Re: [NEWBIE] Formatting okay? and a silly newbie question

From: Zeavon (
Date: 10/26/00

On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Sherpa John wrote:

> I would like to know if the format(ting) of my messages is acceptable. I
> have set the line length to 72 in hotmail, but I see no options for how it
> actually formats the snet message (I can only hope it ain't HTML ;-)

Looks fine here under pine. Thanks for making the effort to get the email
formatting right.

> ...which leads to my query: what would you seasoned veterans recommend as
> the best linux distribution for working on circle? best being most stable,
> and as I am a beginner, one that won't require too much tweaking to get
> modded circle code to compile.

I would suggest going with Red Hat. It's the most popular distro (in the
U.S.) and therefore has the most support. I've installed, configured and
run quite a few flavors of Linux[1] over the past few years. Red Hat has
one of the easier install routines and is relatively easy to use. However,
in the most recent version of TurboLinux, I was especially impressed with
the ease of their install and how well their X config worked for
autodetecting all of my goodies.

If I were you, would grab a copy of a book like Red Hat Linux, Unleashed
and install off of the CD that came with the book. That will give you a
ton of documentation to go along with the package that you are installing.

[1] List of distros that I've worked on: Red Hat, Slackware, S.u.S.E,
Debian, Caldera, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Storm and FreeBSD.

[ObCircle] I've converted my mud from C to C++. Going to eventually go
from using linked lists with all those poitners to using the STL list
template. Has anyone attempted this? Any hints, pointers or other advice?

Zeavon Calatin, MageMaster of the Realms
Spear of Insanity    telnet://

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