Topics covered in this section include:
Building and Installing Software Packages for Linux Updated: Jul 1999.
A comprehensive guide to building and installing "generic" UNIX
software distributions under Linux. Software-Proj-Mgmt-HOWTO,
Free Software Project Management HOWTO Updated: Apr 2002.
A guide to the non-technical aspects of free software project
the non-technical aspects of free software project
management; and was written to be a crash course in the
people skills that aren't taught to commercial coders
but that can make or break a free software project. Software-Release-Practice-HOWTO,
Software Release Practice HOWTO Updated: Jan 2002.
Describes good release practices for Linux open-source projects. 4.6.3. Languages
Programming Languages mini-HOWTO Updated: Jul 2000.
A brief comparison of major programming languages for Linux and
major libraries for creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
under Linux. Adv-Bash-Scr-HOWTO,
Advanced Bash-Scripting HOWTO
A guide to shell scripting, using Bash.
Replaced by the
Bash-Scripting Guide. Assembly-HOWTO,
Linux Assembly HOWTO Updated: Aug 2002.
How to program in assembly language using FREE programming tools,
focusing on development for or from the Linux Operating System on
IA-32 (i386) platform. Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO,
BASH Programming - Introduction HOWTO Updated: Jul 2000.
This article intends to help you to start programming
basic-to-intermediate shell scripts.
C++ Programming HOWTO Removed: November 2002.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. Enterprise-Java-for-Linux-HOWTO,
Enterprise Java for Linux HOWTO Updated: Nov 2001.
How to set up an Enterprise Java environment on Linux including a
JDK, a Web server, supporting Java servlets, accessing a database via
JDBC, and supporting Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs). Java-CGI-HOWTO,
Java CGI HOWTO Updated: Dec 1998.
Explains how to set up your server to allow CGI programs written in
Java and how to use Java to write CGI programs. Lex-YACC-HOWTO,
Lex and YACC primer/HOWTO Updated: Apr 2002.
Helps you get started using Lex and YACC. TclTk-HOWTO,
The Linux Tcl and Tk HOWTO Updated: Nov 1998.
Describes the Linux approach to Tcl, a scripting language. Scripting-GUI-TclTk,
Scripting Graphical Commands with Tcl/Tk Mini-HOWTO Updated: Aug 2003.
This article provides an introduction to building graphical user
interface frontends for command-line utilities using Tcl and the Tk
VB6 To Tcl mini-HOWTO Updated: Apr 2003.
A 15 Minute Tcl Tour For Visual Basic and VBScript Programmers. 4.6.4. Libraries
Program Library HOWTO Updated: Apr 2003.
This HOWTO for programmers discusses how to create and use program
libraries on Linux. This includes static libraries, shared libraries,
and dynamically loaded libraries. C++-dlopen,
C++ dlopen mini HOWTO Updated: Aug 2003.
How to dynamically load C++ functions and classes using
the dlopen API. Glibc2-HOWTO,
Glibc 2 HOWTO Updated: Jun 1998.
Covers installing and using the GNU C Library version 2 (libc6)
on Linux systems. NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO,
NCURSES Programming HOWTO Updated: Jun 2002.
An "All in One" guide for programming with ncurses and its
sister libraries. 4.6.5. Interfaces / API / Protocols
3D-Modelling, 3D Graphics Modelling and Rendering mini-HOWTO Updated: Mar 2001.
Details download and installation instructions for a graphics
rendering and modelling development environment using RedHat Linux. IO-Port-Programming,
Linux I/O port programming mini-HOWTO Updated: Dec 2000.
Describes programming hardware I/O ports and waiting for small periods
of time in user-mode Linux programs running on the Intel
x86 architecture. Kerneld,
The Linux kerneld mini-HOWTO Updated: May 2000.
Explains how you can use the kerneld function in the Linux kernels. Lego, Lego Mindstorm with Linux Mini-HOWTO Updated: Oct 2000.
Intended to serve as a very brief introduction to the options available
for using the Lego Group's Mindstorm Robotics Invention System (RIS)
from within Linux. It also can be used as a gathering
point for more information. Module-HOWTO,
Linux Loadable Kernel Module HOWTO Updated: Jan 2005.
Explains what Linux loadable kernel modules (LKMs) are,
and how to use and create them. NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO,
NCURSES Programming HOWTO Updated: Jun 2002.
An "All in One" guide for programming with ncurses and its
sister libraries. NLM-HOWTO,
NetWare Loadable Module Programming HOWTO Updated: Aug 2000.
How to develop NetWare Loadable Modules under
Linux, using GNU CC and nlmconv(1) from GNU binutils. Parallel-Processing-HOWTO,
Linux Parallel Processing HOWTO Updated: Jun 2004.
Discusses the four basic approaches to parallel processing that are
available to Linux users: SMP Linux systems, clusters of networked
Linux systems, parallel execution using multimedia instructions
(i.e., MMX), and attached (parallel) processors hosted by a Linux
Querying libiptc HOWTO Updated: Apr 2002.
Explains how to use the libiptc library included in the
iptables package and how to use programs to query the internal
RTLinux HOWTO Updated: Aug 2002.
RTLinux Installation and writing realtime programs in Linux. SCSI-2.4-HOWTO,
The Linux 2.4 SCSI subsystem HOWTO Updated: Aug 2004.
Describes the SCSI subsystem as the Linux kernel enters
the 2.4 production series. An external view of the SCSI subsystem
is the main theme. Material is included to help the system
administration of the Linux SCSI subsystem. SCSI-Generic-HOWTO,
The Linux SCSI Generic (sg) HOWTO Updated: May 2002.
