Wednesday Aug 29, 2007

Code for Freedom, India 2007 in Netbeans Pod Cast

If you have not heard it yet, here it is ....

NetBeans Pod Cast - with reference to Code For Freedom.

 

Wednesday Aug 22, 2007

Dtrace Tech Talk by Bryan Cantrill on Google Video

Bryan Cantrill's dtrace demo at Google is now available as a google video.

Just one word to describe it - "Amazing" 

Friday Aug 17, 2007

Code for Freedom, India 2007

Aug 15th, 1947 - India stepped into the world as an independent nation. The battle our forefathers fought for us mean that we have the right to exercise our free will today. I have always been intrigued by what the current generation thinks about this struggle. It was a learning experience for me to try and understand. I learnt one thing - the basics premise behind the struggle has its appeal even today. But, it has an interesting twist. This generation is worried about freedom - to choose, but the way it manifests was the reason why I was intrigued. One of the coolest ways is the interest in FOSS (free and open source software) today. 

That said, I want to talk about an event that is happening right now - Sun India 'Code for Freedom' contest. It encourages students to contribute to FOSS. It has been said that the amount of code level contributions from Indian developers to the opensource/FOSS projects has been less than satisfactory. I wish this would change. And the 'Code for Freedom' is definitely trying it best to make a difference.

So, if you are a student in India, pick your choice of a FOSS project from 'Code for Freedom' and start writing code.

I would like to sign off by saying - 'Show me your code folks!'


Friday May 11, 2007

Linux For You, May 2007

Linux For You, May 2007 edition shipped a Solaris Express DVD (3/07). It also had an step-by-step “How to install Solaris Express” article that Ananth had written. As Murphy would have it, the DVD shipped with the magazine has a bug that might prevent users from installing Solaris Express to the hard disk.

During the installation if you Choose your Time Zone as “Asia -> India” (as most of you will), the installer will hang when you enter the root password and click next. This is a known bug documented here and resolved subsequently To workaround this issue, choose any “US Timezone” like say “Americas -> United States -> Central Time”. After installation, you can always change the timezone from your installed Solaris Express by running /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig.

Hopefully, people who hit this bug will Google their way here ! And if any of your friends are LFY readers be sure to pass the word !

You can also direct any of their queries to ug-bosug@opensolaris.org 

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