Friday Oct 23, 2009

Student Achievers - OSUM, Amrita

Student selected for JavaOne 2009 at San Francisco

Avinash Joshi, a final-year B Tech student of Information Technology at the Amritapuri Campus, was chosen as the only student from India to attend the JavaOne 2009 Developer Conference in San Francisco, completely sponsored by Sun Microsystems.


Avinash (second from left), at JavaOne 2009.

See his blog entry on this.

School OS for NCERT

School OS is specially designed for school children by Shyam and Avinash (final year IT student), while interning with SUN, in collaboration with NCERT and IIT Delhi. The School OS is determined to spearhead the rise of open-source in the primary & secondary education system of India. The project was based at Sun Microsystems, Delhi office. They also went to the schools to install and test the operating system.

 

Contribution to Android - ADC2, 2009

Three students from 2nd year Computer Science, Rahul, Shilpa and Seshagiri, participated in the Android Developer Challenge 2(ADC2). They had made a game of "Tic Tac Toe" that runs on the Android platform. This is now an OpenSource project hosted at google code.
See the blog entry here.

 

Application porting to Open Solaris

Varun Rao and Adithya, 3rd year Computer Science Engg. students, made contributions to Open Solaris by porting applications. They worked on porting applications like "Parcellite", which is a clip board manager for Open Solaris.
See his blog entry on this.

 

 

First Non Sun employee to contribute to Open HA Cluster

Abhilash, a finaly year student of Computer Science Engg., contributed to a bug fix on Open HA Cluster by someone not employed by Sun!

 

GlassFish Examples and documentation

Archana N, a final year student of Computer Science Engg., made contributions to the Java EE/GlassFish documentation on how to secure the existing EJB converter example from the Java EE tutorial using mutual authentication. It will be included in an upcoming release of the Java EE tutorial.

 

The Sun's Code For Freedom Contest (2007)

Students of Amrita started contributing to opensource with the Code For Freedom 2007 contest organized by Sun Microsystems.

Amrita was conferred the ‘Champion University’ status contributing to 105 bug fixes and enhancements to Opensolaris, Apache Derby and Open Portal.

Ever since students have contributed to documentation projects enhancements and bug fixes.

 

IBM TGMC 2007

Our students won the IBM Great minds challenge (TGMC '07)using open source tools like eclipse and java. Abhilash, Sandeep, Deepthi and Vidya were part of the team that came 5th in TGMC '07.

Friday Jun 26, 2009

My Experience at JavaOne 2009

Attending JavaOne 2009 Conference at San Francisco was a wonderful, learning experience. As a part of Sun Microsystems's Campus Ambassador Program, they nominated five CA's from all over the world who would get an opportunity to attend the JavaOne 2009 Conference, fully sponsored by them. Let me now share my JavaOne 2009 experiences with you all.

Let me start with the day when we reached San Francisco. Three of us – Ashwin Bhat from Mangalore, Angad from Delhi (Both of them are Tech Leads) and I – landed at San Francisco on Sunday, the May 31 afternoon, It was one of the "most awaited moments" of my life. When I reached the hotel lobby (Hotel Nikko, where we were put up), Gary was there to receive us. He had told us that we would meet-up for dinner at 6 p.m. Besides me, other three CAs, Tom, Hyejin, Felipe had also checked in at the hotel around the same time. After the dinner, he told Tom, Hyejin, Felipe and Me that all four of us would be on stage with David Douglas during his Keynote session the next day! Wow! This news was thrilling…. To be in front of 3000 audience (delegates) was unimaginable!

On June 1st (Day-1), we were ready with our "two sentences" that we were supposed to answer to David on the Stage. In the course of his Keynote Address, David invited all four of us (CAs) to the Stage. After welcoming me to JavaOne, David asked, "What OSUM looks like in India". That was simple. I answered, "As Campus Ambassadors, we have set up OSUM Clubs in various Universities in India, where we conduct Tech Demos, Contests for the Student Communities. It’s all about promoting Free and OpenSource Softwares to the Students. For more details, please visit osum.sun.com"

It was truly amazing to be on the Stage - not as speakers but to be rewarded :). I was extremely delighted when I looked back on the Stage…. Our University name was up on the big screen! Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham declared its presence, on the world-map!!

