I am working on resurrecting the erstwhile Linux Delhi Hall Of Shame,
which lists a set of (typically Indian or useful to Indian) websites
which are not standards compliant, in the sense that they are designed
to work with specific proprietary software applications or operating
systems. Full details of criteria and current list of sites in the
Hall of Shame are available here:
I would request you to familiarize yourself with the criteria which
warrant additions to the list, and add relevant sites to the list as
well. If you do not want to edit the Wiki yourself, please mail me and
I shall add the site to the Wiki.
I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Please help in making this
effort a success.
Thanks are due to Raj "Raju" Mathur of Linux Delhi for his advice in
helping me get this done.
458, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036
I'm using fetchmail+procmail+mutt with pop3 for my gmail accounts. I'm also
not deleting messages that are being downloaded from gmail. However, is
there any way to sync up my local image and the one on gmail? I mean, if I
read/delete a message on my local box, then the corresponding message
should also be read/deleted on gmail.
I know that imap is a better alternative for that; however, before I start
using imap, I have the following doubts:
1. can I d'load the mails permanently so that they may be accessible
2. I think I can do the above if I use mutt directly with imap instead of
going through fetchmail, but then how do I filter messages (how do I use
procmail in this setup)
3. even if I use mutt directly, will mutt sync back with gmail?
I know that one can use thunderbird/kmail to do this kind of stuff. my
query is how does one do this using fetchmail+procmail+mutt?
Work expands so as to fill the time available for it's completion.
In Linux, I am trying to download InfraRecorder from sourceforge, a
libre CD/DVD writer for different platforms. The file I want is an exe
for the windows platform. However, when I directly save it to a mounted
vfat partition, it is saved as abcd.exe.bin The .bin is added
automatically so it cannot be double clicked and run. When I save it to
a linux partition, it is saved as abcd.exe
During the day, I was working on a windows machine in a user's office
and when I selected a particular software for download, immediately the
system rebooted and the virus infection being deep, had to be finally
removed with a clean install. At the end of the day I selected another
file for download from download dot com, and just as I clicked on the
download link, it went into reboot. It was the same infection, but this
time I shut down the internet before it booted up again and could
restore the system to an earlier date.
I want to know if all these things are connected and is there some major
infection going around? Sourceforge could be using Linux servers, but I
feel too scared to download anything for a week or two for windows, even
if it is libre software.
please read this announcement, and if you want to be part of this,
please subscribe to the list so that we can take it forward.
Also request you to spread the information. please help us to raise
some funds as well so that this event will take off. donations can be
sent to Free Software Foundation of India.
On Saturday 01 December 2007 12:02, Shrinivasan T wrote:
> we have created some slides on FOSS.
> Access them at
Loved the oensource intro idlis , except for the term opensource. FOSS
is definetly better.
some minor quibbles:
Foss History pg 14
Commercial distributions: include support.
Sources are free but usually not binaries.
Both source and binaries are distributable. However distros obtained
without payment to the original company / franchises cannot avail of
support. So the sentence should be removed as the clarifications will
And the first sentence should be rewritten as Include paid support.
I am facing problem in qmail that from client side takes time to send mail
getting error SMTP connection failed.
checked found that spamd taking more time to release mails. Please provide
solution how to realease spamd .
"Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, re-transmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return email, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.
Virus Warning: Although the company has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are present in this email, the company cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of this email or attachment."