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Ludovic FERRE

Ludovic FERRE

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  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: Need help making a new distro
    I think it's very good to learn how to build a distribution but in most cases I think that's just adding up to a pile, as you stated in your opening question. Wouldn't it be easier to take a tiny distribution with your favorite package manager and window manager and then to customize it with themese and apps that you like using scripts for autmoation? In this manner you take away the assle of maintaining your distro for your familly and firends over time, you increase the use of standard distro which helps with bug reports and you contribute scripts and themes to the community. I think the problem of our world (true in the west only) is that we have too much... too much information is available, too many distros, too many languages... and creating more just doesn't help. My 2 cents ;).
    Link to this post 25 Jun 09

    I think it's very good to learn how to build a distribution but in most cases I think that's just adding up to a pile, as you stated in your opening question.

    Wouldn't it be easier to take a tiny distribution with your favorite package manager and window manager and then to customize it with themese and apps that you like using scripts for autmoation?

    In this manner you take away the assle of maintaining your distro for your familly and firends over time, you increase the use of standard distro which helps with bug reports and you contribute scripts and themes to the community.

    I think the problem of our world (true in the west only) is that we have too much... too much information is available, too many distros, too many languages... and creating more just doesn't help.

    My 2 cents ;).

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: Mahjong Zodiac for Linux Released
    Hum... you have a Linux GPL version available but it's a trial only download, and one must pay for the full version? Are you sure you have read the GPL?
    Link to this post 24 Jun 09

    Hum... you have a Linux GPL version available but it's a trial only download, and one must pay for the full version?

    Are you sure you have read the GPL?

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: Linux and Fonts (Help)
    Hi Annabella, I downloaded the abaddon fonts from the link you provided and did the following to get them to work on my Ubuntu 9.04 system: Create a file (under my home directory) named ttf-abaddon.hints with the following content: [code]category truetype begin /usr/share/fonts/truetype/abaddon/abaddon.ttf Family = Abaddon FontName = Abaddon Encoding = Unicode Location = English Charset = ISO8859-1 GeneralFamily = SansSerif Weight = Medium Width = Variable Shape = Upright Foundry = Abaddon Priority = 20 end[/code] From the command line (on Gnome menu click Applications > Accessories > Terminal) I entered the following: sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/abaddon sudo cp abaddon.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/abaddon/ sudo cp ttf-abaddon.hints /etc/defoma/hints/ The first command will prompt you for your password (I take it you are administraotr of the box). Then I opened Abiword and selected the font menu, moved all the way up (pressing the Home key) and there it was. [img size=487]http://linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Test_Abaddon_ttf.png[/img] I guess it'll be very hard to make it any simpler, albeit I'm not 100% sure that the hint file is properly filled (my guess).
    Link to this post 24 Jun 09

    Hi Annabella,

    I downloaded the abaddon fonts from the link you provided and did the following to get them to work on my Ubuntu 9.04 system:

    Create a file (under my home directory) named ttf-abaddon.hints with the following content:

    category truetype
    begin /usr/share/fonts/truetype/abaddon/abaddon.ttf
    Family = Abaddon
    FontName = Abaddon
    Encoding = Unicode
    Location = English
    Charset = ISO8859-1
    GeneralFamily = SansSerif
    Weight = Medium
    Width = Variable
    Shape = Upright
    Foundry = Abaddon
    Priority = 20
    end

    From the command line (on Gnome menu click Applications > Accessories > Terminal) I entered the following:

    sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/abaddon
    sudo cp abaddon.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/abaddon/
    sudo cp ttf-abaddon.hints /etc/defoma/hints/

    The first command will prompt you for your password (I take it you are administraotr of the box).

    Then I opened Abiword and selected the font menu, moved all the way up (pressing the Home key) and there it was.

    I guess it'll be very hard to make it any simpler, albeit I'm not 100% sure that the hint file is properly filled (my guess).

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: best complete rolling release distribution
    I think Ubuntu LTS should meet your needs without any problems. [quote]Which is best rolling release distribution with - all multimedia codecs[/quote] Proprietary software is available in the restricted repository, and the system is open for you to plug into other software sources on the web. [quote]- powerful software like Openoffice Base, Skype, Picasa[/quote] As Goineasy9 stated, you won't find many distro with Skype of Open Office base installed by default. However install the software from the GUI or command line is very easy. [quote]- for 64 bit notebook[/quote] Most Linux distro have an AMD_64 build (for 64-bit computers based on the AMD extension of the x86 architecture). In short any Intel/AMD 64-bit chips that power desktop and laptops will be supported. [b][i]Note[/i][/b] Skype doesn't work on 64-bit Linux because the software wasn't build for that platform (may be we should ask Skype why?). [quote]- for newbies[/quote] I can only repeat myself here. Go Ubuntu! [quote]What that means is you install once, keep upgrading, never reinstall, maintain the newest versions of every Linux kernel and package available keeping your existing confs the same without the need for a 6 month release cycle.[/quote] I don't really understand... you want to be able to have a stable distribution but be up-to-date with the latest kernel and packages? Or you want to have a simple, easy to maintain distribution that will include newer packages using a 6 month cycle like Ubuntu? I suspect the goals of having an easy to maintain system with rolling release is going to be very challenging.
    Link to this post 24 Jun 09

    I think Ubuntu LTS should meet your needs without any problems.

