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Prabhu Ramachandran, Python and Visualization

About two weeks ago I met with Prabhu Ramachandran at his office in IIT Bombay. I can safely say now that I have never met a person with the right mix of technology, enthusiasm, extreme simplicity, humility and brains that he has. We spoke for a couple of hours on our passions for Open Source […]

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A small place in a big book

A photo of the page with an image of vtk designer on the top right corner.

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VTK Designer in KDE SVN

After about two years of development (29th October 2004 was when the first version was released), VTK Designer has managed to get into the KDE SVN. After giving a demo of VTK Designer at FOSS.IN 2006, Aaron Seigo suggested that I try getting an SVN account and importing VTK Designer into the SVN. And I […]

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Finally a complete development environment !!!!

After over six months of saving, planning, negotiating and what not; I now have a complete development system. A 64 bit AMD Athlon PC with 1GB RAM, 512 MB NVIDIA 6800 GS Card with 512 MB Video RAM, 120 GB HDD, 19 inch Monitor with a legal copy of Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Visual Studio […]

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VTK Designer 1.0.5

Five months of development effort and about 70,000 lines of code and over 200 pages of design and user documentation later; VTK Designer 1.0.5 Beta is finally out today. In-fact it is getting out as I type this journal. For about one or two weeks now I have been getting remainder emails from people interested […]

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First Project Delivered

Today our company delivered our first complete project. I am supposed to not speak much about the project itself for a couple of more months; but I can share the feeling of having completed the task. The last few weeks have been extremely heavy with long working hours and no holiday (not even a Sunday). […]

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More VTK Designer Stuff

The feature additions for VTK Designer is now complete. No more new features will be added. From now on for another 45 days we are going to fix up the remaining bugs, package it, give it some shape and put it up for distribution by the end of next month. The pic below shows VTK […]

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Help tips in VTK Designer

A survery of 500+ VTK Designer users let us to understand that most people use VTK Designer to learn / teach VTK. The second highest usage of VTK Designer is to test/develop VTK components. VTK Designer 1.0.5 has another tool in its kitty now. The IDE shows documentation for any class dropped on the canvas. […]

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XGL on SuSE 10.1

XGL !!!!! XGL on Linux is a complete treat to the eyes. What a fantastic piece of work by the Novell developers. Khudos to them. They are complete pros at making and packaging free software. Just take a look at a snapshot of my desktop running XGL and also showing a pic of my fav […]

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SuSE Linux 10.1

After years of being a loyal RedHat/Fedora user; I finally shifted to SuSE 10.1. Thanks to LFY for giving a properly packaged SuSE 10.1 on DVD in their July Edition. SuSE looks refreshingly new. As a developer of GUI and 3D Visualization Systems; I think SuSE is a better system for working on such projects. […]