JavaOne was a huge convention. It was Java, Java and Java, all the way. Everywhere there was Java in some or the other form. The Pavilion opened up at around 3 p.m. When I went in, there were a number of stalls/lounge put up by different companies, individuals, or anyone who use Java in some or other form. I was given the responsibility of manning the "OSUM Lounge" - a stall/lounge for students to come in and learn or join the OSUM Community. The entry to JavaOne Conference was free for the students so we had many coming in! It was nice to meet a lot of students and exchange the thoughts. At the OSUM Lounge, we had a "Scavenger Hunt" where we gave out small cards to the students with a list of "must attend" technical session, lectures beneficial to students. To verify they attend the session, a person from the stall would stand in front of the hall for stamping. And at the end of the day, if a student has a minimum of 4 stamps, they are entitled for the Raffle where "IPod Touch" or "SunSpot" were given out! This helped students participate efficiently in the JavaOne event by providing the schedules ahead of time. Fun while you learn….!

Apart from OSUM Lounge, we had the OpenSolaris Install Lounge, Sun Cloud, Zembly, Intel, Sony, BlackBerry, JavaFX and many other stalls. There was also an interesting stall titled "Create Your Custom T-Shirt". When you give a caption like, for example, "Java + Community = Powerful", you will have this printed on your Java T-Shirt. It was fun!

The 2009 JavaOne Conference opened on Tuesday (June 2, 2009) morning with the Sun General Session. Hosted by the Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, the session ended with an appearance by Sun Chairman and Co-founder Scott McNealy, who introduced surprise guest Larry Ellison, Co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation. Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, announced in April, is expected to be finalized in the next few months.

Schwartz opened the 14th JavaOne conference with a trip down the memory lane. It was fabulous. My day went in interviewing people - for JavaOne Minutes, asking them about their experience at JavaOne and running around in the Pavilion grabbing my "GOODIES". I got loads of them. I also had an opportunity of talking at an Exclusive JavaOne Radio Coverage with Lin Lee, Vice President Global Communities, which was streamed online.

My next best moment at the Sun Party was when I got a rare opportunity of standing with James Gosling, the Founder of Java for a photograph. It was great; I am going to preserve this photograph life-long! A real memoir, of course!!

The next day, I went on attending the sessions, manning the OSUM Lounge, running around and so on. The best part of the day was when we CAs were called for a video shooting as part of The Global Communities Teams Success Stories, which works directly with Influencer Worldwide who shape how billions of people use and will be impacted by technology. After that, we had a dinner party with Lin Lee and some more Sun Employees who help with the Student Communities around the world. Here, Gary surprised us (Tom, Hyejin, Felipe and me) by presenting a very nice glass cube memento to each one of us. It was really awesome with our name and "Campus Ambassador Program - Outstanding Results Award" carved on that. Thank you Sun!

Thursday was usual - attending sessions. In the second half, Gary took us all - Angad, Ashwin, Kevin, Felipe, Tom, Hyejin, David Botterill and me - on a San Francisco tour. It was again a great one. Thanks a bunch Gary!

On the last day, James Gosling's annual whirlwind Toy Show at the JavaOne conference displayed not only technical excellence and innovation, but also excellence in generating technology that serves humanity. He gave out the "Duke's Choice Award" - The award for the most innovative concept / idea done using Java. The event was well attended, and the audience was enthusiastic as ever.

