My father, a CA in Mumbai, handles non-profits mainly, and also corporates.
He is interested in testing GNUKhata in his office, and filing
feedback on a regular basis about the program. Should the developers
please, they could write to me, and I can set up a conversation as per
The benefits to him are partly ideological and partly practical.
Benefits to the GNUKhata include real-world analysis of competence and
generation of ideas.
Do let me know what you think.
Here's wishing 2010 is the year of the ox and the penguin.
I have recd the gnukhata debs, and will now proceed as planned. power
to you guys.
we will email feedback to the developers, who will be at liberty to
make it public *at their option.* however, i'll respond to offlist
queries from individuals (there has already been one query).
to those who spoke in support of me, i'll say thanks. speak up more,
because this mailing-list's culture is in the hands of such as us.
trolling stops when we firmly speak, "you are nothing but old men
inflicting your failures and frustrations upon us. stop polluting the
list with your minor names and inconsequential rants at once."
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.
Almost we all use FOSS for daily works. I was thinking if we can contribute
some money to some Open Source Projects.
Idea is like this-
We can collect monthly contribution (say Rs.100 each) from the people who
want to contribute.
Select an Open Source Project of the month.
Make the donation.
I don't think Rs. 100 per month is more challenging for all. Even less (or
more ;)) contributions can be accepted.
What are your thought?
"lot of people offer to test software - the very fact that a person is offering
and expecting some one to take him up on the offer shows he is not serious.
Anyone even vaguely serious would go to the website, look at the software,
download and try it out and then come up with ideas/bugs/requests."
-- Kenneth Gonsalves, a fellow list user, said this, and I would like
to register offence at his statement. Paradoxically, this gentleman
emails me offline asking us to test *his* financial accounting
package. Well,*that* involves downloading close to 30 mb dependency
crud, after which we had to perform occult ceremonies with pythons,
boas and other snakes in the grass just to get the darn thing to work.
We are disinclined to waste productive time with installation arcana.
We want work done, and do not spend all day trolling in mailing lists.
Is there a .deb we can pick up somewhere? And yes, I would consider
contact with the developer *is* essential. Mailing lists (like this
one?) are rude and take a high-handed stand with genuine offers to
help. Proprietary software people are more polite, less arrogant.
Tally is working just fine. You want support from professionals? Come
half way down the bridge first.
I've had my say. I have contacted the GNUKhata dev team, and hope to
get a reply. I would not have posted to this mailing list again, but
unfortunately, the GNUKhata deb was unavailable from the notified
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