UMBC CMSC 201 Fall '99 CSEE | 201 | 201 F'99 | lectures | news | help


  • Announcements
  • November 28, 199
    Project 5 released
  • November 8, 199
    Project 4 released
  • October 25, 1999
    Project 3 released
  • October 13, 1999
    Grades for project 1 posted. Please verify your grade on the web.
  • October 4, 1999
    The University Computing Service (UCS) has announced classes for this week (10/4/99 thru 10/9/99). You must have a GL account and some experience using the PCs in the UCS labs. All classes to be held in ECS 025. See for schedule of classes.
  • September 10, 1999
    Because of the technical difficulties which both Ms Bogar and Mr Frey's classes encountered this week causing their classes to be cancelled, the schedule of classes and project dates have been adjusted.
  • September 10, 1999
    Students added to class have been given permission to enroll. YOU must still register for the class. If you are changing sections, you must DROP your original class and ADD your new one
  • August 30, 1999
    Just for fun.... the Top 20 replies by developers when their programs don't work
  • August 30, 1999
    EMACS -- when emacs (or xemacs) begins, it looks for and reads a file named .emacs in your home directory to obtain configuration information. Save this .emacs file (note the leading "dot") in your Unix home directory to get the following features:
    • Automtic formatting in accordance with the CS201 coding style standard
    • A working backspace key. Backspace will now delete to the left of the cursor instead of invoking "help". It also remaps CTL-X? to be the new "help" key.

    The .emacs file is publicly available in the directory


    To copy the file, 'cd' to your home directory and type the command

    cp /afs/ . Don't forget the dot (.) at the end... it means copy the file to the current directory.


  • Newsgroups
  • There is a newsgroup for this course, which provides a open forum in which anyone can post messages of interest to the CMSC 201 community. You should learn how to read news and subscribe to the newsgroup umbc.course.csee201 While you are at it, subscribe to the umbc.csee newsgroup which carries announcements of the CSEE Department, information about the department, and computer and information technology in general. When you subscribe to these groups, spend some time looking through the titles of other newsgroups. I'm sure there are other groups that you may find interesting.

    There are serveral newsreaders available on gl. The most commonly used are: rn, trn, xrn, pine and Netscape. Since rn, trn, and xrn were designed specifically to read news, you will find that they are more powerful than either pine or Netscape for reading and posting. xrn is the xwindows version of rn and it is only available on workstations that run xwindows (the SGIs). Investigate some of these newsreaders so that you can choose the newsreader you prefer.

    CSEE | 201 | 201 F'99 | lectures | news | help

    last modified on Sunday, 28-Nov-1999 19:59:00 EST