    Which is best rolling release distribution with
    - all multimedia codecs

    Proprietary software is available in the restricted repository, and the system is open for you to plug into other software sources on the web.

    - powerful software like Openoffice Base, Skype, Picasa

    As Goineasy9 stated, you won't find many distro with Skype of Open Office base installed by default. However install the software from the GUI or command line is very easy.

    - for 64 bit notebook

    Most Linux distro have an AMD_64 build (for 64-bit computers based on the AMD extension of the x86 architecture). In short any Intel/AMD 64-bit chips that power desktop and laptops will be supported.

    Note Skype doesn't work on 64-bit Linux because the software wasn't build for that platform (may be we should ask Skype why?).

    - for newbies

    I can only repeat myself here. Go Ubuntu!

    What that means is you install once, keep upgrading, never reinstall, maintain the newest versions of every Linux kernel and package available keeping your existing confs the same without the need for a 6 month release cycle.

    I don't really understand... you want to be able to have a stable distribution but be up-to-date with the latest kernel and packages? Or you want to have a simple, easy to maintain distribution that will include newer packages using a 6 month cycle like Ubuntu?

    I suspect the goals of having an easy to maintain system with rolling release is going to be very challenging.

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: Networked Sound
    [quote]SMB (SaMBa)[/quote] SMB actually stands for [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block"]Server Message Block[/url] :p.
    Link to this post 24 Jun 09

    SMB (SaMBa)

    SMB actually stands for Server Message Block :p.

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: Linux and Fonts (Help)
    [b]BlackfoxKitsune wrote:[/b] [quote]Hi i've been all over the linux website trying to find how i can ADD fonts that i download interdependently of any OS. On windows for adding new fonts you can simply down load them and then paste the opend zip files into the font folder, in Linux i can't do that, so how do i add new fonts, i'm not talking about things like times new roman, i mean things you can down load like the elven fonts from gray company and plant like fonts you can find on google. its driving me nuts most of the fonts i have on linux look rubbish, and the ones I want to download and add are so i can do my design pics with the font styles i need, which at the moment since switching i can not do.. Someone PLEASE help.[/quote] If you are using Ubuntu then you can check some of the ttf packages in the main repository. You can see the font packages available by opening the console and typing "apt-get install ttf-" and press to expend the ttf-* packages available. Now I can see that you want to install the fonts you already downloaded, so to do that the best option is to see how ttf package maintainer do it. To do that I switched from the console to firefox and typed ttf in the search box, then I switched from my default search provider to the built-in "Ubuntu Package Search". Hit enter, and there you have many font packages. I picked one that I have installed and used, called ttf-dustin. Then I browsed to the '[url="http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/all/ttf-dustin/filelist"][list of files][/url]'. And there we have it. Right up the top: [b]/etc/defoma/hints/ttf-dustin.hints[/b]. With the file location and naming convention we can now install fonts without having to tamper the X11 configuration etc.
    Link to this post 24 Jun 09

    BlackfoxKitsune wrote:

    Hi i've been all over the linux website trying to find how i can ADD fonts that i download interdependently of any OS.
    On windows for adding new fonts you can simply down load them and then paste the opend zip files into the font folder, in Linux i can't do that, so how do i add new fonts, i'm not talking about things like times new roman, i mean things you can down load like the elven fonts from gray company and plant like fonts you can find on google. its driving me nuts most of the fonts i have on linux look rubbish, and the ones I want to download and add are so i can do my design pics with the font styles i need, which at the moment since switching i can not do.. Someone PLEASE help.

    If you are using Ubuntu then you can check some of the ttf packages in the main repository. You can see the font packages available by opening the console and typing "apt-get install ttf-" and press <tab> to expend the ttf-* packages available.

    Now I can see that you want to install the fonts you already downloaded, so to do that the best option is to see how ttf package maintainer do it.

    To do that I switched from the console to firefox and typed ttf in the search box, then I switched from my default search provider to the built-in "Ubuntu Package Search".

    Hit enter, and there you have many font packages. I picked one that I have installed and used, called ttf-dustin. Then I browsed to the '[list of files]'.

    And there we have it. Right up the top: /etc/defoma/hints/ttf-dustin.hints.

