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Microsoft Silverlight & Linux…….

It has been a long time since i wrote. Well it has been really a long time, stuck in the worst city Bangalore, then moving back. Being in there in certain things. Having a fifteen minutes of fame. Everything was there. I did miss writing here in blogger. Though there was twitter to write to, it is not fun. But a great way to say out ideas short and sweet.

Well, after a long time, and trying to figure a way out to make Linux my main os at work, i succeded last week… Yes! DimensioN Studio 2.4 started to work in linux, it took a little hard work to figure out which files were missing. With a little more help from winetricks, i did get it to work properly via wine. It was so much fun doing it. I was just happy that i need not have to move into windows anymore.

Then i just thought of giving the new browser based cloud product of ours a try from linux. But this darn Microsoft agains comes into frustrate me. Silverlight doesn’t seem to work with linux. and every attempt to make the new product work with Mono Moonlight also failed. It was frustrating to think that i have to login back to windows just to work with something which is browser based. This is not fair…..

Talk about microsoft and fairness, what am i talking? So i had to give the error messages and i was able to only hope that either mono team will release Moonlight 2.0 soon and it would be compatible with Silverlight 3.0, or our engineering team will make sure it will make changes to accomodate the moonlight too. But who knows….

The suddenly today when we were just discussing things, suddenly it turned towards the new product and linux compatibility. And My interviewer asked me why don’t you try with wine or whisky and run the windows version of browser and try to make it work. This was a nice idea. Firefox 3.5.3 was up in 5 minutes, but then again Silverlight decided to play bad. Everything i tried was in vain. Nothing worked. Now i have others in the race. It’s got to be me or the Engineering who should find a way out…. But if others find, that is also fine.

Why?! Why is it that at everyturn a new obstacle arises……

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Mount an iso image

After all these years of using Linux, atlast i got it to work, i don’t know what i was doing wrong all these years. (though i did get it to work one time before, that was because of the help recieved from one another colleague of mine. But this time, it is my effort. I know i am going bonkers over a simple command, but you gotta celebrate every victory, and ponder over ever defeat…

The command i used

mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mnt/iso

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Video admin

down with fever, and headache, i just was doing nothing. so yesterday i thought i would create something that would let me manage the video collection and let me know to whom i have given to, and such stuff. but sterday was too weak to go beyond thinking of this idea. today too i slept all day, though now feeling a little well, thought i would sit to develop it, i took off with jsp, coz i wanted to referesh it and also to try some thing on java side as i am a little afraid of the language. so there started my adventure, had some problems with mssql server, so uninstalled it and switched over to MySQL,

i have for now created the data entry screen for initial dataentry and also the backend insertion logic for it. and it is working need to beautify the page a little.

will continue tomorrow……

Now playing: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
via FoxyTunes

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Fedora 8 & Sun Java problems and Antelope

Ok, it is known fact i was hellbent on making this cool app for svn administration. But in the process of making this, i did make some cool findings which i forgot to share it, and on the way also set up the debian for sun jdk and ant 1.7.0 Kewl isn’t it.

anyway on way of completing this, i found a editor for ant build files, which can be used to execute the scripts from the editor itself. The name is Antelope. it seems to be cool. and itself being built on ant, seems wondeful. thought there are some issues, still it looks great.

and also i have installed Squirrel on the debian system.

Fedora seem to have problems with sun java. i had installed jdl 1.5.0_06, seems to create some problems all programs just seems to quit just at the point of creating GUI. seems like the java is conflicting or having problems with X display system, will try to identify and rectify, but am not finding time to do it.

Office, Open Source, ramblings

A GUI to manage SVN

ok! atlast i did finish the GUI code which i was creating with ANT and PHP. and yes it is working fine. but the thing is, it is there for the configuration which i have used. i.e. Apache + SVN. also still the configuration is not that easy. you gotta edit the code to set the values like where the subversion.conf is located and stuff like that. and also this depends on both Java and PHP which is not that good, ( in my guess)…

So may be, in the next round, i will try to remove the php dependency and try to do everything with ANT…….

but till then this is it. The news is official. i have named it manageSVN. and it is currently in version 0.0.3. don’t ask me for any explanations. i haven’t formed any idea for versioning.

