UMBC CMSC 201 Spring '00 CSEE | 201 | 201 S'00 | lectures | news | help


  • Announcements
  • March 29, 2000
    After receiving many questions about the deductions made from the design section of the project 2 grades, I have posted a guideline document about grading of project design.

  • March 28, 2000
    A solution for project 2 has been posted

  • March 9, 2000
    University Computing Services (UCS) has announced some new classes (including Intro to Unix).
    See the UCS class schedule for details

  • February 24, 2000

  • February 21, 2000
    Discussion for section 0204 will now meet in room MP 012

  • February 9, 2000
    There is a new TA for section 0203. Please check the discussion section page or the TA information page for details.

  • February 5, 2000
    HOLD LIST -- all students who completed the pink form in room ECS 208 should now be able to register for the class.
    Please note that some students who requested Ms Bogar's section 0201 were moved to either section 0203 or 0204. All three of these sections have their discussion section on Tuesday at 7:00PM

  • January 31, 2000
    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.


  • January 27, 2000 Web Page On-line

  • 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 S'00 | lectures | news | help

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