These are specific known problems and which should be fixed in Rhino.
Feedback and patches will be gratefully accepted!
Rhino bugs in Bugzilla.
If nobody's name is next to a bug, either no one's working on it, or Rusty
is working on it. Frequently the two states are indistinguishable.
- i18n is broken in the sysadmd protocol. (The client side is
localized, and the server side is localized, but at the moment there's no
way for the client to tell the server what locale to use.)
- readlog is missing. This privileged command displays portions of
the system log(s), but isn't present on Linux yet because it used _getpty()
on IRIX. (Aseel Abbas fixed this; it will probably
be in 1.3.8.)
- In build/rpm/rpm.spec.in, the package groups are not quite right, and
the descriptions could be better. Also, there have been
that our RPM spec file is an abomination (and should not be named
- The ssh support should be turned back on. It was removed for legal
(export) reasons; we need to determine whether those reasons are still
relevant. (Inside SGI, this is bug 797618. wessmith knows about this.)
- There needs to be a Privilege Manager GUI for administering
privileges. It would be really simple, and would make a great demo.
(And it would be useful!)
- The i18n licensing mess needs to be resolved. Currently Rhino uses
GNU gettext on platforms which support it (such as Linux), and no i18n on
platforms which don't (such as IRIX). We need to find out whether there's
a way to use catgets through gettext or use the included libintl stuff
(which provides an implementation of gettext for platforms which don't
support it) while remaining LGPL. If we can't do this, we need to scrap
gettext and use catgets instead.
Originally Rhino used an i18n API which was unavailable on
Linux. It was converted to use GNU gettext; unfortunately, both the code
provided with gettext for encapsulating catgets and the gettext
implementation are licensed under the GPL, so we can't use them and be
LGPL. Rusty sent mail to Ulrich Drepper some time ago but never received a
reply, so this needs some more investigation.
- mkrhinoism improvements:
- It ought to let you choose whether to create an entire TaskManager,
Category, and set of Tasks, or whether to create a single Task for
inclusion in an existing project. On the other
hand, if you've got an existing project, it's probably easier to
just copy one of its existing tasks.)
- It ought to let you choose whether to use GNU or SGI build trees.
- It ought to let you choose what kind of license you want in the
generated code (GPL, LGPL, other), and perform the substitutions in the
source files. (Right now everything it generates is GPL. If that's
a problem, let us know.)
- It ought to let you choose a package name other than
- It should be easy (or at least possible) to replace the privilege subsystem
with sudo for administrators who've already got it set up & are
more comfortable with it. I'm not familiar with sudo myself, but most of
the changes would probably be in the runpriv command, or in
- You need to be able to load tasks from multiple products in the
TaskManager. Ask John Relph about this.
These web pages
- The badly-done cascading style sheets should be removed from the tutorials,
or rhino.css needs to be included in the tutorials tarball. As it is, it's
- the GUIComponents.html tutorial page could use some work. (See where
the "XXX" stuff is commented out.)
- Now that we're generating server-side API
documentation, we ought to take advantage of it in the tutorials.
- The tutorials & such should be updated to reflect mkrhinoism's current