At 01:12 PM 10/26/2007, Vihan Pandey wrote:
> > On 10/25/07, krishnakant Mane <researchbase(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > I need not learn how to talk to press from you.
>then stop screwing up and start apologising.
I think the tone here is extremely accusatory and offensive. I think
an apology is owed *to* Krishnakant from Vihan and not the other way
round. Just my 2c.
>EVERYONE has a right to question everyone else. That is the basis of a
>democratic society. The people being questioned must either reply till
>the questioners are satisfied and stop asking questions.
I believe that in a democracy, people who are being questioned also
have the right to remain silent and not reply especially if the
question is not posed in a civil manner.
/me puts on my flame retardant asbestos armor and starts praying ;-)
> 4. Available enterprise level tools - Eclipse IDE, NetBeans
I might not demonstrate this. I'm not much familiar with its power.
And since, this is an introductory session, I guess, I'll stick on to
the command line.
Today we will be holding a session on java at VJTI. The session will be
held by Roshan.
Timings: - 2:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Location: - FOSS Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, VJTI College,
H.R. Mahajani Road, Matunga.
Roadmap - http://vjti.ac.in/home_roadmap.asp
1. Tools for getting started with Java - Compiler,
Interpreter, JVM and other tools
2. Writing and Compiling programs under Ubuntu Linux
(Guidelines for Windows - no demo)
3. Programming practices in Java (Identation etc.)
4. Available enterprise level tools - Eclipse IDE, NetBeans
Everyone is welcomed to join in.
"Who can fathom the feminine mind?" -Calvin "I like `em
I have been struggling to install mailman for the last 2days , have search
every site in Google for mailman-how-to , also search through the official
site GNU - mailman, but none of the site give you a detailed how to on
mailman configuration. I have virtual users on my system .
The only documentation that has helped me is
As per the this doc. once i create the mailing list with the "newlist "
command how do i add users to the mailing list.
I have some 100 domains hosted on my system , there is no documentation for
mailman with MySQL
Could some one please help me in this situation
Agnello . G .Dsouza
well i don't know if this mail is appropriate here but
still, i needed help from the Linux community, so here
Keynote is a Tabbed notebook and personal information
manager, with tree structure and strong encryption; its
open source and its free. (free as in free beer as well as
free as in freedom :)
More info about it here:
The only problem being its available exclusively for
windows and the author states some reasons why he
will not be writing one on the Linux platform. Its
written in Borland Delphi and I already have the
Delphi code from the website mentioned above. Also,
the development of this software was ceased after
version 2.0. I want to know if it is possible to
convert Delphi code such that it can be compiled
on Linux with the same functionality. Reason: I have
loads of important documents in its native file format;
so even though i found one almost similar personal
information management tool for linux (a KDE project;
http://basket.kde.org/ ) that i can happily use but
it can't solve my problem of reading that enormous
amount of encrypted data i have in native keynote
file format. Besides i really liked the way keynote
swiftly handles any kind of information, a really
handy tool. [Please check out its website]
I am willing to port that code to Linux no matter
what it takes, but... i really don't know where to
begin [considering i am not a professional
programmer], i need help. _Any_ help here?
"A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skillful Mariner" (So nice and true)
Installing emacs did not create a menu entry under
Applications/Programming. This howto helped out.
Mohan S N
Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves
-- Gandalf the Grey [J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"]
Thanks for looking into this. This NGO is spiritual organization.
Which explain science behind spirituality. You can visit their website
They can't spent money on hrdware of servers and their maintainance
and it's infrastructure. So I thought it will be better if I can use
commodity class systems for server with using clustering technology.
On one server their will be following applications running:
There are max 50 PCs on one server. Instead of one server I want to
use normal PCs approx 2-3 by doing clustering. I have heard about
google. They have used normall PCs with cluster.
Please tell me if you want anything else.
LINUX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a
genius to understand the simplicity
>> They can't spent money on hrdware of servers and their maintainance
>> and it's infrastructure.
> jtd wrote:
> Actually you can use any amd 64 mobo with sata drive and sufficient
> ram. The drives are quite fast. If the files the clients write are
> more than 2 MB use jfs else use reiserfs. Use one machine with
> reiserfs for dhcp + nfs boot, one with jfs for application serving
> and one more with reiserfs for /home.
I have tried this with using ext3 partition, but I got lot issue with CPU
utilization (waiting for io was more because of NFS). So I didnot seperate
>Your client machines will use their own local ram and X resources
>while executing. This drastically cuts the server requirements but
>"increases" the need for better capability clients - celeron 800 or
> better. However given that the cheapest mobo u can buy now is a via
>cle clients should not be a problem.
They have computers which are donated by people so I can't say that they
will buy new 50 systems or not. Maximum client systems are i386 with Pentium
1 and 64 MB RAM. I used bootROM to boot them.
>> There are max 50 PCs on one server. Instead of one server I want to
>> use normal PCs approx 2-3 by doing clustering. I have heard about
>> google. They have used normall PCs with cluster.
>The "normal" pcs are 64 bit systems with hughe ram and gigabit
>networks connected to massive storage arrays. By normal they mean
>high performance of the shelf components.
I wanted to say that Google use n number of normal i386 systems of Pentium 1
or Celeron with 1 GB RAM instead of 1 big server.
>>> 1. Purpose of the old Windows machines
>> They were using old windows machines for Excel, Word,
> not a problem
> may work with wine or freedos.
We are running Tally7.2 Linux version on Server so noissue with that. But it
eats up lot memory (Near about 50MB per instance).