What a learning experience….! Learning never stops. In all, it was a great opportunity that I got from Sun. Sun Microsystems is an amazing Organization. I am so much influenced by the people and the technology @ Sun that it’s hard to leave them all. I just cant complete without thanking (in no particular order) - Lin Lee, Gary Serda, Ganesh, Vijaya Santosh, Ajay, Rajesh, Kumar Abhishek, David (who was with us all the time entertaining us), Pratibha (Travel Desk), and Veena Damodaran (sorry if I have missed someone). I am greatly indebted to my College for creating this opportunity for me and for the support. In particular, I want to thank my professor, mentor, guide and friend Vipin Pavithran Sir who was the source for me to reach up to this level. He inspired me; ignited my thoughts and took me to the right direction. Finally, thanks to my parents, for their encouragement and support in my endeavors. Thank you everyone.

Here are some Links:

Photos
1. http://avinashjoshi.co.in/my-image-gallery/javaone-2009/
2. http://avinashjoshi.co.in/my-image-gallery/photos-of-me/
3. http://avinashjoshi.co.in/my-image-gallery/at-san-francisco/

Video on my blog
http://avinashjoshi.co.in/2009/06/03/me-on-the-stage-during-the-j1-openning-session/

Welcome to CommunityOne, General Session, June 1, 2009
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid22207469001?bclid=24767779001&bctid=24939845001

Exclusive JavaOne Radio Coverage with Lin Lee (Vice President, Global Communities, Sun  Microsystems)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/JavaOne/2009/06/02/Sun-at-Java-One-Live-Jun-2-2009-511PM

Video shooting as a part of The Global Communities teams success stories
http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/globalcommunities/vid_gallery.xml
http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/globalcommunities/

All Connected Students Media
http://slx.sun.com/media/6245

Watch Welcome to CommunityOne, General Session, June 1, 2009
http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone/2009/west/video_replays.jsp
http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone/2009/west/

Saturday Apr 18, 2009

Making OpenSolaris and Ubuntu Coexist: Grub Config

I have been wanting to write this post for a long time. But could not find much time for the same. Anyways Once you install Ubuntu and OpenSolaris together (on the metal installation i.e., dual boot) you will face some grub issues.

There are two ways in which you can install the two operating systems:

1. Install Ubuntu first and then install OpenSolaris
2. Install OpenSolairs first and then install Ubuntu

I have divided this tutuoral into two parts - Part I and Part II. For the second case (install OpenSolairs first and then install Ubuntu), you can start from Part II of this tutorial

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Friday Apr 17, 2009

Amrita organizes its first FOSS Conference

Sun Club @ Amrita had conducted a National Level FOSS Conference - FOSSTER '09 at Amritapuri Campus on March 28th and 29th, this year. It was a great success. The event wae inaugural day by Mr. Nageshwara Rao, Sun’s Senior Site Director and Site Lead of its India Engineering Center. Tirthankar gave talk on Open HA Clusters and Mayuresh on Introduction to OpenSolaris.

We are going to conduct a FOSSTER '10. We would like to have full support from the community!

You can visit the Photo Gallery and also see the Press release/article

Fosster website: http://foss.amrita.ac.in

Here is the article published in our amrita website (http://amrita.edu/news2009/events-news/d-march/fosster.php):

Mars Exploration RoversWhen NASA decided to build Mars Exploration Rovers at a cost of several hundred million dollars, it chose free and open source software to power the robots. Launched on the Martian surface in 2003, the rovers are still going strong today. When Amrita decided to build a complex ERP software solution for its 1300-bed specialty hospital AIMS, the decision was taken to use a free and open source operating system and database. Free and open source software (FOSS) is now a world-wide movement; many computer companies are investing their resources to support the effort.

For example, take the case of Sun Microsystems. Its operating system Solaris, initially a proprietary product, is now also available in its open source version. Amrita University students have, in fact, contributed to the development of this product. Abhilash TG, a final year B Tech student at Amrita was the first person not employed by Sun to fix a bug in OpenSolaris’s Open High Availability Cluster. Senior executives from Sun Microsystems and other companies were in Amrita recently as resource persons and to participate in FOSSTER 09, Amrita’s first national conference organized to promote the use of free and open source software and technologies.

