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CopyLeft2002 GNU/GPL v2 OR LATER * ISSUE004 * AUGUST 11, 2002
Co-edited by Frederick Noronha and Parag Mehta <pm at linuxindia dot org> *
In this issue o TUG 2002 comes to India
o Linking projects to students
o ELX Linux in the news
o FSF-India mailing list change
o Experiences from the classroom
o Links you could use
o Solaris mailing list
o Scripts for a terminal server
o Kaii Linux PDA
TUG 2002 COMES TO INDIA: Registration is now open for the TUG 2002, the
annual conference of TeX Users Group scheduled for September 1-7 at
Technopark, Trivandrum, India. This is the first time that TUG conference is
being held outside Europe and US.
The TUG conference is one of the worlds leading TeX users/developers
conferences aimed at the experienced developers and at the the same time
novice users as well. One day tutorial for novice users which is followed by
a two-day tutorial on advanced topics, take one to the four day conference
of presentations and discussions by developers in the TeX world. The
conference language is English.
Organized by the Indian TeX Users Group (TUGIndia) in association with
international TeX Users Group, the TUG 2002 will bring together for the 23rd
time. TeX enthusiasts from around the world for talks about TeX, XML,
metapost, multilingual typesetting, non-Latin and Indic scripts, graphics
and much more. You can also join your fellow developers in
birds-of-a-feather sessions, sample the local beer at our social event.
The Organizing Committee Chair is Satish Babu <sb(a)inapp.com>, Internet
Applications Technologies, Trivandrum, India and Program Committee Chair is
Sebastian Rahtz, Computing Services, Oxford University
<sebastian.rahtz(a)computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>, Oxford University, UK.
The conference takes place at the Park Center, Technopark, Trivandrum
and is co-sponsored by IT Mission Group, Government of Kerala. On
Sunday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 3 there are four
tutorial to chose from. The conference itself will open on Wednesday,
September 4 with a keynote, "TeX, XML and the State of the Art" by
Hans Hagen, Pragma Advanced Document Engineering, Netherlands.
For all the details and online registration have a look at our web page:
Contacts: Organising Committee TUG 2002 <tug2002(a)tug.org.in>
Thanks to Radhakrishnan <cvr(a)river-valley.org> for these details.
LINKING PROJECTS TO STUDENTS: An attempt to offer students interesting
GNU/Linux projects. Check the following sites.
Suggests Trevor Warren: "Lets get started with volunteers/mentors listing
their names as project guides....And start using Wiki to create a list of
Projects for Students to come and visit. I would humbly request all to get
started on the same ASAP.......which would b in accordance to the spirit
with which all of us are doing our best to get the student community
involved with Free Software."
Contact for Trevor Warren: trevor(a)zenith-india.com
ELX LINUX IN THE NEWS: Sunil Rajanala (Economic Times) reports from
Hyderabad that Everyone's Linux (ELX) in association with Maxil Technology
Solutions, US, is gearing up to launch a Linux-based operating system, ELX
Power desktop version across North America, Europe, Latin America and
Australia anytime now.
ELX is India's first commercial Linux-based Operating System, which claims
to match Windows by every feature and provides the additional advantages of
Linux's robustness and security. The Linux operating system has been
developed by Hyderabad-based Everyone's Linux, formerly 3T solutions.
Economic Times quoted Maxil Technology's MIS director, Raj Kosaraju saying
the soft launch of ELX Power Desktop Version 1.0 took place during late June
this year across North America including Canada. ELX also plans to launch
the product in India soon for just Rs 900 for Indian customers.
Kosaraju said during the test phase, the pre-release version of ELX had
89,000 free downloads between April and June 2002, with most of the
downloads from educational institutions, colleges, and universities.
FSF-INDIA LIST CHANGE: Recently a change has taken place in the names of the
FSF lists. fsf-friends is the list to which you need to send the mails (to
take part in discussion on Free Software in India). fsf-india is now the
announcement list of fsf-india, and fsf-friends is the list where
subscribers can post their emails. This tip from Nagarjuna
EXPERIENCES FROM THE CLASSROOM: Leo Fernandes <leo(a)indialink.org> narrates
his recent experience with the Linux-in-schools project in Delhi: "Well,
Monday was my first day in school! Was wonderful to be in the company of
peers in Class 4. I learnt some logo commands. It's a great programming
language! I think I will continue my education....
