Lilikoi Software, of which I am the president (I'm not a US citizen, so I *have*
to be the president of something!), is offering its acclaimed "Ceilidh" group
discussion software for FREE download from the World Wide Web.
www.lilikoi.com (coming soon)
Ceilidh is a Gaelic word that means a gathering of people in a festive atmosphere
and that pretty much sums up what Ceilidh offers. Ceilidh is a single compiled
C source code executable that currently runs on DEC Alpha, Linux, OS/2, Solaris,
SunOS and Windows NT/95 platforms. Installation on your own Web server is a
very simple affair. Ceilidh is both server and browser-independent, working on
everything from Lynx to Netscape Navigator.
Ceilidh offers an intuitive, fault-tolerant, interface that provides automatic text
conversion into HTML, on-the-fly editing (with preview of the formatted message
prior to addition to the message index), automatic message expiration in addition
to a host of other features too long to be listed here.
Utah State University English Department is currently operating 70 Ceilidh-driven
group discussion forums from asingle Windows NT server. The professors there
are finding that Ceilidh suits their communication needs better than e-mail!
But don't take my word for it. Check out the Ceilidh Home Page, www.g0rvx.demon.co.uk
You can test Ceilidh there and you can download a copy for your own server with absolutely
Richard J. Hughes, Ph.D.