Nearly 300 delegates participatedConceived and organized by students, the conference had extensive support from the Amrita faculty and administration. Nearly a hundred non-Amrita delegates -- students, faculty members and professionals from industry -- in addition to hundreds from Amrita, participated. "We wanted to promote the awareness of FOSS and take steps to create a user base competent in the use of this technology," stated Avinash Joshi, the student coordinator. Avinash will graduate with an engineering degree from Amrita next year; he was the one to first float the idea about the conference a few months ago. "I am happy that we have met these objectives," he added.

Invited speakers included several eminent names from the FOSS community. The sessions were organized in two parallel tracks -- technology/education and culture/society -- and covered topics as varied as Linux, blogging, 3D games, movie-making, Drupal. The keynote address on the inaugural day by Mr. Nageshwara Rao, Sun’s Senior Site Director of its India Engineering Center, underscored the importance of FOSS in students’ lives in terms of employability, becoming part of a vibrant community, and learning and sharpening technical skills. The importance of FOSS in the world of emerging technologies was also highlighted.

Most sessions were house-full, delegates participated enthusiastically. "I learned so many new concepts; I am inspired to develop new skills now," said M. Sangeeta, B Tech student from Bannariamman Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu, which sent nearly 90 student-delegates. "You all have done a great job!" added Yadu Nand B, from College of Engineering, Trivadrum. Several sessions were 'taught' by Amrita students and staff. These included two demos on installation and customization of GNU/Linux and doing everyday things with it; the sessions made migration to this operating system look easy. A session on building websites using the content management system, Drupal, was also conducted by Amrita students.

A farmer who is also a bloggerMultiple sessions on blogging were included. "I learned to blog late in my life," stated Mr. Chandrasekharan Nair, a retired jawan, now a farmer. Mr. Nair helps other farmers through his blog; he publishes correct rubber statistics and campaigns against genetically modified crops. "I am glad I could attend his talk," said Swapna Laxman, B Tech student. "The talk was moving and inspirational. Mr. Nair’s experience proves that age is not a bar for learning new technologies." Additional sessions on blogging were conducted by 'Uncle' Chandrakumar who contributes to community service through his blogs, Anand Subramaniam, a professional blogger and Arun Basil, a student, whose blogging has brought him fame and fortune.

Apoorv Singhal, a final year BBM student in Amrita, was the event manager for this event. "I want to make my career in Event Management, I learnt a lot from having the opportunity to plan for this event," he shared. "Initially there was a lot of turmoil but in the end, everything worked out well; the conference was a big success." "I am very happy with the response to the conference," added Dr. Sankaran, Principal of the School of Engineering, the chief patron of this initiative of the students. "The response exceeded our expectations. I am glad that the students came forward with the idea and we were able to provide them the needed support."

For more information about the conference, please see http://foss.amrita.ac.in

Friday Jan 30, 2009

FOSS Quiz '09 Prelims - Great Success!

The Sun Club at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus conducted the first ever fossquiz '09, a college wide FOSS contest.

To start with, we had the registration on 21st and 22nd of January. Registration desks were placed in the College corridors. The first day, we had 50 teams registered and on the second day, it shot up to 96 registrations. The registration was in teams of two.

The contest has three rounds:

1. The Preliminary Round - 29th January 2009
2. The Online Quiz - 11th
February 2009
3. Grand Finale - 18th February 2009

Preliminary Round:

The Preliminary Round was held yesterday, the 29th of January. It was a huge success.

I have attached two pdf documents along with this post.

1. The Prelims questions
2. OSUM Registration

You must be wondering what is the "OSUM Registration" all about! Well, as my College is directly associated with Sun (via the Campus Ambassador Programme), they have provided us with OSUM, an online community portal where Schools and Universities all over thew world can meet at one place The URL is http://osum.sun.com. So we decided to make the maximum use of this portal so that the students get benifited by the services given to the Student Community by Sun!