    With the file location and naming convention we can now install fonts without having to tamper the X11 configuration etc.

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: What Does the Cloud Mean for My Business?
    I think the fundamentals of cloud computing is the ability to transpose any workload from one location (system) to another. In short it is to make the application hardware agnostics.
    Link to this post 23 Jun 09

    I think the fundamentals of cloud computing is the ability to transpose any workload from one location (system) to another. In short it is to make the application hardware agnostics.

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: List Your Favourite CLI Programs & Utilities
    [quote]Guzanof: #!/bin/sh # need `aptitude install beep` beep -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.1 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.1 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 700 -f 392 -D 100 -- new -l 350 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 622.26 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 369.99 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.1 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 700 - f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 392 -D 100 --new-l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 739.98 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 698.46 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 659.26 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 622.26 -D 100 --new -l 50 - f 659.26 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 415.3 -D 200 --new -l 350 -f 554.36 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 523.25 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 493.88 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 440 -D 100 --new -l 50 -f 466.16 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 311.13 -D 200 -- new -l 350 -f 369.99 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.13 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 700 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 392 - D 100 --new -l 25 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 739.98 -D 100 --new -l25 -f 698.46 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 659.26 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 622.26 -D 100 --new -l 50 -f 659.26 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 415.3 -D 200 --new -l 350 - f 554.36 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 523.25 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 493.88 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 440 -D 100 --new -l 50 -f 466.16 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 311.13 -D 200 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.13 -D 100 -- new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 300 -f 392.00 -D 150 --new -l 250 -f 311.13 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 700 -f 392[/quote] There's a minor problem in the command line, position 596 we have "--new-l" instead off "--new -l". But when it plays, it's real cool:p Well done!
    Link to this post 23 Jun 09

    Guzanof: #!/bin/sh

    # need `aptitude install beep`
    beep -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.1 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.1 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 700 -f 392 -D 100 -- new -l 350 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 622.26 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 369.99 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.1 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.2 -D 100 --new -l 700 - f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 392 -D 100 --new-l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 739.98 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 698.46 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 659.26 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 622.26 -D 100 --new -l 50 - f 659.26 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 415.3 -D 200 --new -l 350 -f 554.36 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 523.25 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 493.88 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 440 -D 100 --new -l 50 -f 466.16 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 311.13 -D 200 -- new -l 350 -f 369.99 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.13 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 700 -f 587.32 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 392 - D 100 --new -l 25 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 350 -f 784 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 739.98 -D 100 --new -l25 -f 698.46 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 659.26 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 622.26 -D 100 --new -l 50 -f 659.26 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 415.3 -D 200 --new -l 350 - f 554.36 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 523.25 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 493.88 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 440 -D 100 --new -l 50 -f 466.16 -D 400 --new -l 25 -f 311.13 -D 200 --new -l 350 -f 392 -D 100 --new -l 250 -f 311.13 -D 100 -- new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 300 -f 392.00 -D 150 --new -l 250 -f 311.13 -D 100 --new -l 25 -f 466.16 -D 100 --new -l 700 -f 392

    There's a minor problem in the command line, position 596 we have "--new-l" instead off "--new -l".

    But when it plays, it's real cool:p

    Well done!

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: portable linux
    Hum... I don't think any of these Linux distribution come with VMWare player installed. Remember that most of the PEN drive are build from small ISO with the packages available to run in LiveCD mode. Do you want to install from USB and then run Linux + Windows, or you want to run from USB? If you want to install Linux and then access Windows you can use VMWare Server (it allows you to create and modify VM's) or some open source virtualisation like Xen or VirtualBox OSS.
    Link to this post 19 Jun 09

    Hum... I don't think any of these Linux distribution come with VMWare player installed.

    Remember that most of the PEN drive are build from small ISO with the packages available to run in LiveCD mode.

    Do you want to install from USB and then run Linux + Windows, or you want to run from USB?

    If you want to install Linux and then access Windows you can use VMWare Server (it allows you to create and modify VM's) or some open source virtualisation like Xen or VirtualBox OSS.

  • Ludovic FERRE
    RE: What do you think of This Forum Software
    +1. It's strange that the formatting isn't a little more dynamic adapt to larger modern screen (whilst remaining compatible with lower resolution users). I have a tiny space in the middle to show and edit post, whilst the left and right side of the screen is used to displayed a grey background only... and the banners at the top and bottom... My screen width is 1440.
    Link to this post 19 Jun 09

    +1.

    It's strange that the formatting isn't a little more dynamic adapt to larger modern screen (whilst remaining compatible with lower resolution users).

    I have a tiny space in the middle to show and edit post, whilst the left and right side of the screen is used to displayed a grey background only... and the banners at the top and bottom...

    My screen width is 1440.

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