> So we are now looking for the best platform to run that.
> We have zeroed in on Open Suse and Mandriva. Can someone tell us how to
> convert RPM
> packages run on Ubuntu. because we really liked the distro.
Use alien,to install alien,do sudo apt-get install alien ,then alien -d
One project position is open at the Department of Aerospace Engineering,
IIT Bombay for the visualization of weather data using open source
tools. The project will involve creating tools for the visualization of
atmospheric weather data using Mayavi. Mayavi is an open source,
interactive, 3D visualization tool written in Python. More information
on Mayavi is available:
In addition to directly working with Mayavi and its core development
team, the project will require working with and contributing to
several important open source projects like VTK (http://www.vtk.org),
Python (http://www.python.org), Traits and the Envisage application
Mayavi2 is packaged as part of Debian (testing) and many people all over
the world are using it. Mayavi2 was also featured on the front page of
the Python Magazine in December
* knowledge of C and object oriented programming with C++.
* passion for 3D graphics, visualization, software engineering and
* passion for open source software.
* knowledge of Python is a plus.
You will need to work at IIT Bombay. If you are from outside Mumbai
accommodation will be provided on campus. Local Mumbai residents can
choose to stay at home.
The project ends in April 2009. The pay will be reasonable but depends
on how good you are. It might not match industry rates, but you will be
on the IITB campus. More details on the project are available here:
Please do get back to me if you are interested. Please also circulate
this to anyone who you think may be interested.
Prabhu Ramachandran http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in/~prabhu
a small time change is there in our seminar.
now it is on Sunday 20th feb from 10 am to 5 pm. instead of 9th feb.
here is a topics
1) Introduction to GNU/Linux (you people can add FOSS too if you'd
like), Familiarize them with LUG, IRC, etc
2) Small session on GCC
3) LAMP basics
4) Maybe some QT demo.
5) running java on different distro.
6) An small talk on Linux kernel.
if you guys want to discus some other topic then that also can be added.....
so please guys do come for this small seminar to give a talk.
*Please mail to kalpeshindia(a)gmail.com, do NOT Reply to this post.
Kalpesh Technologies, a small but ambitious startup, is
looking for linux and web developer candidates. Positions are based in
Mumbai. Interested candidates may email their resumes to above mentioned
email-id. Here are some more details
- very good at c,php,shellscripting,sql
- good at TCP/IP networking concepts
- should be aware of wifi
- basic knowledge of GUI based tools like VB
- willingness to learn & work on flash technologies like FMS, Flex
- knowledge of actionscript preferred
A social movement wants to build a dynamic website with the following
1. The site designing will be done once and will remain the same for
quiet some time;
Further on, there will be a lot of content added/modified on regular
basis and the need is for any of their members to be able to do it
(like, I think it happens with the CMS like Joomla, Drupal among
2. Polling on various issues, Creation of electronic Newsletters to be
emailed to subscribers, based on information existing on the site;
3. Separate areas for separate levels of visitors;
4. Discussion forum;
5. Search through the site for terms, words;
6. Adding links of other sites similar to theirs;
7. Giving links to various issues and grouping them under issues
perhaps there can be many more things through which they can link their
activities happening across the country and they are working on these.
they would like to have a site that will give room for adding more
features as they develop the web-based way of working further.
One main concern is that if the management of such a site needs a
technical specialist, it will be a problem. They want to train some of
their members form a team, learn this and manage the site.
Yours suggestions from your experience will help enrich their work.
Thanks a lot.
With best wishes for Unity in thinking, feeling and action.
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i use ubuntu 7.10. i'm very happy with it but off late i have this weird
problem. The Video playback gets Black and white all of a sudden and once it
is that way it remains that way only. The only remedy to this is that i have
to make a new account and then view the same video again. It works fine!!!!!
i'm pretty new to ubuntu and i am just a basic user. Can anybody help
i have installed gstreamer plugins ( all non-free codecs too). even the
audio visualisation in totem or vlc gets black and white.....
Today's Business Standard features an article on the front page on cheap
laptops on the market, being offered with Linux pre-installed. You can read
The article's tone seems to be to downplay the emergence of the GNU/Linux OS
and software package as a strong alternative to Windows and MS Office,
requiring modest hardware to run, and the increasing ease of usage.
Instead, it quotes the disadvantage of having to pay Redhat or Novell for
support as compared to installing proprietary software from Microsoft.
There is no mention of the fact that hardly any home user of Microsoft
Windows ever reads up Microsoft Knowledge Base articles or calls Microsoft
for support, at least in India.
There is no mention of the fact that Ubuntu, which is usually pre-installed
on laptops, is available with long term support pledges, that it is very
easy to keep a GNU/Linux installation updated, much more so than in case of
Microsoft's offerings, which anyway cost you heavily for each upgrade.
Similarly, it also conveniently ignores the fact that apart from an office
suite and the basic operating system, GNU/Linux distributions also feature a
huge variety of other Free software packages, the Windows equivalents of
which will see you bankrupting yourself over a period of, say, two years,
considering installation and upgrades.
In fact, in the print version, there is a big box comparing the prices of
software on 'cheap laptops' with Microsoft offerings, where it mentions, as
an alternative to MS Office, Google Docs! OpenOffice is mentioned in the
article, but only briefly. It seems there is an attempt to suggest that
even though the laptop may be cheap, if you want to use serious software,
you will have to pay a large sum of money or buy a costlier laptop. Oh, and
the aspect of Windows' vulnerability is also blithely ignored.
All in all, considering that IDC has been quoted in the study, the bogeyman
of piracy is brought forth, and there is a quote from Microsoft saying that
the OEM versions of Windows and MS Office are cheaper than off-the-shelf
purchases, this seems a direct and concerted, but veiled effort to cast
aspersions on the opportunity offered by products such as MiLeap etc.
Gentlemen, I call FUD.
I am also posting this mail as a comment to the article. You are encouraged
to add your comments likewise.