>group similiar hardware and describe each group in detail.
>If you have wildly varying hardware, your nfsboot will be difficult to
>maintain. If you want to use local resources you need 256MB ram
Yes they have widely varying hardware as all PCs are donated by people. But
almost 90% PCs are Pentium 1 with 64 MB RAM.
And currently I am booting up them with LTSP-4.2. So no problem in
But is it possible to get collective output of n number of PCs ?
For example: If my server requirement is 3 GB RAM and 3 Ghz CPU. Then
instead of bying one server of that much capacity, can I use 3 i386/586 PCs
each of 1 GB RAM and 1 Ghz CPU ?
Nice piece contributed from Mumbai by BytesForAller Ridhi D'Cruz. --FN
Unwrapping ideas at latest 'unconference'
Sunday, October 21, 2007 10:07 IST
MUMBAI: They call it an 'unconference', and it's a small but growing
rage among techies wanting to share ideas in town. BarCamps are an
international network of 'user generated conferences' that involve
open, participatory workshop events.
Some 200 people from diverse spheres took part in Mumbai's latest
BarCamp, where content is provided by participants - often focusing on
early-stage web applications, and related free software or open source
technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.
report continued below
The BarCamp on Oct 14 was held in the IRCC Auditorium of Shailesh J.
Mehta School of Management (SJSOM) at the prestigious centre for
training in higher technology, IIT Powai, Mumbai.
This event, christened BarCamp Mumbai 2, was the second such meet in
the city. Its lead sponsor was Sun Microsystem, the giant Santa Clara,
US-based vendor of computers, computer components, computer software,
and IT services, known as the developer of technologies such as the
Java platform and NFS, and as a key promoter of open systems in
general and UNIX in particular.
Sun Microsystem recently emerged as one of the leading proponents and
contributors of open source software.
The organisers, making their intent clear before the event itself,
said that the underlying theme of a BarCamp is to turn the idea of a
'conference' on its head by removing all possible rules that hinder or
limit "intense discussion".
An 'unconference' is thus a collaborative discussion with no classroom
rules. It is a participative session, where the speaker only leads the
discussion. Participants can leave if bored or cut in when the
'speaker' is speaking to ask as many questions as they want.
In July 2007, BarCamp Bangalore 4 turned out to be the biggest BarCamp
so far with around 600 participants.
Organiser Arpit Agarwal noticed that BarCamp Mumbai 2 was more focused
on entrepreneurship than on the darling of previous BarCamps --
technology. Participation in technology-heavy sessions was low, he
explained, as compared to those on entrepreneurship-related topics.
This was evident when discussions led by venture capitalists (VCs)
like Mahesh Murthy of the IT companies-focussed Seed Fund and start-up
founders like Nikhil Kulkarni of blog-oriented Bloozle attracted
visibly larger numbers.
But Kunal Lagwankar's discussion on video streaming for mobile phones
had many takers as well. Participants took the 'unconference-like'
nature of the BarCamp to heart during his session when Lagwankar was
allowed to explain his 'innovation' only after facing a quarter hour
of heated questioning.
Towards the end, the multimedia content delivering company Novix CEO
assured all present that his team had come up with an innovation to
enable mobile video quality to increase manifold.
Lagwankar explained that the limited amount of bandwidth available
today (30 - 35 kilobytes per second) causes a huge sacrifice in the
quality of videos for mobile phones. "One of the favoured standards
for video compression is H.264, an algorithm that is now available as
the de facto video compressor for Apple," he said.
"But this (H.264) is very complicated," Novix co-founder Lilesh Ghadi
later told IANS.
"Besides that, during the process of synchronization (between the
device receiving the stream and the server broadcasting the stream), a
lot of extra bytes get added to the stream. So the download becomes
even heavier. Our innovation is a high compression algorithm that is
simpler than H.264. It compresses the synchronization process. So your
stream is lighter and therefore much more efficient. Now there's room
for more quality," Ghadi explained, speaking from the company's Thane
Socially oriented technologies surfaced briefly this BarCamp in Ashish
Saboo's talk about building entrepreneurship among public Internet
providers. He is president of the NGO Association of Public ICT Tools
Access Providers (APIP) and is keen on bridging the digital divide.
There was also talk about a human-powered mobile phone charger by
Ankit Mehta, the managing director of Idea Forge. When asked what
drove him towards this innovation, he replied that he had "felt the
need for a power source in emergency situations in his personal life".
"This was a huge motivation," he continued. "When you look at the
bigger picture," he emphasised, "there is a huge need for such a
charger because of acute power shortages in rural and semi-urban
With the expansion of mobile usage and networks across the country,
Ankit believes his product will fulfil a growing need. Priced at
Rs.200, the product called 'e-charger' will hit the market in a few
BarCamp claims to have a history of product launches and this event
saw two. One was a new feature of randomly navigating through
recommended Short Messaging Service (SMS) forwards available online
on Rahul Gupta's vakow.com. The other is a peer-reviewed blog and news
content aggregator called Bloozle.
Interestingly, the trend of collaboration and sharing seen emerging
since the introduction of Web 2.0 technologies like blogs and wikis
seemed to be driving this 'unconference' even in the nature of
Some participants later felt that running four parallel sessions made
it inconvenient for some, especially since the four venues were far
The term 'BarCamp' was first coined when a couple of geeks revolted
against not being invited to open source publishing luminary Tim
O'Reilly's annual invitation-only participant driven conference
Foocamp. The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, in
August 2005 and didn't take much time to reach India.
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