[ILUG-BOM] INDIA: Debian...KDE programming... dynamic images (DEVELOPERiq *
Frederick Noronha (FN)
Sat Mar 8 01:55:39 IST 2003
THIS ALL AND more is included in the March 2003 issue of DeveloperIQ
magazine, published from India (www.developeriq.com). Check the issue for
THEN THERE ARE [GNU]Linux fanatics. I admire Linux
pros a lot, and I know that using the OS needs
more than mere mouse management. But what puts me
off is an attitude, which many have for Windows
users, developers and the rest of the community.
I know many who have thrown away (actually they
formatted the hard disk and loaded a new distro)
Windows boxes and switched to [GNU]Linux and
continued being happy. Great! But you just cannot
stamp all Windows users and developers as
mentally retarded. -Editorial, S. Ramdas
Contact: ramdas at developeriq.com
o DEBIAN 3.0 -- the first of five CDs. (Readers can avail of
the other four at Rs 149, incl courier. But the CDs will
be shipped with DeveloperIQ over the next year too.)
o READER'S QUERY on why the installation program could
not write to the MBR...
o JAVA IN the enterprise: "Java's heritage is more aligned
with the Open Source movement and community process.
In fact, many would argue that free software forms an
important part of the dynamic Java..." 4-pg.article
o STATE OF WEB services: One of the biggest myths, which
many developers especially coming from the Microsoft
camp have, is that Web Services means .Net. This is
not true... Where Sun and Microsoft score is they
have ready-made roadmaps and product offerings....
Soon all the products from MS, including MS Office,
will be .Net enabled, locking the customers to a
.Net environment as far as possible... The Open Source
world still does not have a combined solution... But
there are lots happening, read the next article.
o OPEN ROLE in Web services. Open Source (Free Software?)
is fast catching up with their Web services portfolio.
Axis from Apache, jBpm, OBE, Powerfolder, TestMaker,
Rotor ("this is not exactly Open Source and is more
Shared Source"), NetAything, The Go Mon Project,
o DotGNU; The GNU version of the .Net initaitive.
GNU branding is big, but the project somehow is
lagging behind Mono. DotGNU is being developed
jointly under the auspices of FreeDevelopers and the
GNU project. The DotGNU system will be a well-
integrated part of the GNU system and it will also be
available to the users of all other wisely used OSs.
It sounds very ambitious since the final goal is to
create an operating system for the Internet. Currently
a primitive beta version of the framework is available.
o APACHE AXIS, the leading FLOSS tool kit for
implementing Web services, gets two pages.
o MASTER EMBEDDED Linux/Linux drivers from experts.
Projects on porting, writing BSP for embedded
GNU/Linux, network, wireless LAN, SCSI, fibre channel,
USB device driver. Fees Rs 12,500-30,000. Four
to six months course. Grace Systems, Bangalore
contact at gracelabs.com http://www.gracelabs.com (ad)
o TERMINAL CAPABILITIES of UNIX. By Arun Sundar.
o INSTALLING Pear:Soap
o LINUXMAGINDIA on a CD. 18CDs in a year, customised
for you, at Rs 1499.
o KDE Programming Part 2. The KDE project had the
goal of simplifying the use of GNU/Linux, very much
like the Windows OS. This looks at how one can
program using KDE in a typical GUI environment.
o CREATING dynamic images, using PHP and GD.These
are images that are generated on-the-fly by the
o PLAYING AROUND with Python buttons. "Windows
programmers may be warned that if you are comparing
Python GUI with Visual Basic, it's like ptiching
the Australian cricket team against the Bangladesh
team." There are several widgets, which the Tk
module supports. Mastering them is quite easy and
infact learning Tkinter is as easy as learning
Frederick Noronha : http://www.bytesforall.org : When we speak of free
Freelance Journalist : Goa India 403511 : software we refer to
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