Can anyone inquire what is the cost of mass media replication (plus
labelling etc) in Bangalore? At some point, the rates for per DVD would
fall. If anyone can provide a few contact numbers, I wouldn't mind
calling up and asking the details. It would be useful for foss.in and
other local events.
A Fedora 14 and EL 6, release get-together for Fedora and Redhat, and Linux
interested folks, Webel IT Training members and trainers.
->> First Release Event in Eastern Zone.(hopefully in India too.) <<-
Event theme: Fedora 14 and EL 6 release party.
Event Estimated Attendance: 150 from our college + 100 Guest + .
Event Time and Date::Time 10:30-04:00 and Date 11th Jan 2011.
Govt. College Of Engineering & Ceramic Technology,
Government Of West Bengal,
73, Abinash Chandra Banerjee Lane,
West Bengal, India.
more information about the event is available .
by Prabin Kumar Datta
pub 2048R/1E0CFA36 2010-11-06
uid PRABIN KUMAR DATTA <linux.n.pkd(a)gmail.com>
sub 2048R/AF311EF8 2010-11-06
Some of my young friends engaged in printing and publishing are
thinking about transferring to FLOSS OS, or at least printing in FLOSS
environment. The problems they are facing are these:
1. Printing in mirror.
This is very crucial, because, usually two pages are printed on the
same page, for which usually a page-layout software like pagemaker is
used in proprietary frameworks. Scribus is an open alternative, but,
most probably Indic printing, or particularly Bangla printing cannot
be done in Scribus. If someone knows that it can be done, can the
links for the documentation be provided here, please? This cannot be
done with postscript printers too, where mirror printing can be done,
because two pages together get mirrored there, not one page at a time.
They can use pdfnup to bring two pages into one page, but, still the
mirror printing cannot be done. The usual custom in Calcutta is to
take tracing, that is mirror prints on tracing paper, and then proceed
into printing from that tracing.
2. Page number in Bangla.
This is also a very necessary point. Because, in OOo, they have to
insert the page numbers manually if they want it in Bangla. Is there
any way to do it in Bangla in OOo?
They are eager to go into printing in Unicode using FLOSS things. But,
they cannot, as it seems, from the state of the things. I want to
focus attention of all FLOSS people into this matter. The lack of
virus threat, abundance of different text-processing SW in FLOSS, and
the ease of writing or typing in Unicode Bangla allure them into the
plan, but they cannot do it, due these technical problems.
I have closed all outstanding tickets in fedora-india trac instance except
for ones related to Foss.in, one college event and a few pending mentoring
requests. I have ack and will take care of the foss.in related tickets and
Kushal/Shakthi can handle the mentoring requests. If I have closed out any
tickets where I should not have, please drop me a line offlist.
I haven't organized many release parties personally so I am looking for a
rough estimate on what it usually costs and what you spend it on. I am
trying to figure out the rough budget that should be allotted per release
for such things.
Quoted below is an email regarding 'Noname.conf'. Anyone interested in
taking up ownership for the event? I will not be in Bangalore until
January, so will not make it to this event either. :/
> I'm one of the members of the organising team for Noname.conf, which
> is a 2-day event to be held at Bangalore in mid-December 2010 and will
> consist of talks, workshops and discussions around all aspects of FOSS
> We are now accepting proposals from speakers wishing to talk at the
> event. Talk submissions can cover any/all aspects of FOSS
> More details can be found at
> Last date for submissions is November 28th 2010
> Looking forward to your active participation in the event.
> [P.S.:- Please send all your questions to team(a)nonameconf.in or,
> better yet join the ML and discuss :)
> http://groups.google.com/group/nonameconf-community ]
> Ravi Chandra
I'm looking to mass produce Fedora media to be able to use it at events
and also for my free media duties. Would any Ambassadors around
Manipal/Bangalore be interested? The larger the quantity, the less the
price per media. Please contact me off list if you want with details. In
the meantime, I'm going to run around Manipal and see if there's a place
that presses media in bulk.
I was supposed to head the packaging sprint for Fedora for kids on
the 12th of December. Unfortunately my system's broken down (fried
motherboard) and I need to get a new one. I have exams coming up and
will not be able to purchase a new system by the 12th of December. I
cannot therefore head the sprint :(
Can someone please take this over? I regret the inconvenience caused.
I am running Fedora 14 (yum upgrade from Fedora 13).
Just installed systemd (yum install systemd i.e.
The network fails on bootup. The fixes on various websites suggest the
use of NetworkManager.
I avoid NetworkManager, and like the plain, old and simple "network"
Is there any fix possible without "NetworkManager" ...?
Is anything equal to "ntsysv" available for systemd ...?