[ILUG-BOM] Courts in Maharashtra to use Linux.
Wed Oct 23 12:33:35 IST 2002
--- "P.V. Mohan Krishnan" <mohan at hcbom.bom.nic.in>
> Dear luggers !!!
It is indeed a proud moment to hear that Gnu-Linux is
making inroads into the Judicial Systems too.
We are here to help-guide-answer all your queries
Besides...we will also conduct a small workshop for
you all ....educating you about the different facets
of Free Software and Gnu-Linux.
Will get back to you on the details.
> This is to inform you all that the Bombay
> High Court hasvse
> decided to have the computerisation of the
> activities of the Judiciary
> in Maharashtra on a Linux platform. As part of a
> recently initiated
> computerisation programme of all the subordinate
> courts of the
> Metropolitan area of Mumbai we are going to use Red
> Hat 7.3. For the
> last 3 years we are using a Red hat E-Mail server in
> the High Court.
> Also all District Courts in the State use a
> Slackware version of Linux
> on their systems.
> We have specific interest in issues relating to the
> following under Linux
> a) Support for old binaries ( SCO Unix Sys V/
> Xenix ). We have used
> old ibcs as well as present linux-abi modules to get
> some of our
> application running with a big load of users
> accessing the same.
> b) Still looking for a non-GUI word processor
> which is simple to
> use, implements curses/ncurses efficiently for
> screen handling, uses
> simple fonts ( or no font at all !!) to give speedy
> outputs of big
> documents speedily on DMPs. We have not yet found
> anything remotely
> similar to the good old SCO Lyrix OR Uniplex
> wordprocessors. If someone
> has any suggestion on this it is welcome.
> c) Method of printing simple text under Star
> office OR Open Office.
> This is linked to previous section subject.
> d) Bilingual support. We are trying out Indix.
> Lastly we would like some suggestions regarding a
> workshop we plan
> to hold for Judges ficers of the Courts sometime
> Nov. 17-19. One session is planned on Linux and as
> the audience would
> be general users the presentations are proposed to
> be a of a general
> nature. I am contemplating getting either to get Red
> Hat technical
> persons to handle this OR may be any of you Luggers
> having the time !!
> Kindly feel free to mail me.
> - Mohan Krishnan
> Technical Director
> Computer Centre, High Court
> Mumbai - 400 032
> Phone : 2676751
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