Fourtantly for us (or unfourtantly for us, depends how you look at it), Guy Keren likes to talk about programming. He gave several programming related lectures, and suggested as an exercise to the other members of the club, to try and code a little bit things he suggested. One of his suggestions was to write a GUI interface for much needed utility for the Israeli Linux user - biditext. This started the project R2L. Another suggestion Guy presented during his lecture about kernel programming, is to write a kernel module which will enable system adminstrators tracking of the various system calls in their system. This of course lead to a new project called the syscall tracker project which later changed its name to syscalltrack.
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Project Leader: Tzafrir Cohen
This project was started by Guy Keren, after Guy's lecture about GUI programming. Guy suggested to write a GUI to one of the more useful utilites known to the Hebrew-speaking Linux user - the biditext. The developement group is composed of Guy Keren, mulix, Emil Kohn Dan, Shlomi Fish and Tzafrir Cohen. The group added a GUI (called r2l) to the biditext utility, and you can download version 1.0.1 from: R2L-1.0.1.
Project Leaders: Guy Keren and Muli Ben-Yehuda
This project was started by Guy Keren and mulix, after Guy's lecture about kernel programming. Guy suggested to write a kernel module which logs various system calls. The main idea is to have a more efficient and powerful system call tracking and modification mechanism than the one used by strace. As some of its programmers are not Haifux members (= they are not from Haifa, and don't really like to come once every several months to the meetings), they moved its development to SourceFourge. More info about the project can be found here. On 24/6/02, the syscalltrack people had an hackers fest in the haifux, talking about current implementation and future projects. More about this hacker fest, you can find here.
Project Leader: Kohn Emil Dan
Emil received an Apache(R) ADSL-USB modem from Actcom. He tried to use it in Linux, and failed, as there were no drivers. Instead of using it only in Windows, he started to work on a driver.
The current driver can be found here.
There will probably be more projects. The main problem is that we do not have man power (=people, time) to start new projects (or even finish old ones...).
Still, we have several ideas for future projects, so join the projects mailing list or contact one of the projects leaders if you want to help.