The idea is simple. Each member of a team must register to OSUM, under "Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala" University and joint the "Amrita OSUM group". In this group, there is a discussion forum "FOSS Quiz 09' - Team Name Contest" where each participant replies with their team number and their "Team Name" (one of the prizes). I have prepared a one-page document on how to go with the OSUM registration (OSUM Registration - pdf). Only once the team replies to the fourm, will they get qualified to the second round!

Now, for the Online Quiz round, thirty teams will qualify.

Prizes:

This contest is fully supported by Sun Microsystems and Sun Club @ Amrita. The prizes are for each participant

Grand Prize: 8GB pendrive
First Runner Up: 4GB pendrive
Second Runner Up: T-Shirts
Third Runner Up: Coffee Mug

There is a special category prize:
Best Team Name: Coffee Maker Mug

I will write about the Online quiz round once we are done with it.

PS: If you think, you can contribute questions, please do mail the questions to mail at avinashjoshi.co.in

Saturday Jan 24, 2009

Amrita Open Source University Meetup (AOSUM)

Amrita OSUM

The Open-Source University Meet-Up (OSUM) is a student developer organization that educates its members about the latest open-source technologies in a fun and engaging way.

Through its on-campus activities, Sun sponsored OSUMs will receive access to technical information that can be shared with OSUM members via technical demonstrations. Additionally, online web courses, through the Sun Academic Initiative program will be available to the OSUM to provide an opportunity to get its members Sun Certified.

Sun has a social networking web site for all registered OSUMs. This online presence will enable the OSUM community to connect with other student developers worldwide. OSUMs can collaborate online in forums and community groups with other student developers who share their technical interests.

Overall, the OSUM is a one-stop community that will expand the educational training and social interaction of the up-and-coming tech-savvy student preparing to enter the global workforce. Find and join your university's OSUM today!

If your university does not have an OSUM, read below to learn how and why to create a new OSUM community on your campus.

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Friday Jan 16, 2009

FOSS Quiz 09'

The free and open source movement is emerging as the new world order in the technology sector across the world. Today, free and open source products such as Apache Web Server, OpenOffice.org and GNU/Linux have dwarfed several proprietary software products.

Sun Club @ Amrita is happy to announce the FOSS Quiz 09' contest where students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. And there is more. We in turn will reward you for your valuable contributions towards the free and open source movement.

Important Dates
21 and 22 January 2009     Registration
28 January 2009                   Preliminary Round
29 January 2009                   Results of Preliminary Round announced
11 February 2009                Online Test for those selected in Preliminary Round
18 February 2009                The Grand Finale!

For more details, please visit: http://sunclub.amrita.ac.in/fossquiz

Saturday Nov 22, 2008

Its here - Net Beans 6.5 is out!

NetBeans IDE

The only IDE you need! Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. NetBeans IDE is open-source and free.

Download NetBeans IDE

Thursday Nov 13, 2008

phpEasyTools for OpenSolaris


The OpenSolaris EasyTools Project develops tools in PHP to manage OpenSolaris in a web environment. This tool will help you learn OpenSolaris because it displays the commands that are run from the web interface.

  » The initial beta delivery of the EasySMF download was released in July. The project has already delivered a follow-on beta of the EasyRM download for simple resource management.

The EasyTools OpenSolaris project is led by our friends David Galán Ortiz and Jose Juan Mora Perez who also work hard on the Cayac WebStack for OpenSolaris and the OpenSolaris Hispano project.

Features:

  • easySMF: view, stop, start, change properties and create new services.
  • easyZFS: add, delete and modify pools, RAID, mirrors. Allows manage Snapshots.
  • easyZone: create and manage zones.
  • easyxVM: create and manage.
  • easyRM: create and manage the resources in your system, for example projects, task, cpu pools, IPCs, memory, etc.

State:

  • easySMF: The beta version is ready.
  • easyZFS: in progress.
  • easyZone: in progress.
  • easyxVM: in progress.
  • easyRM:The beta version is ready

Monday Nov 10, 2008

Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software

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osalt.com, open source alternative is your quick guide to the best open source software.