Describes the SCSI Generic driver (sg) found in
the Linux 2.4 production series of kernels. Focuses on
the interface and characteristics of the driver that application
writers may need to know. SCSI-Programming-HOWTO,
The Linux SCSI programming HOWTO
Archived - Last Update: May 1996.
Deals with programming the Linux generic SCSI interface. Check the
SCSI-Generic-HOWTO for more current information. Serial-Programming-HOWTO,
Serial Programming HOWTO Updated: Aug 2001.
How to program communications with devices over a serial port on a
Linux box. SMB-HOWTO,
SMB HOWTO Updated: Apr 2000.
How to use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also called the
Session Message Block, NetBIOS or LanManager protocol, with Linux
using Samba. XML-RPC-HOWTO,
XML-RPC HOWTO Updated: Apr 2001.
Describes how to use XML-RPC to implement clients and servers in
a variety of languages. Provides example code; applies to all
operating systems with XML-RPC support. 4.6.6. Security
Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO Updated: Mar 2003.
Provides a set of design and implementation guidelines for writing
secure programs for Linux and Unix systems. 4.6.7. Tools
C-C++ Beautifier HOWTO Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. C-editing-with-VIM-HOWTO,
C editing with VIM HOWTO Updated: Jan 2001.
An introduction to editing C and
other language files whose syntax is similar like C++
and Java in vi/VIM. Java-Decompiler-HOWTO,
Java Decompiler HOWTO Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. RPM-HOWTO,
RPM HOWTO - RPM at Idle Updated: Nov 1999.
RPM is the RPM Package Manager. It is an open packaging
system available for anyone to use. It allows users to take source
code for new software and package it into source and binary form such
that binaries can be easily installed and tracked and source can be
rebuilt easily. It also maintains a database of all packages and their
files that can be used for verifying packages and querying for
information about files and/or packages. RPM-for-Unix-HOWTO,
RPM-for-Unix HOW-TO Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. Valgrind-HOWTO,
Valgrind HOWTO Updated: Sep 2002.
A guide to Valgrind, the malloc debugger. Vim-HOWTO,
Vim Color Editor HOWTO (Vi Improved w/syntax
color highlighting) Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. 4.6.8. Version Control
CVS-RCS HOWTO for Linux (Source Code Control System) Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. RCS,
The RCS mini-HOWTO Updated: Aug 1997.
Covers basic installation and usage of RCS, the GNU Revision
Control System, under Linux. Secure-CVS-Pserver, Secure CVS Pserver Mini-HOWTO Updated: Mar 2003.
Will help you set up a more secure CVS Pserver for
anonymous CVS access. 4.6.9. DBMS / Databases
DB2 Universe Database Version 8.2 for Linux HOWTO Updated: Jan 2005.
Intended for anyone interested in installing and
using 32-bit IBM DB2® Universal Database on Linux®. If you're
interested in 64–bit or other architectures, we refer you to the
official documentation sources (see the Resources section of the
HOWTO for a link). IngresII-HOWTO,
Ingres II HOWTO Updated: Sep 2001.
Helps install the Ingres II Relational Database Management
System on Linux. Oracle-7-HOWTO,
Oracle 7 Database HOWTO Updated: Aug 1998.
A guide to installing and configuring the Oracle 7 Database Server on a
Linux system. Oracle-8-HOWTO,
Oracle 8i for Linux Installation HOWTO Updated: Jul 2003.
A guide to installing and configuring the
Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition for Linux. Oracle8-on-RH7X-HOWTO,
Oracle 8i on Linux RH7.X Installation HOWTO Updated: Jul 2002.
Following this HOWTO you should be able to get "Oracle 8i, version
8.1.7, Enterprise Edition for Linux" installed on a RedHat 7.X
Database-SQL-RDBMS HOWTO for Linux Removed: Jan 2002.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. Please visit the official
for information on this topic. WWW-mSQL-HOWTO,
A mSQL and perl Web Server HOWTO Updated: Sep 1997.
How to build a SQL client/server database using WWW and HTML for the
user interface. 4.6.10. Miscellaneous
How to Develop Accessible Linux Applications Updated: May 2002.
Provides Linux software developers with guidelines and
test cases for developing accessible Linux applications. AI-Alife-HOWTO,
Linux AI & Alife HOWTO Updated: Aug 2004.
Information about, and links to, various AI related software libraries,
applications, etc. that work on the Linux platform. Apache-Compile-HOWTO,
Apache Compile HOWTO (Linux edition) Updated: Feb 2003.
Describes how to compile the Apache Webserver with
important modules like mod_perl, mod_dav, mod_auth_ldap,
mod_dynvhost, mod_roaming, mod_jserv, and mod_php. Debian-Binary-Package-Building-HOWTO,
Debian Binary Package Building HOWTO Updated: Dec 2003.
Shows how to build a minimal Debian .deb package. HighQuality-Apps-HOWTO,
Creating Integrated High Quality Linux Applications HOWTO Updated: Aug 2002.
Tries to clarify some issues and give
tips on how to create Linux applications highly integrated to
the Operating System, security and easy of use. Multi-Distro-Dev, Development for Multiple Linux Distributions mini-HOWTO Updated: Aug 2002.
Outlines a quick hack to aid in developing and testing
user-space programs for multiple Linux distributions. Tango-HOWTO,
Tango 2000 HOWTO Updated: Jul 2000.
Describes the installation, configuration, and basic
troubleshooting of Pervasive Software's Tango Application Server
on Sun Solaris and various flavours of Linux.