"So folks, we have passed through the first two days of having a Linux
server in a school computer lab in Delhi for classes 4 to 8. We have RH 7.3
running on a Pentium 4 server with 640Mb ram and 20 diskless workstations
booting off the server into X. LTSP is cool
"Software setup was painless. However identifying hardware problems took 90%
of time and energy. Defective bootroms, network cable probs, mouse probs
etc..etc... We were also hit with DCOPServer errors. Couldn't figure out
what went wrong. We worked around that by avoiding multiple logon with the
same id. However running X with KDE 3.0.0 from 20 diskless stations made
everything crawl -- that's when we upgraded to 640Mb ram. We are looking at
options to improve speed.
"Now the real test begins -- how the students and teachers take to it.
"There's a lot of hand-holding to be done and numerous mundane tasks to take
care of - like web pages with helpful documentation subitable for teachers,
for students at higher classes etc. Some guide to basic operations is very
"The whole setup was done as part of the hardware and network system upgrade
that the school was undertaking. So we need to ensure that teachers can
continue with their current work and projects within the framework of the
present curriculum. They are open to new ideas too.
"We have Openoffice for wordprocessing, spreadsheet and presentations. LOGO
programming, and Bywater BASIC. Hopefully teachers and students will be able
to cope with this new environment.
"These initial days are crucial. Any help and suggestions to enhance the
acceptability to this new environment is always welcome.
"I wish to express my thanks to Dhruv, Prateek and Pai for their help and
support. Dhruv and Prateek have been particulary helpful in taking time off
to visit the site and make their contributions. More on this as we progress.
We're all awaiting your updates, Leo. Positive or otherwise. Let's learn
from our own and each other's experiences. (Leo is a great guy, and work by
people like him in the 'nineties helped me to get access to e-mail when it
was still not commercially available in the market...-FN)
LINKS YOU COULD USE: These are some useful contacts one came across during a
seminar on deploying GNU/Linux in government, held in Goa many months ago.
Please check if the contacts still work though...
Shrikant Navelkar, Sales Consultant, Red Hat India
Mukul Mathur, ASEAN/SA Linux Manager, IBM
Ajay M Kapoor, Channels Head, India, Red Hat India
Sachin Dabir, Head-Enterprise Sales, Red Hat India
Info about Red Hat in India. http://in.redhat.com
SOLARIS MAILING LIST: Check out this list. Not exclusively GNU/Linux, but
focuses on IT and development issues. Solaris--independant forum for IT &
development issues. Un/sub info: solaris-request(a)mail.sarai.net with the
word "help" in the subject line or in the body of the message. URL:
SCRIPTS TO SET UP A TERMINAL SERVER: Heard about GLUE, the education-related
version of GNU/Linux? Ajith <ajith(a)nsc.ernet.in> writes in to say: "There
are several people (in Calicut/Kozhikode) now who can setup LTSP. The job of
setting up LTS has been made a bit easier now. The new version of GLUE
contains a script that will make the computer a Terminal Server. If the
clients have video cards that are auto detected by XFree86 version 4, you
don't need to do any configuration. It will make boot floppies for the
terminals and, if you are lucky, the terminal comes up with the GUI. Proper
hosts, dhcpd.conf and lts.conf files are made by the script. NTOP is
installed to monitor the health of the network. It also installs the ICE
Window manager and installs a menu with all the software installed from the
CD and other required stuff. IceWM is light-weight, fast and flexible.
Starts much much faster than KDE or GNOME. Installation of other packages on
the CD also done by the script. If you copy the CD to the Web Server
Document root area (no need to run the web server) all the science applets
also can be accessed from the Window Manager Menu. All tested on a RedHat
7.3 installation. If anyone interested in trying it out, let me know."
