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New versions links (mc2, libLQ, new-make)

Posted 04-16-2012 at 09:46 PM by rainbowsally

Latest mc2 (automatic makefile creator) and libLQ (our first library) are here.

For the Computer Mad Scientists, you might find uncmake/uncmakefile Usr2usr, and the make-based binary package installer uninstaller utilities interesting as well.

Uncmake latest will be posted here:
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Window manager's in Linux, Sawfish

Posted 04-16-2012 at 02:20 PM by stretchedthin

There is plenty to choose from in the way of Window Managers in Linux, so what makes Sawfish special. Once the default window manager of the Gnome desktop environment. Sawfish is now an independent window manager.

Here is the screencast...
Window manager's in Linux, Sawfish
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Wireless software issues

Posted 04-16-2012 at 01:07 PM by Rod3775

After fruitless attempts to get the MSI wireless dongle (comes with the Intel motherboard) to work, I bought a Hawking Wireless 150N wireless adapter. Still USB, but it has an external antenna and an amplifier. It worked better, but the problem with staying connected remained. It uses the same Ralink 2870 chip as the MSI adapter. Finally, I tried the "bleeding edge" wireless drivers in compat-wireless-2.6 (latest version). Although not all the drivers in the package will compile on my...
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Posted 04-16-2012 at 08:57 AM by Ajit Gunge (Is everyone's fate decided?)

Has anyone amongst you experienced the feeling of dejavu.I have been experiencing it since I was aged 18 I guess.We see something in our dreams and later when it actually happens in your real life you just recall that I have seen it somewhere before.It makes me think "Has whole of our life already been written and we are just acting out the script".If everythings already been written then why I am doing the things that I am doing now.If eventually I am I going to end up is already been...
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Pure Bash option handling

Posted 04-16-2012 at 02:44 AM by Nominal Animal

I like the standard getopt way of specifying script and/or program parameters, but I don't like its quirks, and it is pretty cryptic if you don't use it often enough.

Here is pure Bash skeleton to implement script option parsing. It is long, but it should be easier to read and understand than one implemented using getopt.
set +f                  # Enable filename globbing
set -B                  # Enable brace expansion
shopt -s dotglob
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