Open vs. closed
Find open source alternatives to your favourite commercial products. Browse through our software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software.

Why open source
By choosing an open source product, the user obtains a number of advantages compared to commercial products. Besides the fact that open source is always available for free, it is a transparent application, in that you are invited exclusively behind the scenes to view all source code and thereby to suggest improvements to the product. Furthermore, every product is covered by a large dedicated network, or community, who is more than willing to answer any questions, you may have.

Some of the major categories under OSALT:
business, communications, databases, development, education & science, graphic applications, internet & networking, multimedia & audio, security & privacy, system utilities, web development

Amrita OSUM - Google Group

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Wednesday Oct 08, 2008

SFD @ Amrita - Mysore Campus

SFD @ Amrita was great! All of us had fun that day. There were a lot of participants from the Amrita mysore campus. It was held on 30th Sept 2008

My first session was on on Insight Into Open Source:
     It was basically about what is open source, why is it so important, what you as students and developers can do in opensource and stuff like that. ( slide )

Second session was taken by my friend Varun. It was an intro to Ubuntu( ubuntu is an open source linux distribution).
     He spoke about ubuntu and how to contribute into ubuntu. ( slide )

After this, i showed them the Big Buck Bunny Video

We then broke for Lunch.

My second session was on Sun Microsystems as a company, what is the company all about and why is it so much into opensource.

The afternoon session was focused on Drupal: Taken by both of us - Varun
    This is about how you can build your own website very easily with just some clicks :)

I have uploaded the photos on my personal blog site: Amrita Mysore Gallery

Mount OpenSolaris ZFS partition and reinstalling GRUB using Live CD

This small tutorial will tell you how you can mount an OpenSolaris ZFS partition using the OpenSolaris Live CD.

This is really easy.

Put in the OpenSolaris Live CD and type the following...........[Read More]

Thursday Sep 25, 2008

SFD celebration @ Amrita College

SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATION @ AMRITA

Most of the  students (1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year) of my college are newbies to Open Source and the use/benefits of getting into and working with/on open source technologies!!!

So, my presentation of  SFD event was to focus on spreading awareness on various open source technologies(mainly Sun's open source technologies). It was a great experience.............

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Friday Sep 19, 2008

FOSS.IN 2008


November 25-29, 2008, Bangalore, India

Hi all..

I am really excited as Asia’s biggest Free and Open Source Software contributor conference will be held on November 25th to 29th, 2008, at the National Science Symposium Centre, of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

“Talk is cheap - show me the code”

Using apt-get behind a proxy (Ubuntu)

It is quite difficult to use apt-get in ubuntu when you are behind a proxy. To be able to install packages behind a proxy, you need to..............

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Thursday Sep 18, 2008

Recreation of 'The Big Bang'

This little artilcle is written by my Dad. I just put it up hoping that it will be a useful information to some of them :)

You have heard / seen from TV reports newspapers about the test started on 10th September 2008 by the  US/European scientists to 'rediscover' the 'Big Bang Theory'. 

Click on "read more"  to know the full details!

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Saturday Sep 13, 2008

Playing Your mp3s with Songbird

The Observatory tells you how you can play multimedia (mp3-4) in OpenSolairs

To play videos, check out:

  1. Life with solaris - VLC support on OpenSolaris
    OR
  2. More multimedia

Installation of Ubuntu/Linux and Solaris(SXDE/OpenSolaris) - Dual Boot

Here, first I will tell you the problems that I faced after installing Ubuntu and OpenSolaris on my laptop.

I will also tell you the hard-ships that i faced and how I tackled them.....

Just click on more to read the full entry.

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Friday Sep 12, 2008

GParted - Partitioning your hard disk

Partitioning your hard disk using GParted

GParted is THE BEST Gnome Partition Editor application. Before attempting to use it, here is some basic background information.

