First release of gamin-0.0.1

  First release of gamin-0.0.1

Gamin is a file and directory monitoring system defined to be
a subset of the FAM (File Alteration Monitor) system.
 The main goals of the project are:
 1/ minimize the security model of FAM
 2/ simplify the code base
 3/ provide an API and ABI compatible replacement for FAM
The project home page is (temporary) at:
you should be able to find there the release source, and prepackaged
RPMs for the i386 platform working on Fedora Core 2 and RHEL 3.
A mailing list is also available to discuss about this project,
see the following URL for subscription informations:

and the on-line archives:

The CVS base is in the GNOME project CVS base at, the
module name is 'gamin'. See
 From an historical point of view, gamin builds from the marmot project
authored by James Willcox and Corey Bowers and then heavilly modified
to turn it into a minimalist FAM replacement (French litterate will
appreciate the filiation from fam to marmot and gamin)

This library is available under the terms of the GNU LIBRARY GENERAL
PUBLIC LICENSE, and a copy of it should be found in the source under the
COPYING file. 

 This work is sponsored by Red Hat, consider this a first snapshot of
a work-in-progress, there is still a lot to do, but this should be 
sufficient to get gnome-vfs and nautilus working again on SELinux enabled
systems. One goal too is to be able to test and integrate quickly 
mechanisms at the kernel level providing better interfaces to file
and directory alteration mechanism.


Daniel Veillard      | Red Hat Desktop team
veillard redhat com  | libxml GNOME XML XSLT toolkit | Rpmfind RPM search engine

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