KAII LINUX PDA: A sneak preview of Infomart's "Kaii" Linux PDA
Rick Lehrbaum (Updated March 18, 2002)
* FOOTNOTE: Frederick Noronha <fred at bytesforall dot org> is a Goa-based
freelance journalist, who writes on IT-for-development and GNU/Linux themes
regularly, and is cofounder of BytesForAll <www.bytesforall.org>. In
the past year, he worked on a print media fellowship to study India's
contribution to GNU/Linux, from www.sarai.net (Sarai-New Delhi) Parag
Mehta <pm at linuxindia dot org> is webmaster for Linux India, listadmin for
Ilug-bom, Country Manager of India for Linux Counters (do get counted as a
GNU/Linux user!). Visit his personal site at: http://pmehta.org
From: Jochen Topf <jochen(a)remote.org>
Subject: Linux-Kongress 2002 registration opens!
Date: 16 Jul 2002 16:53:56 GMT
Registration is now open for the Linux-Kongress 2002. If you register before
August 9 you will receive a 33% discount on the conference fees!
The Linux-Kongress is one of the worlds leading Linux developer conferences
aimed at the experienced developer community. One day of tutorials is followed
by a two-day, two-track conference program, with a Linux exhibition to browse
in between the talks. The conference language is English.
Organized by the German Unix User Group (GUUG) the Linux-Kongress will bring
together for the 9th time Linux enthusiasts from around the world for talks
about security, multimedia, clustering, new kernel developments and much
more. You can also join your fellow developers in birds-of-a-feather sessions,
sample the local beer at our Social Event and compete against your peers in
the Linux-Kongress Komplete Konfusion Kuiz.
The conference takes place at the University of Cologne, Germany. On
Wednesday, September 4 there are five tutorial to chose from. The conference
itself will open on Thursday, September 5 with a keynote by Marcelo Tosatti,
the maintainer of the 2.4 kernel tree.
Thanks to the German Ministry of Education and Research there is a special
deal this year: Students pay only 50 EUR for the conference, tutorials and
the Social Event!
For all the details and online registration have a look at our web page:
Don't forget to register in time for the 33% discount.
I hope to see you in Cologne!
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From: Lars Tunkrans <ltu(a)icl.se>
Subject: NORDU2003 - Call For Papers
Date: 16 Jul 2002 16:54:00 GMT
Subject: Call For Papers NordU2003
5th NordU/USENIX Conference, General Technical (NordU2003)
February 10 - 14, 2003
Aros Congress Center
Paper submissions due: September 2, 2002
Notification of acceptance: October 2, 2002
Camera-ready final papers due: December 2, 2002
Martin Wahlen, Sound Foundation
Poul-Henning Kamp, FreeBSD developer & consultant
Lars Tunkrans, Fujitsu Services
Kristen Nielsen, TDC TeleDanmark Network Division.
Jonas Skeppstedt, Lund University
Marshall Kirk McKusick, Unix developer & consultant - formerly CSRG UCB.
Julia Lawall, DIKU
Brian A. LaMacchia, Microsoft
Anita Nilsson, UniForum Marknadskonsult
Jan Saell, Irial
The NordU program committee solicits papers on topics related to UNIX and
UNIX like systems and UNIX system administration. We especially encourage
papers on novel techniques, architectures and methodologies.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Mandatory Access Controls
Open Source/ Free UNIX
Open Source projects
Open Source methodologies
Open Source case studies
High Performance Computing
Storage Area Network
Submissions should be full papers of about 4000-6000 words. The maximum
submission length is 14 single-spaced A4 pages, including figures, tables,
and references, using an 11pt font. Submitted papers should be in PDF
format. The committee will not review papers that exceed the length limit,
or papers in other formats such as Word or HTML. Extended Abstracts are
acceptable, if they provide sufficient detail.
Submissions are due on September 2, 2002.
The program committee and external readers will judge papers on technical
merit, significance, relevance, and presentation. A good paper will
demonstrate that the authors:
Are attacking a significant problem,
have devised an interesting, compelling solution,
have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution,
have drawn appropriate conclusions,
have clearly described what they have done, and
have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work.
Please read the detailed USENIX author guidelines for more information.