Let me give you a brief insight as to why it is the best partition manager:

FEATURES:

  1. It is a GNOME based partition editor
  2. It is OpenSource
  3. It is based on Debian
  4. The size is just 95MB!!
  5. Since it is OpenSource, it is free to download and use
  6. The images and files are hosted on sourceforge
  7. It has a Live CD Option. i.e., you can boot with the GParted CD and do the partitioning without even having to install the software unlike any other partition manager
  8. You can create, destroy, resize, move, check and copy partitions, and the file systems on them.
  9. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).
  10. GParted uses GNU libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables.
  11. It just ROCKS!!!!!
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Tuesday Sep 09, 2008

pkg.opensolaris.org package repository update (build 96)

Source: http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=71982&tstart=0


The OpenSolaris development package repository

http://pkg.opensolaris.org/

has been updated to reflect the changes in snv_96 including major fixes
to the Caiman "Slim Install" and the Image Packaging System (IPS). In
addition, NetBeans 6.1 is now available in the repository.

Users who wish to update their system to the development build can do
so using the "image-update" facility provided by the pkg(1) command.
For important information about "image-update", see the instructions at

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/indiana/resources/rn3/image-update/

IMPORTANT NOTE: The development builds have undergone limited testing
and users should expect to uncover issues as the next release is
developed.

ISO images are being made available for this build via BitTorrent.
Torrent files are provided as follows

Primary Languages, gzip compression, 738MB
http://dlc.sun.com/torrents/info/osol-0811-96.iso.torrent
(if burned to media, image should be burned to a DVD)

All Languages, LZMA compression, 656MB
http://dlc.sun.com/torrents/info/osol-0811-96-global.iso.torrent
(if burned to media, image can be burned to a CD)

MD5 checksums for these images
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/indiana/files/md5sums_96.txt

New packages in this repository update
======================================
SUNWgsed gsed - GNU implementation of sed, the Unix
SUNWlibdatrie libdatrie
SUNWlibgsf GNOME Structured File Library
SUNWlibthai libthai
SUNWscim Smart Common Input Method Framework
SUNWscim-anthy Smart Common Input Method Framework - libanthy
SUNWscim-chewing Smart Common Input Method Framework
SUNWscim-hangul Smart Common Input Method Framework - libhangul
SUNWscim-pinyin Smart Common Input Method Framework - Smart
SUNWscim-sunpinyin Smart Common Input Method Framework - SunPinyin
SUNWscim-tables Smart Common Input Method Framework - Codetable
SUNWscim-tables-chinese Smart Common Input Method Framework - Codetable
SUNWscim-tables-extra Smart Common Input Method Framework - Codetable
SUNWscim-tables-india Smart Common Input Method Framework - Codetable
SUNWscim-tables-japanese Smart Common Input Method Framework - Codetable
SUNWscim-tables-korean Smart Common Input Method Framework - Codetable
SUNWscim-thai Smart Common Input Method Framework - libthai
SUNWw3m Desktop search tool - support libraries

Life With Solaris: LWS - VLC support on OpenSolaris

Hi all...

Now you can watch your favourate movie and listen to songs. Life With Solaris has really given the life to OpenSolaris

VLC and many other media players are now supported on OpenSolaris..... :)

Read this post fully to know how you can make your Solaris life very easy...

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Sunday Sep 07, 2008

Software Freedom Day @ Amrita

Sun Club, Amrita is celebrating the software freedom day on the 21st of September, 2008. All are welcome!

Date: 21st September 2008
Venue: E-Learning Centre

The events to be held on that day:

1. Install Fests: (This can fetch you goodies!!!)
         -> OpenSolaris Install Fest + Introduction to OpenSoalris
          -> Ubuntu - Get free CD's from Ubuntu

2. Talk on OpenSource Technologies

3. Basics into Java

4. Unix Basics

5. Installing and Customising Drupal: Create you own personal or professional site using Drupal CMS

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

Welcome

Hi all..

 This is my first post in blogs.sun.com/avinashjoshi

About

I am a Campus Ambassador, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. This is my technical-cum-non technical blog. You can also view my personal site: http://avinashjoshi.co.in

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