Re: What does this provide?
This program extends the capability of the mouse wheel, and other extra buttons (which most apps still don't recognize, like the side buttons or a left/right wheel). It allows them to act the same as when it isn't running, or to change the behaviour completely when you configure it to do so. It also can change behaviour based on modifiers, which not all apps that recognize the wheel do. Mozilla does, yes, but things like xmms don't. So while you do have "basic" functionality in most X apps these days, you still don't get that extra bit of configuration that can increase your wheel usefulness many times more.
What does this provide?
How is using this daemon different in end result functionality than just setting the appropriate options in XF86CONFIG
For an easy to follow install guide go to http://www.linuxheadquarters.com/howto/basic/imwheel.shtml
Imwheel root exploit bug found and being fixed
Reading the imwheel site shows that there is an SUID root exploit bug in all current versions of the software. The author has placed a patch to fix the problem on the website.
the new version finally fixes all the bugs that happened with windowmaker... it's 100% reliable for me now. thanks a lot!
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.