Accepted papers may be shepherded through an editorial review process by a
member of the program committee.
The NordU conference, like most conferences and journals, does not allow
submissions that are substantially similar to works that are previously
published or are under review for publication elsewhere. Papers
accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not be read or
Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper.
Would you like to share a provocative opinion, interesting preliminary
work, or a cool idea that will provoke discussion? The NordU technical
sessions will include slots for work-in-progress reports and "outrageous"
opinion statements. We are particularly interested in presentations of
student work. To submit, please send a proposal (one page or less) to the
program committee at pgm03(a)nordu.org.
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by
attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the
evening. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing the Program
Committee at pgm03(a)nordu.org. BoFs may also be scheduled at the
Complete program and registration information will be available in
December 2002 on the conference Web site. The information will be in both
HTML and a printable PDF file. If you would like to receive the program
booklet in print, please email your request, including your postal
address, to: congrex(a)congrex.se
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Some updates from the August 2002 issue of DeveloperIQ www.developeriq.com
* LINUXmag section has a special article on how to
compile your own Linux kernel, by Philip de Groot.Get
better hardware support by compiling your kernel... or
move to a more faster and stable kernel.
* On the CD: Corel Photo-Paint 9 for Linux.
* Editorial: Microsoft is learning a few tricks from the
Open Source space (by Ramdas S ramdas(a)developeriq.com)
"You would not get the source code of any Microsoft products
at least as of now! The strategy is to offer free products
in space where the competition from Open Source is strong
to match in offerings. The new ASP.Net Web Matrix, which
supports ASP programming, is now freely available.And
Microsoft is backing it up with support, unlike the
Open Source Community." (Whatever this is supposed to mean!!!FN)
* Ramdas says: "At the point of writing, we were trying to
figure whether we could connect it to MySQL on Windows
instead of the more expensive MS SQL server..." (So, the
freedom of affordability is important too ;-)
* Special DeveloperIQ Linux applications collection CDs:
RedHat 7.2, 2 CDs Rs 299
RedHat 7.3, 5 CDs Rs 699
Caldera OpenLinux - Workstation 3.1.1, 2 CDs Rs 199
Caldera OpenLinux - Server 3.1.1., 2 CDs Rs 199
Mandrake 8.2, 3 CDs Rs 499 with support Rs 999
Debian 2.2, 3 CDs Rs 499 or with support Rs 999
(support for 30 days or 30 e-mails, whichever earlier)
* LINUX MAG INDIA-on-CD: 18 Cs in a year. Rs 1499. Get a
whole lot of Linux apps and the latest updates. Log on
to www.linuxmagindia.com for full details.
Five CD starter kit contains RedHat 7.2, Openoffice 1.0,
Galeon 1.2.1, KDE 3.0, Mozilla Internet suite 1.0rc2,
Netscape 6.2.1, Acrobat reader 4.05, Gimp 1.2.3,
Ximian Gnome 1.4, Kmail 22.214.171.124, gqmpeg 0.12.0, Etherape
0.8.2, Kyahoo 0.7, Image 0.1.9, Qcad 1.4.7, Blender 2.12,
Cross Artist 1.1, sfront 0.7 and more
Development tools: j2re1.4.0, j2sdk1.4.0, j2sdk1.4.0Forte,
Redhat 7.2 manuals: installation guide, getting started
guide, customization guide, reference guide, release notes,
MySQL 3.23 a Redhat RPM, server (i386), Behcnmark/test
suites, client program, libraries and header file for
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gIDE 0.3.5, GNU Debugger 5.0, gnome debut 0.1.5,
jDBA 0.7, KDE SDK 2.2.1, Open DAP 2.0.19, pyut 1.0, Libtool
1.4.2 and more
ENTERTAINMENT: Half-life Opposing Force Server, Trophy 1.0.1,
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Resume Game, Q3Text (Linux)1.07, Armagetron, abuse-SDL0.6.0,
Vega Strike 0.2.0-14, 4st Attack Version, SDL_Paradroid,
EasySok Version: 0.3.0., FreeDroid 0.7.0, Decopter
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Writing with a difference... on what makes *the* difference
There seems a lot of options in these cases.
