The Kermit Project |
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Why two websites? The Kermit Project at Columbia University was canceled by the University effective 1 July 2011, as explained on the Columbia University Kermit Project home page. The Kermit website there is frozen effective 1 October 2011; it will remain available but will not change. A new website and software archive was needed to maintain and develop the software and supply updated information as the the world changes.
The “New Open Source Kermit Project” is found at kermitproject.org, also known as kermitsoftware.org, hosted by Panix.com Public Access Networks Corporation in Manhattan, New York City. It will house only the active open-source Kermit software versions: C-Kermit, E-Kermit, and Kermit 95, plus any new Kermit programs that might appear later. Kermit software for older platforms (such as MS-DOS or IBM Mainframes, to name only two), remains available on the Columbia University Kermit website.
The historical Kermit software archive — the one that contains all the Kermit programs and files from 1981 to August 2011 — is at Columbia University: about 150 different programs, covering thousands of hardware-OS-version combinations, in 36 different programming languages and many more dialects...
Here's the layout of the new Kermit software FTP site:
Kermit Software Archive 1981-2011:
New Kermit Project FTP Site Map Area Mode FTP URL C-Kermit Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/ckermit E-Kermit Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/ekermit G-Kermit Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/gkermit Kermit 95 Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/kermit95 Kermit Script Library text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/scripts Tar and Zip Archives binary ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/archives Test and Development Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/test/text Test and Development Tar and Zip Archives binary ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/test/tar PDF and PostScript Files binary ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/pdf Plain-Text Documents text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/etc
Tar and Zip archives in the archive directory are also available individually via HTTP links in the Download section of each program page (for example, here), for the benefit of those who have FTP blocked. In fact, any Kermit Project FTP URL can be converted into an HTTP URL as follows:
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The reason FTP is offered at all is that following an FTP link into a directory shows you all the files and lets you look at or download each one individually, whereas you can't get a file list with HTTP. Also, when using a command-line FTP client (such as C-Kermit), you get a lot more control than you do with HTTP.
My thanks to Panix Public Access Networks Corporation on behalf of the open source community and Kermit software users and developers everywhere for hosting this new site.
—Frank da Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org