so-cheaply. They'll make a killing, just like <A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/12/02/BU172807.DTL">the
174Carlyle Group are</A>.</P>
175<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
176The sooner the American government (whoever happens to be at the helm
177- Dick Cheney, Mrs Clinton, Dick Cheney again, ...) stops taking it
178upon itself to engage in unilateral military incursions (200+ since
1791945, with 680 million dead) to score points at home, the sooner the
180World will stop laughing at America.</P>
181<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
182<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">August
1832nd</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
184<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
185<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">The
186new Monitas tarball contains my typical ramblings with some
187additional work by a very talented 3rd party.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
188<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
189<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">I
190have finally written a script to automate the process of renaming
191and rolling Mondo and Mindi's snapshots (stable + development
192branches). If you are interested in taking part in the testing of
193Mondo v1.5x and Mindi v0.7x then please check out the development
194branch's latest snapshots.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
195<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
196<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">July
19730th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
198<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
199<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">New
200snapshots are available for the stable branch of Mondo and Mindi.
201Please download them if you have been having trouble with the stable branch.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
202<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
203<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">New
204development (1.5x, 0.7x) snapshots are out, too. They will give you
205some idea of how I've been restructuring the source code.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
206<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
207<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">July
20817th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
209<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
210<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">New
211snapshots are available for the stable and development branches of
212Mondo and Mindi. The development branches contain more support for
213RPC calls and NFS mounting in the boot disk. Eventually, I hope to
214support NFS/PXE booting and restoration via a single boot disk.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
215<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
216<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">July
21715th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
218<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
219<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mindi
220v0.65 and Mondo v1.45 are out! They contain a slew of bugfixes and
221some minor enhancements.</FONT></FONT></FONT><I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">July
22213th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
223<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
224<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">1)
225New snapshots. 2) I have two desktop PC's and one laptop now, for
226which I am very thankful. I can now do some serious
227regression-testing, especially on behalf of tape users.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
228<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
229<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">The
230new snapshots fix several important bugs. If you are a tape user or
231a Red Hat 7.3 user, you'll want them (the snapshots, not the bugs).</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
232<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
233<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">I
234think I've finally nailed the NFS problem, too.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
235<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
236<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">June
23729th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
238<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
239<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">New
240snapshots for Mondo, Mindi and <A HREF="monitas.html">Monitas</A> 
241are available. Also, I have finally gotten my hands on a desktop PC
242again. Now I can start fixing some bugs...</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
243<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
244<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">June
24511th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
246<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
247<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Phazeman
248has written a nifty HOWO for newbies, which he published via <A HREF="http://www.linuxmonster.org">linuxmonster.org</A> 
249and <A HREF="http://phazeman.mailru.com/Mondo_Rescue_CD_HOWTO.htm">his
250own website</A>. Also, <A HREF="monitas.html">Monitas</A> is coming
251along nicely...</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
252<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
253<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">June
2545th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
255<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
256Mondo v1.43-r7 and Mindi v0.63-r7 are out. Thanks, KP, for rolling
257the packages. I am uploading daily snapshots now, in case users are
258interested in trying the latest and greatest features.</P>
259<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
260<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">May
26128th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
262<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
263Mondo v1.43-r6 and Mindi v0.63-r6 are out. Thanks, KP!</P>
264<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
265<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">May
26621st</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
267<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
268NEW - check out <A HREF="http://home.t-online.de/~jroark">Mike's page</A> 
269for SuSE users.</P>
270<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
271<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">May
27215th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
273<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
274<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Oo!
275Oo! Mondo is in the German &quot;Linux Magazine&quot;, says Michael
276Stibane. Michael has also designed a seriously cool, <A HREF="images/new-mondo-logo.gif">new
277logo</A> for Mondo, too. (The article was by Charly K&uuml;hnast, apparently.)</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
278<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
279<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">May
2806th</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
281<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
282<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
283v1.43-r4 and Mindi v0.63-r4 are out.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
284<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
285<I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">April
28625th, 2002</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
287<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
288<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
289v1.43 and Mindi v0.63 are out. Troff has commented the code
290splendidly. Donald K. has mailed me a set of SuSE CD's which will
291enable me to customize Mondo to suits the needs of the distribution.
292KP is rolling RPM's. It all looks very promising.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
293<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
294<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>April
29518th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
296<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
297<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">KP
298has released some new RPM's for Mondo, Mindi and Isolinux. Check out <A HREF="http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/kp">http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/kp</A> 
299if you are interested. They're neat.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
300<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
301<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>April
3021</I></FONT></FONT></FONT><I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">3</FONT></FONT></FONT></I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>th,
30320</I></FONT></FONT></FONT><I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">02</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
304<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
305<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
306v1.42-r3 and Mindi v0.62-r3 are out.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
307<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
308<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>April
3091</I></FONT></FONT></FONT><I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">0</FONT></FONT></FONT></I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>th,
31020</I></FONT></FONT></FONT><I><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">02</FONT></FONT></FONT></I></P>
311<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
312<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
313v1.42 and Mindi v0.62 are out. Let's see how they go...</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
314<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
315<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>March
31631st, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
317<P>
318<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Lots
319of patching. Lots of debugging. New manual and PDF (updated, anyway
320- nice job, Mr. Hultgren!) available at the top of the Download page.