A student can have a lot of options to work
A few i propose a few options from my side
-> SUBJECT TRADITION LINUX REVOLUTION ;)
-> ------- --------- ------------------
-> OOP(c++) Turbo C++ GCC(G++) + vi
Add GCC + EMACS,ANJUTA ,kdevelop
-> RDBMS Vb+Oracle8i PHP+MySQL
Add Python + MySQL , Python+PostgreSQL
-> HTML ie netscape
-> Networking BSD sockets(GCC) same
-> S/w Engg. MS.Project Mr.Project
->* I downloaded david 1.02 which is supposed to be a full
->c/c++ IDE for Gnome .. but it takes a hell lot of time to
->and it crashes very very frequently.. Arvind Y. is supposed
->provide me Anjuta .. guess that can be a good option to TC++
->** i tried the MySQL 3.22 server ( too old?? ) everything
->fine but 3.22 dosent support checks ,views and foreign keys.
->(emulates foreign keys) can someone suggest a replacement???
->cant get my hands on Oracle 9i for linux ..that could be a
->solution i guess..
->*** Can anyone suggest any good case tools for linux??
If you could create an online list with focus on students more
applications can be added(tip of the iceberg at present).
Best of luck
Open Source for E-Government
Call for Participation
Open Source: A Case for
Oct. 17 - 18, 2002
infoDev, the Cyberspace Policy Institute of The George Washington
University, and the UNDP are proud to present a conference on Open
Source: A Case for e-Government to be held in Washington, DC, USA, Oct.
17 - 18, 2002.
The conference will draw participants from local, national and
international organizations from both the public and private sector.
The goals of the conference include:
* the presentation of best practices
* raising awareness
* sharing of experiences among policy makers, donors, users/consumers,
universities, and industry specialists in Open Source, e-Government
and related fields.
To facilitate the organization of topics and events at the conference,
you are invited to submit speaking and demonstration proposals. We
strongly encourage speakers from both developed and developing countries
to share experiences and submit proposals.
* Read the Call for Speakers
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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, August 5
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-2002 OSCON .NET Report
-The Rotor Architecture Revisited
-Making the Python Cookbook
-Promiscuous Mode Problems
-Flash on Mobile and Embedded Devices
-Top Ten Web Performance Tuning Tips
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***2002 OSCON .NET Report***
***The Rotor Architecture Revisited***
Microsoft's Dave Stutz reports on activity around the Rotor project,
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***Making the Python Cookbook***
Putting together such a collective work presented some unique
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***Promiscuous Mode Problems***
Noel Davis looks at a vulnerability in PHP; buffer overflows in Cisco
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***10 Reasons We Need Java 3.0***
It's now seven years since Sun posted the first public release of Java,
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Do you know of any bioinformatics groups? Know anyone who does? Have
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Current iTools enrollees have felt conflicting emotions about Apple's
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look at the services being offered, and their value, from an
experienced user's point of view.
***Jaguar: Time to Stop Pussyfooting Around***
Debates about Apple's marketing of Mac OS X, upgrade pricing for
Jaguar, and the viability of the Switch campaign are distracting us
from what's important: it's time to move forward with this operating
system as quickly as possible.
Until next time,
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>From nagarjun Wed Aug 7 15:11:26 2002
Delivery-date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 15:11:26 +0530
From: Radhakrishnan CV <cvr(a)tug.org>
Subject: TUG 2002 - Update
To: Nagarjuna <nagarjun(a)hbcse.tifr.res.in>
Could you please post this in any of the appropriate FSF India
list? Thanks for your assistance.
This is an update of TUG2002.
The precise program schedule is now available at:
As you can see, TUG 2002 deals with many of the emerging technologies
in the document universe with emphasis on non-Latin and Indic scripts
document processing. I would request all of you to have a look at the
programs and abstracts of presentations. It will be of much assistance
to the organizers if you would register at the earliest.
As this is the first time that the Annual Conference of TeX Users
Group is being conducted outside Europe and US, I hope, you will not
miss this chance to participate.
Indian TeX Users Group
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