The immediate additions would be a mailing system to send mails to indicate the users that a repository has been created. and stuff like that. But soon i think i have to move to something else other than ant, coz ANT would localize this, meaning you gotta be there in the server to do it. so may be a web based system to administer, create, modify, backup the repositories, writing and backing up configurations, should be developed down the lane…

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MSSQL 2005 Installation

I was trying to install mssql2005 advanced express edition, but i ran into some problem, it was continuously spiting error at me, the error was this..

The SQL Server System Configuration Checker cannot be executed due to WMI configuration on the machine PHONIEX Error:2147749907 (0x80041013).

i was just frustrated, coz this same error occured when i had tried to install it some half year ago. but still the same error haunting after these long times, It was a wmi problem and after some nearly an hours search with google, i got the solution… i had to run a batch file and bingo the WMI error was fixed. actually it is something like refreshing the links and associations that is what the batch file does. the batch file which i used is as follows..

@echo on
cd /d c:\temp
if not exist %windir%\system32\wbem goto TryInstall
cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
net stop winmgmt
winmgmt /kill
if exist Rep_bak rd Rep_bak /s /q
rename Repository Rep_bak
for %%i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %%i
for %%i in (*.exe) do call :FixSrv %%i
for %%i in (*.mof,*.mfl) do Mofcomp %%i
net start winmgmt
goto End

if /I (%1) == (wbemcntl.exe) goto SkipSrv
if /I (%1) == (wbemtest.exe) goto SkipSrv
if /I (%1) == (mofcomp.exe) goto SkipSrv
%1 /RegServer

goto End

if not exist wmicore.exe goto End
wmicore /s
net start winmgmt

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A hair cut, A Triple Boot, 3 more installs……

yesterday was a little great in its own way, atleast after starting with a big disappointment.

First there was the Hair Cut, since something went wrong when i was styling my hair, i thought of making it right by cutting the hair off at the correct places. so with the instructions to give to the barber from my dad, i took off to the barber shop. since i have to remove the glasses when the hair occurs i couldn’t see what happened. when it was finished my long hair had been cut short, my dad had tricked me into saying that to the barber.

in the evening, i decided to install the darn windows, which had crashed a month ago, and my system has a problem, coz unless the Linux partitions are removed i cannot install windoze… i hate this Redmond giant for that what a cruel little way to remove Linux from my system, so i backed up everything on dvds and went about the ordeal. this time i decided to somehow do the triple boot with 2 linuxes, which had been eluding me for quiet some time. and yes i did achieve it with some hicchups though, but hey atlast i did it. A triple boot with Windoze XP, Debian Etch, and Fedora 8. see 2 linuxes. hah! man i rock, i should say. But there is one thing, how the hell was i able to pull it off. is it because linux got easier, or i got intelligent, i would like to guess that it is the former, coz if it is the later, then there is something seriously wrong with me.

later in the day, i did install RHEL 5 double boots atleast in 3 different machines. and that was it. what a wonderful day

Office, Open Source, ramblings

Lightning 0.7

Lightning V 0.7 is cool. much better than the previous version. Ok. First things First, do u know what is Lightning. it is a add-on which gives the calendar ability to thunderbird, ma favourite Mail Client.

the inteface change is cool. I don’t know if it could have been achieved with the previous versions also, but the positions which it took is cool and awesome.

Man, i’m loving it….

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svn server

i am giving up for now. coz, i have run out or ideas to proceed further. I know the problem has to be with filepermissions or things like that… But still i am unable to find a way to make it work with apache. Well anyway, For now i am running it via svn:// method. Wednesday or may be later today i will go to office and try to set it up there. If i am unable to get it going with http access, then i will have to resort to svn:// there too. Hope i get it right there.

may be if i get any other bright ideas i will come back again to try. I am not putting this challenge an end. I am just taking a break.

Like how the Terminator would say: I´ll be Back…….

Linux, ramblings

Fedora 7


At last i installed Fedora 7 day before yesterday.  It was really cool, and really better than 6 and equal to 5 at first view.  Though the installation was fast, most of the common things did not get installed like xmms and k3b.  Well that wasn’t a big problem, everything was fixed, downloaded and installed, even with mp3 support, and guess what i even got some 3gp convertors for linux, which i am still unable to get it for windows, and they say linux is way far behind in video convertors and editors.  but see what happened in my case!,  but yeah still i could not figure out how to use it, anyway eventually i will figure it out.  that won’t be a problem. 

i installed mono and vlc, and mplayer and also mencoder.  got to check eveything out, maybe after i go home today.

Well anyway i just finished the demo project given to me.   and so sitting without any work.  thought i would write some thing.