321Mikael is kicking butt, yet again. Oh, and Mindi v0.60 is out. It
322looks good.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
323<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
324<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>March
32521st, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
326<P>
327<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
328v1.41 and Mindi v0.59 are out. Oh, and happy birthday to me!</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
329<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
330<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>March
3313rd, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
332<P>
333<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
334v1.40-r6 and Mindi v0.58-r6 are out. Basically, r5 + minor bugfixes
335= r6.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
336<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
337<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>February
33824th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
339<P>
340<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
341v1.40-r5 and Mindi v0.58-r5 are out. Enjoy. I wiped and nuke-restored
342my PC using the latest releases. If you downloaded Mondo before
343Sunday, 24th Feb @ 6 p.m. (GMT) then please download these releases,
344just in case.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
345<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
346<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>February
34719th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
348<P>
349<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">The
350groovy new manual is out. Cafeole, Troff, Randy and I have done our
351best to make Mondo as exciting and easy to use as a toaster. Mondo
352looks as if it is finally stabilizing - I mean, really stabilizing,
353not simply behaving properly most of the time. Users are telling me
354it is 'slick', 'perfect', etc. There must be bugs lurking but for now
355they seem to be under control. Debian users, please submit your bug
356reports. I'll do my best to figure out what's Mondo's fault and
357what's Debian's fault.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
358<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
359<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>February
36017th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
361<P>
362<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
363v1.40-r3 and Mindi v0.58-r4 are out. They look good so far. Bug
364reports, please!</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
365<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
366<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>February
36715th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
368<P>
369<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">3pm:
370I backed up my server (6GB hard drive, 128MB RAM, CPU=AMD K6-300) to
371one CD-R. 5pm: I nuked it. (It's a Windows 98 / Red Hat 7.2 system,
372btw.) Windows and Red Hat booted just fine. Phew. No problems of any
373kind were encountered.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
374<P>
375<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">The
376new Nuke Mode also resizes all partitions proportionately, to fill
377up the hard disks. This is useful if you are migrating from a 20GB
378hard drive to a 40GB hard drive. You don't have to edit the mountlist
379or even restore interactively: just nuke it. Mondo v1.40-r3 will
380include this feature.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
381<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
382<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>February
38310th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
384<P>
385<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
386v1.40 is out. So is Mindi v0.58, which goes well with a dry white wine.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
387<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
388<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>February
3891st, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
390<P>
391<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mindi
392v0.56 is out. It fixes minor keyboard mapping bugs. Mondo v1.25 is
393out, too. It handles files of 2GB in size now. There are a few other
394minor fixes but basically v1.2x is solid as a rock, as far as I can
395tell. Please feel free to send me bug reports to prove me wrong. ;)</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
396<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
397<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>January
39828th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
399<P>
400<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mindi
401v0.55 is out. I have opened Mondo 1.5x. Mondo v1.40 will be out in
4024-6 weeks.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
403<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
404<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>January
40525th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
406<P>
407<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
408v1.37, Mondo v1.24 and Mindi v0.54 are out. Mondo v1.37 has a proper
409'selective restore' interface which you will like, I am sure. Please
410submit logs with bug reports. :)</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
411<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
412<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>January
41320th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
414<P>
415<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
416v1.36 and Mindi v0.53 are out. Mondo v1.36 is a giant leap forward
417but it's not for newbies. Use it with caution. If you are reading
418this, it means I have successfully nuked my PC with v1.36; however,
419YMMV. Tape users should always use --verify. CD users should not use
420--verify but should boot into Compare Mode instead.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
421<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
422<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>January
42314th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
424<P>
425<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
426v1.35 has been out for a few days now. It looks good. I have wiped
427and restored using tapes, CD's and ISO's-over-NFS using v1.35; I have
428not lost any data yet.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
429<P>
430<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">I
431am moving large chunks of Mondo from the shell script
432(mondo-archive) to the C-based archival engine (mondo-tarme). Users
433will notice and enjoy the difference.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
434<P>
435<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Currently
436unemployed as I am, I hope I can balance the demands of job-hunting
437with the demands of Mondo's users. My wrist pains are creeping back.
438It must be the time on IRC. If necessary, I'll stop going.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
439<P>
440<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">I
441hope to have OS-neutral support in place by the end of the month,
442with a pretty interface by the end of next month (February).</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
443<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
444<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>January
4455th, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
446<P>
447<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
448v1.23 and Mindi v0.52 are out. They install to /usr/local and fix
449some minor bugs. I am working on NFS support.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
450<P>
451<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">I
452have backed up and restored my PC using 1.23/0.52; no problems were encountered.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
453<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>
454<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><I>January
4553rd, 2002</I></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
456<P>
457<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK">Mondo
458v1.23 is due out on Sunday. It will install in /usr/local. Ditto,
459Mindi v0.52. Mondo v1.35 has been pushed back by at least a week. It
460might be out on Jan 15th. Rewriting the tape support from the ground
461up is turning out to be harder than I thought. I have spent about 40
462hours on it since last Saturday. I am still burning the midnight oil,
463testing it, breaking it, fixing it...</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
464<P>
465<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Times New I2"><FONT SIZE="2"><FONT COLOR="BLACK"><A HREF="gossip-old.html">Click
466here for older gossip</A></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
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