I was very happy to note that now Linux has some CAD software which is
comparable to the best in the world or eventually going to be there. I was
doubly happy to know our public sector was making a contribution in this
regard. But my hopes were dashed when i wanted to access the
documentation/download page. Looks to be more hype than real. Commercial
motivation seems to have gripped the govt babus.
This seems to be a software made from open source or GPL softwares in the
area of CAD/ERP where linux is weak (with respect to FREE* by
cost*softwares) . Yet it is not open source or even its documentation
available to the lay public. It promises to work with various closed source
CAD formats most of which are notoriously un-interchangeable.
Can the NIC- national Informatics Centre which is* publicly funded* develop
such a software from Free softwares that may be GPLed? and then deny the
software or even its documentation to the people of India?
Can India ever attain leadership in technology if the govt agencies
themselves deny ACCESS to documentation on usage of such CAD/CAM/CAE
technologies which have themselves been developed from Free softwares.
Unless such cutting edge software is tested/used by an evergrowing number of
people, it will remain buggy and enough human resources will not be able to
adequately train themselves to use such technologies in an increasingly
competitive and superspecialised world.
On one hand NIC says it is trying to promote FOSS and on the other hand
nicsi etc showcase more of propreitary softwares or run of the mill
softwares instead of cutting edge softwares. Nicsi is supposed to be a
distributor of this collabcad.com software.
Let us not forget that technologies like GRASS etc in terms of GIS
technology was open sourced by the US govt's deptt of defense's Corps of
PS: I am seriously trying to get the documentation/trial download of such
software or know the SIZE of such software to evaluate it.
I have been trying to search on reading an image file via C. I haven't
been able to find code without libraries. However, being aware of the
'binary' mode in Windows (Turbo C++), I had read it using fopen, fread
and fseek to read the header and then the contents. However, this
reading was done reading individual bytes and not reading it using
Apologies, ahead, because, I suspect I may be using wrong 'terms' or
may have some incorrect information. (Correct me, thanks)
For example, a .bmp (grayscale image) file has first 54 bytes as
header (IIRC, correct me, if I'm wrong). Somewhere within that,
there's the height and width of the image.
Following the 54 bytes are the pieces of image data containing
integers between 0 - 255 representing grayscale colors.
This seemed to work in Windows because I could see the results. Now, I
do know that there are libraries that make this task easier in various
distributions of Linux but the purpose (or requirements, If I may say)
here it to read it in the same way as it was done in Windows.
Though I also do see 'b' mode in the manual page of 'man fread', but
I'm doubtful about the results. If anyone has tried to read an image
file or has good sample code that I can lookup, would like to have
links to it. Alternately, if someone can put in a few details
regarding this in a little more 'easy-to-understand' way, that would
Thanks in advance for any help.
Could anyone kindly suggest how to make a firewall activate
automatically when I start my browser? The firewall also demands root
When I close the browser, can the firewall be closed automatically? No
need for the firewall when I am not browsing the internet, as I do not
have an always-on connection.
I use firestarter firewall on ubuntu 9.04.
Thanks in advance.
I have to setup an smtp server for a small office and I have zeroed in
on postfix. I am going through the docs online but can't find the
parameter that allows the sending of mails only to addresses listed in a
whitelist type file. This is the peculiar requirement for the customer
that emails can be sent outside the office, only to email addresses
listed in a file. The *'smtpd_reject_unlisted_recipient" parameter works
only for local recepients. Any pointers to this?
Recently , I have purchased BenQ U121 netbook. I have BenQ U121
eco netbook comes with linpus linux version. but I have tested it well
that its wifi does not work at all with Ubuntu 9.10 and UNR . I have
tried full effort to install fedora 12 (using USB, using netboot, etc
) but It will not boot fedora atall. also speed is not promising.
(also tried ndiswrapper but nothing helped)
PS: Next time you go to purchase a linux netbook, just use a pen drive
and use Unetbootin to load Ubuntu 9.10 and then just boot and test all
thing at shop itself.
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I getting the following loong error while installing Joomla with Xampp on Ubuntu...
Strict Standards: Non-static method JLoader::import() should not be called statically in /opt/lampp/htdocs/joomla/libraries/joomla/import.php on line 29
I am unable to get the solution...Please help.....
Thanks & Regards,